Dano's Fire Apparatus Photos

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JULY 15, 2014 WEBSITE UPDATED!!!- New fire companies and updated fire apparatus photos of Schuylkill,Columbia,Lehigh,Northampton,Montgomery, and Central Pennsylvania.

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 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 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 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 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 57 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 7:16pm EDT

Fire Districts 10-19

7 galleries with 33 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 12:55pm EDT

Fire Districts 20-29

7 galleries with 77 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 12:36pm EDT

Fire Districts 30-39

8 galleries with 60 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 12:52pm EDT

Fire Districts 40-49

10 galleries with 87 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 3:50pm EDT

Fire Districts 50-59

10 galleries with 66 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 6:39pm EDT

Fire Districts 60-68

8 galleries with 99 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 3:48pm EDT

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society

1 gallery with 27 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 1:14pm EDT

Northampton County

6 galleries with 40 photos

Updated: Jul 15, 2014 4:07pm EDT

Lehigh County

14 galleries with 101 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 8:01pm EDT

Columbia County

11 galleries with 66 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 7:13pm EDT

Central Pennsylvania

6 galleries with 69 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 7:08pm EDT

Montgomery County

13 galleries with 108 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 7:14pm EDT

Southeastern Pennsylvania

1 gallery with 20 photos

Updated: May 29, 2014 6:29pm EDT

Carbon County

17 galleries with 99 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 6:32pm EDT

Dauphin County

15 galleries with 86 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 6:34pm EDT

Berks County

11 galleries with 61 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 11:47am EDT

Lancaster County

7 galleries with 43 photos

Updated: May 28, 2014 12:15pm EDT

Lebanon County

9 galleries with 58 photos

Updated: Sep 02, 2012 1:48pm EDT

Luzerne County

14 galleries with 94 photos

Updated: Sep 01, 2013 6:26pm EDT

Northumberland County

11 galleries with 104 photos

Updated: Nov 19, 2013 1:29pm EDT

Snyder County

4 galleries with 19 photos

Updated: Oct 02, 2011 11:14am EDT

Other

1 gallery with 3 photos

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 10:33pm EDT