Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 8:11 am
By Kirthana Ramisetti
For Newsday New York
After Hurricane Sandy, many of us have a greater appreciation for volunteer firefighters, men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds who serve their communities, often risking their own lives to do so.
Marek Fuchs, a Hastings resident and journalist who is on the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, teamed up with with another Hastings resident, photographer Ian Spanier, to spotlight volunteer firehouses across the country. The result was “Local Heroes: Portraits of American Volunteer Firefighters” (Schiffer Publishing), a book of stories and portraits that was released Oct. 28.
Hudson Buzz asked Fuchs via email about his new book, his own volunteer firefighting experience and the significance of “local heroes” post-Hurricane Sandy.