Opinion

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the volunteer members of the Port Washington Fire Department proudly celebrated 100 years of dedicated service to the greater Port Washington community with a parade and block party. The event involved 14 of our neighboring volunteer fire companies with apparatus and marching bands.

While the celebration called positive attention to Port Washington and its volunteer firefighters we realize that it also posed a temporary inconvenience for residents and business owners with regard to road closures. On behalf of our members I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused and thank everyone for their cooperation and support.

I would also like to thank the patrol officers of the Port Washington Police Department who were on the scene and ensured an orderly flow of traffic, personnel and equipment. I would especially like to thank Deputy Chief Ron DeMeo and Sergeant Steven Cardello without whose hard work and dedication this event would not have been possible.

The members of the Port Washington Fire Department are proud of their service to the community over the past century and will rededicate themselves to providing professional fire and emergency medical services to our neighbors as we begin the next 100 years.

John Walters IIII

Chief of Department


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