Each year, we set up photo tours of fire departments across Ontario for our members and guests. Photo tours are generally held monthly May through September. On a typical tour, a group of buffs will travel to a prearranged group of fire halls in a particular area to photograph the apparatus. We have held tours across southern Ontario, from Windsor to Kingston and north to Midland and Gravenhurst, plus virtually every place in between. We visit everything, from some of Ontario’s largest cities (Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga) to the smallest townships. We have also made forays to Ottawa, Buffalo and Cleveland. In most cases, attendees provide their own transportation (carpooling is encouraged), but on occasion, we ask everyone to chip in for a bus. We always hope for bright sunshine, but the tours generally proceed as planned whatever the weather.