WORKING FIRE: A FIRE BUFF'S JOURNEY is a collection of some of my favorite fire photographs. The book contains four chapters, Working Fires, Working Faces, Working Apparatus, and Working Firehouses. The photographs were taken in both my local area (The Four Corners) and other locations that I have buffed throughout the years. From the "jobs," to the firefighters, their rigs, and their firehouses, this is a photo essay of the American Fire Service.
Thomas W. Aurnhammer is Deputy Chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District in Ignacio, CO. Chief Aurnhammer commenced his 36-year fire service career in 1976 and has served with fire agencies in New Jersey, New Mexico, and Colorado. Tom is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) and has received his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He was also granted the grade of Member in the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). Chief Aurnhammer is an Adjunct Faculty member at the National Fire Academy and the New Mexico Fire Fighter Academy. Aurnhammer has taught at numerous regional, state, national and international programs and academic institutions and is widely published in the national trade journals in the areas of fire investigation, safety, and the executive management of fire departments.