Ridgefield is marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of the town's Fire Department. Ridgefield’s fire department is made up of 55 active volunteers and 34 paid staff members. The anniversary event is run by its volunteer staff. A Fireman’s Parade will step off tonight at 7pm on Main Street, going toward Town Hall, then taking a left on Market Street and a right on East Ridge Road until ending up at East Ridge Middle School — at the carnival. Proceeds will go toward department operating expenses, including to purchase specialized firefighting equipment and tools. Tomorrow, there will be a fireworks show at dusk. Fireworks will be visible from anywhere near the carnival grounds. Last year, the Ridgefield Fire Department responded to 2,141 emergency medical service calls and 1,211 fire calls.