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Fireman’s Parade winners listed

The warm 75-degree air only added to the electric atmosphere surrounding the annual Urbanna Oyster Festival Fireman’s Parade last Friday evening. There were over 50 fire and rescue vehicles in the parade.

Parade chair Ben Burch provided a list of the winners and said the “wonderful” weather helped make for a very successful parade. There were two “Judges Awards,"one went to the Old Dominion Historical Society and the other to the Disputanta Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire truck that came the greatest distance was from the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, and the Best Fire Department Overall award went to the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department from Reedville. 

The first place antique vehicle award went to Prince George Volunteer Fire Department and second place went to Surry Volunteer Fire Department.

The top private owned antique rescue vehicle went to Royce McCoy and second place to Paul Rogers.

The rescue squad vehicles were first place, Gloucester 1; second place, Fairfields; and third, Kilmarnock-Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The top specialty unit fire truck category had Newport News Hazmat in first and Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad in Virginia Beach in second. 

The first place ladder truck award went to Fairfields, and second to Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department.

The top rescue truck came from Disputanta and second place went to the Central King & Queen Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The top brush truck award went to James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department from Toano and second place to Wakefield.

The Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department had the top tanker; Fine Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Powhatan, second; and Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, third.

Mathews E23 had the top 1,000 gallon per minute and under pump truck, Abingdon 22 was second and Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department, third. 

The Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in Water View had the top 1,250 gallon per minute pump truck, Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department was second and Mathews 25 was third.

The Callao Volunteer Fire Department was first in the 1,500 gallon per minute and over class, Gloucester 61 was second, and Gloucester 45 was third.

posted 11.08.2017

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