Rule Change for 2017 – this is the ONLY rule change,
The minimum number of marchers to compete for trophies of 10 for Fire Units and 5 for Ladies Auxiliary has both been deleted from the rules. 

The following are NOT rule changes, but are suggested to all participants
1)    If the unit has a PUMPER/RESCUE or a PUMPER/TANKER combination apparatus, it is suggested that the unit display the category that the unit prefers the apparatus to be judged. (Pumper, Rescue, Tanker) This can be posted on or near the area of the mandatory year designation on the passenger side, lower half of windshield.  If category is not displayed it will be at the discretion of the Judges.

2)   If you have members riding in a Command or other vehicles, due to heavy tinting on windows, you must have windows open to have riders counted.  If windows are up and Judges are unable to see occupants,  vehicle may be counted as only having one occupant.


Our Mission

It is the purpose of our association to provide fire departments, companies and associations,a uniform and equitable means of judging parades, and other event competition, for the benefit of all, with a strong emphasis and goal of developing a closer relationship in the fire service. We will accomplish this by providing the parade, and other event sponsors, with a sufficient number of well trained and qualified Parade Judges to fulfill this obligation, relieving the sponsor of concern regarding favoritism and partiality in presenting their awards.


Our Judges are available to come to your location with a presentation on our rules and judging techniques. This can be helpful to both the parade host and the parade participants.  There is no charge for our services. Please contact our Vice
President to request a presentation or more information.


                         Officers  2017-2018

President: Bob Outhouse – Past Chief Buchanan FD

Vice President: Glenn Zahlmann – Past Chief Hillcrest FD

Treasurer: Spence Terwilliger – Past Chief Lake Carmel FD

Secretary: Paul Gallagher – Past Chief Katonah FD



Awarded at each Westchester Cty. Conv. parade we judge to  the Best Overall WCVFA member.