A majority of the photographs on the site were taken by Andy Thomas, Rick Mosher, Aaron Mattson, Frank Wegloski, Steve Loftin, Greg Roberts, and Dennis Maag. Together they have literally taken thousands of photos of fire apparatus. With this in mind, it makes sense that we have grown to be fairly particular about high quality photos with specific poses. However, we do have several other photographer’s that have submitted photos and have been recognized for their work on our site.
KFT welcomes submissions from fire photographer’s around the state. Apparatus shots and station shots will be considered. However, due to the volume of pictures submitted and our preference for showcasing our own photographer’s pictures, we cannot promise that all or any of your pictures will be included on KFT. When any of your shots are added to the site, you will be contacted via e-mail and will always be given appropriate credit.
No matter which shots you take, please send the full-resolution (large file) version of any digital pictures you have whenever possible. This allows us the most flexibility in editing and cropping them for best appearance on the web. We will then add the names of each photographer to the appropriate picture or leave it blank at their request. No submissions with a name or company across the middle of the picture will be accepted.
Photos for Sale?
In order to protect copyright infringement and personal property rights, no pictures from non-staff photographer’s are made available for purchase from our site.
If you are looking for shot suggestions, we recommend “2/3” or “3/4” pictures that show your apparatus at an angle that allows viewers to see 3/4 of the side and 1/4 of the front of each truck. Either side is fine as sunlight usually determines that for you. Shooting on a sunny day, your goal should be to have light on the front and side of the truck to minimize shadows. Shots that have trees, sky, the firehouse or another neutral background are best. If necessary, shooting from a crouched position may allow you to block out potentially distracting background items.