In 1939, Urbanna residents met to organize the first Volunteer Fire Company in Middlesex County. After its organization, the new department purchased its first piece of equipment, a 500-gallon Ford pumper. The 1940 Ford, still owned by the department today, was the first and only fire truck in Middlesex.
By 1986, the Parade on Saturday has gotten so large that festival officials decided to have a “Firemen’s Parade” on Friday night. This exciting parade will feature over 80 units from all over the state including everything from giant ladder trucks to small brush trucks, ambulances and historic fire vehicles from the past. The men and women participating in this parade, unselfishly serve to protect property and save lives.
This exciting parade event begins at 7:00 PM on Friday—it’s a parade you won’t soon forget!