Just catching up on a few photos: From back on 3/8 – I’ve mentioned the new ride but never shown it. Here it is at the bus stop in the morning, with ‘Dog is my Co-pilot.’ 3/21 – The calendar says spring, but no one told the weathermen. 3/21 – Jasmine watches over us by […]
“Hometown Fire Department, this line is recorded. What is the nature of your emergency?” (Yes, our Red Line still goes BRRIIIIIING. It’s also still red and was built by Ma Bell. It’s a wonderful throwback to another era.) Elderly Voice: “I burned some popcorn in the microwave, and I don’t want the fire alarm to […]
Today marks the official end of Project 365 for 2010. When I started it on 1/2/10, I had no idea where it would take me. With all of the negative memories from 2010, I’m glad I have a positive photographic record. In the end I missed a few days, and a few others have multiple […]
12/28 – Minding the House while the other crew runs a medical aid.
12/3 – Cold afternoon, Merrimac River 12/4 – Sunset over the airfield, Lawrence Airport 12/5 – Hot horse. 12/6 – History lies forgotten on the floor of the firehouse. Box 12 was our last street box and was recently removed for construction. It will return as a master box, but there are no more street […]
Silence. Sun shines, dead leaves rustle in the breeze. Two hundred firefighters stand in straight lines, flanking the driveway to the church. I’m glad I brought my trench coat, as the November day is not as warm as it looks. The motorcycles and patrol cars have passed, a fine show of respect from our Brothers […]
Captain Wines has heart. Go. Read. I’ve been remiss in not carrying him in the Blogroll. That oversight is now remedied.
October 20 – Fall is finally here. I went on the first wild goose chase of the season last night. We have one neighborhood where the smoke from the chimneys lingers on cool nights and people call 911 about it. Nothing was found after extensive investigation, but I did get to cruise a few fire […]
The cool nights are finally upon us. Yesterday it was chimney flues. Tonight a neighboring FD on one side of me is operating at a chimney fire, and the neighboring FD on the other side is dealing with Dispatching Pet Peeve #16: Carbon Monoxide. This one breaks down into two things which annoy me. First, […]
Detroit Fire Department. What comes to mind when you hear those words? In the past Detroit was famous for Devil’s Night, an orgy of arson and vandalism surrounding Halloween. In recent years they’ve been well known among fire buffs as a good place to photograph some action on any given weekend. Poverty, neglect, urban blight; […]