I want to use this morning’s time to publicly thank our good friend Mike Legeros for all that he has done for us since the inception of this blog/website. During the past three years he has been our unofficial-official photographer at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore and has done not just a terrific job, but also more than we would ever dare ask for. And always with a smile on his face while he is around and, as he snaps the shutter, documenting our stay in the Exhibit Hall.
Mike is a professional photographer, among other fun jobs, and is the official historian for the Raleigh, North Carolina, Fire Department. He also publishes the Raleigh/Wake Firefighting Blog that we link to frequently here. It’s a great bit of fun to read it plus it’s packed with information not only about the central North Carolina FD and EMS happenings, but historical information as well. The widely-traveled Man of a Thousand Hawaiian Shirts not only seeks out the best barbecue huts in whatever state he’s in (I’m not talking about the State of Confusion), but he is constantly documenting extant former firehouses in whatever major city he passes through. I really do recommend that you click on the link above to his website and add it to your Favorites list. It’s a “fun” trip through cyberspace.
At this year’s Expo I got to “turn the tables,” so to speak and take a photo of Mike. He had stopped by the popular Fire/EMS Bookstore that is always set up in the Exhibit Hall and found that an EMS training manual that used one of his photos for the front cover art was just published. So the publisher who had a rep. there gave him a freebie and I was able to show both of them to you today.
So once again, let me shout out a big “Thanks, Mike” for all that you have done for Dave, Mike and I.
Now before we check out that website, let’s get this equipment checked out first. I’m going to get some more coffee started.
Also on FireGeezer…
- If You Can’t Say Something Nice – May 2, 2013