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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 13th, 2019, 6:33 pm

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December 13th, 2019, 5:52 pm
I fully understand. In addition to my uncle being a firefighter, my grandfather and great uncle were building engineers and inspectors in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.
Aha! So your granddad was one of those who were out there writing up the folks who flouted the fire regulations! Good for him!
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December 13th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Closer to my current home, there is this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz7oguguIZE
I have to say, you seem to operate on my wavelength. I was raised on Woody Guthrie -- My dad had every Guthrie record in existence! When we learned "This Land is Your Land" in elementary school, my dad put the Woody original on the record player and told us, "They left out the best verse! Here you are..." and we learned the one about the "No Trespassing" sign. Went back into school the next day singing that verse, which somewhat disconcerted our music teacher! I remember the "1913 massacre" song -- that one was so grim I couldn't forget it.
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December 13th, 2019, 5:52 pm
As for the little bit of 'noise,' don't worry about it. I listened three times to make sure it wasn't from my street! Anyone listening will think the same thing.
OK -- I marked that section PL OK, and we'll leave it.

I wonder, Jo, if Kevin could be listed as the DPL now, instead of Seth, so that he could get into the MW and mark things PL OK himself?

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Post by KevinS » December 13th, 2019, 6:50 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 6:33 pm
I remember the "1913 massacre" song -- that one was so grim I couldn't forget it.
Arlo's rendition is even more heart-wrenching, I think.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 13th, 2019, 6:55 pm

I've made the change in DPL. Kevin now has access to the MW.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 13th, 2019, 6:58 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 6:55 pm
I've made the change in DPL. Kevin now has access to the MW.
Thank you, Jo! :)

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Post by KevinS » December 14th, 2019, 6:50 pm

Section 17 PL OK!

It is a minor marvel---to me, at least---that the author was able to collect all these statistics.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 14th, 2019, 8:25 pm

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December 14th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Section 17 PL OK!

It is a minor marvel---to me, at least---that the author was able to collect all these statistics.
Thanks Kevin!

I suppose, being the fire chief of a large city, the author had professional connections with others in that field. Sharing the latest "shop talk" might have been a topic of interest to them all. ("Let me tell you, we have a couple of those new-fangled motorized pumpers here..." ... "Yeah, well we have a half dozen of them, in a few years we expect to be done with horses..."... "Really? Say, what size hose fittings do you guys use?" ... etc...etc. They must've relished stats!)

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Post by KevinS » December 16th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Section 18 PL OK!

Really an interesting read!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 16th, 2019, 8:54 pm

Thanks, Kevin!

Section 22 is now uploaded - (Chapter 21 - The Problem of the Skyscraper) - (length 26:33)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/firesandfirefighters_22_kenlon_128kb.mp3

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Post by LynnJM » December 17th, 2019, 8:13 am

Hello,

If you still need a listener, I can help out. Please let me know and I can probably commit to the 4 that are available to PL this week. Thanks!

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 17th, 2019, 2:36 pm

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December 17th, 2019, 8:13 am
Hello,

If you still need a listener, I can help out. Please let me know and I can probably commit to the 4 that are available to PL this week. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind offer, Lynn! But Kevin has already signed on to PL all the remaining chapters.

Jo, I tried to edit the "Listeners Wanted" post to say "Found", but it seems to be locked so I can't access it. Could you mark it "Found" for me when you get a moment?

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Will do. :)
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Post by KevinS » December 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Section 19 PL OK

Some horrifying stories and conditions...
"E agora, José?"

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 19th, 2019, 8:46 pm

KevinS wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Section 19 PL OK

Some horrifying stories and conditions...
Thanks Kevin for the PL.

Yeah, I went down a bit of a rabbit hole after that chapter, searching for info about the Hoboken Docks Fire. Reading about horrible fires is one of those things that's both awful and interesting at the same time.

Here's Section 23 - (Chapter 22) - (length 36:28)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/firesandfirefighters_23_kenlon_128kb.mp3

and Section 24 - (chapter 23) - (length 07:54)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/firesandfirefighters_24_kenlon_128kb.mp3

Two more short chapters to go!

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Post by KevinS » December 19th, 2019, 8:48 pm

I'm getting roughly one chapter done a day. I hope that's okay.

After that last chapter I double-checked on my fire extinguisher. It's probably only good for a stove/oven fire, but that's better than nothin'!
"E agora, José?"

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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 19th, 2019, 8:59 pm

KevinS wrote:
December 19th, 2019, 8:48 pm
I'm getting roughly one chapter done a day. I hope that's okay.

After that last chapter I double-checked on my fire extinguisher. It's probably only good for a stove/oven fire, but that's better than nothin'!
A chapter a day is perfectly fine! My goal is to get this cataloged in 2019, so it doesn't run over into the new year. But that's more than 10 days from now, with fewer than 10 chapters to PL, so we should make it just fine! :thumbs:

My grandpa was a volunteer firefighter when I was a girl, so he made sure we had a working fire extinguisher in the house, and knew how to use it in case of emergency. As yours, ours is just enough for a cooking fire, but that's where most home fires start. When I met my guy Brian, it turned out that he had also been a firefighter, and one of the first things he noticed with approval about my house was that fire extinguisher. I've never had to use it, and hope I never do -- but it's good to know it's there if needed!

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