One group of firefighters on Long Island is using fire trucks to raise awareness and money to help women nationwide battling breast cancer.

The story was actually originally pitched to me by Paul Brower, one of my fellow firefighters from Woodmere. It was a long shoot, but altogether a very inspiring day. The image of these pink fire trucks racing around Nassau County really moved people to the cause.

Some behind the scenes info:

The pieces was shot on a Canon 7D. I used a Sigma 30mm f1.4 for the interviews. It’s really a beautiful lens that puts out a wonderfully crisp image. The wide aperature was relly helpful in shooting the b-roll at the fire station. The available light was pretty low in some areas; shooting at f1.4 allowed me to grab the shots without pumping up the ISO (gain).

Because the camera was shooting in 1080p I was able to crop the interview shots in post to provide some differences in framing. Audio was recorded on a Tascam DR-100 and synced up later in post.