MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Five trophies sat on a table in the Town of Mamaroneck court room Wednesday night, where the town board recognized the Fire Department for winning "Best Overall Department" for the first time ever during this year's Fireman's Day Parade.
During the 8 p.m. meeting, the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department's three chiefs, led by fire chief Brendan Collins, presented the five trophies, which the Village of Mamaroneck Parade Committee awarded them the night of the June 29 parade. Collins said 37 fire departments were represented in the parade.
The award for "Best Overall Department" goes to the fire department with the most points, which are determined by the appearance of the firemen and their fire engine, and takes into account how many awards each wins.
"We had a great turnout, I think it just shows the dedication and support of the fire department members," said Collins, who told the town board that his department won "Second Most Members in Line" with over 60 men. The Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department has 85 volunteers overall.
They also won, "Best Appearing Rescue," "Second Best Appearing Engine in State Under 10 Years," and "Second Best Aparaturs."
Collins also gave the town board an update on the fire department since he took over this past January. The fire chief said they have responded to 399 calls, 275 of which have been fire calls. He also noted that they had put two new fire engines into service.
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