County firefighters' parade steps off Saturday at 2 p.m.

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    MONROE-More than 45 fire companies and guests are expected to participate this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the 90th Orange County Volunteer Firemen's Association Parade, hosted this year by the Mombasha Fire Company and the Monroe Fire Department. The parade starts at 2 p.m. The staging area will encompass all of Still Road and its side streets. The 1.9 mile parade route will pass the Mombasha Firehouse along Route 17M, make a right on Stage Road, a left onto Lake Street, continue down Millpond Parkway before ending Crane Park. Monroe police advise that people should expect traffic delays, road closures on and around the parade route, and a heavy volume of traffic in the Village of Monroe due to the number of participants and spectators. Police also advise that: • Still Road will be closed for the staging of the fire departments, bands and marchers beginning at 12:30 p.m. • The parade will be about three-hours long. Millpond Parkway will be closed to traffic for several hours after the parade ends. • Parking will be strictly enforced. Any vehicles illegally parked will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. The parade will include antique fire trucks, marching bands, trophies and T-shirts with Mombasha's 1925 Mack antique fire truck commemorating the parade. Former Chief Herb Dorn is the grand marshal. Former Mombasha Fire Chief John Karl III, the current Orange County Firemen's Association president, and other county officers will follow.