Montclair Police Officer Steve Mateo lets his son Lincoln, try on some protective head gear at National Night Out, Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)

Montclair residents gathered on South Park Street Tuesday night for another National Night Out — the annual opportunity for children and families to meet police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders, while getting an up-close look at the equipment they use.

The event is designed to build relationships between first responders and the communities they serve. Local shops and vendors were also invited to come out for the event.

National Night Out is traditionally held the first Tuesday of August. No event was held in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Photos by Kate Albright.

Roach’s manager Chris Levitt poses with his nephew Travis and two young sons, Landon and Colton, for National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Finn Hufnagel gives his brother, Fletcher, a lift into the ambulance, instructed by Almenta Wade-Williams, left, and Naomi Belcher of the Montclair Ambulance Unit for National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Jacob Kubinec poses with a police shield at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
The Montclair Police Department engages with members of the public at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Lincoln and his dad, Montclair Officer Steve Mateo National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
A group of Freemasons gather at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Families visit the teddy bear clinic and fire truck 1 at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Nurse Michelle Rombough instructs Raquel Tula at the teddy bear clinic at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Firefighter Kenny Clermont starts a tour of the fire engine at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Timothy Muradov receives bandages for a teddy bear at the Mountainside hospital teddy bear clinic at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
From left, Ava Williams, Melissa Uygur, Sophie Lutz and Vivian LoCicero at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
From left, EMT Almenta Wade-Williams, Romaine Taylor, David Edouard and Clyde Horton Jr. at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
EMT Chris Kendall gives a CPR lesson at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Alexander and Lucas Kerzelis build with blocks at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Yoseph Asamere plays Connect Four at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
X and Zane Perry climb on the Montclair Police Department motorcycle at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Montclair police motorcycles are on display at National Night Out on Aug. 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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