Wallington Fire Department's 15th Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade   '16

        
Thank You All for participating in the greatest Parade in 15 years. And thank you to all the spectators - well over 10,000.
 
   Below are the Award Winners, preceding their name is our parade sponsors.  Please accept these results with Holiday Cheers as our Judges are volunteer firefighters.  They put a lot of energy into judging, and do it just for a quiet "thank you" from WFD.  Once again, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.  
 
    

 

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Award Winners 2016

MAYOR’S AWARD – Best Overall (FD or Organ.) 

            Wallington Mayor Mark Tomko              River Edge

 BARNAS FAMILY AWARD- 2nd  Best Overall (FD OR Organ.)

           Barnas Family                                             Denville

 WALLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARD- 3rd  Best Overall (FD or Organ)

            Prospect Transportation                         Madison Park

FIRE COMMISSIONER AWARD – 4th   Best Overall (FD OR ORGANIZATION)

            Fire Comm. Christopher Sinisi               Westwood

 

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED PUMPER-1ST , 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

1  Precision Electric                       Roseland

Casmir Sondey, Esq.                Nutley                       

Karol’s Pub                                  Closter

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins              Dumont

Paul Barbire, Esq.                      Lake Hiawatha

Richard Goral Plumbing          Cliffside Park

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED LADDER-1ST, 2nd, 3rd.

Wallington Truck Co.1  “201”             Tallman, NY

Micklynn Cabinets                                Haledon

Firefighter Cappy Kapusta    Denville                                                                                    

  BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED RESCUE-1ST, 2nd.

Rames Inc.                                   Allendale

Ventura Fuel Oil                          Orangeburg, NY

 

BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED AMBULANCE-1ST, 2nd.

81 Lester Contr., M. Mroczek  Carlstadt

Plaid Motors                                Rochelle Park

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED CHIEF'S VEHICLE-1ST, 2nd

Nick’s Towing Service             Haworth

Firefighter Ken Doviak             Pt. Pleasant

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED SPECIAL UNIT – 1ST, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Kamienski Funeral Home        Garfield, Squad 4

Universal Electric Motor           Box 54

Walter Slomienski, Jr., Esq.     Roseland

Firefighter Ron Phillips, Sr.     Mahwah

 

BEST APPEARING COMIC UNIT-     1ST PLACE

Dunkin’ Donuts of Wallington       No Entry

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED BOAT-1ST, 2nd

Shasa Handbags           Elmwood Park       

Frank and Lori Sound Systems         New Milford

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED ANTIQUE FIRE TRUCK-1ST, 2nd

Renaissance Equity      West Paterson    Ahrens Fox

2  Joey Perkins                   River Edge         Seagrave

 

  BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED FLOAT- (FIRE DEPT)-1ST, 2nd, 3rd.

1  Polonia Bakery                           Park Ridge

2  Steven L. Rogut, Esq.               Washington Twp.

3  Joseph M. Sanzari Jr. LLC      Oradell

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECO'D FLOAT / VEHICLE (Personal or Organ)-1ST, 2nd.

Smith-Sondy Paving                 Elmwood Park Ambulance 1

Jersey Guys Fire Training       Clifton Savings Bank

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECOR'D CHILDREN'S Organization Float / Vehicle 1ST 

1     Salomone Redi Mix            Wallington Cub Scouts

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED NON-FD TYPE VEHICLE-1ST,  2nd.

Action Data Services                Salomone Redi Mix – Concrete trucks

Wallington Special Police        Not Registered

 

 FIRE DEPT. OR ORGAN. coming the Furthest Distance  (In State)-1St, 2nd.

Inserra Family, Shop Rite        Hopatcong

2 Aspen Tree Service                    Ogdensburg

 

 FIRE DEPT. OR ORGAN. Coming the Furthest Distance (Out State)-1ST,  2nd.

Clifton Savings Bank                          Port Jervis, NY

Wallington Emergency Squad           Tallman, NY

 

 BEST LIGHTED / DECORATED  FIRE APPARATUS (OUT OF STATE)-1ST PLACE, 2nd

Jarico Homes                                        Orangeburg, NY

Wallington Engine Co. 202                  Suffern, NY

 

BEST HOLIDAY MUSIC PLAYED DURING THE PARADE – 1ST PLACE, 2ND

Job and Job Engineers                        Suffern Truck, NY

Wallington Park Row Co. 203               Ridgewood EMS                                                         

  10 “SPECIAL JUDGES AWARDS”


South Bergen Fire Chief’s Judges Assn.        Weehawken First Aid

South Bergen Fire Chief’s Assn.                       Redds Bus

Wallington Police Department                            Waldwick Ambulance Float

Wallington Mayor and Council                           Wharton Ladder 321

Wallington DPW                                                     Hawthorne Truck 2

Wallington Bd. Of Education                               Secaucus Engine 1

Wallington Little League                                      Mine Hill Engine

Wallington Recreation                                          HUMC Paramedics

Wallington Jr. Football & Cheerleaders           Ridgefield Park Ladder

Wallington Cub Scouts                                        Garfield Truck 4

 

 

 

 

 

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Major Parade Rules

You must Decorate your vehcile or float with Holiday Lights and Deorations

NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOL PERMITTED.

ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKIING on top of a fire truck during parade,.

 Please bring all your vehicles to the parade registration at once. We cannot honor any requests to have a late arriving vehicle be STAGED with you.  You must ALL arrive together.

 Absolutely No Santa Claus’s allowed on your vehicle. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the end of Parade

 Play Holiday Music  ONLY  9NO SIRENS0 ThisParade is for the Kids, please, please play Holiday Music ,

No Sirens or Horns.  OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AFTER THE END OF THE PARADE (AT MONUMENT)

Absolutely NO Throwing of candy/toys off vehicles

 No “showing” of alcohol on vehicle.

 This is a Ride Thru Parade – No Walking Along Vehicles

 All vehicles MUST have a designated driver who will be banded as a non-drinker, and must be present at registration.

 All vehicles MUST STAY in the staging area at all times.

 All vehicles used for your entry must be in their assigned staging area by 5:30 PM. absolutely, no vehicles will be allowed in after 5:30 PM. Your entry must come as one group, we can’t accommodate any requests,

 There is NO MARCHING or WALKING - it is a RIDE THROUGH PARADE. Fire department and squad uniforms are not required. Holiday attire is requested.

 Use portable bathrooms at strategic locations in staging or the parade route. Be respectful and courteous if using a resident’s bathrooms. Please take your garbage with you, do not leave on road or in staging area.

 FLOATS MUST NOT BE WIDER THAN 12 FEET. The parade route goes thru the Wallington High School parking lot and the fences are only 12 feet wide.

 Vehicles and floats will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the use of lights, music and theme into your entry. We encourage you to use Holiday Music and to have your organization's banner, company name, or municipality displayed on the vehicle for the judges. If this is not displayed, your entry will not be judged.

 No entry may stop to perform at any point along the parade route. The only exception is for the judges at the reviewing stand area. If your vehicle breaks down, leave / push it off to the side of the route. Parade marshals along the route will monitor entries.

 Absolutely no Santa or Santa costumes will be allowed on any vehicle or float or your entry will be disqualified. Santa and Mrs. Claus are on the last Wallington Fire Truck.

 Vehicles with floats may not exceed 45 total feet in length and 13 feet in height this includes the towing vehicle. Please do not put an inflatable character(s) on top of fire apparatus or floats that will exceed height restriction. There are very low hanging wires and branches along the parade route. This is very important so our parade can move along at a reasonable pace.

 No water (hose streams, extinguishers, etc.) is permitted at any time prior to, during, or following the parade.

 Any company, department or organization not adhering to these above rules will be immediately disqualified from all trophies and prohibited from entering future holiday parades in Wallington.