David Paige (8-B) wins.
Correct Answer: Franklin at Bagby
From "when fire was hotter and water was wetter..."
Old video from the 80's of a coffee warehouse fire directly across the street from Station 18. This was a multiple-alarm that all of District 8 responded to. Watch as it goes from bad to worse. Cast of characters: a very young Chief Kopfensteiner, Pat Kasper, others.The building ain't there no more.
It's boarded up, dilapidated, connected to a garage apartment, and with occupied exposures on two sides.
Where is this building in our territory? Give me street address or intersection.
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Prize for first correct answer...
Box of Drumsticks.
The Command Staff is cracking down on sick time usage. Yesterday, all A-shift personnel who had 5 or more sick time occurrences since October of '06 were ordered down to Assistant Chief Matejka's office to face a review board. Some districts had so many people with so much sick time that they had to put apparatus out of service to do this.
Rumor is that Chief Matejka is telling the Deputies, and the Deputies are telling their DCs, that the new sick time usage policy in the Leaves and Absence Guideline is going to be strictly enforced, starting immediately. If the review board chooses, they can take you off the overtime eligibility list, stop you working at your side job, or even reassign you.
I have not yet received notice of this from Chief Whitehorn, but I expect to in the near future.
Here's a link to the relevant passage in the Leaves and Absences guideline that explains how the review board can make your life miserable if they so choose.
Here is a link to a list showing usage District 8B personnel (arranged by last 4 numbers of payroll) and their number of sick time occurrences. We're better than most districts in terms of sick time use, but a few are close to or over the limit.
Scenario: You were originally dispatched on a "House fire. Possible people trapped." You roll up and find this building showing heavy smoke.
What information do you see from looking at the outside that tells you about problems or conditions you may face inside?
Bonus points (not required to win prize): Where is this building located in the territory of one of our stations?
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