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Eye Candy In Training 1

By LynneJoyce  
This set, the first of three, is from the lovely day I spent with Barbara (barbarahirst) in Leeds in June. There will be a picture of her in a later post.

We got the water taxi from near The Dark Arches to Clarence Dock but when we got there we couldn't moor in the usual place because the Fire & Rescue Service were engaged in a water rescue training exercise. They apologised but we assured them that there was no need because they had provided us with an unique photo opportunity. The title is a concession to the people who find firefighters a particular turn-on.

I have opened with the briefing, the rest show various aspects of the training exercise right through to them leaving the water. You have seen a few from this exercise in a previous post about the day in Leeds but this one is devoted entirely to the Fire Service. I contacted the Fire stations involved afterwards and sent them CD's with all the images on. They were delighted with them.

I spent a year as a member of the West Yorkshire Fire Authority and met with members of the Highland and Islands Fire and Rescue Service during that year. Members of Fire and Rescue are the most decent people I have ever met and this, along with the other posts from this event which will come later, is my tribute to them and the wonderful work that they do.

As ever the exif applies only to the first shot. Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

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mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
10 Sep 2015 4:50PM
A set of fantastic images!
However, I feel the fancy framing (very nice as it is!) detracts from the seriousness of the subject matter, and they would be better without it.
10 Sep 2015 5:10PM
V12 and V14 my favourites of this well taken set Lynne.
What a good job they all do and nice to see that
they have not gone unnoticed, especially by you Smile

PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
10 Sep 2015 5:21PM
yes I remember Babrbara's uploads.. and here, a training day well captured..
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2015 6:49PM
fabulous in every way Lynne
and pleasant memories have come flooding back from that fun day....
by the way we went to see tippex today.....not to be seen.....he has the run of lotheton
and he remained well hidden....
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
10 Sep 2015 7:15PM
excellent series... very interesting and not a subject you see often here!
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
10 Sep 2015 8:24PM
A brilliant set ,all with a lovely presentation as usualSmile
10 Sep 2015 9:26PM
Great set of images and a fine tribute to the Fire & Rescue Services.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Sep 2015 10:21PM
Hurrah for the rescue people!! a great set!
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
10 Sep 2015 10:25PM
A great tribute to the Fire & Rescue Service and the time an energy put into their training. They seem to enjoy it as shown on V14. Smile
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
10 Sep 2015 11:51PM
Theirs is a most praiseworthy job, a great tribute, Lynne.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
11 Sep 2015 4:39AM
Great captures,Lynne.

11 Sep 2015 7:38AM
A super and most interesting set, Lynne.
What a good idea to share the images with the subjects.

11 Sep 2015 7:56AM
A very good comprensive cover of this Fire Unit training. Very well done Lynne.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
11 Sep 2015 9:25AM
I have always admired the difficult job firefighters have....our firefighters in Australia are always tested with the serious bush fires we have every year around the Country ...a great set of images
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2015 10:48AM
Well documented set, these people do such a good job!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
11 Sep 2015 12:14PM
A great series of images, Lynne - I recognised the area immediately and wondered if it was from your meet with Barbara! Smile
Trev Smile
capto Plus
9 6.9k 26 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2015 4:10PM
A fine set, when things get serious we certainly need these people.Smile
Fefe Plus
10 62 38 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2015 4:16PM
A great set Lynne........and I bet Barbs volunteered to press their uniforms afterwardsTongueTongueTongueTongue
11 Sep 2015 5:32PM
What a great set, Lynne, all beautifully presented - love the expression in v.7! Cracking work!

Dave Wink
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2015 10:39AM
Fabulous set of images, beautifully captured and presented

ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2015 12:21PM
An Outstanding set Lynne

prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
12 Sep 2015 1:29PM
15 superb images
xwang 12 56 8
12 Sep 2015 1:45PM
A wonderfully taken, beautifully presented set of images..I truly agree that
Quote:Members of Fire and Rescue are the most decent people...
They are decent and brave, saving lives and properties regardless the danger they put themselves in, ... and also saving cats on the top of the trees. Grin Very unique British fire fighters in the world, great people.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2015 10:32PM
Really a great reportage Lynne! That water looks cold...
They are so brave, well put together and captured... Couldn't choose a favorite they are all amazing images...
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2242 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2015 8:27PM
Thanks for showing us their training exercises, Lynne, and it's good to know you sent them some pics.
14 Sep 2015 4:38AM
Good capture of colour in this V1 which I like very much. Well done Lynne.
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
16 Sep 2015 9:43PM
I agree. You took advantage of a great opportunity. I love this series.

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