Friday, January 29, 2010


Hey Everyone,

This was taken VERY early on christmas morning. Wyatt has become more awake and is starting to realize there are plently of presents for him. It was a good day. Between Thomas the train, another train set, firetrucks and books and coloring stuff. He was pretty busy playing..

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

FD Photoshoot...

Hey Everyone,

Hope your week is well. This was taken last summer. A buddy of mine called me up and asked If I would come over to do a photoshoot of their apparatus. They have two stations and all the photos they had were from the South Station Apparatus hanging up in the North Station. He wanted to put some new ones up and here we are. This is Engine 6-6-3 from Lancaster Township Fire Department.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Back to Philly...

Hey Everyone,

I know, I really need to get out and start shooting some new stuff. Recent events have prevented me from doing that, but I hope to soon. So, another one from the archives..

This is the PFD(Philadelphia Fire Department), along with Local and Federal Law Enforcement vehicles outside Citizens Bank Ballpark. During the ballgame I was attending(Phillies won by the way) I was on the 4th level on the 10th Ave near Patterson(Lincoln Financial Side If your at the Phillies Ballpark) when I hear some one say, "Hey, the FD is here." Well, that perks my attention so I take a walk around and lo and behold, there is Engine 49 and Ladder 27 sitting on the street. Along with the Homeland Security Vehicle and the Philadelphia Police Department. I figured out quickly what was going on once I saw the male in the green padded suit walking by himself towards other officers.

This was one of the last photos I was able to shoot before Stadium Security cleared everyone away from the ramps and the concourse. So I said to the one security guard "Hey, whats going on?" He proceeds to say it's prep work for the arrival of the Vice President(Who was at the game).

Silly Security Guard.

I know Enginemen are not as smart as us Truckmen(If your in the FD, you understand, if not, it's a friendly joke) but I know for a fact, no enginemen would drop about 500 feet of 5 inch supply line on a hot humid July night in the middle of the street for "prep" work.

As it turns out, it was a reported "suspicious" package that turned out to be harmless..

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Traffic Nightmare...

Hey Everyone,

Not much to say today. This photo was taken last summer, 2 days before July 4th. If any of you have ever been to Lancaster County. I am sure you have been down the "famous" tourist strip, home of Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, Rockvale Square Outlets, etc..

Well, this is what the highway looks like when a tractor trailer gets involved in a accident and rips its saddle tank open and spills diseal fuel all over the place. It is quite the mess.

Have a good day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Reserve Truck is enroute..

Hey everyone,

Hope your week is going good. This is a photo of our "reserve" ladder truck responding to a call this morning. Our ladder truck is currently out of service and the other department located in our township graciously loaned us their ladder truck untill ours is back in service which won't be for awhile yet.

I am hoping to get some new photos here soon and I am hoping to make it up to the Battle Of the Bulge reenactment on Saturday and hook up with Bradley Myers for a photoshoot.

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Safety Officer...

Hey Everyone,

Hope your week is going well. This was taken the other week at a reported building fire in our departments first due. The photo is of our Captain who is acting as the Incident Safety Officer. The fire was actually in a dust collector outside the building that was attached.

I hope to get out here soon and start shooting some new stuff now that I have some time off work for the next two weeks...

Have a great day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Laddering the Delta Side...

Hey Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend. This was taken last week at a local business in our first due. We were dispatched for a reported building fire and arrived with a fire in the dust collection system. The photo is of one of our mutual aide truck companies set up and checking for any extension.

That is all for today, I may not be able to post over the next few days so I will see you all when I get back..


Friday, January 15, 2010

Fire knocked...

Hey everyone,

Hope your day is going well. This is the final from the car fire I photographed. Bulk of the fire is knocked down and the engine companies are now in the process of doing overhaul and investigation. That is all I have, I hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Starting the attack....

Hey everyone,
More from this incident. Crews are starting to make an attack on the fire. I did not stay too much longer after this point as I had dinner in the car and needed to get home.
I'll finish up tomorrow with this incident..
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Car Fire Well Involved....

Hey Everyone,
Hope your week is going well. I am now on my two days off. I may take my son up to the Harrisburg Farm Show that is going on. I never been there in my life but I heard it is a good time.
I was on my way home with dinner last night when I heard this car fire being dispatched. I was not too far away so I decided to start heading that direction. I heard the fire chief arrived with a well involved vehicle. I arrived right behind the first due engine company. The photos are actually in reverse order. The bottom photo I shot from my vehicle as I was heading up the driveway and the other two I snapped as I was walking up to the vehicle.
I will post a few more on the fire tomorrow..
Have a great day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The watchroom...

Hey Everyone,

This is a photo of the watchroom or the watch area at the quarters of E45 and L14 in Philadelphia. This is one of the most important areas of the firehouse. A member is required to sit here and turn out the companies as alarms are received, answer the phone and deal with citizens that may happen to stroll into the firehouse looking for assistance.

Both companies were out on a run at this particular moment the photo was taken.

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More from the fire...

Hey everyone,
More from the fire I went to. This was after the second alarm was dispatched. 2 firefighters received minor injuries when a TV exploded as they were making entry through the front door. Both were treated and released at a local hospital.
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2nd alarm assignment...

Hey Everyone,

I know I normally don't post on Saturday, but I wanted to try and get some posts in. I think I corrected my blogger problem at the moment. I had to switch back to the old editor as the new one would not let me post any photos. It was stuck in EDIT HTML mode and I could not press the compose button. I still can't in the new editor.

Anyway, this was taken last night at a 2nd alarm house fire. I was at a going away party for one of our guys at the firehouse who is getting redeployed back to IRAQ. When the initial alarm came in, I did not head down till they hit the second alarm. Of course at that time, everyone was yelling at me to go get photos. So I ran down and then came back and filled everyone in...

Have a great day! I will post more from this fire over the next few days

Friday, January 8, 2010


Hey Gang,

Is anyone having issues with uploading photos at all?? Every time I try to post, I do not have the ICONS that allow me to upload...

Any advice or suggestions???

Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby it's COLD outside.....

Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year!! Hope it is going well for you so far. I would be happier if this COLD would go away. I had a short day at work yesterday. As I was leaving, my department was dispatched for a chimney fire. So I decided to head to the call before I headed home. NOT a fun time in about 40-50 mph COLD winds that we had. I think this was the coldest weather I ever shot photos in and the NIKON worked like a champ.

Have a great day!