The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

Viewing the Photographs

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, April 28, 2013

The day was very sunny and warm. I was too early to get good light on the statue's front. I'll have to show up later in the day next time. A stand with a CR code has been added to the site. I think it detracts from the aesthetics of the memorial. I was out photographing other memorials as well today and found these things tend to be common. If this fares like the others the base on this will get scuffed up.

As of this writing April Hopkin is the only woman firefighter on the memorial wall. April Rose Hopkin served as a paid on call (volunteer) firefighter with the Goulais River Fire Department in North Ontario.  She died in the line of duty on October 20, 2002. She was 21 years old.

This stand with a CR code was added to the site since the last time I was out photographing it. In my opinion, it doesn't really fit in but I expect that I'll get used to it.

The CR code can be photographed with a smart phone and then used to access audio visual information about the site. So it is a good addition to the site.

I took this to get the garden detail just behind the wall.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, April 7, 2013

The snow is all but gone. The temperature is still chilly but bearable. The statue definitely has developed a green patina, as can be seen in the closeups of its feet. With this posting all the pictures I've taken of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial are posted on this blog site. This does not mean I have stopped posting pictures. I'll be continuing to post them as I revisit the site and take more. I plan on doing that about once a month.

The numbers along the wall are keyed to the list of the fallen on The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation web site. Clicking on the name of a firefighter on that list will bring up another page with additional information among which is the number on the wall that is closest to their name.

I expect the concrete rectangle seen hear will be the location of the title and dedication plaque.