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Rick McClure

photo of Rick McClure
My interest in photography started when I was growing up and developed a love for the fire service. I was chasing fires on my bike and wanted to show what I was doing. I started out with a Polaroid in 1967, and acquired my first Nikon F in 1970.

I was mentored by some of the best photographers, Boris Yaro, Joel Lugavere, and George Fry to name a few. I was hired by LAFD in 1973, and continued shooting pictures throughout my 39 year career with LAFD and my current position as a Fire Captain for La Habra Heights Fire Department.

I have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, Daily News, UPI, AP and The Signal SCV. I have also been well published in many fire and EMS publications (Firehouse, Fire Engineering, Paramedics International) and newspapers around the globe.

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