Who called 911? Where is the fire? (photo overload) (13 pics)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A little scene for Tyson and our other firemen on board that I witnessed while in New York last year in April upon coming back to the hotel from the restaurant where we'd had dinner - our hotel was two corners down from where this all happened - and in the end no one could see any fire at all. But they were out there with I don't know how many fire trucks!

    All I could do in passing was take out the Powershot and snap away, handholding it only, so some are pretty bad, forgive me.

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    The fire was supposed to be in the building with the gym in first floor but no one ever bothered to vacate the gym and those who were there did not even interrupt their exercise...

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    Some briefing going on (I suppose)

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    Then some went upstairs in search of the fire ... but we passers-by could not even see any smoke anywhere, or smell anything, for that matter

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    More firetrucks in the street

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    A view back and study of reflections in the firetruck

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    Here you must imagine us having walked on - now looking back to the building with the gym in first floor

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    And more trucks even round the next corner.

    I thought that was quite spectacular!
     
  2. duncanp

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    and quite spectacular are your photos :)

    good job
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, thank you so, Duncan.
    It was a rush thing ... like about every photo I took while in New York and in Washington, respectively, Andreas and I were ALWAYS going somewhere, and he always urged me on! ;)
     
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    Wow, that's quite the response by the fire department. I really got the feeling, through your pics, that I was there and feeling the adrenaline pumping through my veins. Good job!
     
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    better safe than sorry!
     
  6. Jeremy Z

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    When someone pulls the fire alarm, handle, it triggers a response electronically from the fire department. Some drunken sports-watching person probably did that.

    Many of those fire alarm handles spray a UV dye on the hand of the person who pulls the alarm, so if it is a false alarm, the fire department can find that person if they just run everyone's hands through a scanner really quick.

    It could also be triggered if some idiot was smoking in the bathroom, or if someone reports a natural gas smell.
     
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    NY Fire doesn't mess around. They get more equipment and manpower on a first alarm than most of us do on a 2nd. Good shots.
     
  8. Tyson

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    Thank you for posting the nice photos, for a power shot it did real well. The NYFD sure does know how to make a scene don't they. Where in New York were you? I thought Rescue 1 got crushed at the WTC.
     
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    Hey those are great.We have had two big fires the last 2 days and I have been working both and got to take no pictures,what a bummer:grumpy: .See alot of other people snapping away though and I was on the front page this morning,but you would never know with all the gear on we all look the same.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yay :cheer: for your lovely comments.
    I've had these photos for 3/4 of a year now and never deemed them worth a post, but then I saw there are some firefighters on here and thought you might find them interesting, after all (?)

    We had a hotel in the Upper West Side, Tyson, 80th Street. Quite a pleasant area to stay. The scene was on the corner of Broadway/80thWest.
     
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    I am glad you waited so I could see them.
     
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    http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/Mravid/Fire/

    Here are few I took in Irving Texas a year or so ago. Unfortuantly, this one did have visable flames.
    The typical grease fire at breakfast time that got out of control.
    This particular building only had 4 apartments...so they number of families left homeless was minimized.....though...4 is 4 too many.
     

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