Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association Parade [PHOTOS]

Wayne Hose Company No. 1 plays host to 100th-annual convention and parade.

At 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the 100th Annual Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Convention Parade kicked off along Route 210 in Stony Point. Minutes later, the skies opened up and a deluge of rain fell on marchers and spectators alike.

Despite the heavy rain and even a tornado warning, the parade went on as the Wayne Hose Company No. 1 hosted 35 fire companies from all over the Hudson Valley. 

Spectators huddled under umbrellas or watched from their cars but they stayed and cheered as department after department paraded past them as they turned south from Rt. 210 onto Rt. 9W.

The showers stopped and the Sun came out, and as people dried themselves off, they continued to cheer for their favorite volunteers.

elaine September 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Brian Duddy September 08, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Nearly 500 photos from todays parade can be viewed on my website - http://www.brianduddy.com/g/rcvfa090812
Judie Palmer September 11, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I would have loved to be there! I live in California now, but my dad was with the Spring Valley Fire Department and I remember the parades he was in. It brought me back to so many good memories. Thank you! Judie Pitt Palmer
Carol Cich September 12, 2012 at 02:07 AM
The 'jr corps' are actually RC fire explorer post 44, you just can't see their banner.


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