My name is Scott LaPrade, I am a 24 year-career firefighter in Leominster, MA on Ladder 1. I have been photographing fires, and firefighters, in and around the New England area for over 30 years. My son Michael, who also contributes to this site, has been coming along with his photography these past few years, capturing his first cover photo on the FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE July 2011 edition. Also Michael is working on a Cable TV show called LFD the series. You can see mini clips of his work under the Video Gallery
Our web site is dedicated to my father, Keith E. LaPrade Jr., who passed away on July 11, 2006 at the age of 71. He retired in 1996, after 34 years as a Police Detective with the City of Leominster MA. This web site gives Mike & I the opportunity to display the bravery of firefighters in everyday situations, no matter what city or town they are from. *** Thanks to all who Mike and I have photographed, our men and women on "the job" ***
So take some time to sit back and enjoy yourself as you go through some of our work. Your comments are appreciated. All of the photos and videos you see are available from purchase through this site.