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Fireman’s Tournament

Every June in Fireman’s Memorial Park, Lindenhurst Long Island a Fireman’s Tournament is held with most of the Long Island Fire Departments competing for the best times.  Make no mistake these are no ordinary Fire Trucks these are full blown race vehicles. All of this happens very quickly so I thought I would do something a little different by showing you a gallery of ten images all taken with the Fuji X-T1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens in high speed continuous shutter mode (8 frames per second).  This team is the Lindenhurst Snails Drill team.  To see a sequence in real time here is a YouTube video I shot with my iPhone of a different drill team –  Although I prefer the still images I included the video to show how fast all this happens. To view the gallery of images please click the largest image above.


11 thoughts on “Fireman’s Tournament

  1. LB says:

    Thanks for the video link. While the video really shows the speed and action, the photos reveal the hard work and effort as evidenced by the facial expressions. Excellent comparison


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  3. Great series of images, clearly the camera is great at tracking fast moving subjects! And the video is a great inclusion – wow! How did they keep that ladder steady for the guy to climb it…..


    • Thank you Sue 🙂 These guys really struggle to prop the ladder up while the one guy climbs it. Most of the time the guy is halfway up the ladder before it is even leaning against the tower which shows some real trust in the guys supporting the ladder. A model in total teamwork.

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