Franklin Square Munson Fire Department celebrates 100 years of service


Neighbors gathered to celebrate the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department for its dedicated service throughout the community at a parade on June 1.

Community members throughout the area marched in or watched the parade along Hempstead Turnpike to celebrate a pillar of safety in their hometown.

A century ago, the fire department got its start when the Franklin Square Hose and Chemical Company merged with the Franklin Hook and Ladder Company of Munson.

After the parade, people gathered at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant to enjoy live music from the 90s Band outside. The Franklin Square Historical Society additionally handed out commemorative journals about the fire department to celebrate the historic achievement.