A FIRE/RESCUE PHOTO WEBSITE HAS JUST BEEN launched that I know many people will be glad to see. After a lot of preparation, the Chicago Area Fire Departments has come online. Professional fire photographer Larry Shapiro is being aided by three other notable photographers, Steve Redick, Karl Klotz and Hank Sajovic. Many of you are already familiar with these names and have seen their fine work in news reports and specialty books on the fire and rescue service.
Their mission is massive: Document every firehouse and piece of apparatus in the Chicago FD and all the surrounding area departments. Rather than wait until all the photos are prepped and uploaded, they have launched the website where you can start viewing now and check back periodically for the latest additions. Most of the pictures have already been taken. It’s just a matter of getting them ready for online publication.
After the Chicago area is loaded up, they will be expanding the site to eventually include all of Illinois and maybe get into Indiana as well. Another proposed section will deal with historic firehouses and apparatus. A part of the website is a blog to keep visitors up-to-date on the latest additions and local area information.
So take a look at the initial presentation and set your Favorites folder to hold: www.chicagoareafire.com