For the last few years I have been taking photos of emergency vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I started taking photos of emergency vehicles back in
2007. However, due to some computer problems, I lost those photos. In 2009, I restarted taking photos of them beginning with my town's Labor Day
Parade. Which there were quite a few emergency vehicles that showed up for the parade. Here are a few photos of the vehicles in that parade. The
following photos are of Cedar Grove's 1965 Maxim pumper, their 2005 Chevrolet/Horton Type II box ambulance, and their 2008 Pierce Contender
After the photos of some of Cedar Grove's apparatus. We have Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department's entire fleet of apparatus. The following photos
are of their 1999 HME/Smeal pumper, their 2003 Spartan Metro Star, and their 2006 Ford Expedition.
The following photos are of apparatus from the Racine Volunteer Fire Department in Boone County, West Virginia. First up is their 1994
Freightliner/Allegheny Fire Equipment pumper tanker combination. The second photo is of their 2009 Spartan/Emergency One rescue pumper #482.
This photo was shot in March of last year at South Charleston Fire Department's "Spring Hill Station" station number two.
Yesterday, I went down to Charleston, West Virginia to catch the 2011 West Virginia Public Safety Expo parade that was scheduled to start around 6pm
yesterday. Needless to say that I missed the parade considering that traffic was absolutely horrid on the interstate. However, I did not miss getting
a few photos of a few trucks after the parade was over. I found these trucks and a couple police cars parked on Clendenin Street next to the
Charleston Civic Center where the expo is being held until Sunday.
First up, we have The State of West Virginia's Office of Mine Safety, Health, & Training Command Post Vehicle along with Southern West Virginia
University's Mine Rescue team "Task Force One."
Next up is the 130th Airlift Wing, Kanawha County Fire Station #27, and one of thier crash trucks. Not only does the National Guard protect the ANG
base. It also provides crash response and medical coverage for Yeager Airport. It also provides fire prevention and automobile extrication to
businesses along Keystone Drive and the area of Greenbrier Street outside of the city limits. They also responds to mutual aid requests anywhere in
the county when requested for it.
Smithers Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station #8 and Fayette County Fire Station #6.
Smithers engine number sixty seven.
Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County & Lincoln County Fire Station 17, engines 171 and 173. An old Ford C class pumper and a 2005
Charleston Fire Department, Kanawha County Station #400, engine 4-5-1. This one was recetnly purchased back in Janurary of this year.
Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station #19, tanker 194.
Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station #7, tanker Seventy One.
Healthnet Aeromedical Service's "Critical Care Transport" Ambulance.
Frame Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station 34, engine 343 and utility 345
Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station #1, engine number eleven.
Pinch Volunteer Fire Department, Kanawha County Fire Station #2, Utility two five.
Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, Putnam County Fire Station #100, Brush truck #117.
One of the Kanawha County Sheriff Department's Ford Explorers.
Charleston, West Virginia Regional Airport Authority Police.
One of Dunbar Police Departments' Dodge Chargers.