Free Time in a Fire House

A couple of weeks ago I was working on a job doing fireman training videos in a fire house. About half way through the day we had about a half hour to kill between shots because we got ahead of schedule and the talent for the next set hadn’t shown’t up yet. So this left me with free roam with my still camera in the station for a little while, and here’s what I got!

The light from the rolling doors provided some nice directional light

The light from the rolling doors provided some nice directional light

With hot hits and soft fills the large windows made for ideal conditions as I skittered about.

The ever popular establishing shot that follows the hook shot.

The ever popular establishing shot that follows the hook shot.

Although it may not look like it, it was definitely pouring rain outside. Also, for those who aren’t familiar with fire houses or haven’t had the chance to badger firemen with questions, that pipe that runs up the center of the shot connects the truck exhaust into a ventilation system so that they can run the engines inside without becoming in fumigated . It sit’s on a slide track so it doesn’t have to be manually removed when the truck heads out, it just pops of at the pressure of the truck pulling out.

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Even in the bay the large red engine had remnants from its last trip out

Even in the bay the large red engine had remnants from its last trip out

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There was an old style fire truck in the bay beside the first one as well. Awesome chrome reflections

There was an old style fire truck in the bay beside the first one as well. All the curves made for some awesome reflections

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9 thoughts on “Free Time in a Fire House

  1. timruane24 says:

    FREE TIME IN A FIRE HOUSE – Wonderful.

  2. ks3nia says:

    Rescuers on hold.. as in waiting to save you! And shiny they are <3

  3. Laurie says:

    Love your eye for photography!!

  4. danyanka says:

    Um, wow. You have an eye for snapping photos. Thank you so much for the like and I look forward to continue seeing your work!

  5. Love the natural light, and I think my favorite is the profile of the fire truck with the exhaust hose hanging down.

  6. redharparts says:

    Wonderful images. It IS interesting to shoot in a fire station. A new one was built near by and I shot a lot of photos when they had their open house for the local community! It is very interesting to learn how the technology works and how the firefighters live. The kitchen in this new station had 2 large, industrial stoves. Their power automatically cuts off when the fire alarm sounds. Thus, the firefighters don’t have to think about whether they’ve turned off the stove before they leave! Or come back to their own house on fire!

  7. Iris says:

    You have a lovely eye for detail – I love the shots of colour, the tang of nostalgia and yet how life begins anew. It must be a treat, being given the run of a fire station. Thanks for the like on my blog; it’s a nice welcome back!

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