Things You Don't Want To See...

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 2 November 2017 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Living downtown in a big city, one gets used to the sound of sirens on a daily basis. Most fire calls are false alarms, fortunately. This one wasn't, and firefighters had to rescue 8 people from certain death. I took this shot from my balcony at five in the morning and was relieved to know that nobody perished. I salute the bravery and importance of our first responders, worldwide. Where would we be without them?

NIKON D7200 8/5 seconds F/4.0 ISO 800 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Gérard from Allauch, France

Good photo of report!

2 Nov 2017 8:08am

@Gérard: Thank you.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A very impressive shot !
I was impressed by the number of sirens of fire brigades and police every day in downtown ! Fire trucks are fabulous ! they must be very effective ! I'm glad that people are safe.

2 Nov 2017 9:14am

@Anna Cherer: Fortunately most fire calls are false alarms or easily taken care of. Thanks, Ana.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une photo impressionnante ! Heureusement que tout le monde est sain et sauf !

2 Nov 2017 9:22am

@Martine Libouton: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of this fiery action!! You've been able to showcase a lot of Toronto "action" from your homes. Without firefighters we would probably still be living in one or two-story concrete buildings and not in high-rises. But nothing tops the lives they save at the risk of their own!

2 Nov 2017 11:47am

@Steven: Well said, Steven. Thanks.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I heartily agree in paying tribute to out first responders of all types. this is a frightening action image! Well captured.

2 Nov 2017 1:12pm

@Ruthiebear: I hear sirens all the time where I live, but seldom is there an actual fire. Thanks for the visit, Ruthie.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Good call Rick and a fine doc shot to go with it

2 Nov 2017 2:46pm

@grouser: Thanks, g-man.

Don from Spokane, United States

A fantastic capture of this local fire. I agree, it was great that no perished in this blaze.

2 Nov 2017 3:29pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wow, that was close. A great documentary image. I am glad that nobody was hurt and I agree, thanks to the first responders everywhere.

2 Nov 2017 9:16pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks for your visit and feedback, Elaine.

k@ from Paris, France

Very impressive since you were real close... I agree so much about being thankful for the first responders beautiful work and help in these dangerous circumstances.

2 Nov 2017 9:25pm

@k@: I could hear the windows being broken to let smoke out and to get people out of their apartments. Thanks a lot, Karine.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Excellent capture. Kudos to the firefighters !

3 Nov 2017 1:37am

@Irene: Thanks, Irene.

Devi from Chennai, India

Terrible thing to happen!!
A great capture an I pray for those brave hearts who save people by fighting the fire with courage ! !!

3 Nov 2017 3:05pm

@Devi: Thank you and very well said, Devi !

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Wow! I can imagine the anguish while looking at that. Fantastic image and glad that people saved their lives.

4 Nov 2017 9:10am

@Francisco Romero: Thanks for the feedback, Francisco.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow ! Impressive.
I join his recognition towards the firefighters

12 Nov 2017 4:44pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): Your comment is much appreciated.