Tarrytown parade celebrates Firefighters Association of New York's 150 years of volunteer service
The Firefighters Association of New York celebrated 150 years of volunteer service with a parade through Tarrytown on Saturday.
The parade was the final event of the group’s annual convention. It included 45 fire departments from across the state, antique fire vehicles and local and statewide dignitaries.
People like Peter Colli of the Copiague Fire Department were excited to attend the celebration.
"You know, it makes me feel proud to be a part of something bigger than myself. That's why I got involved in the fire service back in 1968,” he said.
It was also why he was determined to make the trip from Long Island to celebrate the Firefighters Association of the state of New York at their parade.
David Wagner traveled from Irvington to show his support for the firefighters association's 150 years of service to communities throughout New York.
"My fiance, her nephew Shane, is in the Verplank Fire Department, and he was marching here with the Cortlandt crew, so we came to support him,” he said.