The will be celebrating its 125th anniversary on Saturday with a parade and a block party. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m.
From 5 p.m. until about 6:30 p.m. Main Street will be closed down from the in Upper Port Jefferson all the way north to the end at West Broadway. The parade route will then head west on West Broadway and turn south on Barnum Avenue ending at the fire house on Maple Place.
The village reported that Caroline Avenue will also be closed on Saturday from 6 a.m. through the end of the Port Jefferson Fire Department celebration.
Barnum Avenue will also be closed starting around 5:30 p.m. until the end of parade. Barnum will reopen after it is cleared up, according to a Port Jefferson Fire Department spokesman.
Expected Street Closings:
- Maple Place - 5 p.m. until end of celebration.
- Main Street (From north of the to West Broadway) - 5 - 6:30 p.m.
- West Broaway - Around 5:30 p.m. while trucks make their way west on West Broadway passed and then south on Barnum Avenue to Maple Place and Caroline Avenue.
- Caroline Avenue - 5 p.m. until end of celebration.
- Barnum Avenue - 5:30 p.m. until end of parade.
The parade will also be held rain or shine.
After the parade the department will host a block party at the firehouse on Maple Avenue, which will be shut down from Main Street to Barnum Avenue that day for the celebration. There will be no charge for the block party and all are invited to come.
More than 30 fire departments from all across Long Island are expected to take part in the parade that day. Port Jefferson is one of the oldest fire departments in Suffolk County.
The Times Beacon Record interviewed some of the elder firemen in the department as they recalled their stories and reminisced on how fire-fighting techniques have changed over the years. Read the story on the website here.
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