Hi everyone-

Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was mostly spent at work. I had hopes of getting the deck painted but the weather had a different plan. I think this deck project will be going on for some time from what I saw of the 10 day forecast. Oh well there are plenty of other projects to take on.

This week I am going to post images that I shot while at and coming from a tour of the Harrisburg Train Station. We had a great class put on by Amtrak safety personnel that ended in a tour of the Harrisburg facility as well as some train familiarization.

One of the benefits was we were able to bring along our cameras. So in addition to shooting some images of the stuff we were supposed to be looking at I took the opportunity to get a few shots of the station and some of our personnel.

Today's image reminds me of a story that my Mom passed on as I am sure that many others did as well... Never judge a book by its cover.

This image is of Jeff one of our firefighters who is affectionately known as Skull. He's the kinda guy that you might find intimidating at first glance. Someone that if you met at a bar or on the street you might pass by wanting not to get in his way.

But in doing that you would have passed by one of the most kind and caring people you will ever have met. Jeff is not only a fantastic firefighter but someone who defines the brotherhood of the fire service. He is a fireman's fireman. He'll bust your nuts, but he'll be the one to make sure every things ok. He's one you want going down the dark smokey hallway and the one you want to have around the firehouse to liven up a boring day.

We don't get to see him that often as he works a different platoon but you always know you're going to have a good day when you see Skull walkin' in the back door of the firehouse...


Haney said...

I haven't heard that name in 20 years. Got some pics of Skull at a SAVES silo rescue simulation.

Chuck said...

I like the Black IAFF Shirt.

Is he the one with the real gravely voice?

Marti said...

Hi Brian --

Love this portrait of Skull. It captures every thing that you described him to be. Great light, great composition -- wonderful image.