As I wrote on Friday, it was hot. And my first assignment that day was to photograph firefighter training in Gwinnett County.
Divided into groups, the students rotated in various drills: Running the hoses to and from the fire trucks, performing ladder rescues, attaching hoses to hydrants and helping an injured firefighter. Immediately recognizing that most firefighters look the same while suited up, I followed one group as they went through the drills, to minimize any difficulty with identification.
It was really exciting to shoot. I got soot all over my jeans and arms while dangling out of a demonstration burn building’s window to get the above photo.
It was also really hot.
Yeah. 100-degree heat index. Hoo man.