My name is Steven McMurray, I am a fireman with the Springfield,Missouri Fire Department. I work as a second camera operator with The Battalion series.
I have filmed the Columbus,Ohio Fire Department and the Tampa,Florida Fire Department.
This is the first of several posts that I will be doing over the next few weeks. I will start with an introduction and how I became a second camera operator with The Battalion series. Next will be my experience with filming in Columbus,Ohio, then moving on to the Tampa story.
I look forward to sharing my experience with all of The Battalion members.
Battalion viewers, after only a day and half at FDIC after two-weeks of filming with Cortez Fire, we are returning to Los Angeles. We have had the prevlidge to meet with some great people and many will be donating gear for the Mexicali Fire Department to keep them safe.
The Battalion LIVE Feed started on April 13th with the Westampton Township Emergency Services broadcasing a live show eveyday, it has been a trial experiment and was a huge success, tomorrrow at 12:00PM they will broadcast their last show for our Winter Season; if they catch a call, you will ride-a-long. www.TheBattalion.tv/live
They are also the first department to donate their used gear: photo below. Click on "Donate Mexicali" to learn more.
Train like you life depends on it...train everyday.
The Battalion LIVE Feed webcast will start tonight at 7:00PM EST with the Westampton Township Emergency Serives from the apparatus floor featuring the crew of Rescue 27. Go to www.TheBattalion.tv/LIVE and check it out and please tell your friends. If they catch a call, you will be there for the ride...
Cortez Fire continues to experince growning pains with three on an engine. A call comes in for two fires and it turns into three wildland fires within an hour. With resources stretched, Fire Chief Jeff Vandervoorde helps Firefighter Chad Daniels and Alex Archuleta put out this blaze while the Assistant Chief and the third firefighter from the engine fight another fire with Brush 1. This fire was a control burn that went out of control on road L and road 25 in Cortez CO. These photos from Fire #1.
Help us keep the Firefighters from the Mexicali Fire Department safe by donating you departments used gear. This photo is the first donation from the Westampton Township Emergency Services and it is a huge start...Just click on the Donate Mexicali tab above to learn more. We will be crossing the United States in May to pick up the gear and deliver it to these brave souls...
Check out their series on our site at our International Section.
Battalion Viewers, this webisode with Central Pierce Fire Rescue is the last webisdoe of our Winter Series. We delivered ten webisodes in eleven weeks, not bad for a company of our size...
Fiming here in Colorado is going well, this will be a series with a focus on Wildland Fires and a Department with Reserve and Volunteer Firefighters...today, we film the famous Mesa Verde, one of the many beautiful attractions of this great state.
Locatons photos from yesterdays wildland fire later today.
The Battalion film crew arrived here in Cortez Colorado on Wednesday and the winds have really kicked up, their has been a red-flag warning sinces yesterday morning. This series will focus on the rural fire department that covers 163 square miles. They are highly trained and certified firefighters with a reserve program that started very recently in 2008. This is a very young department with growing pains.