RVCFD hosts the Fourth Battalion Parade


On Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m., the Rockville Centre Fire Department will host the Fourth Battalion Parade. The parade will feature fire departments, their equipment and bands from East Rockaway, Lakeview, Lynbrook and Malverne — the member departments from the Fourth Battalion District. Several other neighboring fire departments will also be in the line of march.

Chief of Department John Thorp named Ex Chief Charlie Jaeger as the Grand Marshall.

The parade will begin at DeMott Avenue and Long Beach Road and proceed south on Long Beach Road to the John Anderson Recreation Centre, where a block party will take place. Food and drink will be available and live music by The Switch. At the end of the night, trophies will be awarded for best-appearing fire departments, junior firefighters and bands.

“The parade committee has worked hard to prepare for a great parade and block party,” Thorp said. “I hope to see many residents along the parade route and at the block party, enjoying a great family night out on Rockville Centre.”