On this web page you will find photos of emergency response vehicles taken mainly by me, though sometimes my wife Kimberly has been known to assist me in taking photos.
Photos that you will see are of vehicles that are of particular interest to me, which mainly include police vehicles, mobile command units, and railroad police vehicles.
I have also been known to take pictures of ambulances and fire apparatus.
My name is Anthony J. Rzucidlo. After becoming an Eagle Scout, I was a member of the Dearborn Heights Police Explorer Post for three years. I worked for the Dearborn Heights Police Department in a civilian capacity (clerk/dispatcher) for 13 months after high school.
After 33 years of service with the Ford Motor Company (third generation employee) I retired.
I started as a guard at the Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
Over the course of my 33 years in the security department, I held a variety of positions.
My last assignment was with the Corporate Security/Fire Department.
I served in the capacity as chairperson for the Public Safety Committee for the Strategic Planning Task Force for Dearborn Heights.
I attended and completed the Dearborn Heights Citizens Police Academy.
In addition, my wife & I completed training and have been certified as members of the Dearborn Heights Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
I am the Administrative/Training Group Leader for the program.
I am one of the instructors for the basic training class in the area of CERT Organization & Incident Command.
I have also provided training to other area CERT organizations.
I have two college degrees, Associates in Industrial Security and a Bachelor's in Industrial/Institutional Security with a minor in Law Enforcement.
Currently, I write articles on the topic of emergency vehicles that appear in such publications as Emergency Vehicle Owner & Operators Association, Motor City Chapter of the Professional Car Society’s Minute Man, and Police Collectors News. I coordinate the Cruisin' Michigan Avenue Emergency Vehicle Show, which is part of Cruisin' Michigan Ave. I also coordinate the Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show, which is part of the Woodward Dream Cruise. In addition, I am involved with other emergency vehicle shows in the area.
I have published two books on my own. The first one is called Emergency Management - Mobile Command & Response Vehicles. The other one is called the Unofficial History of the Ford Motor Company Security/Fire Department. If interested in obtaining a copy, contact me by e-mail at email@example.com. Also, I have a Facebook page devoted to mobile command and response vehicles. Check it out at Emergency Management – Mobile Command & Response Vehicles.