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Whether an ultra modern engine battling multiple alarm blazes in “the big city” or a thirty year old workhorse serving its’ third career in a rural community, quite simply, Every Fire Truck Has A Story.


Welcome to unyquefiretrucks.com, the online photo collection of Tom Rinelli. This website is devoted to many aspects of firematic photography with a particular emphasis on unique fire trucks (hence the name) whether it’s a unique color, a “one-off job” or a rig with a storied past.


This website is a continuous work in progress with many more photos, sections & feature articles planned so be sure to bookmark the site & check back often for updates. It is best viewed using Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (click for a FREE download for Windows or Mac). The use of Internet Explorer may dramatically slow page loading and limit accessibility to certain sections. The site may take a few seconds to load due to being “content heavy” with many photos - just be patient, I promise it will be well worth the wait!!


Ok, now for the legal stuff real quick - all the photos contained within this website were taken by me, Tom Rinelli and as such are copyright protected. These photos may not be reproduced in print or electronic form without express written consent. If you would like to use any of these photos for a non-commercial purpose (such as on your department’s website), simply contact me via e-mail to receive written permission.


I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the brother firefighters across this country who have welcomed me into their firehouses over the many years I have been photographing rigs. You exemplify the true meaning of the brotherhood!! Stay Safe and enjoy the site!!


Last but certainly not least, I must thank my two biggest supporters - my wife Meryl, who supports me in every aspect of this hobby and never complains while sitting outside a firehouse waiting for me (“I’ll just be 10 or 15 minutes”...yeah right). And my mom Jane, my travel partner for trade shows, who after 20 years (since I was a teenager) is still running around to firehouses with me (only now I drive). I thank you both for your support in this endeavor and everything I do.


With that said, ENJOY THE SITE!!!

9/21/2014 - Added: New York - Westmere, Guilderland Center & Schuyler Heights,

Feature Article: “This ‘N That” - Volume 1, Edition 8


8/11/2014 - Added: Long Island - East Moriches FD, New York - Haverstraw FD


7/19/2014 - Added: New York - Colonie FC, Long Island - Williston Park FD


7/2/2014 - Added: Long Island - Amagansett FD, Updated: New Jersey - Pompton Falls FD# 3 (Wayne FD)


6/17/2014 - Added: New Jersey: Pequannock Co# 2, Pennsylvania: Kimberton, Lionville,

Feature Article: Bergen County (NJ) “Field Comms”

  

4/21/2014 - Updated: Pennsylvania - Alert FC of Downingtown, Martin’s Corner FC


1/31/2014 - Added: Feature Articles: “FDNY Workhorses - Still Workin”, “This N That Volume 1-7” (assorted apparatus pics), Updated: Pennsylvania - Castle Shannon 


10/5/2013 - Added: Long Island - Suffolk FRES MERV, New York - Scranton, Updated: Pennsylvania - Bird-in-Hand, Fame FC, Plymouth, Tamaqua & Westwood


Feature articles: Mack Tower Ladder Photo Shoot, “This ‘N That” (assorted apparatus pics) - Volume 1-1, Volume 1-2, Volume 1-3, SeaLegs RIB water rescue craft, Firehouse Pizzeria, Quillers (tillered quints) 

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