19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience

Volunteering as a firefighter is a American tradition as old as the Nation itself and requires countless hours donated in preparation for emergencies of all types. Firefighters from the Cleveland (MS) Volunteer Fire Department must work as one under the supervision of Mississippi State Fire Academy Instructors (yellow helmets) to advance high pressure hose lines and "push-in" on a live-fire propane tank training prop. The objective is to produce an inter-locking fog of protective, cooling water which will allow the firefighter in the center to reach into the maelstrom and cut off the fire's fuel.

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Date Taken: 03.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Cleveland, Mississippi, United States of America
Copyright: © Talbot Brooks