Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reported House Fire In Lancaster City...

Hey Everyone,
Hope your day is well. This was taken yesterday at a reported house fire in the southeast section of Lancaster City. Initial reports were fire to the rear of the house with multiple calls being received. So I grabbed the camera and started that direction. The Battalion Chief reported heavy smoke from a few blocks out and arrived with heavy fire to the rear in a large pile of garbage up against the house. By the time I arrived, crews were in a overhaul stage so I shot some scene photos and said hello to a few of the guys I know that work for the city.
This is a photo of one of the firefighters from Engine 3 in manpower staging. Lancaster City Truck 1 is in the foreground..
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Irish Parade...

Hey everyone,
More photos from the parade staging area. This is to the rear of the Capital Complex actually on the steps of the capital looking east towards the State Street bridge which connects you from the Allison Hill area of Harrisburg to the Downtown section..
Have a great day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Harrisburg ST Patricks Day Parade

Hey everyone,
Hope things are going well. These are photos from the annual ST. Patricks day parade held in Harrisburg. The first four photos are from the staging area around the Capital Complex. The fifth photo was taken in Steelton, just south of Harrisburg. They had the rigs parked across the street and my son wanted to see them. So I found a place to park and we were checking them out. I saw the church in the background behind the firehouse and thought that would be a cool photo.
That is all, have a great day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hey Everyone,
Little different today. Photos were taken from an airshow at the Lancaster Airport last summer. This is the B-17 Bomber, AKA "The Flying Fortress" according to signs they had up.
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Hey everyone,
Hope you all are doing well. These were taken from a very recent visit to Chocolate World in Hershey PA. We took Wyatt as he enjoys the ride that shows how the chocolate is made, but he really loves the singing cows.
Have a great week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Supplying the scene...


This is another photo from the fire I went to on Monday night. This is the main nurse tanker supplying water to the fire scene.

Thats all I have..

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Truck has the fire knocked, return the engine...

This was taken from a fire Tuesday morning. I was at the firehouse when we heard the Police Department being advised of a house fire. So we headed out, I ran out to my vehicle and started that way and our Tower was soon dispatched and on the street. The department we were assisting arrived with smoke showing and a working basement fire. The truck company arrived and made the basement and had the fire knocked down with a water can before the engine had the line stretched down.
The rest of the photos show other fireground tasks going on. As I was pulling into the block is when our truck called the fire knocked down...
And enginemen say Truckmen are not smart...
Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The rest of the tanker and other shots..

Hey everyone,
This is more from the fire the other night. It was a cabinet shop that burned. First arriving crews were able to contain the fire to the shop and prevented it from spreading to a barn that appeared to be attached to the shop, At least from my vantage point thats how it looked.
I shot about 30 photos before I called it a night..
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Full Moon...

Good Morning,

This was taken just a few hours ago at a building fire that I heard go out around 2240 Hours. On my days off, I typically stay up later(all those years of second shift) and heard the dispatch and soon as they told the fire chief that was responding they were getting multiple calls. I grabbed my sneakers and headed out the door.

This was one of two nurse tankers at the fire scene. I was talking to a old friend who I went to high school with and I glanced up and saw the moon and thought that be a cool shot to take.

So here you go...

Time for bed..

Monday, March 1, 2010

Firetrucks for sale...

Hey Everyone,
This was taken yesterday. Trying to get back into photographing things on a regular basis. I was coming home from Hershey with Wyatt on Route 283 when I looked over and noticed the lime green MACK aerialscope. Well, this perked my attention so I took a drive over to the local used fire apparatus dealer and shot some photos of it. I also shot some photos of some of the other rigs in the lot..
That is all for today..