Sunday’s parade I actually found out about after it happened. I was sitting in my office working when I noticed firetrucks driving down Grizzly Bluff with their red lights on. I thought that was odd because I didn’t hear the volunteer siren go off. Then I noticed more trucks, and even more trucks. Pretty soon it was obvious there were more trucks than the Ferndale fire department has. When I started seeing white trucks and yellow trucks in the procession my curiosity really got to me, so I called my eye in town, the folks at the Victorian Inn, to see what was going on. Once a year the region’s fire departments have a memorial for fallen firefighters and they start in McKinleyville and drive through all the towns ending up in Fortuna. This annual parade had special significance this year, for the numbers of firefighters lost in New York last month.