The streets rang with the sound of sirens Saturday morning, as fire trucks, ambulances and other red, shiny vehicles made their way through the neighborhoods, escorting Santa Claus on his annual trip through Montgomery.
The Montgomery and Countryside Fire Protection District parade is a tradition stretching back decades, and for about four hours Saturday morning, that tradition continued. Fire vehicles revved their engines at 8 a.m., leaving from the district’s main station on Railroad Street and heading through downtown, before branching off into the neighborhoods, Santa Claus perched in the bucket of the ladder truck.
Fire Chief Tom Meyers said the parade always visits every street in the district, which covers the western portion of Montgomery and parts of Aurora Township.
“I think the community really enjoys it,” Meyers said. “We get a lot of calls asking, ‘When is the parade?’”
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