Video from Lloyd Mitchell of Military Road roof work
“Buffalo Firefighters responded to one of two structure fires last night. The first job engine 19 went to investigate smoke in the area of 43 MILITARY RD, Engine 19 asked for the balance of the first alarm assignment. They found heavy smoke pushing from the second floor. Companies performed an aggressive coordinated attack. Truck 4 performed vertical ventilation on the rear of the structure and provided skyline for the engine guys.”
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Lloyd Mitchell is a freelance photographer whose photos of firefighters at work began as a change of pace. “I started taking photography classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at the age of 15. The camp counselor thought I was good. The rest is history. I have worked with my community newspaper in Brooklyn for the last two summers. During the summer of my sophomore year, I wanted to work on a project different from things I had worked on during the school year. So I started to photograph firefighters. I would take portraits of them after jobs. I would drop the photos off to them. I didn’t expect the project to last two more summers. The project has been of fun. I’ve met a lot of amazing and down to earth people. My purpose of the project was I want people to understand what they go through on a daily tour. I have more of an artistic feeling to my images. I want my photos to tell an overall story. I don’t feel scared behind the lens. These people aren’t scared to run into a burning building.” You can follow Lloydâ€™s work here and at his photography website.