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911 Pictures represents the finest Fire, Police and EMS photographers nationwide. Many are active Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS Workers who share a wide range of photographic knowledge and experience, including memberships in the following organizations:

  • The International Fire Photographers Association
  • The California Fire Photographers Association
  • The Connecticut Fire Photographers Association
  • The New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association
  • The Long Island Fire Photographers Association
  • The Evidence Photographers International Council

Our complement also includes FBI Law Enforcement School graduates, as well as members of:

  • Fire Department Photo Units
  • Local Police & Sheriff's Photo Units
  • Accident Investigation Teams
  • Arson Investigation Teams

Also included are members of the Press, including members of the National Press Photographers Association and Staff Photographers from newspapers and publications all over the USA. Here are just some of our photographers' achievements:

Stephane' Brunet

1998 - Certificate of Excellence, first place for Best Spot News Photo, Québec Community Newspaper Association.

Thomas Cooper

  • Colorado Press Association (CPA) 1995 - 1st Place News
  • CPA 1995 - 2nd Place Feature
  • CPA 1996 - 3rd Place Feature
  • CPA 1997 - 2nd Place News
  • CPA 1999 - 3rd Place News
  • CPA 1999 - 1st Place News
  • CPA 1999 - 3rd Place Feature
  • CPA 2000 - 2nd Place News
  • CPA 2000 - 1st Place Sports
  • CPA 2001 - 1st Place Essay
  • CPA 2001 - 2nd Place Feature
  • International Photography Awards 2003 - 2nd Place Photojournalism-Breaking News
  • International Photography Awards 2003 - Honorable Mention People-Children
  • World in Focus 2003 - Best in Category Environmental Issues

Thomas Gaulke

  • 1978 - 4th Place, Germany-wide, 112-Magazine
  • 1990 - 2nd Place black/white, Germany-wide, German Firefighting Assoc.
    3rd Place black/white
    4th Place Color
  • 1996 - 1st Place, Germany-wide, Feuerwehr-Magazine
    Title: Germanys best fire photographer (the title still exists; since 1996 there were no similar competitions in Germany)
  • 1997 - Price of Excellence, International China; Fire Dept. City on Xi'an

Kari K. Greer

  • Fire Management Today 2004 - Photo contest winner
  • American Forest and Paper Association photo contest winner 2004 (2nd place)
  • Member PPA, Professional Photographers of America
  • Accepted in juried show: "Visions 2" at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2004

Nancy Greifenhagen

Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization:
  • Four Honorable Mentions, Best in Category, 2000
  • Five Honorable Mentions, Best of All Print Divisions, 2001
  • Seven Honorable Mentions, Best of All Black & White and Best of All Print Divisions, 2002
  • Eleven Honorable Mentions, Best In Catrgory, 2003
  • Nine Honorable Mentions, Best of All Print Divisions and Best of Show Trophy, 2004

Wisconsin Circuit Print Contest: Fouth Place, 2000

Michael Heller

  • International Fire Photographers Association (Vice President)
  • Long Island Fire Photographers Association
  • The Fire Bell Club of New York
  • The National Press Photographers Association
  • National Fire & Rescue Magazine (Photo Editor)
  • Firehouse Magazine
  • Fire Engineering
  • W.N.Y.F.
  • Firefighter's Quarterly
  • Incredible Photography Magazine
  • Videofuego (The International Contest of Video, Photography and Multimedia Programs on Fires and
  • Emergencies): First Place (The "Golden Firefighter" Award), 2004; Four Honorable Mentions, 2004; Two
  • Honorable Mentions, 1998
  • International Fire Photographers Association (Annual Contest): Ten First Place, Six Second Place, Five Third Place and One Honorable Mention trophies

Alan High

  • Accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada
  • Featured in Kodak's Imaging News magazine, Fall 2000
  • Contributing author, Extreme Digital Photography, by Jonathan Chester
  • Contributing photographer, Edmonton- a Centennial Portrait, Alberta Professional Photographers Association

Kirk Keogh

Honorable Mention, Journey's End, National Art Exhibition, March 8-30, 2003, Astoria, Oregon

Rick Pennock

  • Award Of merit New York Institute of Photography
  • Photographer's Forum Magazine Award Of Excellence 1998
  • Photographer's Forum Magazine Award Of Excellence 1999
  • International Library of Photography Editor's Choice Award 98
  • New York Institute of Photography Merit Award 98

Bruce Preston

Bruce Preston is currently employed as photo editor and photographer for the Salem Observer newspaper in Salem NH...a division of the Manchester Union Leader Corporation. Recent awards include:

  • 1st Place New Hampshire Press Association - Best Local 9/11 Photo
  • 1st Place 2003 New Hampshire Press Association - Sports Photo
  • 2nd place 2004 New England Press Association - Feature Photo
  • 2nd Place 2004 New England Press Association - General News Photo

Paul M. Ross, Jr.

Professional writer as well as freelance photojournalist, producing marketing writeups, press releases, technical writing, company and product profiles as well as feature magazine articles focused on firefighting, helicopters and fire aviation. His articles and photos appear in Air & Space Smithsonian, Fire Rescue Magazine, Wildland Firefighter Magazine, Firehouse Magazine, National Fire & Rescue Magazine, Rotor & Wing, VERTICAL Magazine as well as The LaBelle (MO) Star. Ross presently serves as a Helitack Squad Leader for Grand Canyon Helitack, the helicopter crew that provides firefighting and Emergency Medical Services in and around Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park.

Marianne Todd

  • 1999 - Mississippi Press Association, first place spot news
  • 2000 - Mississippi/Louisiana Press Association, first place spot news
  • 2001 - Photo of the Year, The Meridian Star
  • 2001 - Mississippi Press Association, second place spot news
  • 2004 - Mississippi Press Association, second place spot news

Wayne Tomblinson

  • International Fire Photographers Association Awards:
  • 2003 1st Place Color Fire
  • 2003 3rd Place Color Rescue
  • 2004 2nd Place Color Fire (under 150,000 Population)
  • 2004 2nd Place Color Firefighters at work (under 150,000 Population)
  • Texas EMS Conference Photo Contest:
  • 2003 Grand Prize Award
  • 2004 2nd and 3rd Place Awards
  • Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications Contest
  • Awarded Cover Photo of their 2005 Calendar.

Bill Tompkins

  • Contributing Photographer: Fire/Rescue Magazine, Fire Apparatus Magazine
  • Correspondent: 1st Responder Newspaper
  • Regular Contributing Photographer: Firehouse Magazine, Fire Engineering Magazine,
  • National Fire & Rescue Magazine, W.N.Y.F., Fire Chief Magazine
  • Freelance Photographer for The Record, and The Herald News, NJ since 1980
  • American Photographer Magazine Bi-Annual Photo Contest: Winner -- Photojournalism,
  • Contest #s 2, 3, 4, and 6
  • Camera and Darkroom Magazine Contest winner
  • Member of:
  • Hackensack FD Photo Unit
  • Ridgewood FD Photo Unit
  • Lodi FD Photo Unit
  • Rochelle Park FD Photo Unit
  • Hawthorne FD Photo Unit
  • Englewood FD Photo Unit
  • Member N.J.M.F.P.A.

Gert Zoutendijk

  • International Fire Photographers Association -- 10/26/2002, Craftsman Fire Photographer
  • International Fire Code Institute -- 02/24/2000, Certified Uniform Fire Code Inspector
  • International Fire Photographers Association -- 02/22/1993, Journeyman Fire Photographer
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Oregon Fire Marshals Association
  • International Fire Photographers Association: Oregon Sate Coordinator; Journal Editor
  • Marion/Polk County Investigation Team: West Zone Coordinator
Awards Received:
  • IAAI 2002 Accidental Photography Award 09/2002
  • 2001 IFPA Annual Fire Photography Contest
  • 2nd Place Color Fire
  • 2nd Place Color Rescue
  • 2nd Place Color Firefighter at Work
  • 1998 IFPA Annual Fire Photography Contest
  • 1st Place Color Fire
  • 2nd Place Color Fire
  • Honorable Mention Color Human Interest
  • 1st Place Video Tape -- Non Emergency
  • 1992 IFPA Annual Fire Photography Contest
  • 3rd Place Color Fire
  • 3rd Place Color Rescue
  • 3rd Place Color Firefighter at Work
  • 1st Place Color Human Interest

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