FIRE 2013!

15 06 2013


FIRE 2013 Is  the New York State Fire Expo put on by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs! Most call it the Chief show but whatever you wanna call it its a fun event to go check out! Folks from all over NYS, US and even Canada come out to check things out! They have it all from Training exercises to Venders and of course FIRETRUCKS from all over NYS and even Canada!   Weather you go to learn something new or just hang out and check the stuff out and meet meet fellow Brothers & Sisters its an awesome time!

This year show was held at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, Ny! Its been held there for a few years now, Over the years its been at different places around the state. My first time going was in 2008 when it was held at Lake George, Ny. This was my 2nd time going to the show and First time seeing Turning Stone! Turning Stone Resort is a very nice place!

DSCF5757The building is very nice and huge!

One of the venders that were there was MN8 Firefox! They sell tools that can glow in the dark to help firefighters see in the dark smoke and at night! I met these guys on facebook a cupple years ago and finally got to meet them in person! Check out their facebook page and website for more info on them at

One of the guys that work for them is Captin Willie Wine, Jr AKA Iron Fireman he runs a great site & blog called Wooden Ladders and Iron Fireman.  It was great to finally meeting him in person! He is a Captin in Ronoke, Va! Hopefully sometime soon i’ll get down to his station! Check out his great blog at

DSCF5804Here i am with with Kelly and Capt Wine!

FIRETRUCKS!! There were about 30-40 trucks there of all types! Mostly Ladders and Rescues from all over NYS and even 1 from CANADA! Would you believe it if i told i been to and thru New York City and NEVER ONCE seen a firetruck while there? Yea its true! I seen a FDNY Chief car and their command truck durning flood of 20011 when they came to help us out but NEVER a FIRETUCK!! Well that change i FINALLY Saw  a FDNY FIRETRUCK!!! LADDER 59 FROM DA BRONX!! Very cool truck and yep I GOT IN IT!! Im STILL smiling over that!!






LADDER 59 & Ottawa’s truck were my 2 favorites!! Heres a few more photos!

DSCF5802Very nice Boat

DSCF5772This is an ambulance that can can take many to hospital at once!





You can check out all my photos at

It was an awesome great time and Wanna thank my Capt for letting me go with him! Hopefully i can make a yearly event!




6 responses

18 06 2013
Zachary Green

Great post! Thank you for everything you do for your brother firefighters!!!!

18 06 2013
Dave Hitt

Thanks Zac!

18 06 2013

You are so connected to people and to how to make each and everyone of us feel important and valued. What great influence you have on all of us.

18 06 2013
Dave Hitt

Thanks Jane!

18 06 2013
Why I travel …. | Iron Firemen

[…] Dave even wrote a blog post about the expo and our visit. Check it out here … Through the Smoke […]

18 06 2013
Dave Hitt

Thanks Brother!

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