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South Salem Fire Department Parade Kicks Off Annual Carnival

South Salem firefighters march in their parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A vintage South Salem firetruck rode in the parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department held a parade on Wednesday, Aug. 6, on Route 35. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department parade included musical units. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
An old South Salem firetruck was part of the fire department's parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A South Salem firetruck in the fire department's parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps members march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A Lewisboro ambulance rides in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A reviewing stand at the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Spectators line the road at the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department parade on Route 35 attracted many spectators. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A drummer leads a unit in the South Salem Fire Department parade on Route 35. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A color guard leads marchers in the South Salem Fire Department parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A vintage Croton Falls firetruck in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A marching band plays during the South Salem Fire Department parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Vista firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A Vista rides tanker in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A fife and drum corps marches in the South Salem Fire Department parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Goldens Bridge firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A Goldens Bridge firetruck in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Bagpipers march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Ridgefield firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pound Ridge firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Noroton Heights (Darien, Conn.) firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department held its parade on Wednesday, Aug. 6, on Route 35. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Katonah firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department held its parade on Wednesday, Aug. 6, on Route 35. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Redding, Conn., firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Germantown (Danbury) firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The South Salem Fire Department held its parade on Wednesday, Aug. 6, on Route 35. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Bedford firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Mill Plain (Danbury, Conn.) firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Noroton (Darien, Conn.) firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A Noroton (Darien, Conn.) firetruck in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
New Canaan, Conn., firefighters march in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A vintage New Canaan, Conn., firetruck in the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
A Long Ridge (Stamford, Conn.) firetruck at the South Salem parade. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Pictured left to right are Katonah firefighter Jim McHugh, Bedford firefighter Matt Halpin and Katonah firefighter Tom Martens. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The sun sets above the South Salem firehouse. A Ferris wheel can be seen to the left. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Firefighters from South Salem and nearby towns marched in the fire department's parade Wednesday night, Aug. 6, on Route 35.

Part of the road was temporarily closed off, and spectators lined the route.

Aside from South Salem, fire departments also came from Goldens Bridge, Vista, Croton Falls Bedford, Katonah and Pound Ridge in New York and from Ridgefield, Darien, Stamford, Danbury, New Canaan, Rowayton and Redding in Connecticut.

A Lewisboro police car and members of the Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps also participated. Musical marchers, including bagpipers, also took part.

Wednesday was also the first scheduled date for the South Salem Fire Department's carnival, which is being held at the firehouse. The carnival is scheduled to run through Saturday, Aug. 9.

Photos of the parade are attached as a photo gallery.

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