Retired Portland firefighter Arthur Best waves to onlookers from his seat as grand marshal of the 55th annual Maine State Federation of Firefighters parade Saturday, Sept. 22, on Congress Street. The parade helped celebrate the 250th year of the Portland Fire Department; Best served from 1950-1974, and the 1932 McCann Chevrolet Pumper he rode in was built in Portland. (Dudley Warner / For The Forecaster)