Amagansett Turns Out to Celebrate Fire Volunteers

Engines from the Amagansett Fire Department headed up a long line of equipment on review during Saturday's parade.
Josephine DiSunno, a charter member of the Amagansett Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary when it was founded in 1955, rode in the parade.
Amagansett's firefighters, dressed in their finest, saluted as they passed the reviewing stand.
A vintage hose cart from the Amagansett Fire Department collection
On the reviewing stand Saturday, local luminaries included, from left, Hugh King, who was master of ceremonies; David Browne, an East Hampton Town fire marshal; East Hampton Town Councilwoman Sylvia Overby; Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, and Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell. Other officials not shown include State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., and East Hampton Town Trustee Clerk Diane McNally.
The East Hampton Town Fire Department's antique ladder and bucket wagon paused for a moment on the long march to the Amagansett Fire House from the American Legion.
Volunteers from the Springs Fire Department, which shares a long border with Amagansett's district, took part as well.
What's a parade without a pun? The Amagansett School float obliged and won an award for the people who put it together.
The celebration continued into the afternoon at the Amagansett Fire House, with a barbecue, games for children, and a whole lot of socializing.