March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

Top of the Ladder

Photograph by Adam Schierberg, National Geographic Your Shot

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder. Your Shot member Adam Schierberg, also a firefighter, positioned himself at the top of a drill tower to get this shot. “My intention was to capture the intensity of the climb by taking a vertical approach that also captured [the] anxiously awaiting candidates,” he writes.

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3 comments
Robert Fullenwider
Robert Fullenwider

Can't afford color? Another cool pic ruined. Black n white is effin Lame, get a clue.

It was great a few hundred years ago.

JoAnn Friel
JoAnn Friel

Wow! The climb alone has to be stressful. For firefighters ,this is only one part of their job. They still have to fight the fire. Grateful to all those who choose to do this , for us !

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