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Hello there my friends! Welcome to Smithbrothers' (not to be confused with the cough medicine) fire photography. Photos posted in these galleries were taken by Ryan and Evan Smith. My brother and I have both been taking fire department related photography since we were essentially old enough to start walking! Ok, that might be a stretch, but we have managed to capture many pieces of fire apparatus as well as many fire scenes from throughout the United States including Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, and Southeast Wisconsin to name a few. Our goal by forming this site is to provide both firefighters and fire service enthusiasts an opportunity to see photos that they may otherwise never have the opportunity to. If you are looking for anything in particular and you don't see it, feel free to contact us as there is no way we could ever post our entire collection here. Lastly and most importantly, we would like to thank all the firefighters and emergency personnel across the country not only for serving, but also for giving us the opportunity to photograph your apparatus and emergency scenes.

Ryan and Evan Smith

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It should be noted that this website (smithbrothersfirephotos) does not in any way officially represent any of the fire departments or municipalities featured. In our politically correct world, I guess it is necessary to say this is a hobby with the intent to document and share fire service history through photos.

Featured Galleries

Iowa Fire Apparatus

Updated: Dec 29, 2014 7:33pm PST

Shelby County, TN Fire Apparatus

Updated: Jan 22, 2015 1:55pm PST

Missouri Fire Apparatus

Updated: Oct 26, 2014 7:10pm PST

Memphis, TN Fire Apparatus

Updated: Jan 22, 2015 1:47pm PST

Recent Photos

Gallery Categories

Detroit, MI Fire Department

16 galleries with 1954 photos

Updated: Nov 09, 2014 10:55pm EST


12 galleries with 1282 photos

Updated: Jan 04, 2015 9:36pm EST

Fire Apparatus Across the USA and Canada

35 galleries with 3919 photos

Updated: Mar 02, 2015 3:48pm EST

Yearly Fire Scenes & Incidents

2 galleries with 163 photos

Updated: Dec 09, 2013 2:47pm EST

Firehouses Across the USA

2 galleries with 168 photos

Updated: Oct 29, 2014 10:03pm EST


2 galleries with 6 photos

Updated: Aug 16, 2013 11:43am EST

Mt. Pleasant-Sturtevant Fire Department History

3 galleries with 184 photos

Updated: Dec 05, 2013 10:27am EST

Cities-Scenery Across America

5 galleries with 171 photos

Updated: Jan 08, 2013 6:54pm EST

Fire Department Trainings

3 galleries with 130 photos

Updated: May 19, 2011 1:13pm EST

Special-Family Events

2 galleries with 100 photos

Updated: Nov 13, 2013 1:00pm EST

Police Vehicles

1 gallery with 41 photos

Updated: Jul 02, 2014 2:39pm EST

Friends & Family