Last semester I had the chance to photograph Syracuse elections for Democracy in Action as a photojournalism project. I teamed up with a great reporter named Drew Roberts and we visited two Central New York locations.
(Read his story here: http://www.dia-cny.com/electionday/?p=3522. )
One of our locations was attached to the Elbridge Volunteer Fire Department. We met several members (and some family) of the incredible volunteer staff. These photos have nothing to do with the project, but they're worth looking at.
We owe volunteers such as these an enormous debt. Thank you all for what you sacrifice for our comfort and safety.