This is a celebration of all three fire companies in town ( company # 1 Succasunna company #2 Landing company # 3 Berkshire valley) for our 100th yr anniversary.
The 100th Anniversary Parade route of travel will be Kenvil Avenue to Main Street passing the library and ending at The Roxbury Chemical Engine Company #1 122 Main Succasunna...
Immediately following the parade we will be having a open house/block party at our fire house which is a free event for the public to attend. There will be food entertainment and activities for all...
The other big unveiling that day will be our first fire truck which is a 1917 Ford model T chemical fire engine which is in the process of being restored for display that day.
About Roxbury Fire Company #1:
On June 19, 1917, the Township of Roxbury approved the formation of the Roxbury Chemical Fire Engine Company and the town’s first fire department was established. Without an official building, the “firehouse” was located on Main Street at the home of Dr. Plume.
Dr. Plume housed the department’s brand new, 1917 Model-T Ford Chemical Engine in his garage and the department answered their first call one week later. It was not until 1933 that the official firehouse was built by the 26 volunteer members of Company 1.
We are an all-volunteer organization of approximately 80 members. We range in ages from cadets (16 year olds) to those who have served over 50 years and everything in-between. Some perform fire suppression and rescue in the fire department; others are first-responders or EMTs who perform EMS duties; some in the department perform both functions.
UPDATE: we are accepting a limited number of applications to our junior program for those who are 16 and 17, but for fire only; EMS still has a full quota. Thank you to everyone who have shown an interest in joining.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
Roxbury Fire Company #1 – 100th Anniversary Parade
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Parade Starts at 1:00 PM Sharp
Kenvil Ave. and Main Street
Parade Route: Down Main Street to Roxbury Fire Company #1 Fire House
Food and Beverages at the Firehouse after Parade!
Rain or Shine
All are Welcome! Come and Celebrate with Us!