Ok, so being a volunteer fire fighter isn't exactly a "hobby". My husband joined the nearby fire company about a year ago. His father was a volunteer fire fighter for his entire adult life and now Charlie is following in his dad's footsteps and carrying on the tradition. I'm so proud of him and proud to tell people my husband is a fire fighter. Plus, he's super cute in all his gear :)
Charlie's gone through several training classes and in this picture he's participating "MVC" (Motor Vehicle Crash) training. Learning how to use the Jaws of Life, how to cut the windshield out of a vehicle, how to break windows to get access to passengers trapped in the vehicle and so on. The instructor allowed me to be there to photograph the training.
I actually learned a lot while observing and taking pictures. Even though it was only a training session at the firehouse when anyone was using any equipment all joking was put aside and they were focused on the task at hand with the mindset that someone was in the vehicle needing rescuing.