New York City Corporate Team Building at Randall’s Island with FDNY

Over the summer Scott Spitzer Photography covered a unique “Firefighter for a Day” corporate team building exercise at Randall’s Island in New York City. Every year, various CEOs, business executives and community leaders are brought together to experience innovative team-building experiences via the FDNY’s state-of-the-art training facilities.

New York Event Photography, Corporate Team Building with FDNY

Over the course of the day participants learned about safety, gear, search and rescue, pumper truck operation and hose control, and then applied the training to five different stations. The most intensive scenario involved the students navigating through a dark building in full gear, culminating with a simulated burn which they had to extinguish.

New York Event Photography, Corporate Team Building with FDNY

Since I knew this would be an action-packed shoot, I took the opportunity to experiment with mounting a GoPro video camera to the top of my digital SLR camera. This gave me, and the client, a different perspective and a first hand glimpse into the training involved for firefighters.

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Scott graduated from the Biomedical Photographic Communications program at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999, and shortly after, spent almost 7 years as a photojournalist for the Department of Defense. Now, as an event and corporate photographer, Scott and his team have gained notoriety in providing outstanding client service, unique event imagery and high-end video production.

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