Dano's Fire Apparatus Photos

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JULY 30, 2015 WEBSITE UPDATE OVER 70 NEW PHOTOS!!!- New fire companies and updated fire apparatus of Schuylkill, Lancaster,Lehigh,Northumberland, & Snyder 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 15 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

Gallery Categories

Fire Districts 2-9

7 galleries with 63 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 9:34am PST

Fire Districts 10-19

7 galleries with 36 photos

Updated: Aug 03, 2015 3:31pm PST

Fire Districts 20-29

7 galleries with 78 photos

Updated: Jun 05, 2015 1:30pm PST

Fire Districts 30-39

8 galleries with 63 photos

Updated: Jun 05, 2015 1:34pm PST

Fire Districts 40-49

10 galleries with 88 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:21am PST

Fire Districts 50-59

10 galleries with 70 photos

Updated: Jun 03, 2015 1:25pm PST

Fire Districts 60-68

8 galleries with 103 photos

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 2:54pm PST

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society

1 gallery with 30 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 9:55am PST

Lehigh County

19 galleries with 165 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 10:07am PST

Northumberland County

13 galleries with 120 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 9:45am PST

Lancaster County

10 galleries with 57 photos

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 11:47am PST

Snyder County

4 galleries with 21 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 10:13am PST

Luzerne County

18 galleries with 127 photos

Updated: Jun 08, 2015 9:34am PST

Columbia County

12 galleries with 81 photos

Updated: Jun 08, 2015 11:32am PST

Carbon County

18 galleries with 115 photos

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 2:46pm PST

Dauphin County

15 galleries with 88 photos

Updated: Jun 08, 2015 7:08am PST

Northampton County

8 galleries with 49 photos

Updated: Oct 30, 2014 8:33pm PST

Berks County

14 galleries with 73 photos

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 1:42pm PST

Central Pennsylvania

6 galleries with 69 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 4:08pm PST

Montgomery County

14 galleries with 111 photos

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 10:02am PST

Southeastern Pennsylvania

2 galleries with 21 photos

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 2:41pm PST

Lebanon County

9 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Sep 02, 2012 10:48am PST

Other

1 gallery with 3 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 7:33pm PST