Chris Ramirez is a photographer and cinematographer with 28 years of professional experience, including 15 years for The New York Times, where he shot more than 2,000 assignments. As owner and operator of Firehouse Road, LLC, he produces professional cinematic aerial video and still photography for clients including Mercedes-Benz, AMG Driving Academy, Discovery Channel, Parade Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
Chris is also a New York State UAS (drone) Instructor for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Chris has trained the FDNY, FBI, NYPD, and many emergency management agencies on the use of UAS in the public safety arena. He is also an interior firefighter with the Rock Hill Fire Department in Sullivan County, NY, where he leads a team of firefighters using drone technology to enhance situational awareness during emergencies.