Sunday, November 30, 2014

IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial at Night

International Association of Fire Fighters Memorial, Southeast corner of East Pikes Peak Avenue and South Hancock Avenue. The IAFF Memorial Foundation was formed in 1976 to recognize and honor past and future professional firefighters and emergency medical personnel who are killed in the line of duty and to provide funds and assistance to surviving spouses and children of those members. This memorial was built on 1986. Following the September 2014 service the Foundation will begin a redesign and expansion so that the memorial has room to grow.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Eagle County Paramedic Service

Eagle County Paramedic Service, 360 Eby Creek Road, Eagle, Colorado. This station was built in 1995 and at the time was the only building north of I-70 in Eagle. Started in 1989 as the Western Eagle County Ambulance District. Paramedics were first hired in 2001. On October 1, 2013 they teamed with the Eagle County Ambulance District and formed the Eagle County Paramedic Service. This is one of 5 stations in Vail, Edwards, Avon, Eagle and Gypsum.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hershey's Chocolate: Larger than Life

Where else but Niagara Falls, Ontario would you expect to see such large confections? I just don't know. And I don't even like chocolate. These props at the Hershey's Chocolate World along Falls Avenue definitely get your attention. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday Morning Sun Up

Went for a drive Sunday morning. I drove out to the State Game Lands and took a couple laps. No deer, though. I did see some hawks, several Great Blue Herons along the Conodoguinet and a Ring-necked Pheasant.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Blackbird Fly

Into the light of the dark black night. (Blackbird, the Beatles, 1968)

These blackbirds were a couple of lifers for me in Alaska. The top two are a Common Raven. We saw him hanging out at the sled dog homestead, outside Denali Park, Alaska. Probably there to steal dog food. The bottom two are Northwestern Crows. They are just a little smaller than the American Crow. Other than that they are only identifiable by were they live. These were in Haines, Alaska.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

73rd New York Infantry Regiment, Gettysburg

73rd New York Infantry Regiment Monument, Sickles Avenue, Gettysburg, Pa. Gettysburg Battlefield National Park. The 73rd New York was formed in May of 1861 and men were drawn from the volunteer fire companies of New York City. They served in Sickle Excelsior Brigade. Also known as the 2nd Fire Zouaves they saw action in Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and at Appomattox Courthouse. In Gettysburg they were commanded by Major Michael Burns. The monument was erected in 1897 by the "Insistence of the Volunteer Fireman of the City Of New York".

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company, Station 7

Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Company, Station 7, 7 Thorn Lane, Newark, Delaware. New Castle County. AHHLC was formed in 1888. Station 7 was placed in service in November of 1985. At some point later they added the additional apparatus bays.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Burn Building

It's been a little while since I've posted a Fireday Friday. This is from the structure burn portion of the basic firefighting class here in Pennsylvania. These three are now interior firefighters. The other guys were RIT (Rapid Intervention Team.) They there as emergency back-up, 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Although our neighbor up north don't realize it, Autumn is barely half over. Winter is still over a month away. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sentinel Island Lighthouse

Sentinel Island Lighthouse is located on Sentinel Island in Favorite Channel, Alaska. 25 miles northwest of Juneau. This is one of the lighthouses we passed while whale watching out of Auke Bay. The Sentinel Island Light was one of the first two lighthouses built in the inside passage in 1901. Originally wood, it was replaced in 1935 with this structure. In 2004 it became the first lighthouse in Alaska to be transferred under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Road along the Ridge

This is the road to base camp. I once saw a t-shirt in Colorado Springs that stated that "Real Men Don't Need Guardrails". This is the road they were talking about.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, Onatio

New neon at the Hard Rock Cafe, 5705 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario. I didn't go in but I did hang out on the patio and listen to some solo acoustic guy. He was pretty good. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Easton Fire Department, College Hill

City of Easton Fire Department, College Hill Fire Station #3, 327 Parsons Street, Easton, Pa. Northampton County Station 20. Fire service in Easton started in 1797 with the Humane Fire Company. The city's paid department was established in 1879. In 1882 Engine Company #3 was placed in the College Hill district of the city. A new station was built in the late 1960's early 1970's.