Photo of Athens Fire Chief sparking recognition on the internet

Credit: Adam Greco

ATHENS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A photo taken by a local fire chief three years ago is firing up the internet.

During a training exercise, Athens Volunteer Fire Chief Adam Greco shot a photo of firefighter Jim Robinson extending his right arm, reaching for a firefighting tool through thick smoke.

Greco says the photo is once again gaining national attention and has been getting hundreds of requests for the image.

It’s helping to raise awareness and appreciation for firefighters around the world.

Greco submitted the photo to the National Geographic Magazine, which was selected as an editor’s choice image. The image was published in the magazine on April 17, 2013.

Anyone interested in purchasing the image can contact Greco at

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