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My Dog Ember and I editing photos from a structure fire we just returned from


Another day at the "office" a photo of me at the Multi Alarm Tocci Tire Warehouse Fire in Torrington,CT

ave been involved with Fire Photography for almost 30 years. In that time I have served on the following fire and ems organizations:  Naugatuck Volunteer Ambulance (EMT-I-D, Crew Chief, Vice President), Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance (EMT-I), Naugatuck Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Oxford Volunteer Ambulance (EMT-D, President), and currently an Advanced EMT with Thomaston Volunteer EMS.

I am a board member of the Connecticut Fire Photographers Association and the International Fire Photograpers Association. Besides my website my photos have been appeared in Fire House Magazine, Fire Engineering, Fire News, First Responder News, The Waterbury Republican, The Hartford Courant, Register Citizen. They have been used on Fox News and WTNH TV News. I have worked with state ans local fire marshals' offices supplying photos as evidence in mutiple arson investigation.

When I am not out chasing fires you can find me working at my job at Bunker Hill Pharmacy where I have served the public as a community pharmacist since 1987. And i my down time I train and compete in field competitions with my english cocker spaniel and constant companion Ember or  fly fishing  and tying fishing flies.

Al this would not be possible without the understanding and high toleramce of my wife of 25 years Barbara, who has endured the radios running 24/7 and my coming and going all hours of the day and night to respond to incidents.


A Little About The Tools Of The Trade


My Photo Gear


    My Primary Camera

12.3 Mega Pixel Nikon D300  DSLR w/MB-D10 Battery Pack


My Back-Up Camera

Nikon D50 DSLR


Nikon 18-135mm Zoom

Nikon 18-200 VR Zoom

Nikon 70-300 Zoom

Nikon 55-200 VR Zoom

External Flashes

2 Nikon SB 800 AF Flashes

Nikon SD-8A Auxillary Battery Pack

Misc Equipment

Tamron Pro-12 Over The Shoulder Camera Bag

4 Sandisc 4G Compact Flash Cards

4 Sandisc 4G SD Flash Cards

Manfrotto 190V Tripod

Dell Inspiron Laptop w/ Adobe Photoshop CS, and Adobe Lightroom Software

Radio Equipment

At The House


Uniden BC 396XT APCO 25 Capable Portable Trunk Scanner Dedicated to monitoring the City of Waterbury

Uniden BCD536HP APCO 25 Capable Portable Trunk Scanner with an Austin Ferret Multi Band Base Antenna

Multiple Motorola Minitor Pagers

2 Motorola Spectra Mobiles


Uniden HomePatrol 2 Mounted in my truck with an Austin Spectra Antenna

Uniden BCD436hp APCO 25 Trunk Scanner

Samsung S5 Active  equipped with the Zello App for communication & coordination with other CT Fire Photographer Assoc Members

2 Motorola XTS 2500 FPP Enabled Portables VHF &UHF