by Michael Cossey
fire department never closes, which means that firefighters must spend some
holidays away from their families. Engine Company 1's B shift, however, did
not have to spend New Year's Eve 2004 in solitude as they were joined by
loved ones, members of C shift and the local crew from Metropolitan EMS
Firefighter Adam Swalls gets a kiss at midnight from girlfriend Abby Jack.
Drew Nichols and wife Lori raise glasses of (non-alcoholic) cider to toast
Engineer Paul Grove and Nichols gather for a B shift photo as a very excited
young lady in New York City's Times Square celebrates on tv.
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