Photo Gallery: 166th Annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade

July 10, 2016 Last Updated: July 11, 2016

PORT JERVIS—It wasn’t sunny, but it was another year of dry weather for Port Jervis’s Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade on July 9. The parade is famous for two things: 166 years of good weather and being the longest continuous fireman’s parade in the country. Cloudy skies and the threat of a storm were enough to keep about 20 percent of the participants away though, estimates Mike Bernstein, one of the parade’s judges. Nevertheless, the parade had fire companies from all around the county, the state, and nearby states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the rain held off till after the parade was over.

Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker (L) and state Senator John Bonacic followed by members of the Port Jervis Common Council in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker (L) and state Senator John Bonacic followed by members of the Port Jervis Common Council in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

County legislator Tom Faggione (R) and Port Jervis Councilman Robert Ritchie in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
County legislator Tom Faggione (R) and Port Jervis Councilman Robert Ritchie in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Parade Grand Marshall James Farr in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Parade Grand Marshall James Farr in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Newburgh Pipes and Drums playing in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Newburgh Pipes and Drums playing in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

The 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Trophies for the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Trophies for the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

The Harmony Senior Drum Corps from Boonton, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Harmony Senior Drum Corps from Boonton, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of Port Jervis's Delaware Engine Co. No. 2 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of Port Jervis’s Delaware Engine Co. No. 2 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from Port Jervis's Delaware Engine Co. No. 2 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from Port Jervis’s Delaware Engine Co. No. 2 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of the Branchville Hose Company No. 1 from Branchville, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Branchville Hose Company No. 1 from Branchville, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Color guard of the Suffern Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Color guard of the Suffern Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of the Suffern Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Suffern Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Maybrook Scout Troop 236 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Maybrook Scout Troop 236 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from Port Jervis's Rescue & Salvage Co. No. 3 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from Port Jervis’s Rescue & Salvage Co. No. 3 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from Port Jervis's Howard Wheat Engine Co. No. 4 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from Port Jervis’s Howard Wheat Engine Co. No. 4 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from Port Jervis's Howard Wheat Engine Co. No. 4 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from Port Jervis’s Howard Wheat Engine Co. No. 4 in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Chapter 16 of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Chapter 16 of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A tanker of the Cuddebackville Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A tanker of the Cuddebackville Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members of the Sparrowbush Engine Company in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Sparrowbush Engine Company in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Sparrowbush Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Sparrowbush Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

The Huguenot Fire Company in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Huguenot Fire Company in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Members Relief Hose Company No. 3 from Haverstraw, New York in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Members of the Relief Hose Company No. 3 from Haverstraw, New York in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from the Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from the Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A truck from the Wantage Fire Department from Colesville, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman's Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A truck from the Wantage Fire Department from Colesville, New Jersey in the 166th annual Port Jervis Fireman’s Inspection Day Parade in Port Jervis on July 9, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)