Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Raising Ladders video made it the final round!

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Yes, it’s true… out of well over a thousand videos, mine was selected as one of the final fifty contenders. I’m very grateful to FireCritic (as well as Captain Wines of Roanoke City Engine 9, who originally passed it on to FireCritic) for plugging my video on his site; all that remains until the contest […]

Engine 26 is (almost) famous… again!

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Damn, first we’re in a (most excellent) short film, and now a TV show! Well, almost. Thursday evening, a film crew came by the firehouse to shoot a segment for Extreme Forensics, a show on the Discovery Channel. The subject matter was D.C. area arsonist, Thomas A. Sweatt, who started a wave of fires several […]

Nikon Festival: Video Submission

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I’ve just completed and uploaded my official submission for the Nikon Festival “A Day Through Your Lens” competition (this might explain the absence from blogging for a bit, eh?) In keeping with contest rules, I’m not supposed to upload the video anywehere for public viewing except through the contest website, so I’ll just have to […]

The Sitting Room: New additions

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The first question is very specific: ”Is anyone on the list [of recently graduated recruits] being assigned here?” The next question is more general, and includes an air of devilish curiosity: “So, what’ve you heard about them?” It happens to everyone, I suppose. From our first few days in the Academy, stories began to compile and […]

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Alex Capece

Washington, D.C. Firefighter and Paramedic