Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Parade and a Job..

Hey all,

This past Saturday I took my son to the annual Harrisburg Irish Day Parade in the Capital City. Weather was a little chilly, but overall it was nice.

                                       One of the bagpipers warming up
                                              Past and future
                                        Drummers

The premire truck company in Harrisburg, being driven by none other then Brad Myers Of Brad Myers Photography

Later on that evening, I talked to Brad and I came up to the station and visited with him and Brian Bastinell(Of Brian Bastinelli photography) We were sitting in the kitchen talking when we found out about a large fire in Reading PA in a warehouse. Did not think too much of it, was on my way home when a friend called me and told me he was heading up to get photos and he had a friend on the scene still confirming heavy fire. So I decided to go up and this is what I saw..


A 51,000 square foot 3 story vacant furniture warehouse, well off with 2 homes that were attached to it also burned


Reading Engine 3 on a Hydrant down 2nd Street with the fire building in the background


                                      Top of the warehouse  


                                    Tower Ladder from Reading Flowing water onto the fire




Few more shots of the fire. Folks, I know times are tough but this is another example of why you do not lay off firemen. Reading's staffing is 2 per rig and thats it. The initial alarm brought 10-12 guys to the scene, 12 guys for a Fully Involved 51,000 square foot building. The FD did a damn good job in keeping the fire from taking anymore homes and possibly, even the block. Yes, Reading did call in outside help but regardless, Firemen should not be laid off. Period..

Off my soapbox now...

Have a great day!
                    

2 comments:

Brad Myers said...

That was a pretty good day of shooting for you Woody. Maybe one of these days I will dust off my cameras and take a few photos, LOL.

Tanya said...

i agree, that's scary and a lot of fire for just 12 guys...great photos of the festival and the fire.