NEW MILFORD — Early on a recent Sunday morning, a fire truck from Water Witch Hose Company No. 2 pulled into Eden Lane with its lights flashing and horn beeping. Dogs in the neighborhood barked loudly and neighbors hurried out to see what was on fire.
It was the Santa Express, bringing some holiday spirit to a group of four children. It was one of 40 stops made that day around town, during what has become an annual event for the fire department and its many volunteers.