Thursday, October 14, 2010

Houston Fire Fest at the Fire Academy

So here is the post I promised you! Last saturday was super fun. The only thing that could have made it better were clouds in the sky..... There wasn't a single cloud anywhere, well that is until the fire demonstrations started then there were black clouds.
Oh, I also shot this event in RAW without knowing. I forgot I had turned it to RAW the night before to experiment and didn't put it back on JPEG. I didn't find out until I put the pics on my computer.

There were a lot of old fire trucks and you could actually get in some of them!

And of course....... what's a festival with out turkey legs!!!

And the first demonstration was a diesel tanker fire. Which put out a super thick cloud of black smoke. It was so thick that you couldn't even see the sun through it. 

After the demonstration some of the firefighter autographing stuff.  

I don't know about you but I think this guy is the cutest fire chief in the world!!!! 

The next demonstration was a flashover. That is when the firefights go in a room and the fire flashes over their heads.

Next was a bus fire and extraction. They used real people inside the bus, although those people were in the fire academy. So they had some training. :)

Then they did a Propane tanker fire demonstration, which smelled the worst.

O.K. I am starting to think they have a fire station for little boys now........ Again one of the cutest firemen I have seen. :P 

Alright so in the bus on the way back to the car I had this idea of taking a picture of my sister (who was sitting in front of me) through the reflection of the window. I am not sure how well it worked out, but what do you think? 

3 thoughts:

Joshua said...

Great shots, dude! You have some really cool ones with the flames. :)

Adam said...

Awesome shots zac

TexasLady said...


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