Perryville Fire Company Celebrates 100 Years Of Service With Parade And Community Honors


Havre de Grace Ambulance Corp's Ambo #592 [pictured] secured first place for best-appearing ambulance at the parade. (Photo Credit: Havre De Grace Ambulance Corps.)

HAVRE DE GRACE — The Perryville Fire Company celebrated its 100th anniversary with a grand parade on Saturday, September 16. Starting at 10 a.m. near Rogers Tavern on Broad Street, the procession moved along Aiken Avenue and concluded with activities at the firehouse.

The Community Fire Company of Perryville was founded on September 13, 1923, in response to a spate of fires that had affected Perryville due to a lack of organized fire protection. Initially equipped with a hand-drawn hose cart, the company has come a long way, acquiring its first motorized fire engine in 1926 and opening its present firehouse in 1967. In 2003, a substation was opened at Route 222 and I-95 to extend the company's services.

Comprising two stations, Station 6 and Station 16, the Community Fire Company of Perryville operates as a hybrid volunteer/career organization. It provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to Perryville and neighboring communities.

At the centennial parade, the Delaware Judges Association distributed awards in various categories. Havre de Grace Ambulance Corp. secured first place for best-appearing ambulance, and Level Volunteer Fire Company took home second place for best Fire Engine 1500 GPM & over.


"After a rough start, the day ended up being a success," The fire company said. "Thanks to all those who have volunteered and those who continue to do so."

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