The Portland Fire Department is honored to be hosting the 55th Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention, September 21-23, 2018, at the Cross Insurance Arena. This event is of particular note because it is being held in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the Portland Fire Department.
On Saturday, September 22, a parade of fire apparatus is being planned, in keeping with tradition of the convention. Last year's convention in Boothbay Harbor drew more than 100 trucks to their parade. This year, we are anticipating more than 150 trucks for the Portland parade, along with participation by pipe and drum bands.
Staging for the parade will begin at 7:00am, with the parade scheduled from 10:00am - 12:00pm on Saturday, September 22.
The parade route (Festival Zone) is High Street (all lanes - Spring Street to Congress Street), and Congress Street (both lanes - High Street to Franklin Street). The parade formation area, which is Spring Street (both lanes - High Street to Union Street), Center Street (both lanes - Free Street to Fore Street), Cross Street (Free Street to Spring Street) and Oak Street and Brown Street (from Free Street to Spring Street) is also a part of the Festival Zone. Adjoining sidewalks, parks and squares, including Congress Square Park, Monument Square, and Lincoln Park, are also part of the Festival Zone. Please see attached MAP (attachment A).
2018 Maine State Federation Fire Fighters Convention Forms