Lloyd Mitchell. The NYC Subway Shooting. First Photographer On-Scene for Another Tragedy. Armchair QB’s & Tourniquets. Tackling Homelessness. Frankie’s Firehouse Feast: Mac & Peas.

Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content. 

Welcome back to the hottest podcast in America, literally. Hosted by FDNY Hero and renowned advocate for firefighters, Rob Serra. 

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022 a gunman shot 10 people on board a subway in Brooklyn. In addition to firing his handguns at multiple victims, the perpetrator also set off smoke grenades adding to the chaos and confusion. Initial reports were that there was a fire on the subway. That quickly changed as reports of a mass shooting event filtered out. 

Or as your host Rob Serra put it, “Another fucked up day in the history of New York City.” And you know when it’s a fucked up day in New York, we’re going to talk to someone that was there.

Friend of the show and brilliant freelance photographer, Lloyd Mitchell is back. He was one of the first on the scene. After joining us for Episodes 13 back in January, he’s returning with another deep dive into what happened in the moments after the attack. It’s a look behind the scenes and that you can only get it here.

And just like every other fucked up day in the history of New York, it was the New Yorkers that stepped up and saved lives. And it was New Yorkers that helped catch the shooter.

The shooting was an awful moment, but it also exposed some big problems. With the police, but also with the attention people are paying. 

“Make yourself hard to kill.” It’s good advice from Lloyd (@Lloydphoto) and something that new listeners especially might need to hear. Situational awareness can be the difference between life and death. Especially in times like these. 

And to wrap it all up with some positivity, Rob’s daughter Frankie shares her favorite recipe: Mac & Peas! It’s delicious and we’re sure your family will love it.

“Never forget” isn’t just a hashtag here. If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one, this is your new home. 

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Check out more of Lloyd Mitchell’s work on Twitter @Lloydphoto and Instagram @urbanfirefightingportfolio 

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