Indiana Fire Trucks Personnel
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Christopher Allen

Christopher is the Creator, Webmaster and Chief Photographer for Indiana Fire Trucks. He is married with two boys, and lives in Fishers, Indiana. Chris is an auxiliary member of the Fishers Fire Department where he serves as FFD's Photographer. As a young child, his first trips to the firehouse occured in Delaware where his uncles and great grandfather served as firefighters. From an early age, he was always excited by and interested in fire apparatus of all sorts. Watching hours of the TV show Emergency! certainly had something to do with that as well. Christopher has been photographing fire apparatus since 2002. In these short years he has visited more than 300 stations and photographed well over 3,000 apparatus. "I have really enjoyed meeting so many interesting people and hearing the stories and history behind our departments and the greatest job in the world. The best part is having a hobby to share with my sons for many years to come." Christopher's pictures have been featured on FireRescue1.com's website, the IAFF Local 416's Newsletter, The Helmet, the Indianapolis Fire Department Yearbook 1993-2007 and the Indianapolis Fire Department's Website.

Cameras: Nikon D300 w/Tamron DX 18-270mm VC and Nikon D40x w/Nikon DX 18-55mm
Favorite apparatus: Quints, Snorkels and American LaFrance Century rigs.

Connor Allen

Connor is a up-and-coming photographer for Indiana Fire Trucks. His first trip to the firehouse occurred when he was only 2 years old. Since then, he has been very interested in firefighting and fire apparatus. Christopher and Connor make regular visits to various stations around Central Indiana. Over the past few years, Connor has gotten very interested in photography of all sorts and has begun to contribute several photographs to the site. He has also given presentations to his fellow classmates about the site and fire apparatus in general.

Camera: Nikon D40x w/Nikon DX 18-55mm and Song H-1 - Favorite Apparatus: Ladder Trucks.

Britt Jackson

Britt is a photographer, researcher for IFT. They started out as an avid visitor to the site in 2004 and have been photographing fire apparatus since 2003. Their district is primarily IFD Battalion 13 and also multi-alarm fires, tactical rescues, special events, training secessions and countywide drills. Their pictures have been featured in the IAFF Local 416's Newsletter, The Helmet. They've also have done a large amount of behind-the-scenes work with the sites organization including researching department and apparatus information.

Camera: Nikon D70 - Favorite Apparatus: Tactical Rescues

Tim Jones

Tim is a FF/EMT with St. Joseph Township Fire Department in Fort Wayne, Indiana and an on-call FF/EMT with University of Notre Dame FD. He has been an active member of the fire service since 1987. His father and brother serve as members of the fire service as well. In 1991, Tim began his own custom fire shirt design business (T.R. Designs, Inc.) for departments around the U.S. While his company produces customized hats, patches and work shirts, it is probably best know for it highly detailed, mulit-color, apparatus designs. For many years Tim has traveled to individual departments to photograph their apparatus for his shirt art. This led to contributing photographs and department history to Indiana Fire Trucks.

Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage A2   Favorite Apparatus: Heavy Rescues

Rob Tucker

Rob is the web designer for IFT and is largely responsible for our latest look. Rob is married with two girls, and lives in Huntertown, Indiana. He has served as a Firefighter and Safety Officer for the Huntertown Fire Department for nearly 20 years. Rob was a frequent visitor to the site and was excited to custom design our numerous enhancements. If your department is interested in a simple or completely custom website, you can contact Rob's company Leatherhead Web Design.

Favorite apparatus: Pierce Arrow XTs.

Frank Wegloski

Frank is a former firefighter and a married father of two. Originally from Greenwich, Connecticut, he now lives in Washington, Indiana. Frank has been photographing fire apparatus for nearly 30 years and posing shots from specific stations for the past 15 years. "I describe myself as one of those kids who always hung out at the firehouse and just never outgrew my love of fire trucks." While he has photographed most of the rigs in Indiana, he helps out Indiana Fire Trucks with numerous rural and smaller volunteer departments. Frank has photographed between 6,500-7,000 rigs from IN, IL and KY in the past decade alone. He has managed so far to shoot apparatus from 37 different states. Frank's two children regularly accompany him on multi-day photography field trips around the state that can include as many as 100 apparatus a day! Frank's photos are frequently featured in Fire Apparatus Journal.

Current Cameras: Kodak Z740/Canon AE-1
Favorite Apparatus: Mack (long live the Bulldog!) and older rigs from 1945 to 1980.

Eric Zak

Eric is a local student and lives in Valparaiso, IN. Eric has been been photographing fire apparatus since 2006. He estimates that he has visited around 200 fire departments and photographed around 700 apparatus from the Midwest. He also provides on scene and training shots to various fire departments in Northwest Indiana. Eric also provides pictures to Valparaiso Fire Department Local 1124.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX100 IS. Favorite Apparatus: Pierce & Seagrave

 
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Contributing Photographers
IFT would like to thank the following photographers for their various pictures and contributions to the site:
Jordan Bucy Portage, IN
Don Feipel Chicago, IL
Jeff Follis Coesse, IN
Bill Friedrich Downer's Grove , IL
Steve Hagy Cincinnati, OH
John Lacey Indianapolis, IN
Bruce Neal Hope, IN
John Nyerges South Bend, IN
Kent Parrish Louisville, KY
Eric Schefel Indianapolis, IN
Joe Usselman Hammond, IN
Matt Woods Indianapolis, IN
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Indiana Fire Trucks is a site for fire apparatus enthusiasts to visit and learn about the various rigs and departments located throughout the Hoosier state. It is always our goal to provide factual and up-to-date information about the departments and apparatus shown on our site. As the fire service is constantly changing and evolving, please let us know if there is any incorrect or outdated information. Updates and corrections are always welcome.