First thing, a couple of notes about yesterday’s chat of the dollar stores (HERE). One of our readers left a comment that he’d worked one of the A&P fires and affirmed that his dept. was unaware of the ongoing problems with organized crime. I’ll add that the A&P not far from where I live had a full burnout around that same time, too. Of course, there was no connection known with the other events. But they sure did the job on it. The entire store was completely destroyed and A&P simply relocated to a newer and larger site to reopen.
Another reader, Hank H., is from Chicago and he immediately recalled that dollar store warehouse fire on Knox St. a couple of years ago. He sent along a link to a good photo gallery that has 108 images of that fire. The photographer’s name is Scott Miller and he’s obviously done this before. Take a look at his photos HERE. Hank tells that there were 10 aerial streams in service.
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Here’s a little “heads-up” for you about the Firegeezer website. We have a New Look arriving soon. It’s time for us to freshen up a bit and we’ll be arriving on your monitor with a new design. Along with our fresh appearance we’ll be including some new features and expanding our scope a little bit. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy our new offerings that we’ll be posting along with our usual quirky content that makes us a little different from the others.
And coupled with this new presentation, we have a surprise included that I’m very excited about. But it has to be kept under wraps for now until the new Firegeezer hits the web in about a week. I’m pumped about it and I hope you’ll have as much fun with it as I do.
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It’s time for the Annual Stop-Drop-n-Roll Chili Cook-off held in Grapevine, Texas, home of the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Coming up on October 24, this big-time annual event (everything in Texas is big-time) is put on by the WPI Firefighters Fund which is a charitable organization that assists families of injured firefighters and provides help in securing equipment for volunteer fire departments in Texas.
You read that right, admission is free. But I don’t think the beer is, though. This is more than just a chili-eatin’ party. It’s a great festival with live music and lots of entertainment for the entire family. Click on to the Cook-off webpage HERE to learn more and be sure that you check out the WPIFF’s website HERE to learn more about their great charitable work.
OK, it’s time for us to do some great work now. So let’s get this equipment checked out and I’ll go start the coffee. See you back in the day room.