JerseyFiregrounds....NJ Fire Photography by Brian Sheppard


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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


347-365 Claremont Avenue Jersey City 6 Alarm

Updated: Apr 09, 2012 8:19pm PST

West Paterson ex chief Paul Salomone Sr.

Updated: Dec 11, 2011 3:32pm PST

Chilton Hospital Drill

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 10:14pm PST

GWB in Pink

Updated: Dec 01, 2011 8:21pm PST

2011 Wallington Fire Dept. Christmas Parade

The Wallington Fire Dept. held their 10th Annual Christmas Parade Satu ...

Updated: Dec 01, 2011 7:52pm PST

Jersey City 10/22/2011

3rd Alarm at 417 3rd Street

Updated: Oct 22, 2011 11:05am PST

2011 NVFCA Parade

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 11:43am PST

NJMFPA September 2011 Meeting

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 11:11am PST

2011 IFBA Convention

The Fire Buff Association of New Jersey hosted the 2011 International ...

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 7:21am PST

Bergen County 9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial dedication and unveiling at the Bergen County Police & F ...

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 7:09am PST


Zohara Solange Attar

Updated: Oct 03, 2011 12:03am PST

120th Annual Boonton Fire Dept. Labor Day Parade

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 11:06am PST

Newton Tower 1 Wetdown

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 10:50am PST


Updated: May 19, 2011 8:52pm PST

2010 Wallington Holiday Parade Videos

Updated: Nov 28, 2010 1:59pm PST

2010 Wallington Holiday Parade

The 9th annual Wallington Holiday Parade was held on Saturday Novermbe ...

Updated: Nov 28, 2010 12:10am PST

Elizabeth 11/25/2010

5th Alarm 420 Magie Avenue Elizabeth, NJ on November 25, 2010

Updated: Nov 27, 2010 12:35pm PST

Jersey City 11/24/10

3rd Alarm Arlington Avenue on November 24, 2010

Updated: Nov 27, 2010 12:24pm PST

2010 NJMFPA FDNY Bus Trip

Sunday May 16, 2010. This time it was The Bronx

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:42pm PST

NJMFPA PhotoNight 2010

NJMFPA PhotoNight 2010 Saturday May 15, 2010

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:41pm PST

Campbell Supply Fire Apparatus Photo Shoot

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:28pm PST

Bayonne 09/05/07

5th Alarm at 380 Avenue C on September 5, 2007. Post fire demolition t ...

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:21pm PST

Jersey City 02/27/2008

4th Alarm at Palisades Avenue Jersey City on February 27, 2008

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:20pm PST

Jersey City 03/07/2008

Working Fire at 55 Ocean Avenue Jersey City on March 7, 2008

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:19pm PST

Jersey City 06/03/2008

2nd Alarm at 88 Seaview Avenue Jersey City on June 3, 2008

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:17pm PST

Jersey City 09/06/10

3rd Alarm at 83 Bleeker Street, Jersey City NJ on September 6, 2010

Updated: Nov 26, 2010 7:04pm PST

Jersey City 09/17/2010

2nd Alarm at 40 Carlton Avenue Jersey City on September 17, 2010

Updated: Oct 31, 2010 12:42pm PST

9/11 9th Anniversary Photo Shoot

Updated: Oct 31, 2010 12:27pm PST

Jersey City 07/15/2009

2nd Alarm at 616 Montgomery Street Jersey City on July, 15, 2009

Updated: Sep 16, 2010 1:04pm PST

FDNY 343 Video

Updated: Sep 14, 2010 7:20am PST