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Fireman’s Parade winners named

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The Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department of Water View won first place at the Urbanna Oyster Festival Fireman’s Parade Friday night in the 1250 gpm fire truck category. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

A total of 45 fire trucks and emergency rescue vehicles participated in the annual Urbanna Oyster Festival Fireman’s Parade last Friday night in Urbanna.

Sirens were blaring and lights flashing as the fire trucks and rescue vehicles from as far away as Prince George County participated in the event.

Parade official Ben Burch said the number of trucks in the parade was down, primarily due to the weather. “The weather kept some away but I think most everyone enjoyed the parade,” he said.

The 2018 winners of the Urbanna Fireman’s Parade were:

• 1,500 rpm and over - first, Callao Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) #64; second, Gloucester VFD #61; and third, Gloucester VFD #10.

• 1,250 rpm - first, Upper Middlesex VFD of Water View; second, Hartfield VFD #53; and third, Central King & Queen VFD #32.

• 1,000 rpm and under - first, Upper Lancaster VFD #5; second, Mathews VFD #24; and third, Oak Grove VFD #14.

• Tanker - first, Mathews VFD #1; second, Upper Lancaster VFD of Lively; and third, Fine Creek VFD.

• Brush truck - first, Walkerton VFD; and second, Wakefield VFD.

• Rescue Truck - first, Abingdon Rescue; and second, Kilmarnock/Lancaster Rescue.

• Antique - first, Prince George VFD; and second, Central King & Queen VFD.

• Private owned Antique - first, Royce McCoy; and second, Randy Foster.

• Ladder Trucks - first, Tappahannock VFD; second, Abingdon VFD; and third, Lower Middlesex VFD.

• Specialty Units - first, Newport News HazMat 2; and second, Oceana Salvage 8.

• Rescue Squad - first, Gloucester EMS-10; second, Kilmarnock/Lancaster; and third, Mattaponi.

• Greatest Distance - Prince George VFD.

• Best Fire Department Overall - Abingdon VFD.

• Judges Award - Oceana VFD.

posted 11.07.2018

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