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2024 Firemen's Convention Parade
September 14, 2024. 2:00PM

New Jersey Ave.,
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

The awards ceremony held at the Wildwood Convention Hall will start
at 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions regarding registration, submit that inquiry with
your registration form.


Ed Beck, Parade Chairman

Five Mile Beach Volunteer
Fireman’s Association

Visit these pages to learn more about the
NJ State Firemen's Convention Parade


Judging Categories

NJ Company ONLY - Best appearing overall fire department or company marching including equipment


Best Appearing Fire Department with Music

Best Marching Unit, 1 to 20 people (inclusive) marching (excluding Ladies Auxiliary)Neptune Fire Dept.Lake Harmony Fire Dept.NA

Best Marching Unit, over 21 people (excluding Ladies Auxiliary)

Best Appearing Ladies Auxiliary

Best Appearing Fire Dept. or Company overall apparatus (excluding marching)

Best Appearing Ladder (In-Service)

Best Appearing Platform (telescopic boom) and Snorkel (articulate boom) (In-service)

Best Appearing Squirt/Quint

Best Appearing Pumpers - Any size pump

0 - 5 Years

6 - 15 Years

16 - 25 years   

26 - 50 years

Best Appearing Brush Truck

Best Appearing Utility, Light Plant Cascade, Haz Mat Unit (with or without)

Best Appearing Fire Rescue Unit (In-Service) Light with or without pump, 20,000 GVW and under

Best Appearing Fire Rescue Unit (In-Service) Heavy with or without pump, 20,001 GVW and over

Best Appearing Rescue Pumper (must have extrication and cribbing equipment)

Best Appearing Straight or Tractor Drawn Tanker - 1,500 gallons or more

Best Appearing Tanker Pumper

Best Appearing Hand Drawn Piece of Equipment

Best Appearing Motorized Antique Piece of Equipment Private or Dept. Owned (as per S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A.Guidelines  NA








Up to and including 1998.

Company with Best Comedy Routine

Best Appearing Fire Dept. or Company Color Guard

Ambulance - Fire Dept. or EMS Owned

Longest Distance Traveled    

Best Appearing Command Vehicle, Must be accompanied by one piece of apparatus

Best Appearing NJ State Forest Fire Service Unitnone


Best Appearing Fire Department Explorer


Best of Show (Libby Memorial Trophy)



High School/Middle School

NJ State Fireman's Championship Band - All other bands (senior or independent) will be judged as a Fireman's Band or Bands representing a Fire Company

Drum Corp - including Drum and Bugle Corps, Fife Corps, Bell Trumpet and Drum Corps

Bag Pipe, Pipe Band


Judges Awards   


911 Memorial Award



Atlantic Aerial  

Atlantic Apparatus  

Atlantic Company  


Camden Best Pumper Aerial   


Cape May Company Apparatus Green Creek  


Cumberland George Reeves Apparatus   


Gloucester Apparatus Deptford Fire Co.  


Ocean Michael Davenport & Kelly Sinott Trophy

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