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*My favorite images

I say these are my favorites, as you can see I have a lot of favorites ...

Updated: Mar 26, 2015 10:08pm EDT

2 alarms, Box 2812

Updated: Mar 25, 2015 7:00pm EDT

State Awards-Worcester Nov 30, 2011

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:44pm EDT

Classic black & white apparatus photos

these were taken by the Syd Towle, Joe Klein, Charlie Beckwith, L.Murr ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:43pm EDT

2-722 on Nov 13, 2012

The fire was in a 1 story building under renovation and originated in ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:41pm EDT

Odds and ends....

The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the State house cove ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:40pm EDT

Quincy 2nd alarm Box 1735..Friday Feb 10, 2012

Quincy firefighters made a pretty good stop at this fire which was way ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:38pm EDT

A few days in Maine

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:38pm EDT

Firehouses...

This is a collection of Boston Firehouses in service in 1943....lots o ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:37pm EDT

1-Brighton 4th alarm Bx 5336 2-12-2012

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:35pm EDT

4-339 #2

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:34pm EDT

2-Brighton 4th alarm...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:32pm EDT

3-514 April 28, 2013

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:31pm EDT

3-Brighton 4th alarm

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:29pm EDT

6-314 March 27, 2013

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:26pm EDT

3-514-2

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:25pm EDT

4-339 March 27, 2013

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:24pm EDT

5-5241 7-7-2013

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:21pm EDT

5-3483 August 16, 2012

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:18pm EDT

Firehouses--circa 1976-1977

These photos were taken for the big red yearbook which was published i ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:17pm EDT

Randolph 3rd--gallery 2

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:14pm EDT

Three Rescues at Moon Island ..December 2013

Updated: Feb 02, 2015 8:12pm EDT

Newark, Jersey City and other rigs...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:59pm EDT

American flags on Boston Common--May 2012

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:58pm EDT

Memorial Day at Cedar Grove in Dorchester

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:56pm EDT

Box 1734, Friday, August 16, 2013

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:47pm EDT

The City at Night

Various views of the city at night....images will be added from time t ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:46pm EDT

Nantucket-May 2013

Nantucket is one of our favorite places on earth, once on the ferry yo ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:44pm EDT

Street re-naming.."Cocoanut Grove Lane"

On Saturday morning, November 30, 2013 the city officially re-named a ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:43pm EDT

real old days

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:42pm EDT

Engine Co. 33--Ladder Co. 15

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:41pm EDT

Firemen's Memorial Sunday 2013

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 9:38pm EDT

5 Alarms Box 2931 September 10, 2014

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 8:17pm EDT

Boston Protective Department

gotta remove the dupes but they are up for now....the Protective has a ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 8:15pm EDT

17 Commonwealth Av 3-1537

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 8:10pm EDT

Quincy 4th alarm July 14, 2012

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:37pm EDT

Philadelphia weekend April 2012

These photos were taken on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Philadelphia at ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:36pm EDT

Marine Sgt. Dan Vasselian coming home Dec 31, 2013

I was asked to go along with the procession ..we met in Abington at th ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:34pm EDT

2-3375 May 2, 2013

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:33pm EDT

Worcester LODD Funeral-Dec 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011 was a cold and cloudy morning, weather fit ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:30pm EDT

3-3375 February 20, 2012

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:27pm EDT

1949-2011

1949--2011 Fire in the same buildings in 1949...some things have chang ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:26pm EDT

BFD and other Faces of people I have met over the years

fire photography...a lot of these faces are no longer with us but I li ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:24pm EDT

41st Anniversary of the Vendome Fire Jun 17, 2013

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:23pm EDT

Luongo Memorial #2

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:22pm EDT

Faces at Box 6244 September 20, 2014

This was a one alarm fire on Leyden Street in East Boston....right beh ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:21pm EDT

Replacing the steeple on Meeting House Hill

The steeple was removed in 2006 as it had become a hazard and needed t ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:20pm EDT

My Smug Mug..AKA my ego page with images of lots of friends...

my ego page, photos of friends...more to be added....I have been so fo ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:19pm EDT

Lynnfield Fire Parade June 14, 2014

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 7:17pm EDT

5 alarms Box 175..Oct 3, 2014

This fire on Winthrop Street in Roxbury in a large 3 story frame, 6 fa ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:53pm EDT

color images...action-All silhouettes..some of these images are over 40 years old and taken with old KODACHROME and EKTACHROME film..

all silhouettes....some of these go back to the late 1960's and were t ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:50pm EDT

4 alarms+ Box 232 November 2, 2014

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:27pm EDT

South Boston Church Fire, Wednesday Aug 20, 2013

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:26pm EDT

more old vintage NYFD rigs...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:25pm EDT

East Boston 6 Alarms...7-30-2014

Fire in East Boston in the rear of buildings on Sumner Street and Webs ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:24pm EDT

Quincy 2nd alarm Bx 3142 12 Dec 2011

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:23pm EDT

Patriot's "Orange County Chopper"

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:21pm EDT

Group photos of firefighters....

these are images of firefighters after a fire...they love to have thei ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:20pm EDT

collages...many more to follow...

Fire collages...more to follow...I think it is a great way to display ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:19pm EDT

USS Consitution--Turn-around from East Boston

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:18pm EDT

"Images from the two walk-thrus and two funerals, April 2014"

It was a tough week, two walk thru's and two funerals...I knew it wou ...

Updated: Feb 01, 2015 6:05pm EDT

Hose through car.....East Boston fire, April 9, 2014

BMW parked at a hydrant a block or two from the fire scene in East Bos ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:36pm EDT

Cambridge 6 alarms Box 43 April 17, 2014

The started in the basement of this huge apartment building on Massach ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:34pm EDT

Weymouth-car crash into Legion Field

The car came up Commercial Street, went across the island, through the ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:33pm EDT

Milton 3rd alarm Oct 9, 2013

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:29pm EDT

USS Constitution turn around on Friday, August 29, 2014 from South Boston and then East Boston

On Friday, August 29, 2014 we were able to witness the "U.S.S. Constit ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:21pm EDT

candid photos-2-1841 5 Dec 2011

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:16pm EDT

5-5138 Quint Ave in Brighton

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 8:14pm EDT

Weymouth 2nd alarm..May 12, 2014

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 7:51pm EDT

Pets...everyone loves pets

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 7:31pm EDT

popular images.....

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 6:04pm EDT

Quincy 3rd Alarm Box 2258 Jan 5, 2015

Updated: Jan 05, 2015 8:04am EDT

Fallen Heros Dinner..December 2014

Updated: Dec 15, 2014 12:12am EDT

Hull Mass W/F Oct 21, 2014

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 8:46pm EDT

"USS Consitution" turn-around August 22, 2014

One of the last times this old girl will be out before she goes into d ...

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 2:51pm EDT

"Fire Apparatus"...

"Boston Fire Apparatus" through the years......

Updated: Jul 29, 2014 4:34pm EDT

Patriot's "Orange County Chopper"

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 9:36pm EDT

NYC rigs....

A lot of these images were taken by the Frank Fenning of Queens NYC... ...

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 4:03pm EDT

3-1726-3 April 13, 2013

Updated: May 25, 2014 8:31pm EDT

3-3624 explosion on Hansboro Street, Mattapan

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 1:00pm EDT

Weymouth 3rd Alarm April 5, 2014

Updated: Apr 05, 2014 4:38pm EDT

Tyler's Troops...

Tyler's Troops....on Thursday, March 6, 2014 a convoy of fire apparatu ...

Updated: Mar 07, 2014 11:20am EDT

7 alarms East Boston

Updated: Mar 03, 2014 1:56pm EDT

7 alarms East Boston #2

Updated: Mar 03, 2014 1:55pm EDT

3-1726 April 13, 2013

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 7:24pm EDT

"Constitution" Turn around Jul 4, 2012

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:47pm EDT

7-6182 Novmber 1992

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:43pm EDT

"USS Constitution Turn-around June 4, 2013

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:42pm EDT

BFD Faces..color

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:36pm EDT

Tall Ships....various years

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:23pm EDT

Black and White fire images

some of my black and white images...more to follow..these images were ...

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:19pm EDT

USS Costitution Turn Around 8-23-2013

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:17pm EDT

USS Constitution Turn-around 8-23-13-#2

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:14pm EDT

U.S.C.G. "EAGLE" 29 July 2013 "Leaving.."

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 5:04pm EDT

South Boston Church Fire--Part 2

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:54pm EDT

Masonic Temple-Quincy Ma 4 alarms Sep 30,2013

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:53pm EDT

3-1726-2 April 13, 2013

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:44pm EDT

Frozen Fenway-Hockey BFD vs BPD

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:37pm EDT

7-1583 February 1, 2014

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:26pm EDT

Hingham MA..2nd alarm Saturday Feb 15, 2014

Fire started on an enclosed "Three Season Porch" at the rear and sprea ...

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 4:19pm EDT

"Cohasset Ma, Antique Store-Feb 12, 2014- 3 alarms

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 3:10pm EDT

2-319 27 February 2014

Updated: Mar 02, 2014 3:03pm EDT

Hull, MA., 2nd alarm Jan 26, 2014

Updated: Feb 05, 2014 11:01am EDT

Strand Theatre Memorial Dedication--Brockton

The Strand Theater in Brockton burned in March 1941, in the process of ...

Updated: Jan 17, 2014 8:41pm EDT

"Over the Edge" July 19, 2013

A lot of money was raised for SPECIAL OLYMPICS....a lot of people gave ...

Updated: Jan 05, 2014 1:59pm EDT

Weymouth..Dog Rescue..Thanksgiving Day 2013

Updated: Jan 05, 2014 9:34am EDT

Fallen Heros Dinner...December 5, 2013

Updated: Dec 17, 2013 7:41pm EDT

Dedication Paul P. Loring Square June 23, 2013

Updated: Jun 27, 2013 8:39pm EDT

Lynn 3rd alarm

Updated: Jan 24, 2013 8:13am EDT

Fallen Heroes Dinner-Dec 2012

Updated: Dec 28, 2012 2:29pm EDT

Tall Ships...2012

Updated: Nov 19, 2012 8:36am EDT

Tall Ships-2012--Gallery #2

Updated: Nov 19, 2012 8:35am EDT

Luongo Memorial-East Boston-70 years

Updated: Nov 19, 2012 8:33am EDT

BFD Engines to Haiti

Updated: Oct 06, 2012 3:10pm EDT

South Boston 2nd alarm on K St

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 4:50pm EDT

Vendome 4oth anniv..Gallery #2

Updated: Jun 18, 2012 9:19am EDT

Vendome Hotel Fire 40th anniv

Updated: Jun 18, 2012 9:03am EDT

Fireman's Memorial Sunday-2012-#2

Updated: Jun 14, 2012 2:15pm EDT

Fireman's Memorial Sunday-2012 #1

Updated: Jun 14, 2012 1:35pm EDT

Memorial Day at Cedar Grove 2012-#2

Updated: May 30, 2012 8:57pm EDT

Braintree 4th alarm...

Early Easter morning Braintree, Massachusetts had a potentially danger ...

Updated: Apr 10, 2012 6:21pm EDT

Hockey..Boston Fire vs FDNY 3-10-2012

A hockey game was held on Saturday evening on March 10, 2012 at the Qu ...

Updated: Mar 11, 2012 7:42pm EDT

Coleen and Greg's wedding

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 Coleen and Greg got married...the weath ...

Updated: Feb 18, 2012 2:17pm EDT

BFD Class March 2012

I spent a couple of hours at Moon Island to watch the troops go throug ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2012 4:19pm EDT

Hockey at Fenway Park 4 Jan 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 the Boston Fire Department Hockey Team play ...

Updated: Feb 08, 2012 7:49pm EDT

Randolph 3rd alarm...Feb 3, 2012..#1

Fridat morning, Feb 3, 2012 this fire occurred...a quick Working Fire ...

Updated: Feb 05, 2012 11:28pm EDT

New Quincy Ladder Co. 1..

As I was leaving the dentist the other morning I found activity at Qui ...

Updated: Feb 05, 2012 9:02pm EDT

Fallen Hero dinner--gallery 2

Updated: Jan 27, 2012 10:35am EDT

Fallen Hero Dinner 9 Dec 2011

An amazing night at the Boston Convention Center on Summer Street...ev ...

Updated: Jan 27, 2012 10:23am EDT

Boston 2-356 1-21-2012

Updated: Jan 21, 2012 5:37pm EDT

Funeral for Firefighter Jim Rice, Peabody FD, December 30, 2011

Another somber morning, this time in Peabody to pay tribute to another ...

Updated: Jan 02, 2012 5:48pm EDT

Plaque dedication Eng 2--Lad 19 Dec 3, 2011

Updated: Dec 03, 2011 1:38pm EDT

Milton 3rd alarm

Updated: Nov 16, 2011 8:49am EDT

Other BFD Fire House Images...

Updated: Nov 03, 2011 7:58pm EDT

9-11 Ceremony.. Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Updated: Oct 25, 2011 4:23pm EDT

An afternoon in October around the harbor

Updated: Oct 24, 2011 12:21pm EDT

FF's Road Race 16 Oct 2011

Updated: Oct 18, 2011 7:52am EDT

Candid photos 4-3153 10 Oct 2011

Updated: Oct 17, 2011 9:36pm EDT

John J. Luna plaque dedication 1 Oct 2011

Updated: Oct 01, 2011 4:13pm EDT

Marine Unit 1.."John S. Damrell"

The new Boston fire boat, "John S. Damrell" was dedicated this afterno ...

Updated: Sep 29, 2011 5:50pm EDT

"John Stanhope Damrell"

Updated: Sep 17, 2011 9:51pm EDT

Apparatus...Black and White images...

Updated: Sep 03, 2011 4:56pm EDT

More apparatus...not Boston

Updated: Sep 03, 2011 11:57am EDT

Pretty Pictures...its not all fire and smoke..

scenic images..lighthouses, flowers, landscapes and fog...

Updated: Sep 01, 2011 9:47am EDT

An afternoon in Boston

Updated: Aug 27, 2011 12:56pm EDT

Avail light images--rigs

Updated: Aug 18, 2011 10:49am EDT

Fireboats of the BFD

The Boston FD Fireboat "Firefighter" is due to be replaced this summer ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2011 7:57am EDT

3 alarms Box 2445 22 Jul 2011

Updated: Aug 05, 2011 10:36pm EDT

Around the area in July

Updated: Aug 05, 2011 10:33pm EDT

photo-journalism

Updated: Aug 03, 2011 12:56pm EDT

Boston Fireman's Memorial Sunday--2011

Fireman's Memorial Sunday June 2011 at the Fireman's Lot, Forest Hills ...

Updated: Aug 03, 2011 8:17am EDT

Fire Alarm Boxes

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 5:43pm EDT

Re-Dedication of Engine Co. 51's Firehouse

The firehouse in Oak Square was re-dedicated on Monday, July 18, 2011. ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 5:34pm EDT

winter......

winter..it will be here before you know it...

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 5:29pm EDT

Hingham Engine 2..the Ahrens Fox

Hingham Ahrens Fox Engine 2 on a practice drill a few years ago...she ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 5:25pm EDT

Vendome Memorial...39th anniv of the fire

gathering at the Vendome Memorial, noon time on Jun 17, 2011.39th anni ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2011 5:23pm EDT

Old Roxbury Firehouses...

Three old Roxbury firehouses....Ladder 4's quarters is gone but the ot ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2011 8:26pm EDT

Danny....

Updated: Jun 26, 2011 10:12am EDT

Trade Center..cira 1990

Updated: Jun 21, 2011 6:23pm EDT

World Trade Center Towers from the Jersey City side of the bay with the NYFD fireboat, "John J. Harvey" passing the towers on a Sunday morning in May 1990

Friends & Family

Your Bio

I retired from the Boston Fire Department after nearly 40 years of service, the last 35 as a photographer...I have seen so many things, a lot of good ones and of course some not so nice things but that is all part of the job. I worked with some of the best people one could ever work with and had some extraordinary bosses. I have also seen way to many guys pass before their time with health issues.

As more than one person has stated "its not a bad job except for the fire and smoke."

I have been lucky to have met so many outstanding photographers over the years and have been lucky to acquire a lot of their negatives and photos. Most of these images could not be re-created today. It just takes time to scan all the negatives and photos.

I have been very lucky, I have published four books, "SMOKE SHOWIN'" in 1984, "JAKES UNDER FIRE" in 1997, "WOODEN STICKS & IRON MEN" in 2000 and "FLAMES & FACES" in 2004...the first two are out of print but you can find them on Amazon...looking at the prices is good for the ego....they were fun but still a lot of work but then again it is really nice to see your work published. I had the total support of all the Fire Commissioners, the late George H. Paul, (he passed away this past year in Florida).....Leo D. Stapleton, Martin E. Pierce, Jr., and Paul A. Christian, all retired and I see them regularly ....thanks

If anyone is interested in photos please e-mail me before ordering.....thanks....

It is still the BEST JOB GOING...without a doubt....
Stay safe it is dangerous out there...