MONROE, Conn. -- Being a volunteer firefighter is about answering the call -- even when it comes on holidays.
Monroe firefighters left their families on Christmas Eve to respond to two calls about a wood stove issue and an oven fire, according to a post on the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page .
While neither incident was serious, firefighters said each was perfect evidence that the town's volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Posting a picture of some volunteers early on Christmas morning, the department paused to wish the community a Merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah.
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