Harvey Eisner, editor emeritus of Firehouse, passed away last night from complications from diabetes. Eisner started his career at Firehouse in 1976 as a photographer and worked his way up to editor in chief in 1982. He was program director for Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, and Firehouse Central. Harvey started as a photographer Firehouse magazine in 1976 working his way up the ladder to become editor in 1982. In addition to the magazine he worked full time at the Bronx District Attorney’s office as a crime scene photographer and videographer.He also worked full time in the Bronx District Attorney’s office as a crime scene photographer and a videographer before he retired.
He was a retired assistant chief of the Tenafly (NJ) Fire Department, which he Joined in 1975. He served as chief of that department for 12 years.
When he attended Oklahoma State University, he was a firefighter with the Stillwater (OK) Fire Department. He was an honorary assistant chief of the Fire Department of New York and the author of the acclaimed book WTC: In Their Own Words.