06/17/2017 Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Assoc. Parade.
East Greenbush Fire Company Wins Four Trophies.
The dedicated members of the East Greenbush Fire Company were awarded four trophies this past
weekend at the 128th Annual Convention of the Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association, which was hosted by the West Glens Falls
Fire Department. The Hudson Valley Association consists of numerous departments as far north as Essex County and as far south as
Rockland and Westchester Counties.
On Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2017 approximately 50 members hit the streets of West Glens Falls and competed in the annual uniform
dress parade under the leadership of District Chief Robert G. Lehmann. The East Greenbush Fire Co. was awarded a 1st place trophy for
Best Appearing Fire Unit Dress Uniform 25 members and over, a 1st place trophy for Best Appearing Aerial Truck, and a 3rd Place
trophy for Best Appearing Fire Service Color Guard. (continue below.)
A significant amount of planning and coordination is conducted for this weekend. The same men and women marching at this parade are the
same members that attend weekly drills, intense hands-on training, monthly meetings, participate in our numerous fundraisers throughout
the calendar year, and most importantly answer all the calls for service in East Greenbush Fire District#3 and Schodack Center.
Countless hours were spent weeks before the parade preparing Truck 11 for this special occasion and preparing the entire department
for this competitive weekend.
The members of the East Greenbush Fire Co. would like to thank the Clinton Heights Fire Department for covering calls in our
district while our members were out of town for the long weekend. A special thanks to Assistant Chief/Convention Chairman
Greg Forgea and his committee for conducting another successful weekend for our members and their families. Our hats go
off to Chief Jeff Dailey, his convention committee and the West Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Company for another