Searsport Fire Department brings home two first place awards
Several members of the Searsport Fire Department participated in the 50th Annual Convention of the Maine State Federation of Firefighters. The Convention was held in Ellsworth on Sept. 13, 14 and 15.
Among the activities that weekend was the presentation and judging of antique firefighting equipment from across the state. Searsport Fire Department made history by being awarded two first places for their entries. Their 1854 Hunneman hand pumper and their 1940 GMC Sealand pumper engine, were judged the best in Maine in their respective categories. These two pieces of Searsport history were on display along with the many other awards they have received at Searsport’s Annual Fling into Fall Celebration, which will be held on Oct. 11 and 12.