Friday, July 27, 2007

Manpower August 2nd & 4th, 2007

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Quiz Answer: Road to Geartech

Squad 7 wins. Congrats.

Answer: St. Charles at Garrow, leading to this building.

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The road leads to the back (front) side of Kreiter Geartech gear factory. This view is from the side facing Harrisburg. The road enters to the left.

Here's the map location:

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Here's the satellite:

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Territory Quiz: Road To Nowhere?

Click above to see the video of a road in District 8. Then answer the quiz questions:

Where is this road?

What does it lead to?

Reward for first correct answer in comments section:

Bag of Baby Ruths

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Blowed Up Real Good

Captain Murphy will be investigating.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Goin' Up

Click image above to see a slideshow of 58 pictures showing the construction of New Station 8 in progress, from groundbreaking to where it is today. Photos taken by office worker across the street.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Manpower Update

7/25: Captain Zapata does not go to 6's (as shown on sheet). Starts day at 8's.

Quiz Answer

It took a while, but Cisneros got it. He wins.

A. J.P. Morgan Chase
B. Bank Of America
C. One Shell Plaza
D. Wells Fargo
E. Heritage Plaza
F. 3 Allen Center
G. 1500 Louisiana
H. Continental Center

Manpower July 25 & 27, 2007

UPDATE: 7/25 Captain Zapata does not go to 6's. Starts day at 8's.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Territory Quiz: Know Your Skyscrapers

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This is the first in a series of "Know Your Skyscrapers" quizzes, which will run every few weeks or so to test your knowledge of downtown high-rise buildings. There are more interesting ones to come, but today we'll start out basic.

Very often the dispatcher will state the building name along with the street address when dispatching a high-rise run downtown, so it's important that we know the buildings by their names.

Quiz: Match the building name from the name choices below to the letter by the skyscraper in the photo above (click to enlarge).

I've thrown in a few extra names that don't apply, to make it more challenging. First correct answer IN COMMENTS BELOW wins.

Good luck!

Building Name Choices:

1500 Louisiana
1500 Smith
Bank of America Center
Centerpoint Energy Plaza
Continental Center
Heritage Plaza
J.P. Morgan Chase Tower
One Houston Center
One Shell Plaza
Three Allen Center
Wells Fargo Plaza
Williams Tower


big bag of fortune cookies

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Booster Lines??

"Experts question hose choice..."
Charleston Post and Courier

Vacations Updated July 17, 2007

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quiz Results

Location 1: is at St. Charles and Canal. 494-N. It's 15 feet wide when cars are parked there.

Location 2: Ruthven at Bailey. 493-P. It's about 13 feet wide with cars parked on one side.

Location 3: Taft at Pacific. 493-N. 15 feet wide with no cars parked.

Paige guessed right. He wins.

Next Tour's Manpower: July 17 and 19, 2007

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Territory Quiz: Tight Squeeze


This tour's quiz is a tough one. Below are photographs of three of the narrowest streets I could find in our district. Each of our stations' first-in territories is represented by one of the photos.

The question to be answered is: What are the key map coordinates of these narrow street locations?

The first person to give key map coordinates of at least two of the three locations wins. Bonus points (double the prize) for exact street name/intersection, but all I'm asking for is key map coordinates.


Good luck!

Location 1:

Location 2:

Location 3:


Bag of Oreos.

If anyone is good enough to give actual street intersections (rather than just key map page and letter) the prize will be doubled. Either way, first correct answer in comments wins.