Police & Fire

Firefighters Return Rooster to its Perch

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RARITAN TWP. – What do Raritan Township volunteer firefighters do when they’re not battling infernos such as this week’s blaze at Tirpok Cleaners?

They find other ways to help.

Since Hurricane Sandy, the cupola atop the Hunterdon County Historic Society building on River Road here has been “naked.”

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That’s because the storm’s high winds blew the rooster off the top of the building.

Firefighters decided to combine a training exercise with public service. The volunteers used their 100-foot tower truck to reattach the missing rooster to its perch.

Resident Dick Stothoff supplied the missing rooster and was aided, in addition to the Fire Department, by member Pete Kinsella and neighbor Randy Hoffman.

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