The firefighters of the Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 are proud of yet another exemplary year's efforts on behalf of the Greater New Milford community behind them in 2014.

And they know there are many a tough call to respond to in 2015.

Yet for one evening on Jan. 9, Water Witch members, family and friends, and local VIPs gathered for the fun of it at the Candlewood Inn, just down the road in Brookfield.

Among the highlights of the firefighters' annual awards dinner-dance were presentation of awards to deserving firefighters, the introduction of service awards and plenty of dancing.

Brian Bollaro was the recipient of the prestigous Chief's Award for 2014 for his contributions to the Water Witch cause.

For more information about Water Witch, visit www.wwhc2.com.

For more photos, visit www.newmilfordspectrum.com.

-- Norm Cummings

Photography by Trish Haldin