Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Tradition Continues This Weekend

Founded in 1794, the Hudson Fire Department is the oldest volunteer fire department in New York State. Needless to say, a fire department that has been around for more than 220 years has a lot of history and a lot of traditions.

Evelyn and Robert Monthie Slide Collection, Columbia County Historical Society
One of those traditions is the annual Inspection Day, which takes place this weekend, October 2 and 3. On Friday afternoon, City officials and the public are invited to inspect the firehouses and the fire fighting equipment. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the one remaining historic firehouse, J. W. Hoysradt Hose & Chemical Company at 515 Warren Street, and proceeds to the Central Fire Station at 77 North Seventh Street. At 8:30 p.m., a memorial service will be conducted at the Central Fire Station.

On Saturday, October 3, the 159th annual Inspection Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. The parade makes its way down Warren Street, from Seventh Street Park to Front Street. After the parade, there is a ceremony at the Central Fire Station at which awards are presented to the fire companies that present themselves best in the parade.

Come out for the Inspection Day events and be a part of this venerable Hudson tradition.

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