Huntington Firefighters Celebrate a Milestone

Firefighters from around Suffolk County and beyond joined the Huntington Fire Department Saturday in celebrating its 175th anniversary with a parade and fair.

Henry Gerdes, 92, who joined the department in 1939, served as parade grand marshall, riding in a vehicle leading the parade along Main Street to fire headquarters on Leverich Place.

Though rain briefly fell just before the start of the parade, it quickly stopped and marchers from fire departments and pipe bands paraded under bright sun and high temperatures.

Photos by Pam Robinson




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