Welcome to the new, totally redesigned, MikesPhotos.us! This new website incorporates many new features such as, facebook & social media integration, google maps, an all new 3d Wall & slideshow, and a new, faster server. It also brings all of the websites under the MikesPhotos.us banner, including the facebook page, youtube channel, and twitter feed. I encourage everyone to read the FAQ and Guide by clicking the button at the top of the page and also check out the MikesPhotos.us facebook page for tutorials, info, and sneak peaks. And for those that are fans of the the flickr page, don't worry, it will continue to be updated so that those who just want to always see the latest photos in a single stream can still go there. Enjoy!
The first album added to the new site is from the 2011 Fire Service Day event at LAFD Fire Station 39 in Van Nuys. 236 photos of their new 2011 Dodge Rescue Ambulance, 2010 KME Engine, 2010 American LaFrance/LTI Tiller Truck, and 1996 Seagrave engine, along with photos of RA908 and the Valley Municipal Building from across the street. Enjoy and try out the new features.
Another day another batch! This is the first update of LAFD FS88 Fire Service Day photos and includes 106 pics of Division 3, Engines 88 and 288, an Air Rescue Cushion demonstration involving FF's and Explorers jumping off the roof of a building into the cushion, FS88 inside and 9/11 Memorial, LAFD Equestrian Mounted Fire Patrol, and Heavy Fire Equipment Dozer 11, Transport 1, Trailer 1 and FF Dyer. Enjoy!
The 2nd batch of photos from the LAFD Fire Service Day at Fire Station 88 is now uploaded! There are 209 photos of the extrication demo performed by T88 members and Explorers, LAFD Paramedic Rescue 88, Swift Water Rescue 88 and jet ski's, Truck 88, USAR 88 & USAR 88 Trailer, the brand new KME Water Tender 88, LAFD Vans, staff vehicles, more Heavy Fire Equipment, LAFD Rescue 889, LAFD BLS Ready Reserve Ambulances, CALEMA/OES Swiftwater Flood Search and Rescue 1, LAFD SpecOps Tactical Team trailers, and LAPD A-Star N233LA. Next up, LA Navy Week in San Pedro! US Navy Ships, DHS Police, Port Police, and more LAFD apparatus! Enjoy!
Just finished putting up the 75 Best of FSD88 pics, and started work on the first batch of LA Navy Week pics which should be added either tonight or tomorrow. Enjoy!
The first pics from the LA Navy week are now up on MikesPhotos.us! I've uploaded 181 shots from the USS Abraham Lincoln, along with shots of an E-2C Hawkeye from VAW-116, F/A-18C from VFA-151, the CAG F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-2, and shots of an MH-60R from HSM-77. There's much more to come from LA Navy Week in the next few days, but enjoy this first batch!
The navy week pics keep on rolling out. This update includes 96 photos of the USS Princeton, an AEGIS Ticonderoga class cruiser, including a walk around of the ship, and details of the weapons systems including CIWS, and vertical launch tubes. Enjoy!
Another batch of 51 photos are now up from the LA Navy Week! This group includes shots of the USS Chafee - DDG-90, an AEGIS Arleigh Burke class Destroyer, USS Champion - MCM-4 Mine Countermeasures ship, and USN Port Security boats. Next up, LA Port Police, DHS, and LAFD! Enjoy!
I've added another 31 photos to the LA Navy Week folder. This time the shots are of the Dept of Homeland Securities Federal Air Marshal K9 teams, LAPD A-Star, Port of Los Angeles Police Departments patrol cars, K9 truck, boats, and checkpoint tower, and a couple of misc shots of the San Pedro harbor and the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. I've also implemented a new feature that allows you to use the keyboard for navigation on the picture pages. Right arrow will now take you to the next photo, left arrow will take you to the previous one, and ctrl-right or left arrow will take you to the first or last photo! Next up, LAFD! Enjoy!
The LA Navy week photo set is finally complete. The last 47 photos have been added to the LAFD album and include shots of LAFD FireBoat 1, LAFD Fire 3, LAFD Fire Station 112 and both the Warner L Lawrence and the Ralph J Scott FireBoat 2's, as well as a medical aid at the World Cruise Terminal with LAFD Engine 112, Truck 48, Paramedic Rescue 36 and 79. Enjoy!
Time for some more updates! After showing the city of Los Angeles some love, now it's time for some LA County updates! I've uploaded 273 photos of the Public Safety Expo at Mayfair Park in Lakewood with shots of LACoFD Engine 45, Quint 45, Paramedic Squad 45, USAR 103, Heavy Rescue 103, Rescue Tender 103, Hazmat 105 (reserve), CARE Ambulance, LASD Air 5, Sky Knight, Crime Scene Investigators, LASD Narco K9 and Deputies, Lakewood station Crown Vics, Prisoner Transport Buses and Vans, and LASD SEB Special Weapons Teams Crown Vics, SUVs, Armored Bearcat, and firearms. I've also added a few videos onto the youtube playlist at http://youtube.com/MikesPhotosUS so Enjoy!
Just a quick update of 4 photos from the Mandeville Canyon fire in LAFD FS19s first in that broke out yesterday. 1 Shot of the header, and 3 of the LACoFD contract SuperScooper flying overhead. Enjoy!
On a somber day in which we remember the lives of all who were lost 10 years ago, and all of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice since in the global war on terrorism, sometimes it pays to remember that there is still good in this world. Here's 8 new pics of mystic doing what he does best, Enjoy!
Catching up on all of the 2011 pics, this update includes 50 photos of LACoFD Engine 89's new KME, Squad 89s new dodge, and McCormick ambulance on scene of a medical aid. Enjoy!
Working on more July 4th photos, and this time it's a small set of 19 photos and 3 videos of LACoFD Engine 89 and Squad 89 on a medical aid. The videos are on youtube, and a link to them is in the album. Enjoy!
Still working on the July 4th photos, this update is from a medical aid call in 144's area - Westlake Village and features a special shot of the Brown Brothers. If you have to spend a holiday at work, might as well spend it with family! Enjoy!
The final update of the night is the final medical aid call from July 4th. This update includes 54 shots of LACoFD Engine and Patrol 65, Squad 89, McCormick Ambulance and LASD on scene of a medical aid. Next up, some misc calls, station life and apparatus walk arounds, and then some events! Enjoy!
Just a quick update of 7 photos from a snake call in 89s area with Engine 89's crew. Enjoy!
The LACoFD is a full service agency! Fire, EMS, accidents, snakes, and yes, even broken water pipes, your local firefighters can handle it all! This update includes 21 shots of E89's crew shutting down a broken water pipe that was flooding a freeway off ramp. Enjoy!
I'm happy to say that all of the July 4th photos are now done and uploaded! This latest update includes 111 photos of Engine 89, Squad 89, the crew on duty, the station, and misc station life! Next up... LASD Open house! Enjoy!
Testing the RSS feeds, facebook, and email updates. If this post shows up on YOUR wall, please press the like button. It seems that most people are not seeing the updates. Thank you!
I've uploaded 2 new mystic photos taken with a Leica 19mm lens as i try and work out the RSS bugs. Enjoy
Back to the updates! I've started work on the LASD Malibu-Lost Hills open house event, and this update includes 55 shots of one of their newest AS350 helicopters. LASD SEB, SAR, LACoFD Q125 and S68, and much more from the event are coming up this week! Enjoy!
Just a small update this time of 10 Classic car photos and 6 of the LASD station. Enjoy!
As many of you know, tomorrow is the big Fire Prevention weekend all across the US. I encourage all of you to go to your local departments events and check out the information online. I've also uploaded 54 photos of LACoFD Quint 125 and Squad 68 from the LASD open house, Enjoy!
Still have a lot more photos from this event to go through but here are 56 images of the LASD Arson/Explosives unit - Bomb Squad, with their vehicle, gear, and Remotec robot. Enjoy!
Going to try and get as many LASD photos done today that I can, so this update is of the LASD white Chevy Tahoe LARCOPP, including images of it's screens and radios. Enjoy!
Last update for a bit, this one includes 27 photos of the LASD BMW Motor unit. A full walkaround including details of the speed radar and radios. Enjoy!
I managed to upload another chunk of the Lost Hills Open House pics! I've added 80 shots of LA County Public Health, LASD Community Service Officer SUV, LASD Bike Safety Course, LASD Volunteers on Patrol, LASD Ford Crown Vics, ASAP, Slicktops and Unmarked cars. Still a ton to go through including SEB, K9, SAR, and more! Enjoy!
Final update of the day is of the Malibu Search and Rescue team. These 67 photos are of their vehicles, gear, SAR dog Neco, and their High Angle rope rescue demo. Enjoy!
I've finished the LASD Special Weapons Team photos, and all 61 of them are now up! Included are photos of their Ford Crown Vics, Lenco Bearcat, marked and unmarked Tahoes, as well as the Deputies, weapons and gear display. Enjoy!
All of the LASD Lost Hills Open House photos are now up! I've added another 56 photos of the LASD Fingerprint Techs, SOCAL Fire Supply Barricade demo, booths and event info, LASD SUV's, and more. Enjoy!
Whoops, forgot to mention that 6 videos have been uploaded to the youtube channel as well! A link can be found in the Open House folder or by clicking on the thumbnail. Included are videos of the new LASD lighting setup with bumper lights, EOD Remotec Robot, A-Star, and SOCAL Fire Supply gel video. Enjoy!
And now for something a little different! I've uploaded 47 photos from the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, including photos of the murals and statues outside, displays, flowers and trees, and of course the famous turtles! Enjoy!
Last update for tonight includes 11 photos from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art! Enjoy.
Started working on the LACoFD Fire Service Day pics, and this update includes 82 shots from the Car Fire Demonstration. Enjoy.
Back to work on the LACoFD FSD pics, and this update includes 85 photo of the new CHP Crown Victoria with whelen lightbar, and trunk detail, LA County/City of Thousand Oaks Animal Care and Control, LACoFD Battalion 5, Crew 8-2, Command 2, and Copter 11, including 2 videos of Copter 11 up on youtube. Enjoy!
Today's update includes 78 photos of Engine 89, Squad 89, Engine 269 & Call Firefighters, LACoFD Forestry Division, Hazmat 76, Heavy Rescue 103, Ocean Lifeguard Division, and LASD! Enjoy!
The final batch from the 2011 LACoFD FS89 Fire Service Day pics are now up. 160 new shots of LACoFD Patrol 144, Quint 125 and gear, Squad 89, USAR 103, Rescue Tender 103, Capt Olivera and SAR K9 Stetson, Water Tender 70, Yogi Bear Quakey Shakey Schoolhouse, Misc event shots and shots and a video of the Vehicle Extrication demo. Enjoy!
LASD and LAPD responded to two suspicious devices on an MTA bus near the Sherman Oaks Galleria the night of the new Twilight movie premier. Both devices were handled by the bomb squad, but streets in the area were shut down for quite some time. I've uploaded 37 photos from the incident. Enjoy.
I've started working on the HBFD Open House photos, and this first batch of 89 shots is from the Tanker Fire demonstration at the Joint Powers Training Center area behind FS1. There is much more to come from this event, including shots of HBPD's HB-1 & Heliport, and the sister event at Fountain Valley FD's station. Enjoy!
Added a 2nd batch of pics to the HBFD Open House area. These 64 shots include photos of HB CERT, Fire Marshall Culhane, Bat. 4, ET41, 42, and 46, and their 1967 Crown Firecoach Parade Engine. There is much more to come this weekend, so Enjoy!
All 710 photos and 3 videos from the HBFD Open House event are now uploaded! The department put on a magnificent and educational event and I can't wait to see what they do next year. This batch includes photos of 2 Vehicle Extrication Demos, HAZMAT 46, HAZMAT Decon 46, HB RACES, HB Search and Rescue, HBPD HB-1 Helo and Patrol Car, Hydrant, Wrench and Hoses, Joint Powers Training Tower, Medic Engines 41, 42, and 46, Fire Station 1 and gear, OCSD Commercial Traffic Enforcement, Quint 42 (Reserve), R. M Morrison Heliport, Smoke Alarm Educational Display, Structure Fire Demonstration, Truck 45, USAR 42, 3 Videos on youtube and more! Enjoy!
I've uploaded 55 shots from the 2011 Fountain Valley FD Open House event that occured the same day as the HBFD event. Pics include Battalion 3 and Reserve B3, Engine 31 in all new red paint scheme, Truck 31, Utility 31 and CARE/FVY Ambulance 31. Enjoy!
LAPD responded to a suspicious package in Sherman Oaks last night, and I have uploaded 85 shots and 6 videos from the incident. Some good shots of the LAPD Van Nuys Division's Ford Crown Vics, Officers, ALPR car, Command Chevy Tahoe, Unmarked Impala, as well as the Bomb Squads GMC trucks and Detective Crown Vic. The item turned out to be just an unattended backpack and a false alarm. Enjoy!
the #LAArson 'ist struck Sherman Oaks and I've uploaded 15 prelim photos here and to flickr. They do have a person of interest detained, and hopefully that will put an end to this!
I've uploaded 117 photos from the LAPD Topanga Division open house event from last March. These pics are more detailed than usual and many were done at the requests from modelers looking for specific items. Included are photos of the Station, Ford Crown Vics, Hybrid (slicktop) Crown Vics, Bike Patrol, Chevy Suburban, T3 Personal Mobility Vehicles, and Detectives gear. Enjoy!
The last 67 photos from the LAPD Topanga open house are now up! Included are shots of LAPD Racing's display, LAFD Engine 106 and crew, LAPD Topanga Area's new Pierce Contender Mobile Sub-Station and misc. shots from the event. Enjoy!
All of the photos from the arson fires in Sherman Oaks are now uploaded! The suspect struck 3 locations within minutes within the area, before head down Laurel Canyon and back into West Hollywood where he was eventually caught by the LASD. This update includes photos from the fires on Lemona, Greenbush, and Magnolia, as well as the LAPD staging area, and some videos as well. Enjoy!
Better late than never! I've uploaded 160 photos from last years St Baldrick's day event at LAFD Fire Station 89. Photos include LAFD Apparatus and Firefighters, LAPD officers and vehicles, and misc event photos of the shavers and shavees. Please take a moment to go to
to learn more about this great organization and to help some great kids!
Just a quick update! Still plowing through the 2011 photos, and this update includes 24 pics of LAFD Engine 60's new KME Engine and 102's old Pierce Arrow XT. Click on the stations albums to see the pics. Enjoy!
I've uploaded 57 photos and 10 videos from the 2011 #LAFD FS102 Pancake Breakfast, and the Greater Valley Glen Council Safety Fair held at Los Angeles Valley College. Pics and videos include LAFD E102, RA102, RA908, LAPD Crown Vics and Air unit, LASD Metro Transit Crown Vics and BMW Motor Unit. Enjoy!
I'm still working on finishing the 2011 events, and this update is from the North Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair held at LAFD Fire Station 87. 67 photos have been uploaded including shots of LAFD B15, FS87, Light Force 87, Rescue 87's new Dodge ambulance, HAZMAT Squad 87, LA Dept of Water and Power's Bell 407, and a 1927 Antique Moreland fire engine. There is much more to come from this event, so Enjoy!
I've finished uploading the remaining 160 photos and 6 videos from the 2011 North Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair @ LAFD Fire Station 87. The photos and videos are of the booths and cookout, LACoFD Yogi Bear's Quakey Shakey Schoolhouse Earthquake Simulator, LAFD Engine 287, LAFD Misc, LAFD Truck 87, and Vehicle Extrication Demo. Enjoy!
Started working on the 2011 Wings, Wheels, and Rotors show photos. First up are 90 photos and 7 videos including shots of the LAPD's newest toy, the huge LAPD Mobile 3 Command Post, LAPD A-Star, and LA ATF Agent, his gear, and his Ford Explorer. Enjoy!
I've uploaded a 2nd batch the the Law Enforcement folder, this time it's 46 shots of Huntington Beach's newest MD500N helicopter, Ten-Henry, and their unmarked slicktop, as well as CHP's Long Ranger in a new black and white paint scheme and their Incident Command Vehicle, RRV6. Enjoy!
I've added 10 new photos in the Nature album. 8 are of trees around Pierce college and 2 are of the snow up in the San Gabriel Mountains. Winter is finally leaving, and spring is just around the corner! Enjoy!
All 185 photos of the LAPD Reserve Foundation event are now posted! Shots include walkarounds of LAPD West Traffic Division Harley's, West Valley Division Ford Crown Vic's & SUV, and other photos from the event. Enjoy!
Video posted on youtube of LAFD Rescue 93 (2011 Dodge Ram) responding to a medical aid at Pierce College with LASD Security Officers escorting. Enjoy!
LAFD E72, in their new KME engine, Paramedic RA72, LASD deputy from Pierce College, and LAPD Valley Traffic Division responded to a vehicle vs bike incident near Pierce College. I've uploaded 35 photos, and 3 videos of the incident, including a few artsy ones that came out rather well! Enjoy!
A little change of pace from the usual Police & Fire pics, here are 206 photos from my trip to the Los Angeles Zoo! Included are shots of Aldabra Tortoise, Chimps, Colobus Monkeys, Crested Screamers, Ducks, Elephants, Emperor Tamarins, Gerenuks, Giraffes, Gorillas, Bees, Koala Bears, Komodo Dragons, Lemurs, Mandrill Monkeys, Meerkats, Mountain Bongos, Mountain Tapirs, Okapi, Lizards, Rhinos, River Otters, Serval Cats, Sea-Eagles, Tammar Wallaby, Tigers, Zebras, plants and flowers! Enjoy!
I've uploaded 27 photos from tonight's Beat SC! Bonfire and Rally at UCLA, as well as the obligatory couple of shots of the famous Royce Hall! Enjoy.
Todays update includes 74 photos from the 2013 UCLA Bruins victory over USC at the LA Memorial Coliseum! A full stadium, a great game, an even better score, and all in all, a great night with some pretty good shots to show for it. Enjoy!