George A. Fen
I live in Bloomfield, N.J. (this is in Essex County). I am a Firefighter / E.M.T. with the City of Clifton Fire Department. Clifton is in Passaic County.
We have 140 uniformed men and run 6 Engines, 1 Truck, 2 BLS ambulances (sometimes 3) and 1 Deputy Chief and 1 Accountability Technician from 6 firehouses.
I am on the Department almost 2 years and am assigned to one of the ambulances until about March of 2006 when I will be reassigned to 1 of the engines. I like the job a lot. Our work schedule is 24 hrs on and 72 hrs off. A pretty good schedule.
I watch my 3 year old Ryan on most of my off days, and on some of the nice sunny days we go out and visit the firehouses and shoot rigs.
Before becoming a career firefighter I was a volunteer E.M.T. and firefighter in Nutley, N.J. since I was 16 years old. I am now 35 years old. I have been an avid fire buff / photographer / collector for about 20 years now. Not taking photos at very many fires anymore, but I still get out to photograph apparatus once in awhile.
Most of my new photos have been taken with a Olympus C-3020 zoom digital camera.
Paterson Ladder 1
This is a shot of Paterson, N.J. - Ladder Company 1 It is a 2005 E-One t apparatus with 95 Ft. Mid-m...
Rahway, N.J. - Truck 10
Rahway, New Jersey - Truck 10.
Build 2004. E-One Cyclone II - 2000 Gallon Per Minute - 300 Gallon ...
Clifton, N.J. - Engine 6
Clifton, New Jersey - Engine 6.
Build 2005 Pierce Arow XT - 1500 Gallon Per Minute - 500 Gallon Wat...