Fired up for Derby Days fun

092513_derbydays2St. Croix Valley residents helped the city of Bayport and Bayport Fire Department celebrate the city’s Derby Days festival and the fire department’s 125th anniversary at a variety of events and activities Saturday near Lakeside Park. One popular Derby Days activity was the annual pet parade, bottom, which featured both pets and owners dressed in a fire department theme to help ma92513_derbydaysrk the city fire department’s anniversary. The BFD displayed 37 different fire apparatuses at Lakeside Park that showed visitors the various eras of equipment. Events at the Woodbury Fire Truck, photo above, included a station where children like Brayden Magle, left, and his cousin, Braden Vindal, tried on firefighter gear. (Gazette staff photos by Avery Cropp)