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Bunny Around Town

My Life as a Fireman: Riding the Rescue for the “Annual Easter Bunny Around Town” April 3rd, 2021.

The era of COVID has spawned innovation in running events at the firehouse. Hasbrouck Heights had to cancel their Annual Easter Egg Hunt this year like last year because they could not bring all those kids to the football field to run around. Even though we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with COVID and this too will pass soon we have to stay safe.

For the second year, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department held it’s “Annual Easter Bunny Around Town” drive by event for the families and especially for the kids in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. This type of community outreach is what makes a good town better. About twenty five firefighters loaded up the two engines, the two ambulances and the rescue truck and donned their masks as we split the town east and west with the equipment covering every street in Hasbrouck Heights. Each team visited their side of town with two bunnies greeting all the residents.

Bunny Around Town

Happy Easter at the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

We had a nice crowd of people waiting on their lawns, masks on, greeting us as our Easter Bunny waved at them. We rode behind the truck that was carrying our Easter representative, waving at residents as well. For a sunny afternoon in the beginning of April, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department spread a little Easter cheer to a community that know that better times are ahead.

Happy Easter in 2021!

My life as a Fireman: The 10th Annual Engine One Barbecue at the Hasbrouck Heights Firehouse June 7, 2017

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

We ran the barbecue for 11 years. Me baking up a storm for dessert for the barbecue in 2017.

Our engine company used to run the barbecue the first week of June every year. We had a lot of fun.

My life as a Fireman: Brother Justin Watral promotes novel, “Firehouse 101” at the NJBooks2017 on June 11, 2017

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

I am still promoting my novel, “Firehouse 101” the story of Hotel Executive Alex Livingston, who moves from Honolulu to Brooklyn a year and a half after the 9/11 attacks and the people he meets along the way and how they change his life for the better.

It’s available on IUniverse.com and all online book sites:

https://www.iuniverse.com/BookStore/BookDetails/101408-FIREHOUSE-101

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/firehouse-101-justin-watral/1007586031

Author Justin Watral promoting his novel “Firehouse 101” at the Brooklyn Book Festival in 2011 ten years after the attacks of 9/11.

My life as a Fireman: The Engine One October Drill to Home 2 Home Suites by Hilton tour October 4th, 2017

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

Our Engine Company toured the Home to Home Suites in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ for a drill

My life as a Fireman: The Brother’s of Engine One participate in the HHFD Fire Prevention Open House October 22nd, 2017

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

Engine 615 (One) at Fire Prevention Week in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.

My life as a Fireman: The Brothers of Engine One assist in ‘Santa Around Town’ in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ December 17th, 2017

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‘Santa Around Town’ is one of our biggest community events. The Department in 2017.

My life as a Fireman: From the members of the Engine One HHFD to the members of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department and to all Hasbrouck Heights residents, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department at Santa Around Town.

My life as a Fireman: The Brothers of Engine One HHFD attend Hydrogen Car Training at the B.C.F.A. in Mahwah, NJ March 24, 2018

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

The Brothers of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

My life as a Fireman: The Brothers of Engine One H.H.F.D. participate in the Annual Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Inspection May 12, 2018

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

Our rig, Engine One, during the time of Inspection

Inspection of 2018 at the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

My life as a Fireman: The Brothers of Engine One H.H.F.D. participate in the three day Pump Operations Class May 18th-20th, 2018

My time on the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department

The Brothers of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department at Pump Class

Fire Fighter Justin Watrel at Pump Class with the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department