Steve donates his Photo's and Video's to the FDNY, for training purposes. He was honored on June 16th 2001, by Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen when he was promoted to the rank of Honorary Deputy Chief. Steve is also a member of the Fire Bell Club of New York Inc. Steve has been a Freelance photographer for more than 25 years. His photo's have appeared in all the major Newspapers in the New York City area, including the New York Times, Daily News, Newsday, N.Y. Post, Associated Press, and UPI. He was also published in Firehouse, Fire Engineering and WNYF magazines and other publications.
Steve is the Author of New York Lifesavers which was published in 1991. He has also won numerous awards for his photo's including the UFA, UFOA, National Press Photographers Association and the International Fire Photographers Association. His Videos have appeared on all the Local television stations in the NYC area.
Steve worked for the New York City Emergency for eight years as an EMT, a dispatcher, and a communications instructor before becoming a Court Officer in 1983, He was promoted to Senior Court Officer in 1987. He was then Promoted to Senior Court Clerk in 1997, and was promoted to Associate Court Clerk this past January. Steve retired from the NYS Court System in November of 2010.
Steve's other photo books are: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday The Day the Towers Fell, Ground Zero Heroes, Going,Going,Gone The Demolition of Yankee Stadium, Shea farewell Images of the Demolition of Shea Stadium. All his books can be found on Amazon.com. Steve's daughters Jenna and Danielle are helping him with photography and his websites. They are now taking most of new photos that are posted on Fine Art America and on www.Stevespak.com. They are quick to learn the photo techniques and have access to all of Steve's equipment.