The Fire-Rescue Parade is the noisiest in the land. Bring your earplugs and come enjoy seeing the fine volunteers and their mighty machines as they travel down Colonial and Washington Avenues with lights and sirens blaring.
Almost ninety entries participated in the 2023 fire rescue parade. Units from far and wide participated in this long-standing event which kicks off the Potomac River Festival in town.Video of the 2023 event
2023 Fire Rescue Parade Award Recipients:
Furthest Distance: Chester Gap VFD (100 miles)
Fire Boat: Second Dist. Volunteer Fire/EMS
Support Unit: Second Dist. Volunteer Fire/EMS
Chief Unit/Command: Bay District VFD
Antique (1993 and older) Out of Service:
Charles E. Catlett, Jr. Memorial Award (Best Appearing Pierce): Westmoreland VFD
Joe Tate Memorial Award (Best Appearing Overall): Second District VFD
Best Appearing Advance Life Support (ALS) Unit:
Best Appearing Basic Life Support (BLS) Unit:
Richardsville Vol. Fire and Rescue
Best Appearing Overall:
Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad
Please do not bring your pets to this event. It is very loud and not suitable for animals.
Lines up on Jackson Street, turns left on to Colonial Avenue and then right onto Washington Avenue on the Friday evening of the 2nd weekend in June every year.