Firefighters fête in Freeport

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Firefighters from Anson give it their all in the wet hose contest on Sunday, Sept. 7, during the 49th annual Maine State Federation of Firefighters convention in Freeport. Hundreds of firefighters and their families, from Maine and throughout New England, took part in the three-day event, which included a parade, trade show, banquet, memorial and firefighters muster.

Fort Kent firefighters find out what happens when the water is turned on before the hoses are coupled on Sunday.

Freeport’s antique Engine 3, a 1939 American LaFrance, moves up Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 6, during the Maine State Federation of Firefighters convention parade. The Freeport Fire Department hosted the 49th annual convention.

Milo firefighters show that their hand pump can still get water where it needs to be during Saturday’s parade.

Ellsworth’s Fire Department had a float in the Saturday parade that honored firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice.