The North Massapequa Fire Department (NMFD) will be hosting its Annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday October 12, 2018 at its headquarters, 1000 Broadway, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The 44th Annual Children’s Rag-A-Muffin Costume Parade will be held on Sunday, October 28th. The Children’s Rag-A-Muffin Costume Parade will start at 12 noon at the corner of North Nassau Avenue, proceed north on Broadway and conclude behind Fire Department Headquarters. There will be no rain date. All children who participate must be registered so they will be eligible for free prizes.
“The Rag-A-Muffin Parade is always special,” explained NMFD Chief Joseph Pesale, Jr. “For more than four decades we have hosted this outstanding event, which has brought tremendous joy to our community’s families, and especially our young people. Our department is extremely proud of this event and I know our residents are looking forward to many more years of the Rag-A-Muffin parade.”
The event is always held just prior to Halloween, which provides some extra atmosphere to an event already charged with excitement. “It’s a great day for the children,” Chief Pesale said. “Kids can wear costumes before Halloween to make sure they’re ready for trick-or-treating. After the costume parade they’re sure to be excited with the prospect of winning a bicycle or another great prize at the award ceremony.”
Registration will be held on Friday, October 12th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Fire Prevention Open House at Fire Department headquarters and Sunday, September 30th at the Fire Department Booth at the Annual Columbus Lodge #2143 Italian Feast and Festival on North Broadway. Late registration will take place at 11 am on Sunday, October 28th at the start of the parade, North Nassau Avenue and North Broadway. Registration can also be done online at www.nmfd-660.com.
Chief Pesale also urged residents to bring their families to the Department’s Annual Fire Prevention Open House.
“Our fire prevention program is outstanding and will include live demonstrations, hands on training, blood pressure checks, jaws of life demonstration and free goodies for both children and adults. Fire Prevention posters prepared by local school children will also be on display,” explained Chief Pesale “Most importantly, residents will learn how to keep their families safe. We hope to see everyone there.”