On Saturday September 15th, the 141st Annual New Jersey State Fireman’s Relief Association Convention was held in Wildwood, NJ. At 2pm the Annual Memorial Parade is held on New Jersey Avenue running from Wildwood Crest through Wildwood into North Wildwood. The Deptford Fire Department competed in the parade entering to many categories. The weather was cloudy and windy on Friday, the Saturday’s weather was great for a parade. After the parade, All of Deptford Fire Department Apparatus, From the Tacoma Boulevard Station, Good Intent Road Station and the Cooper Street Station were judged by the New Jersey State Fire Chief’s Judging Association. At 8pm inside the Wildwood Convention Center, the awards were presented.
1st Place Best Appearing Engine 6 to 15 years old Engine 923
1st Place Best Appearing Engine 0 to 5 years old Engine 931
1st place Best Appearing Platform Ladder 936
1st place Best Appearing Command Vehicle Command 930
1st place Best Appearing Utility Chemical 937
2nd Place Best Appearing Brush Truck Brush 925
1st Place Best Appearing Fire Department Apparatus William Carney Award
Gloucester County Best Appearing Apparatus
1st Place Best Appearing Color Guard
1st Place best Appearing Ladies Auxiliary
State Ladies Auxiliary Best Appearing Ladies Auxiliary
1st Place Best Appearing Cadet/Explorer Post
1st Place Best Appearing Fire Department Overall Without Marching
1st Place Best Appearing Marching Over 21 Personnel
1st Place Best Appearing Fire Department With Music
1st Place Marching Band, Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Best Appearing Marching Band Overall, Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
Best of Show, The Chief Libby Award, Engine 923
Best Appearing Fire Department overall, THE PRESIDENT’S CUP!
A job WELL DONE by all the members of the Deptford Fire Department who participated.
At the 35:00 mark of video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt1nazebG64