Frequently asked questions:
Please have a look at our frequently asked questions prior to your submission. If your question is not addressed, please feel free to contact us:
How do I become a member of your page?
No membership is required. Our page are open to the public. This page was created for people who are passionate about fire trucks, history and the Long Island fire service in general.
Can I get a password to your site?
Technically you do not need one. Any page asking for a password is either "under construction or temporarily password protected". While we are working through alot of photos most likely we are not finished populating those photos yet or working on something specific for that page. Please check back and the password protected pages will eventually be available for you to see.
What is our Mission?
Our mission is to create a complete collection of all past and present fire apparatus on Long Island. Everyday that goes by, old photos packed away in basements and attics are one step away from getting lost forever. With the modern digital world upon us, these photos are forgotten about, thrown away and destroyed with the history being lost forever. Our goal is to preserve these photos, shared stories, and videos for people who are passionate about firetrucks and the volunteer fire service in general
Why can't I see Suffolk County?
You will be able to view them eventually. We're still poplulating Nassau County and we gotten that far yet. We'll post some random suffolk photos as run into them.
What are we interested in?
We are interested in preserving Long Island History related to Fire Apparatus, Fire stations, Photos, Stories, Historic Fire Scenes, Videos and more. Your knowledge is very important to us and there are so few of us out there who still care about preserving the past. Sad, but true! Help us preserve as much of the past as possible before it is lost forever. A few minutes of your time is priceless to us. We always ask for any contribution being it photos or general wisdom that you would be willing to share with us to make the site complete and accurate.
Are these Digital Photos free to share?
Yes! We are happy to share the site's digital photos with you our your department but the site is protected from copying images. Our goal is to preserve these photos and let people see them. We just ask that you to write to us for permission of use. It is important to us that we protect the copyright ownership of each individual collectors/contributors photos. We like to know where they are going and meet new people who are interested in fire trucks. We also hope that you will reciprocate the courtesy so we can continue to build upon our collections with photos we do not have.
What Does the "Longislandfiretrucks.com" Watermark mean? "see the top of this page to see the logo or any other pictures"
In order to share all the extra photos with you we sometimes have to omit the photos details. We place the "LONGISLANDFIRETRUCKS" watermark on the photos for accountability purposes because we just don't have the time to label every single extra photo we have with all the details. ALOT of the photos come out of the collection that we do own but certainly not all. We mark all the ones that do come out of "our collection" but sometimes we have to do this due to the crazy volume of photos. The details for most of the photos can be found in the "company categories." We leave all previous marked photos with details "as is" with their rightful owners. Thanks to all who have contributed. Enjoy.
Do you sell the pictures on your website?
No. We do not sell pictures on our website, but we can connect you with some of our collectors and contributors who would be willing to sell them privately. Long Island Fire Trucks.com was put together for people who are passionate about fire trucks and the fire service in general. Our site is primarily for entertainment purposes.
Do your collectors/contributors sell their pictures?
Yes, some of them do. If you are interested in any photos, you can contact us and we will do the best we can to connect you with the right person. Please be specific in what you are looking for. We have hundreds of thousands of photos.
Why are some of your pictures blurry or small?
Our goal is to get the best photo of each fire truck that we can. In some instances, the blurry or small pictures may possibly be the only picture that exists of that specific truck, so it's the only picture displayed by default. If you have a picture of a truck that's better than one of ours, we would love to have it! Submit a photo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you own all the pictures on your website?
We own the site, but not "all" the photos. We have explicit permission to display the photos we do not own. There are several collections from specific collectors on our website that we do own.
Can I use these photos for personal use?
Yes, but please respect the owners copyrights on the photos. Use them "as is".
All photos labeled with "longislandfiretrucks.com" you can use for sure as they are ours to share.
Please share your photos with us as well. That's the point!
Who has all these pictures?
We hold about 50% of the "original" photos displayed on our site. The rest are scattered in private collections.
If i submit a photo, do you own it then?
No. We built this site to share our photos. All the photos on the site are owned by their respective owner, submitter or contributor.
All photos are marked as accurately as possible with the photos details and owner.
I am a professional photographer. Can I sell my personal pictures on your site?
No. We are not looking to sell photos on our site, although that doesn't mean you can't contribute and have a link to your personal website if someone is interested in buying one of your photos. Our goal is to have a complete collection and make this more of an entertainment site for people who are passionate about the fire service and history. We welcome all professional photographers with fire service photos to contribute to our site and they certainly should. It's free publicity for your personal photos as well and all contributed photos are credited. See contribute
Do you publish any other photos besides "Long island" fire trucks?
Yes. We turn nothing down! Although our primary focus is Long Island, anyone interested in building a collection, sharing a story or video from surrounding areas, please contact us. We'll set it up. Help is always appreciated!
Do you advertise on your site?
We offer free classified ads! Check here: This site is primarily for entertainment purpose and hobby interest. We may be open to the idea later to help subsidize some of the costs it takes to operate it and mange the page.
Are you a collector? Share your photos with us!