05/12/07 124 W, 1 I - + 18 - 14 Alarm Clocks and Umbrellas


Sleep stops. Did a dream end or a siren sound? Seconds later, Engine 16 or Ladder 16 is warbling at the end of the block. Better check the pager. Structure fire on Snelling Road, just around the corner. 'Tis a great way to wake up. The only thing better might be a vollie-style siren. Don't think the wife would like that, though. Now, for shooting in the rain, just use a big umbrella. Hold camera in other hand. Tilt in direction of wind as needed. Prep camera before leaving vehicle, e.g. camera settings. Pick and stick with one lens. And don your all-weather gear BEFORE you leave instead of after you arrive. Works every time.





Excuse the ignorance, but what exactly is a “vollie-style” siren?
AB - 05/15/07 - 16:28

To answer your question, a vollie-style siren is an exterior siren of the style used to summon volunteer firefighters in earlier days.
Legeros - 05/15/07 - 17:26

This is what I think of: http://legeros.com/ralwake/galleryw/stat..
Luke - 05/16/07 - 00:01



  
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