— Photo from Sean Maguire, Westmere Fire Department
On the job: Volunteers put out a fire near Farnsworth Middle School, called in just after 5 p.m. on Monday. No buildings were in danger and no injuries were reported. So as not to damage the playing field with a heavy full-size fire truck, Westmere requested outdoor fire equipment from the Fort Hunter and Guilderland Center departments. Crews using small trucks and all-terrain vehicles had the fire under control in about half-an-hour with less than an acre affected. Here, David Sim and Tyler Reinemann, from Guilderland Center, stand, in foreground, near a brush truck while, behind the truck, Michael Koff, from Westmere, checks for hot spots.