Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Celebrate Our Firefighters

This weekend is the City of Hudson Fire Department's Annual Inspection & Parade. The inspection of the firefighting apparatus and equipment begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, at J. W. Hoysradt Hose & Chemical Co., No. 8, at 515 Warren Street, and proceeds to the Central Fire Station at 77 North Seventh Street. Following the inspection, there will be a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Fire Station to honor Hudson firefighters who have passed away since last year's Inspection Day.

H. W. Rogers Hose Company, No. 2, in 2009 parade
On Saturday, September 28, the Inspection Day Parade down Warren Street begins at 2:00 p.m.

This year marks the 225th anniversary of the Hudson Fire Department. Hudson's first engine company, later named for John W. Edmonds, was appointed on April 17, 1794. The City's second engine company, named for Harper W. Rogers, was formed on November 10, 1794.  This is also the 164th annual Inspection Day Parade. The very first took place on October 10, 1856. Below is the announcement of the event, which appeared in the Columbia Republican on October 7, 1856.

Not only was there a parade in the morning that began and ended at the courthouse and in between traversed the length and breadth of the city, but there was also a torchlight procession at night, which marched "through the principal streets." 

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