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Alert Hose National Firemen's Sunday Ceremony

By Paul Vallone
10:45AM / Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Members of the Alerts Hoce Co. and the Adams Volunteer Fire department participated during a June 10 National Firemen's Sunday.[Photo by Jane Brown]
Adams—The Alert Hose Company of Adams and Adams Volunteer Fire Department hosted National Fireman’s Sunday ceremony on June 10. The second Sunday in June is designated as National Firemen’s Sunday.

A formal ceremony was held at 11 a.m. at the Bellevue Cemetery at an Alerts Memorial Shaft in Bellevue Cemetery. The guest speaker was Pittsfield Fire Department Fire Chief James Sullivan.


Robert Tunnicliffe of the Berkshire Highlanders led the firemen's procession. [Photo by Jane Brown[
Events included an 8 a.m. church service the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Commercial Street.

Following the church service, firefighters attended breakfast at Adams Elks lodge on Center Street.

The Alerts were piped in and out of the Alerts Memorial Shaft area by Robert Tunnicliffe of the Berkshire Highlanders Pipe Band.

This banner was displayed during the ceremony.[Photo by Jane Brown]
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