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rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.

10 - 16 September 2017 - Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Schuykill Hose Co., #2.  Parade September 16, 1 pm.

12 - 16 September, Dover, Delaware

Delaware Valley Volunteer Firefighter’s Assoc., Conference.  Please note parade has been canceled.  Full schedule  All forms

14 - 16 September 2017 - Briarcliff Manor, New York

Briarcliff Manor FD is hosting the 111th West Chester County VFA Convention.  Judging 9:30 - 11:30 am, 

Todd School, 45 Ingham Rd. Parade hosted by the Briarcliff FD, Saturday, 1 pm.

14 - 16 September 2017 - Wildwood, New Jersey

New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention/EXPO.  For registration Parade 

Saturday 2 pm.  For questions or more details contact

14 -17 September 2017 - Roscommon, Michigan

35th Annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival. Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.  Friday: Bright Light 

Vehicle Showdown, 7 pm followed by Bright Light Parade.  Saturday: 9 amRoscommon Firemen’s Memorial Service, 

Parade through downtown 11 am,  Extrication competition at noon and Waterball contest 12:30 pm.  Antique Fire 

Truck display all day!  FREE activities for the kids and much more!  

For full schedule, map and registration visit

15 -17 September 2017 - Taftville, Connecticut

The Taftville FD will be hosting the 134th Annual CT State Firefighters Convention.  This event is in conjunction with 

the 100th Anniversary of the Taftville FD.  We are pleased to announce that the Stiller Family 9/11 Never Forget 

Mobile Exhibit will be available during the convention.  Parade 9/17, noon. For parade 

route  Watch our web site for updates.

15 September - 15 October 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit: Hispanic Firefighters of the Denver Fire Dept.  Celebrating the contributions of 

Hispanic firefighters in the Denver FD.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage month.

16 September 2017 - Funkstown, Maryland

Funkstown VF Heroes for Cancer Combat Challenge.  Opening ceremony 9 am.  Heroes compete in the following 

events:  High Rise Pack Carry, Hose Hoist, Victim Rescue and Kaiser Sled.  There will be a Junior FF division also.

16 September 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum 2nd Firematic Sale and Flea Market, 9 am - 5 pm.  1820 N 4th St., held rain or 

shine.  Indoor and outdoor spaces available.  $15 for an 8 X 8 space, tables and chairs not provided.  To reserve a 

space call 717-232-8915  Fax 717-232-8916  Or register online Deadline  9/2.

16 September 2017 - Safety Harbor, Florida

Community event sponsored by the city of Safety Harbor Recreation Dept. Rescheduled see 28 October.

17 September 2017 - Westerly, Rhode Island

Westerly Firemen’s Muster.  Misquamicut State Beach, noon - 3 pm  Facebook

17 September 2017 - Citrus Heights, California

15th Annual Northern CA Fire Equipment and Memorilbilia Swap Meet, 7 am - 1 pm.  Sponsored by the Sacramento 

Metropolitan Fire District, CA chapter of SPAAMFAA and Pioneer Mutual H & L Society. Free spaces and admission. 

Sac Metro Station 21, 7641 Greenback La.  Largest fire swap meet on the west coast.  Contact Gil 916-408-3710 or 

Randy 916-216-1407  

17 September 2017 - Warren, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society, 13th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus and Equipment Show.  Burrs Hill 

Park, 540 Water St., 10 am - 3 pm.  Admission tot he show is free.  We will however be collecting new unwrapped 

toys that will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season.  Display of antique motorized fire apparatus 

and other fire memorabilia.  Fire Safety Smoke House, Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog for the kids.  

Anyone with an antique fire apparatus who wishes to display at the show should contact RIAFAS Bill Willet for a registration form.  A registration form may also be downloaded  

Deadline to register is September 3rd.  For complete details visit

17 - 23 September 2017 - Sparrowbush, New York

Orange County VFA Convention.  Parade September 23, 1 pm lineup, step off 2 pm.  Parade route Park Ave/Rt 42 

and 97 to Main St., to Sparrowbush fire house.

19 - 21 September 2017 - Healdsburg, California

California State Firefighter’s Assoc., Conference.  Best Western Dry Creek Inn.

20 - 23 September 2017 - Penn Hills, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Fire Convention, hosted by the Penn Hills Fire Departments.  Friday, 3 - 11 pm, Fire EXPO. Saturday, 

7:30 - 10:30 AM, parade registration, Linton Middle School, 7 - 11 am apparatus judging, Linton Middle School.  

Parade starts at 1 pm, St. Bartholomew Parish.  

For complete schedule and registration visit under “info” tab.  Visit us on Facebook

22 - 23 September 2017 - Ontario, Canada

Firefest downtown Chatham on King St., 10 am - 4 pm. Canada’s largest show of antique fire apparatus and 

emergency response vehicles.  Please watch our site or on Facebook 

for details.

23 September 2017 - Lakewood, Colorado

West Metro Family Fire Muster.  West Metro’s Fire Rescue Training Center, 3535 S. Kipling St., 10 am - 2 pm.  

Sorry no pets allowed.  Facebook

23 September 2017 - Newington, Connecticut

Newington VFD 100th Anniversary Parade.  Kickoff 4:30 pm on Main St., followed by our celebration activities in Mill 

Pond Park from 5 - 10 pm. We would like to cordially invite everyone to join in the celebration.  Visit us on Facebook

23 September 2017 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

Vintage Fire Museum Annual Fire Muster and Parade.  Parade 11 am on Spring St.  Vintage fire trucks will be pumping 

water at the Jeffersonville River Front at 1 pm.  There will be a day full of activities.  Food, swap meet of fire equipment 

parts etc., and more from 10 am - 5 pm.  For further info email or visit our web site or on Facebook    

23 September 2017 - Greenport, New York

The newly formed, Eastern Long Island Fire Apparatus Assoc. First Annual Antique Fire Truck Show. Firefighter Pier, 

9 am - 3 pm. Fundraiser for Fireboat Fire Fighter and Eastern LI FAA.  Antique fire apparatus on display, tour the fire 

boat, 50/50 raffle.  Food will be available.  For more info

24 September 2017 - Metamora, Michigan

The Metamora FD will host several other local fire departments in a renewal of an ancient firefighter tradition, Water 

Ball.  Fire departments from across Lapeer County are expected to attend, as well as other local departments.  The 

event is paired with the Metamora Fall Festival and will have other attractions for families, live jaws demo, dunk tank, 

kids games and raffles.  Free admission.  For more info call Trevor Vuorenmaa 906-390-0023  or the Metamora FD 

810-678-2255.  On Facebook

24 September 2017 - Port Jervis, New York

Port Jervis Tourism Board is hosting an Antique Fire Truck Show,  Downtown Port Jervis, 10 am - 5 pm.  All fire 

department and privately owned antique apparatus are welcome.  For application 845-858-4000.  

Contact  Please put “Antique Fire Truck Show” in subject line.

28 (Thursday) September 2017 - Kingwood, West Virginia

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemen’s Parade.  Judging 5 - 7 pm, St. Sebastian Church parking lot. 

Parade 7:30 pm.  Email

30 September 2017 - Herculaneum, Missouri

Jeffco Fire Engine Rally, 9 am - 3 pm.  Herculaneum Park, 776 Joachin Ave.  Parade 9 am.  Opening ceremony 

10 am.  Displays of apparatus and EMS vehicles, firefighter competitions and demos, air rescue helicopters and 

numerous vendor booths.  Also many activities for children.  FD patch trading and selling available.  Food, drink and 

other concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is allowed.  Open to the public and free of charge. Visit us on Facebook  

Email Bill Haggard

30 September 2017 - Farmville, Virginia

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilcks Lake Park, 9 am - 3 pm.  For more info or to register 

contact Floyd Greene

30 September 2017 - Wallington, New Jersey

Wallington Park Row Hose Co. 3, Fire Truck Pull.  Proceeds to benefit Hose Co. 3, and Tackle Kids Cancer Foundation.  

Held rain or shine, 10 am - 5 pm, 125 Main St.  10 people per team $250 per team.  Contact  


30 September 2017 - Freehold, New Jersey

East Freehold FC, 50th Anniversary.  Noon - 5 pm, Lake Topanemus aka “The Pond” on Pond Rd.

30 September 2017 - Dallastown, Pennsylvania

Rescue FC #1, 125th Anniversary Celebration and Muster.  50 S. School Place, 8 am - 4 pm.  Apparatus Muster, 

Fire related Flea Market, food vendors and kids activities.  To register apparatus or for vendor space cell Richard 

Staub  717-246-1629

30 September 2017 - Kannapolis, North Carolina

Kannapolis FD will host a Fire Truck Parade as part of their 100th birthday and annual Open House, 10 am - 3 pm.  

Parade will start at 10 am.  The route will be long Laureate Way and North Research Campus Dr., between City Hall 

and the North Carolina Research Campus.  Indoor festivities will be in the Laureate Center at City Hall.  Emergency 

vehicles, music, entertainment, helicopter and food vendors will be available.  

To participate in parade contact Kirk Beard  Facebook

Info contact Maria Bostian  

30 September - 1 October 2017 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

Mack Day.  Location: Gerhart Equipment Co., Inc., 910 Brunnerville Rd.  All Mack trucks, buses and fire apparatus

Are invited to attend.  Other brand display area available.  Public welcome, no entry fee, food available and truck 

related vendor area.  Info 484-955-0155  or 610-589-4667

30 September - 1 October 2017 - Shandon, Ohio

Auction of 50 year fire memorabilia collection of Ralph Stetler.  Salty Dog Museum, 4985 Cincinnati-Brookville Rd.  

8 am - 5 pm both days.  Hundreds of fire collectibles, hand-pulled apparatus, extinguishers, game well equipment, 

hydrants, nozzles, play pipes etc.  All items tagged with fair prices.  

For more info Mark Radtke 513-265-8750 or Jim Cogswell 859-394-5367.

1 October 2017 - York, Pennsylvania

4th Annual Fire Muster & Flea Market.  Sponsored by the newest SPAAMFAA chapter White Rose Fire Preservation 

of York, PA. (Old Fire Farts) Cousler Park, 1060 Church Rd., 8 am - 4 pm.  This year the featured apparatus is 

Seagrave, but all types of apparatus are welcome.  Pumping contests, kids activities, firefighter challenge contest  

and plenty of food trucks.  All proceeds go to support the Preservation of Fire History in York County and to our First 

Responders Scholarship Grant. For more info email Bob 

Visit us on Facebook

1 October 2017 - East Davenport, Iowa

International Fire Museum Annual Muster and Lights and Sirens Parade. Fire truck and emergency vehicles lights 

and sirens parade starts at Modern Woodmen Park at 11:30 am, and should be circling the Village of East 

Davenport about noon.  Great entertainment for the kids.  Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog and enjoy 

all the antique fire trucks.  Free event but donations to the fire museum are accepted.  This family event runs from 

noon - 4 pm.  For more info call 563-391-6431, 8 - 10 pm.  Visit us on Facebook

1 October 2017 - Fryeburg, Maine

Firemen’s Muster: dry hose, wet hose, ball squirt and more.  Part of Fryeburg Fair, 1154 Main St. Contact Corliss Watson 207-890-7334 

7 October 2017 - Ripon, California

27th Annual Emergency Vehicle Display show and Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair.  Ripon Community Center 

and Park, 334 W. Fourth St., 8 am - 3 pm. Visit us on Facebook

7 October 2017 - Beaumont, Texas

Fire Museum of Texas Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival.  Always held the first Saturday in October.  This 

is a free event.  Activities include safety and health info and giveaways, children’s games and activities, live fire and 

technical rescue, EMS and Hazmat demos, free food and drinks.

7 October 2017 - Hingham, Massachusetts

Bare Cove Fire Museum Semi-annual Barn Sale.  Rain or shine, indoors.  Look for building #52 in Bare Cove Park, 

45 Bare Cove Dr.  9 am - 2 pm.  Lots of items to look through, great prices and a lot of fun.  Free admission.  Contact   or on Facebook

7 October 2017 - Solomons, Maryland 

Solomons Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Open House 11 am - 3 pm.  Come and join us and many other local 

organizations as we celebrate another great year serving our community.  Fun for the entire family.  Vehicle

extrication, interactive smoke building, helicopters, Mr. Tom’s Critters and much more! For more info contact 

Scott Strandberg  

7 October 2017 - Hudson, New York

FASNY Museum of Firefighting Dalmatian Day, 10 am - 3 pm.  Join us for this “spotacular" event! All activities, shows 

and games are free.  Mr. Twisty’s Fabulous Magic Show, kids games, crafts, and puppet show.  And of course lots and 

lots of Dalamatians and much more

7 October 2017 - Dundalk, Maryland

Wise Avenue VFC 75th Anniversary, 9 am - 3 pm.  Parade starts at 9 am (line up 8 am) from Wise Ave., & Grays Rd.,

for activities at North Pt.,Government Center following parade.  For more info or parade RSVP contact 


7 - 8 October 2017 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  Every Oct. the Foundation sponsors the official national 

tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year.  For a full schedule of events

8 October 2017 - Nationwide

Bells Across America.  Fire Departments sounded a series of bells when firefighters died in the line of duty to alert 

all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice.  This time-honored tradition continues today during 

funerals and memorial services for firefighters.  For the 7th year bells will ring coast to coast as a grateful nation 

pauses to honor those firefighters who died in 2016 and previous years.

The Nat'l Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking communities, fire service organizations and religious organizations 

to help us honor our fallen firefightersby participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  A moment of 

remembrance can occur anytime during Memorial Weekend, October 7 - 8. Fire department representatives are 

encouraged to work with their clergy and community leaders to develop an appropriate ceremony.

8 October 2017 - Barrington, Massachusetts

Berkshire SPAAMFAA chapter Fire Muster.  Butternut Ski Resort, 380 State Rd.  10 am - 3 pm. Display area plus 


8 October 2017 - Manchester, New Hampshire

The Manchester NH Fire Department will kick off National Fire Prevention Week with New England’s largest parade 

of firefighting and emergency apparatus.  The 63rd Annual Parade.  Starting time is noon from the assembly point at 

Elm and Webster Sts.  Line-up for the parade starts at 11 am.  Regional fire departments interested in participating 

should contact the Fire Prevention Bureau 603-669-2256 x 3862 for more info.  Please register by 1 October.

14 October 2017 - Williamsburg, Michigan

3rd Annual Travers City Area Police and Fire Collectible.  Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel, 9 am - 3 pm.  Collectors 

show for police and fire patches and other related memorabilia.  Admission $4.  6 foot tables $20 each, and must be 

paid in advance.  For more info and reservations contact Dave Sprinkle

14 October 2017 - Lancaster, South Carolina

Lancaster City FD Fire Safety Expo.  Walmart parking lot 10 am - 2 pm.  Food, safety programs, fire trucks and 

rescue vehicles.  Also games, activities and info tents for kids.  Visit us

15 October 2017 - Newton, New Jersey

9th Annual Fall Foliage Fire Muster at Sussex County Public SafetyTraining Academy, Hampton Twp., 10 am - 2 pm.  

GPS use 114 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ.  Medivac landing, smoke house trailer and bounce house for kids. 

Vendor space available. Contact for more details.  


17 - 21 October 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee

Fire house EXPO, Music City Center.

21 October 2017 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mack Trucktoberfest.  Mack Trucks Historical Museum and Custom Center.  Actual address 2402 Lehigh Parkway 

South.  Note: for GPS use 11 Grammes Rd.

22 October 2017 - Allentown, New Jersey

The New Jersey Fire Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial is holding the 2nd Annual Open House, 10 am - 3 pm.  

If you missed the first one here’s another opportunity to see this collection.  In 2016 the collection had not been seen 

in 40 years.  Location: 4 Polhemustown Rd.  The collection has over 60 antiques, contains examples of fire engines 

powered by hand, chemical reaction steam, gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition to the fire apparatus, many examples 

of tools, art, memorabilia and other items of interest will be on display.  Video of museum Facebook

28 October 2017 - Safety Harbor, Florida

Rescheduled from 16 September, due to cleanup from hurricane Harvey. 

Community event sponsored by the city of Safety Harbor Recreation Dept.  A fun day for kids of all ages.  Come on 

out and have fun with the kids as they have an opportunity to operate a hand line from one of the trucks.

1 November - 30 December 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Denver Firefighters Museum Exhibit:  Collecting Fire Toys.  Join us for an exhibit of toys and models inspired by the 

firefighting profession.  A perfect outing for the holiday season.

4 November 2017 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Triple Nickle Fire Memorabilia Auction.  St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St.

4 - 8 March 2018 - San Diego, California

Firehouse World, San Diego Convention Cntr.  For exhibiting info contact Brian Cassell  

Registration info 508-743-8523  toll free 877-398-6843  email  Details to follow on


7 - 10 February 2018 - Kissimmee, Florida

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Winter Convention.  Host hotel Park Inn - Radisson 

Resort and Conference Center, 3011 Maingate Ln, 407-396-1400  Be sure to identify 

yourself as attendees of the FABB, February 2018 Annual event.  Please watch our web site or 

Facebook  for updates.Contact Bob Romig

17 March 2018 - Peotone, Illinois

6th Annual MABAS 19 Fire Investigators, Fire and Police Swap Meet.  Will County Fairgrounds Atrium.  Again we 

will be offering the same expanded indoor space rental and outdoor area for apparatus viewing and vendors.  

Anyone wishing vendor information please contact Pat Holohan  cell 815-482-8454  or Jerry 

Dole  815-739-3486  Visit us on Facebook

22 April 2018 - Asheville, North Carolina

2018 Asheville Fire Truck Festival 55 Woodfin St., 11 am - 3 pm.  Asheville is one of the top cities known for it’s craft 

food, wine and coffee.  Fire trucks old and new will be on display.  Activities for the kids, music and fun.  A fundraiser 

will be conducted to raise money for academic scholarships for children of firefighters.  Free admission.  Come out 

have fun, and support our first responders. 

23 - 28 April 2018 - Indianapolis, Indiana

FDIC International Conference.  Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.  For complete schedule

28 April 2018 - Jackson, Michigan

41st Great Lakes International Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell.  Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson 

St., 8 am - 2 pm.  Admission $3.  Registration deadline April 13, 2018.  After that date tables will be $10 more each.  

Contact lamb@congeco.caFlyer  Registration 

Web site

28 - 29 April 2018 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction and Flea Market.  Agricultural Hall, 

302 N. 17th St.  For more info visit

12 May 2018 - Epsom, New Hampshire

2nd Annual Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show.  Location: Webster Park.  Main entrance 

1044 Short Falls Rd., 10 am - 2 pm. The show will be dedicated to the memory of Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer, 

both longtime chiefs and vehicle enthusiasts.  Please watch our Facebook page for more details as they become 


18 - 20 May 2018 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemen’s Assoc., Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm show Complex.

20 May 2018 - Webster, Massachusetts

Tri State Firefighters Meet.  Memorial Beach Park, 

1 Memorial Beach Dr. Facebook

13 - 16 June 2018 - Verona, New York

Fire 2018 NYSAFC 112th Conference /Expo, Turning Stone Resort Casino.  The Northeast fire industry, rescue, and 

EMS expo, featuring exhibits, education, hands-on training and networking.  Conference: June 13 - 16.  

Exhibits: June 14 - 16, 2018. Note: Exhibit and program times vary.  For registration visit our web site  On Facebook

23 June 2018 - Spencer, North Carolina

4th Annual NC Transportation Museum Fire Truck Festival.2017 truck and emergency vehicle count was 94!  Details 

as they become available.  For questions contact June Hall 704-636-2889 ext. 268.

14 July 2018 - Village of Port Lambton, Ontario, Canada

St. Clair Parkway Fire and Safety Awareness Day.  Brander Park.  Further details to be announced.  

Email  View a video from last year here

1 - 4 August 2018 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Summer Convention. Muster, Copper River 

Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway, Pennsauken.  Host hotel Holiday Inn, Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Watch 

our web site for updates  Also on Facebook  Checkout a video of our 2013 

SPAAMFAA Convention by Mike Villanova.

13 - 14 April 2019 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Union Historical Fire Society Annual Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction and Flea Market.  Agricultural Hall, 

302 N. 17th St.  For more info visit

27 February - 2 March (tentative dates) 2019 - North Charleston, South Carolina

Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc.,  is hosting the SPAAMFAA Winter National Convention.  Host 

hotel Crown Plaza at Tanger Outlet. Details and exact dates TBA.

17 - 20 July 2019 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

Indiana SPAAMFAA chapter, The Pompier, Pump and Playpipe Society of Indiana is pleased to announce they will 

be hosting the SPAAMFAA National 2019 Summer Convention. Host hotel, Clarion Hotel, 505 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 

812-283-4411  More details coming soon.  

Visit us on Facebook and  

Contact Jeff Rider

June 2020

SPAAMFAA Summer National Convention.  Hosted by the Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.  This will 

be a joint effort with: Berkshire Chapter & the Amoskeag Reserve Engine Co. More details to come.

Be sure to check out the calendar of events at the following sites

Spaamfaa Calendar of Events

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Calendar of Events

Submit fire musters, parades, firematic flea markets etc. to Anita Ford.
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