The annual Firehouse Exposition and Muster returned to Baltimore yesterday, bringing together more than 6,000 career and volunteer firefighters, paramedics, fire buffs and their families.
The weekend exhibition has been held in Baltimore for six of the last eight years.
rTC Thirty of the country's newest fire engines will be on display in the city's Convention Center through Sunday as part of more than 200 displays of the latest in fire and emergency services equipment.
Seminars, conducted by writers and editors from Firehouse Magazine, cover topics such as building collapse and apparatus specifications.
Two New York City firefighters will talk about the rope rescue of two people trapped in an office building in May.
Philadelphia's fire chief, Roger Ulshafer, will discuss that city's skyscraper blaze, which killed three firefighters last winter.
Firehouse Magazine is the event's sponsor.