I was honored to be able to create a memorial for the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada that pays tribute to past, present, and future Nevada State firefighters. This memorial will be dedicated in May, 2019 in Carson City in the Capital Complex.
Included in this memorial are 5 life-size working firefighters on a crew. Setting the scene is a nozzleman, focused and skillful in his control of the hose. Behind him is the crew Officer, a Captain keeping a close eye on the scene and maintaining his composure as two more firefighters, one male and one female, pull a downed firefighter to safety.
Every firefighter is unique and individual – from the folds of cloth on the pants to the stitching of the name on the bunker jacket, each crew member has their own personality and precise detail.
Having the opportunity to also be a firefighter myself, this is an important piece of work for me. I was able to draw on my own experiences as a member of a crew and the responsibility we each have to protect lives and property of our community, as well as each other during every call.