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Who knows what will happen at FEMA in terms of using and ignoring Dave Paulison, whom the fire service supports as one of our own, and I wonder what will happen this hurricane season. Experts predict the 2006 season will be above average. While the FEMA USAR Task Forces were deployed and operating in New Orleans and Mississippi last year, their budget was reduced by $10 million for the coming year. For more on Fire Politics, see Hal Brunoâ€™s column on page 24.