TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Tools of the Trade a top the Fireman's Prayer

East Windsor NJ Volunteer Fire Company installed a “Tools of the Trade” limited edition sculpture. You can also see Illinois version here: Austin Weishel (@austinweishel) • Instagram photos and videos   Tools of the Trade sits atop a concrete base. The sculpture showcases a bronze and buffed bronze helmet, decorated with a custom shield. The […]

NEVADA FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

Never left behind

I am very excited to announce that the ground for the Nevada Fallen Firefighters Memorial has broken ground! You can view the progress of the piece here: Austin Weishel (@austinweishel) • Instagram photos and videos The Nevada Fire Memorial features five life size firefighters in action. This is an interactive piece. The memorial allows visitors […]

ARSON DOGS

Arson Dog Bronze Sculpture

I just read an incredible article about the history of arson dogs. Professionals also refer to these animals as accelerant detection canines!   It is an incredible honor to have my sculpture “Ashes to Answers” featured in this article by FEMA. The relationship between dog and canine is invaluable and I strive to show the […]

AURORA FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMORIAL BENCH

AURORA FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMORIAL BENCH

On January 24th, 2020, I was lucky enough to be a part of opening Station 5 for Aurora Fire Department. During the grand opening, we also unveiled the new Memorial Bench that I completed.   This memorial bench pays tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives on 9/11.   Sculpted for Aurora Fire Department in […]

NEVADA FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL

Never left behind

The Nevada State Fallen Firefighter Memorial is coming together! Here you see a firefighter pulling another to safety? Powerful imagery like this allows the public to fully immerse themselves in a scene. It leaves space for everyone to pay respect to the men and women of the fire service. View it here: Austin Weishel (@austinweishel) […]

A SENSE OF PURPOSE

When I Grow Up Firefighter sculpture by Austin Weishel

I’m grateful to share an article that was featured on Fire Rescue 1 about my life as an artist as well as the current climate for firefighters and professional artists alike. As a firefighter and a sculpture artist, I’m able to bring passion and experience to my first responder memorials. I love being able to […]