Firefighting Life

A photographic story of firemen in Jakarta, a city where hundreds of fire disaster cases happen every year.

“When I’m called to duty, God. Wherever flames may rage. Give me strength to save a life. Whatever be its age. Help me to embrace a little child. Before it is too late. Or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert. To hear the weakest shout. And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me. To guard my neighbor and protect his property. And if according to Your will. I have to lose my life. Bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife.”—Fire Fighter’s Prayer, author unknown

Tearsheets (2011)