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2021 Photo Contest Winners

We are proud to announce the finalists of our first ever photo contest. Congratulations to the following photographers who submitted the winning entries in each category: Gregory Bielefeldt - Non-Emergency Megan Gilliland - Station Life Daylon Johnson - Emergency Incidents Mike McGee - Other Local Fire Depts Claire Swenson - Altered Images Mark Tyler - Mobile Images


Our Signature Photo Contest Winners Were:

1st Place - Daylon Johnson

2nd Place - Mark Tyler

3rd Place - Mike McGee


Kudos to ALL the photographers who participated! You made the judges job very difficult!

The Dallas Firefighters Museum wants to thank to our partners whose sponsorship made this possible!

Competitive Cameras, Pedego Dallas Electric Bikes and Community Beer Company

Photo Shown is Claire Swenson’s winning entry in the “Altered Images” category.


1st Place Winner

Congratulations to Daylon Johnson of DFD Station 46 who is the Grand Prize Winner in our first annual photo contest for this stunning photo. Huge thank you to our sponsor Competitive Cameras who provided a $500 gift certificate to Daylon!


2nd Place Winner

Congratulations to Mark Tyler, 2nd place winner in our photo contest for his self-portrait taken at a fire scene on a snowy night. For his winning photograph Mark received a $250 gift certificate from Pedego Dallas Electric Bikes which can be used for renting e-bikes, taking an e-bike tour of Dallas, or put toward the purchase of an e-bike or any merchandise in their store. Well done Mark and a huge thank you to Pedego Dallas for supporting the museum, the fire service and our community!



3rd Place Winner Congratulations to Mike McGee who captured the 3rd place prize in our photo competition with this image of a pair of future firefighters! A big Thank You to our sponsor Community Beer Company who is providing a gift certificate to Mr. McGee so he can bring his friends to their new location that will be opening soon!



Category Winners


“Non-Emergency” Category

Photographer Gregory Bielefeldt captured Lt. Todd Krodle explaining fire gear to the children at Peabody Elementary in 2010. This heartwarming photograph illustrates what a vital role our non-emergency work plays in our community. It is a bittersweet memory for the Dallas Fire Dept family however as Lt. Krodle would fight his last fire in 2011 when a roof collapse took his life.



Altered Images Category by Claire Swenson



Station Life Category by Megan Gilliland



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