Dano's Fire Apparatus Photos

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OCTOBER 30, 2014 WEBSITE UPDATED!!!- New fire companies and updated fire apparatus of Schuylkill, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties.

My name is Dan Markiewicz. I am a Lieutenant with the West End Fire & Rescue Company of Mahanoy City, in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 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 14 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 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 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 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+ later here I am. Many people have asked me "You have so many and are dedicated to your hobby so why not just go and 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 to raise funds in hopes of buying a much needed 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 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 the great state of 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!

Here are some other Fire-related websites you might enjoy:

http://www.jkriesher.smugmug.com
http://www.wbarr.smugmug.com
http://www.njfirepictures.smugmug.com
http://coal-region-fire.smugmug.com/
http://www.unyquefiretrucks.com
http://www.westend5.org

Gallery Categories

Fire Districts 2-9

7 galleries with 60 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 7:54am PST

Fire Districts 10-19

7 galleries with 33 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 9:55am PST

Fire Districts 20-29

7 galleries with 77 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 9:28am PST

Fire Districts 30-39

8 galleries with 63 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:11am PST

Fire Districts 40-49

10 galleries with 88 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:21am PST

Fire Districts 50-59

10 galleries with 68 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:03am PST

Fire Districts 60-68

8 galleries with 100 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 8:29am PST

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society

1 gallery with 27 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 10:14am PST

Columbia County

12 galleries with 75 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 9:52am PST

Berks County

14 galleries with 73 photos

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 1:42pm PST

Northumberland County

11 galleries with 107 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 9:59am PST

Northampton County

8 galleries with 49 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:33pm PST

Lehigh County

16 galleries with 129 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 9:22am PST

Central Pennsylvania

6 galleries with 69 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 4:08pm PST

Montgomery County

14 galleries with 110 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2014 7:59am PST

Southeastern Pennsylvania

1 gallery with 20 photos

Updated: May 29, 2014 3:29pm PST

Carbon County

17 galleries with 99 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 3:32pm PST

Dauphin County

15 galleries with 86 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 3:34pm PST

Lancaster County

7 galleries with 43 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 9:15am PST

Lebanon County

9 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Sep 02, 2012 10:48am PST

Luzerne County

14 galleries with 94 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 3:26pm PST

Snyder County

4 galleries with 19 photos

Updated: Oct 02, 2011 8:14am PST

Other

1 gallery with 3 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 7:33pm PST