When my friend Karen and I started this photo project, I knew there was one shot I had to get before the end of the month.
Karen loves firefighters.
But truthfully, who doesn’t? And in NYC, we have the best of the best. So I kept looking for an opportunity to catch the guys at our local firehouse when they were returning from a call and still in their gear.
Today was the day.
I’d met a couple of them a few years ago, when a friend and I took our kids over to see the trucks and ask them questions about their job. They were amazing, letting the kids sit in the trucks, slide down the fire pole and try on their helmets.
Today they were equally accommodating, posing for a photo that made Karen’s whole month, and is now her cover photo on her Facebook page.
So thanks to the guys of FDNY Engine 40/Ladder 35. Not only for the photo, but for running in when everyone else runs out.