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Featuring more than 340 of the best images selected from the thousands of photos of fire and rescue scenes taken by the author in 2008, this book documents the dedication and heroism of local firefighters and emergency medical personnel who on a daily basis put themselves at risk to protect the lives and property of others.

The author's hope is that the photos in this book can be used by fire and EMS professionals for training purposes and that members of the general public will gain a better understanding and appreciation for what emergency responders do to keep everyone safe. The book should also serve as a visual record of local historical events that might otherwise be forgotten over time.

Due to the graphic nature of some of the photos, this book is not meant for young readers.

The majority of incidents appearing in this book took place in Mercer County, New Jersey. The remaining incidents occurred in other parts of New Jersey, as well as North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

This book runs 160 pages and is printed using Blurb's premium-quality paper.

Photos of the following incidents appear in this book:

January 3, 2008 - 18 Pintinalli Drive, Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

January 11, 2008 - East State Street and Stockton Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident With Entrapment

January 22, 2008 - Colonial Lake, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Water Rescue

January 25, 2008 - Federal City Road near Varden Court, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident With Entrapment

January 30, 2008 - Fire Headquarters, 244 Perry Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Special Event

January 31, 2008 - 101 Liberty Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

February 5, 2008 - Prospect Street near Pennington Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Fatal Accident With Entrapment

February 19, 2008 - 223-225 Passaic Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

February 25, 2008 - 91 Crescent Avenue, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire With Rescue Made

February 26, 2008 - 910 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

February 26, 2008 - 113 Home Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

March 6, 2008 - 207 Fairway Drive, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

March 13, 2008 - 84 Oak Lane, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

March 20, 2008 - U-Haul, 474 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident

March 22, 2008 - Memorial Avenue S.W. and Chesterfield Avenue S.W., Roanoke City, Virginia - Accident

March 27, 2008 - 241 East Hanover Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Homicide

March 28, 2008 - 328 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

April 3, 2008 - 17 Monmouth Place, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire With Rescue Made

April 5, 2008 - 478 North Clinton Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

April 11, 2008 - 320 Massachusetts Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

April 11, 2008 - 329-331 Klag Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

April 17, 2008 - Metuchen Firemen's Memorial, Metuchen Borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service

April 19, 2008 - 10 Church Street, Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

May 6, 2008 - 4 Allegheny Avenue, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

May 15, 2008 - 38 North Johnston Avenue, Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

May 24, 2008 - Lawrence Shopping Center, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Lawrence Township Fire Department Apparatus

May 24, 2008 - Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Memorial Day Parade

May 26, 2008 - Main Street, Metuchen Borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Memorial Day Parade

May 31, 2008 - Lawrenceville Gardens Apartments, 180 Franklin Corner Road, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

June 2, 2008 - Interstate 95 North, near Exit 8B, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Double-Fatal Accident With Entrapment

June 8, 2008 - 1337 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

June 9, 2008 - 313 Union Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

June 11, 2008 - Plaza Boulevard and West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania - Medevac Standby

June 14, 2008 - 50 Broad Avenue, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

June 17, 2008 - 111 Randall Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

June 25, 2008 - 23 Delaware Avenue, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

June 26, 2008 - Route 1 South by Mercer Mall, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Rollover Accident

June 26, 2008 - West Hanover Street near Calhoun Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Fire Engine Window Shot Out

July 8, 2008 - Princeton Avenue and Lanning Avenue, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Rollover Accident

July 11, 2008 - Mercer Wrecking, 1519 Calhoun Street, Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

July 16, 2008 - 2 Restrick Court, West Windsor Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

July 23, 2008 - 24180 Ocean Dr. South, Rodanthe Village, Hatteras Island, Dare County, North Carolina - Structure Fire

August 26, 2008 - Dartmouth Way, North Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Three-Alarm Structure Fire

August 27, 2008 - 904 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

September 23, 2008 - Route 206 near Rider University, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident

September 27, 2008 - South Olden Ave. at Farragut Ave., Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident Following Police Chase

October 8, 2008 - Bellevue Avenue near Fowler Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Homicide

October 14, 2008 - Route 1 at Washington Road, West Windsor Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Accident With Entrapment

October 15, 2008 - Wall Street near East State Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Fatal Accident With Entrapment

October 17, 2008 - Lawrence Road Fire Co., Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Station 22 Apparatus

October 22, 2008 - 34-36 Dresden Avenue, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

October 24, 2008 - 175 Johnson Avenue, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - HazMat

November 1, 2008 - Route 1 at Commerce Blvd., North Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Rollover Accident

November 12, 2008 - 74 Ross Stevenson Circle, Princeton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

November 12, 2008 - Southridge Woods Boulevard, South Brunswick Twp., Middlesex County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

November 17, 2008 - 270 Cortland Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

November 18, 2008 - 50 Dickinson Street, Trenton City, Mercer County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

November 18, 2008 - 915 Lanning Avenue, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

November 19, 2008 - South Post Road, West Windsor Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Water Recovery

November 21, 2008 - 14 Pond View Lane, Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey - Three-Alarm Structure Fire

November 25, 2008 - Days Inn, 1073 Route 206, Bordentown Township, Burlington County, New Jersey - Structure Fire

December 4, 2008 - 420 Willow Street, Bordentown City, Burlington County, New Jersey - Two-Alarm Structure Fire

December 6, 2008 - Woodbridge Avenue, Edison Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey - Accident With Entrapment and Medevac

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About the Author

Michael Ratcliffe
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Michael Ratcliffe has been a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey since 1992. For 15 years he worked as a reporter and photographer, specializing in the crime and emergency services beat, for a daily newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey’s capital city.

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apede says

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! I had emailed you back a few months ago about obtaining a copy of a photo taken at a Dec 6, 2008 Edison MVA. I just got your email regarding these book s that you have published and am very happy to say that the picture I asked for made it on the back cover of the 2008 edition. :-) Your pics are awesome. You truly create photos of the men and women that we are very proud of!!!!! Thank you again!!!!!!

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