Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blast From The Past

Ok, here's one from way back in the "Ancient Days" of 1957!!! Some of the older guys may be able to figure out who's on the receiving end of the arrows. Who are they? I'll give you a hint; two of the guys are related. Hope that helps. Respond if you even have a half of a hint. Good luck!

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Thanks to Jim Berthiaume for the photo... was it taken on a Brownie? : )

Beware of Drunken Brides

Any firefighters responding to sprinkler activation should be aware of any drunken brides running from the scene.
In October 2007, an inebriated bride caused mayhem at a hotel in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, merely by attempting to stow her wedding dress after the ceremony and reception. The tipsy bride returned to her hotel at about 1 a.m. (the manager at the Hilton Garden Inn recalls her needing to be helped upstairs), went to her room, and hung up her dress.

Her error was in choosing the sprinkler head in her room. The act of suspending her finery from that mechanism exerted enough pressure on the tiny glass vial it contained to cause it to break, thereby activating the sprinkler in her room. (The vial is set to shatter when the heat of a fire causes it to expand. It will also shatter when other pressures are exerted upon it, such as heavy objects being hung from its casing.)

Smelly, stagnant water housed in the sprinkler system shot out at high speed and quickly flooded both the bride's 4th room and the one next to it. Following the dictates of gravity, the deluge then soaked rooms on the 3rd and 2nd floors plus flowed down the elevator shaft before reaching the lobby. In all, six of the hotel's rooms were damaged by the flood.

But that wasn't the end of it. The sprinkler's activation caused fire alarms to go off, which in turn led to the middle-of-the-night evacuation of the entire 184-room hotel, where seven weddings had booked rooms for the evening.

The bride and groom responsible fled the scene.

Friday, November 09, 2007

A Different Kind Of Video

Sometimes it's not all about having a laugh at some of our friends. Sometimes it's just to watch something appropriate about Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Retirees' Banquet Video Presentation

Thanks to all who supplied some of the Retirees' banquet photos for this presentation. Unfortunately I could only use so many or the video would have become a blur. Here are a few photos of the banquet presented in a different manner. We hope you enjoy them : ) In the event that I receive more photos there is a good chance that we'll produce another presentation. An encore if you will : )

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Retirement Banquet '07 Photos Requested

Just a few shots of the "networking" that took place at this years Retirees' Banquet.

If you took photos of the evening please forward them to my email.

I will be posting a presentation of the evening on the blog in about a week or so. The more photos that I have to work with the better the video presentation

To watch a sample of the type of presentation here is the site:

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