Chicago Fire Wire Photo Contributors

Photo Contributors


Hello My Name Is Tim Olk I Am The Regional Director For ( Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana ) And The State Coordinator (Illinois) For The International Fire Photographers Association. I Have Been Taking Pictures At Fire Scenes For About 28 Years In Northern Illinois And Chicago. I served as a Paid On Call FireFighter 2 In Northbrook, Northfield, Prospect Heights. I also served as a  Member Of The Old Salvation Army Canteen #7 Out Of Highland Park Fire Station For About 15 Years. Currently I am Chief Bobby Halton’s photographer for Fire Engineering Magazine At FDIC Indianapolis. Please visit a few of my published books below. Have a fire safe day! Tim Olk

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John Tulipano Profile Image

John Tulipano is a local photographer who focuses on capturing images of fire scenes in the Chicago suburbs. Please visit John’s website to view his work and complete profile. Some of John’s images have also been featured in Fire Engineering magazine. Thanks John for contributing to Chicago Fire Wire, we look forward to seeing more photos!

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Ben Mazanec St. Louis Photographer

Ben Mazanec is a local resident of St. Louis who resides on the south side. Ben has spent most of his child hood in the firehouse and watching his father fight work a a Firefighter. It’s been a lifelong dream of Ben’s to be a full-time firefighter; hopefully some day Ben and his dad will work together on St. Louis Fire Department. Ben now spends most of his time capturing the St. Louis fire department in action. The St. Louis fire department actually gave Ben his own set of gear, badge number and assigned car number. Some of Ben’s work has also been featured in Fire engineering magazine. Make sure you follow Ben’s work on his Facebook page. Thanks Ben for contributing to Chicago Fire Wire we are honored to have you apart of the team!

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Matthew Sosnowski

Matthew is a photographer from the Detroit Michigan area who enjoys buffing the Chicago Fire Department. When not buffing in Chicago Matthew enjoys spending time with Detroit and Flint Michigan firefighters. Matthew was born in 1971, adopted by parents Frank & Rose Marie Sosnowski. Matthew holds three associates degrees in Fire Science, general education and History. Matthew works full-time as landscape/snow plower for a company in the Detroit area. Matthews photos have been seen around in Firehouse magazine and other websites.

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