13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Volunteer Firefighter

Taken during training it shows firefighters working hard to learn the best way to deal with and control the uncontrollable. Almost 70% of our nations firefighters are volunteer. They use their free time to train, and leave their families at any time day or night to risk their lives for a complete stranger and ask for nothing in return.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: SCH-I605
Copyright: © David Lock