The Town of Adams has established a protocol that will safely allow for birthday
wave parades featuring public safety vehicles only.

Although Town officials remain concerned that large vehicle parades featuring private vehicles will unnecessarily create the opportunity for people to congregate and violate social distancing regulations, the decision to limit the parades to public safety vehicles was made in an effort to find the balance between protecting public health and providing some form of positivity for our children, citizens and outlet for our first responders.

Town Administrator Jay Green said:

I would like to thank our respective Chiefs - Rick Tarsa (APD), John Pansecchi (AFD), Richard Kleiner (Forest Wardens), Mike Gleason (Adams Ambulance) and Northern Berkshire Regional Emergency Planning Co-Chairman Amalio Jusino for their collaborative efforts to help craft and execute a reasonable and safe protocol that will allow these events to bring smiles to our residents.  I would also like to thank APD Officer Nick Dabrowski for volunteering to coordinate this initiative with participating agencies. These vehicles belong to the people; we want them to be affiliated with goodwill.Residents of Adams are reminded however that social distancing and restrictions on groups of more than 10 remain in effect. The Town will monitor the response to the parades and if public health is put at risk as a result, it will stop offering the activity.

NB-REPC Co-Chair Amalio Jusino.

It thrills me to see this level of community support and I’m honored to have provided the recommendations to assure a balance of safety and happiness for the residents of the community. I hope all participants follow the guidelines and this heartwarming event keeps a positive smile on every child’s face during this difficult time.