Adams: Alert Hose Company earns parade honors
Alert Hose Company No. 1 took home three trophies from the Bennington (Vt.) Battle Day Parade on Sunday, Aug. 14.
The awards included the Vermont State Firefighters Association Best Appearing Antique Hand Drawn Equipment (Out of State), Vermont State Firefighters Association Best Appearing Marching Unit With or Without Antique Apparatus (Out of State), and the Bennington Battle Day Oldest Hand Drawn Antique Equipment (Fire Related).
Members pulled the Company's 1885 parade cart wearing the department's Prince Albert style buff and white uniforms, a rare uniform style that has been preserved by the company as a memorial to its predecessors.