Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Firefighter Training


An old building near West Hartford Center is being demolished to erect a new office building.  
Before the demolition, the owners gave the Fire Department permission to
use the building for training.  The firefighters were thrilled.
It gave them more realism than their usual training.

20 comments:

Andy said...

Nice photos Jack. They gave me a feeling of height.

Kate said...

Wonderful guys (and gals?) in a very dangerous profession! I am glad that you took these photos to give us some sense of what they learn to do-- with the obvious difficulty of their jobs.

Michelle said...

You have some good photos here showing one of the dangers of their profession, height!

Luis Gomez said...

Love these shots Jack. I think these guys do a great job.

Tanya Breese said...

brave people

Randy said...

Excellent shot of these brave guys.

Birdman said...

That top one is good action. Caught!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well captured Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad they did that. Firefighters need all the training they can get for that tough job.

Sylvia K said...

What great training indeed and they do indeed need all they can get!! Terrific captures, Jack, as always!

RedPat said...

These people are real heroes! Nice that they got this opportunity!

William Kendall said...

I like the angles. It's a tough but required occupation.

jennyfreckles said...

The fire station yard near us is littered with scrap cars - seems they spend more time cutting people out of crashes than they do fighting fires these days. Did I tell you I brought eight photos of fire trucks back home from my US trip? They're so excitingly shiny, much more blingy than ours!

Kay said...

I know it's a serious job. I know they need the training and all. But I'll bet they had a good time sawing that roof to pieces.

Mo said...

Love the angles you shot these. (And love your new profile pic)

VP said...

Some useful fun without any danger!

LOLfromPasa said...

Super shots, Jack. Really feel the intensity of their training.

José Mendonça said...

Fantastic angle on top, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

They do a good work!

Taken For Granted said...

Realistic firefighter training is essential, and your photos capture the action quite well. Our FD sometimes burns unwanted farm houses as training exercises. They sure do burn hot and fast.