Capt. Paul T. Hartmann is a retired Captain of the New York State Forest Rangers, a fire tower historian and the creator of this site.
Bob Eckler is a fire tower enthusiast involved with the restoration efforts for Pillsbury Mt. He and his late brother Richard have visited and photographed more fire towers than any of the other contributors, having visited about one hundred of the the one hundred and twenty towers listed in this site. Bob is an Assistant Director of the New York Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Assn.
Capt. Martin A. Hanna is a retired Captain of the New York State Forest Rangers.
Warren Johnsen is an outdoorsman, photographer and fire tower enthusiast.
Paul Laskey is an outdoorsman, historian and author of a new book on New York State fire towers entitled: "From the Mountaintops of New York."
Rick Miller is a former forest fire observer from Kane Mt. and a fire tower historian.
Larry Paul is a former Fire Warden, fire tower enthusiast, photographer and historian who has provided much valued information on the all but forgotten fire detection system on Long Island.
Bill Starr is a former forest fire observer from Pillsbury Mt., a fire tower historian, an aspiring author and Director of the New York Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Assn.