Dano's Fire Apparatus Photos

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NOVEMBER 20 2013 WEBSITE UPDATED!!!- New fire apparatus photos and updated fire apparatus photos of Schuylkill County fire companies and other Pennsylvania fire companies

My name is Dan Markiewicz. I am a Lieutenant with the West End Fire & Rescue Company of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, PA located in heart of the Coal Region. I started out as a junior firefighter way back in 1983 and have been involved in Emergency Services ever since. It has even led me to my professional career as a 911 Dispatcher with Schuylkill County for the past 12 years. Like most kids my age I liked fire engines, but what really got me interested was sitting with my grandfather every Saturday night in his lazy boy and watching EMERGENCY! on television. I remember him taking me to every Bicentennial Parade in Schuylkill County during the Summer of 1976. Besides being a volunteer FFII/EMT, I am an avid fire apparatus buff. I started taking photos of rigs in 1983 and tried to get as many as possible, much the same way as someone collects baseball cards. I contribute to many local emergency service publications including the SCHUYLKILL COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS QUARTERLY. Some of my photos have also appeared in FIRE APPARATUS & EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT magazine, and the nationwide FIRE ENGINES trading card sets. By no means am I a professional photographer. My photos are not for sale and I do this as a hobby. I do it simply for love of fire apparatus and the brotherhood of the fire service. Over 28 years and 5000+ photos later here I am. Many people have asked me "You have so many photos and are dedicated to your hobby why not start your own website?" So here it is. I hope everyone who views it enjoys it.

This website is dedicated to all firefighters worldwide...volunteer and paid active and retired...Those who answer the pagers and the house sirens...Those who leave their families to staff their rigs 24/7/365...Those who run the dinners and bingos helping raise funds to buy a new piece of fire apparatus...I would especially like to give a big THANK YOU! for all the firefighters over the years who took time out of their busy everyday lives to pose their rigs for photos and proudly show them off. I could have easily spent hours at each station trading stories and ideas. The Coal Region has the most dedicated & best equipped and trained firefighters not only in PA but in the entire USA! Am I partial??? HELL YEA!!!

For now I am going to concentrate on fire apparatus from my home Schuylkill County aka SKOOK. First the frontline apparatus then antiques and classic apparatus from yesteryear. In the future I will add rigs from not only the Coal Region but all over Eastern Pennsylvania! I always look forward to visiting new places. Any firefighters who would like me to visit their fire station to photograph their rigs, has information regarding their company's fire apparatus, or have any comments regarding my website can email me at: dano71@ptd.net. Enjoy!

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Gallery Categories

Fire Districts 2-9

7 galleries with 57 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 4:16pm PST

Fire Districts 10-19

7 galleries with 33 photos

Updated: Jul 02, 2013 1:34pm PST

Fire Districts 20-29

7 galleries with 76 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 9:42am PST

Fire Districts 30-39

8 galleries with 57 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 9:45am PST

Fire Districts 40-49

10 galleries with 86 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:01am PST

Fire Districts 50-59

10 galleries with 62 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:05am PST

Fire Districts 60-68

8 galleries with 92 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 11:03am PST

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society

1 gallery with 27 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:14am PST

Berks County

8 galleries with 45 photos

Updated: May 12, 2013 10:18am PST

Carbon County

17 galleries with 98 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 11:36am PST

Columbia County

10 galleries with 56 photos

Updated: Jun 14, 2012 11:53am PST

Dauphin County

15 galleries with 85 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2012 3:31pm PST

Lancaster County

3 galleries with 21 photos

Updated: Dec 05, 2011 1:39pm PST

Lebanon County

9 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Sep 02, 2012 10:48am PST

Lehigh Valley

11 galleries with 80 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 11:09am PST

Luzerne County

14 galleries with 94 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 3:26pm PST

Montgomery County

12 galleries with 104 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:50am PST

Northumberland County

11 galleries with 104 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:29am PST

Snyder County

4 galleries with 19 photos

Updated: Oct 02, 2011 8:14am PST

Central Pennsylvania

4 galleries with 55 photos

Updated: Jul 02, 2013 12:48pm PST


1 gallery with 3 photos

Updated: Aug 29, 2012 3:23pm PST