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In what has become an annual rite of spring, manufacturers of fire and rescue equipment are gearing up to try to persuade Congress to reverse the president's proposed $247 million cut in funding for fiscal 2008 Fire Act grants, a 7-year-old program that has provided more than $3 billion to fire and rescue departments and may be changing the industry.
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The city of Mountain View, population 71,995, is located in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Its fire department staff includes 70 uniform personnel, staffing five engine companies, one rescue and one truck company.