Brian Sheppard

Hello and welcome to Jersey Firegrounds. The following galleries feature the photography of Brian T. Sheppard. The general geographical area of my work mainly covers the Northern New Jersey and the Metro New York City area. I have involved in the Public Safety sector for the past 14 years as both an EMT and Firefigher. I am currently a Firefighter at Garfield Company 3. We are the specialized company in the city and handle all rescue, extrication, boat, and swift water calls on top of regular firefighting duties. . I have been a freelance photographer for the past 6 years and have had my work published in newspapers, magazines as well as featured on several websites and television/cable networks. I am currently the President of the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association having been elected in November 2012. This website will also showcase association events as well as the the work of fellow NJMFPA members from time to time.

I shoot using professional Nikon products exclusively. Some of the items in my kit include Nikon D4 and D300 camera bodies, Nikon SB-400 AF and SB-950 AF Speedlights, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S, Nikkor 105mm Micro f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR, Nikkor 16mm Fisheye AF, and Nikkor Teleconverter TC-20E III AF-S.

Besides fire photography, I also plan to provide affordable digital photography for weddings, special occasions, and various other events in the near future for those that can't afford to spend thousands of dollars others charge.

All of the galleries are listed by date. If you would rather view by municipality, just use the search above by typing in the name of the town. This site is mainly for information purposes and sharing my passion of fire buffing. If you are a member of the Department shown in a photo and want a copy, please contact me at for information

I would like to thank all the officers and members of the Fire Departments and Police Departments who have extended me professional courtesies on the fireground to make these photos possible

Thanks and be safe.
Brian T. Sheppard