My name is Scott LaPrade, I am a 28 year-career firefighter in Leominster, MA as the chauffeur of Ladder 1. I have been photographing fires, and firefighters, in and around the New England area for over 30 years. My son Michael, has also contributed to this site. You can see mini clips of his work under the Video Gallery or visiting his facebook page LFDTheSeries. Michael now runs as a call firefighter with the Town of Effingham NH.

My 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 me the opportunity to display the bravery of firefighters in everyday situations, no matter what city or town they are from. *** Thanks to all I have photographed, our men and women on "the job" Please be ride safe and be safe while in the performance of your duites***

So take some time to sit back and enjoy yourself as you go through some of our work. All of the photos and videos you see are available from purchase through this site.