WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary over the weekend, an occasion that included a multi-faith memorial service at St. Elizabeth Church on Oct. 24.
Also on Saturday, the city hosted a parade for the department that it called its largest ever. All 156 members of the department attended and walked a route that was lined by several thousand spectators. Firefighters from approximately 40 other companies joined in the festivities.
There was a party on the Wilmington riverfront after the parade, an event that included displays of antique fire trucks and of a fireboat.