Cheered on by residents, the marked its 125th anniversary on Saturday with a parade through town.
The Inwood volunteers were joined by their fellow firefighters from the Third Battalion, which includes the Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Meadowmere Park, Hewlett, Woodmere and Valley Stream fire departments.
Several marching bands also participated, including the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the NYPD Band.
The parade was followed by a festival at Inwood's headquarters on Doughty Boulevard, where prizes were awarded to departments for appearance. Chief Richard Magliaro led the Inwood Fire Department to a first place prize for best appearing department.
The Inwood department currently serves the neighborhood with 80 volunteers, according to officials. They operate three engines, a tower ladder, heavy rescue, light rescue, two advanced life support ambulances and two rescue boats. Inwood was one of the first departments in the area to have a scuba unit and fire medic squad.
Annual responses have picked up in the last 125 years, and the department responds to about 800 calls annually. The department is proud of its aggressive and well trained core of firefighters. Magliaro heads the department with Assistant Chiefs Anthony Rivelli Sr. and Gaetano Marino.
The Inwood department also responds to calls in Atlantic Beach at the Silver Point Beaches.