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Photographer Michael Heller Documents Africa Fire Mission’s Tireless Work In Kenya

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East Hampton Fire Department firefighter Michael Heller helps train Kenyan firefighters with hose-handling techniques during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

East Hampton Fire Department firefighter Michael Heller helps train Kenyan firefighters with hose-handling techniques during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Members of the Africa Fire Mission took a hot air balloon ride at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Members of the Africa Fire Mission took a hot air balloon ride at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Views from a hot air balloon ride at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Views from a hot air balloon ride at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Michael Heller visited a traditional Masaai village in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

Michael Heller visited a traditional Masaai village in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

A scene from a safari at the Fig Tree Lodge in the Maasai Mara in Nairobi, Kenya.

American firefighters shared information and ladder rescue training with members of the Kenyan Fire Service at the Enterprise Road Substation fire station in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of an Africa Fire Mission trip in November.

American firefighters shared information and ladder rescue training with members of the Kenyan Fire Service at the Enterprise Road Substation fire station in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of an Africa Fire Mission trip in November.

Firefighter Jeff Broadhurst offers advice on hose-handling techniques to Kenyan firefighters during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya in November.

Firefighter Jeff Broadhurst offers advice on hose-handling techniques to Kenyan firefighters during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya in November.

Texas firefighter John Moore gives advice on hose-handling techniques to Kenyan firefighters during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya in November.

Texas firefighter John Moore gives advice on hose-handling techniques to Kenyan firefighters during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya in November.

Texas firefighter and EMT Jennifer Bardwell gives advice on hose-handling techniques to a Kenyan firefighter during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

Texas firefighter and EMT Jennifer Bardwell gives advice on hose-handling techniques to a Kenyan firefighter during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

Texas firefighter John Moore gives advice on hose-handling techniques to a Kenyan firefighter during the Africa Fire Mission November trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

Texas firefighter John Moore gives advice on hose-handling techniques to a Kenyan firefighter during the Africa Fire Mission November trip to Nairobi, Kenya.

East Hampton Fire Department firefighter Michael Heller photographs Texas firefighter John Moore as he helps to train Kenyan firefighters with hose-handling techniques during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Kenya, Nairobi.

East Hampton Fire Department firefighter Michael Heller photographs Texas firefighter John Moore as he helps to train Kenyan firefighters with hose-handling techniques during the Africa Fire Mission trip to Kenya, Nairobi.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

The Bridgehampton Fire Department donated turnout gear to Africa Fire Mission, which was distributed during the first day of training at the Kenya Police CID Training Academy.

Michael Heller, right, walks with a group through the Mathare Valley slum, which is part of the larger Mathare slum, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Michael Heller, right, walks with a group through the Mathare Valley slum, which is part of the larger Mathare slum, in Nairobi, Kenya.

authorMichelle Trauring on Jan 12, 2022
Mathare is one of the oldest slums in Nairobi — home to over half a million people who live in a sea of mud-and-tin shanties, tightly packed into just 2... more

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