Awards aplenty from this year’s Firefighters’ Parade at festival

Posted: May 7, 2013

The Winchester Star

Firetrucks parade west on Cork Street in Winchester Saturday during the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Firefighters’ Parade. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Participants in the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Firefighters’ Parade on Friday night had the option to compete for awards based on the appearance and turnout of their equipment. The units are judged prior to the actual parade.

Awards are sponsored by Rosenbauer Firefighting Technology and its local distributor, C.W. Williams Fire Equipment Specialists.

Firefighters’ Parade  overall award

Glasgow, Md., Volunteer Fire Company

Best in Parade  firefighters’ equipment

Potomac Valley custom pumper

Best in Parade  EMS equipment

Valley Medical Center’s Advanced Life Support unit

Fire Department Special Unit

1st place: Falls Church Light and Air unit, Fairfax

2nd place: Lake Jackson Boat and Support Unit, Manassas

Custom pumpers

1st place: Potomac Valley

2nd place: Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Company

3rd place: Shepherdstown, W.Va., Volunteer Fire Company

Aerial device  (75 feet and over)

1st place: Glasgow

2nd place: Mount Weather, Clarke County

Aerial device  (under 75 feet)

1st place: Bakerton Fire Department, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Commercial rescue engine

1st place: Capon Springs, W.Va., Volunteer Fire Company.

Custom rescue engine

1st place: Woodstock Volunteer Fire Company

2nd place: Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company

Heavy rescue engine

1st place: Waynesboro, Pa., Volunteer Fire Company

2nd place: Elkton, Md., Volunteer Fire Company

Elliptical tanker

1st place: Blue Ridge Mountain, W.Va., Volunteer Fire Company

Tanker/pumper

1st place: East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company, Keswick

2nd place: Shenandoah Shores Volunteer Fire Company, Warren County

Brush apparatus

1st place: Glasgow, Md., Volunteer Fire Company

2nd place: Capon Springs, W.Va., Volunteer Fire Company

3rd place: Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Company, Manassas

Mini-pumper/attack

1st place: Shenandoah Shores Volunteer Fire Company, Warren County

EMS special unit

1st place: Valley Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

2nd place: Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Unit

Advanced life support

1st place: Valley Medical Center

2nd place: Woodstock Volunteer Fire Company, Shenandoah County

Basic life support

1st place: Remington Volunteer Fire Company

2nd place: Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Company

3rd place: Valley Medical Center

Best in Parade (Frederick County): EMS equipment

Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Company

Best In Parade (Frederick County): Firefighting equipment

Middletown Volunteer Fire Company.