Mark Gable, 38, is a volunteer firefighter with . He has been volunteering for 26 years.
Gable, a resident of , works as a supervisor and head of safety at .
Gable and his wife, Alexis, are parents to a son, Dustin.
What is it like being a firefighter?
"It’s not something to take lightly. It’s a very involved job physically and mentally.”
What is your favorite thing about being a firefighter?
“My favorite thing? I’m giving back to the community.”
What made you decide to become a firefighter?
“My father is the one that got me into this… He got involved in it, and I took an interest.”
How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life on the line?
“They support me with everything I do… [Dustin] loves the fire trucks. He points [them out] to people.”
What would you tell someone who is thinking about joining the department?
“It takes patience on the family’s part… It’s something you need to stick with.”