Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Vacations Updated 8/20/2007

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Here is a link to D-shift vacations.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Netflix It

Click image for video about the North Loop high-rise fire.

Available for purchase here as DVD

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Manpower August 18 and 20, 2007

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Territory Quizzes R.I.P.

Territory quizzes will be suspended for now. I'm fresh out of ideas, and will be starting back to school and short on time. Thanks for playing. Maybe there'll be more in the future.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Radio Traffic From Charleston Fire

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Audio recordings have been released of radio traffic from the fire that killed 9 Charleston firefighters.

More here.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Google Street View: District 8

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Google Maps now has complete 360-degree views of every street in our territory, and most of the rest of Houston. Drag the little man and pan around the picture to see any street, any place, any angle.

Here's the street in front of 7's. (The pumper was in the shop when the camera went by.)

Here's the view in front of 17's.

More on this from the Chronicle.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Manpower August 10 & 12, 20007

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Quiz Answer

Station 7 wins.

The building is on the northwest corner of Fannin at Prairie. Here it is above, showing surrounding buildings.

Territory Quiz: Five Story Hazard

Here's a dangerous abandoned commercial building in District 8. Some of the building's surroundings have been erased to make its location less obvious.

Notice all the danger points:
Burglar bars at street level.

Plywood-boarded windows on upper floors.

Heaving awnings held by rusty metal supports.

Old crumbling brick on the back wall.

I want the street intersection where it's located.

Prize for first correct answer in comments...

...peanut butter cups.
Good luck!