My name is Scott LaPrade and Im a 20 year career firefighter with the Leominster Ma Fire Department. I am assinged to Ladder Co 1 out of the downtown firehouse. I have appeared in numerous fire publications from Firehouse, Fire Rescue - Fire Engineering- Fire Apparatus-First Respnoder News. I also work with a Fire Protection Engineer shooting past fires and working with the insurance companies to determine the cause of the fire. The lastest investigation was the fire in Boston Ma that claimed the lives of two Boston Jakes.
I will be in Leominster visiting my cousin at the end of june. I'm gonna be coming there after the Fools convention in Maine. I'd like to swing by one of your firehouses and talk some shop.
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I hear you. I used to ride with squad 4 in Brooklyn as a kid with my dad and the little instamatic camera I would sometimes carry sucked compared to today's camera's. Even got to see the super pumper at work a few times. I did learn alot riding both in FDNY and Boston that came in handy when I was on the job. There are many good lessons learned when sitting at the firehouse kitchen table.
Good ole Leominster. Well Scott we travel in similar circles. I rode with Mark a week before you did back in Dec. and I grew up back there. On my next trip home we should get together for a pint or two. Or if you head out to Colo Springs for the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial (quite a photo and drinking op) let me know.
I just got back from looking at your website, just fantastic photography. You have a great eye for capturing the "work" I hope you remember to send us some shots for the magazine we would be grateful. Thaks for joining and I hope to see more of your photos in Fire Engineering.
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