Silhouetting A Volunteer

Last night I was photographing the Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Co. performing a live burn drill at the Warren County Fire Academy.

As dusk was settling in I noticed one of the participants up on the roof. I could have adjusted my camera settings to capture his face but I though the silhouette was a much better photograph.

It captures the spirit of both volunteering and serving your community. All of these people probably had better things to do on a Monday evening. But practicing and learning new life saving skills is paramount to these volunteer and thank God it is!

Other photos from the evening.

Keeping The Cross Straight

Helping Hand

The Stewartsville Fire Company was asked by the Lutheran church to assist A & J Construction to straighten out and tighten up the cross on top of the Lutheran church in Stewartsville.

This is a very fitting photo to conclude my Project 365! Look for a follow up post on my Project 365 summary.

And please continue to check back for my blog entries. I would like to have more posts in the coming year on photography tips.


CO Alarm


In what has been a series of CO Alarm calls, 98 Fire responds to another one on Wednesday morning. This is somewhat typical during the first real cold snap in the area and furnaces are working harder than usual. Also CO alarm batteries do not last forever and typically need to be replaced every 5 years.


Smell Of Electric Burning

The Stewartsville Volunteer Fire Company responds to a call of the smell of electric burning inside a home. Upon arriving the homeowner reported the smell coming from the laundry room area as well as high usage of the dryer earlier in the day.

Photos from the rest of the album can be found here.


Gas Leak in Lopatcong

98 Fire provided mutual aide the other day into Lopatcong township for a report of a gas leak and smoke in a multi tenant residence. Upon arriving they found the unit filled with the smell of natural gas coming from the stove. Luckily no one was hurt and the unit aired out.

Additional photos


Greenwich Emergency Squad 9-11 Memorial

I also attended the Greenwich Township Emergency Squad Dedication of a new 9-11 memorial on September 11, 2011. The squad sought after and received a genuine piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

Additional photos can be found here.


Not A Good Way To End Holiday Weekend


Two cars collided on Route 173 and the exit ramp of 78 west exit 3. One plate had New York and the other NJ. Air bags were deployed but there were no injuries. That alone is a testament to air bags and new safety features in cars today.

And the next time I’m having a bad day, I’m going to think of the tow truck operator who climbed underneath the two cars (center), in a the leaking fluids and heat of the day, to hook up the car on the left to the tow.

Additional photos