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rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.

22 - 25 February 2017 - Pelham, Alabama

The Alabama Bucket Brigade SPAAMFAA Convention and Muster.  You donít want to miss what promises to be an exciting and affordable convention, witha mission-based focus 

covering key topics such as preservation, restoration, operation, fire service and fellowship.   Excursions, muster, flea market, fire truck rodeo and more.  

Please note:  The host hotel is booked solid.  Please visit for info 

on other hotel options and RV parking w/hook-ups visit

For complete schedule and tickets for excursions and banquet www.tinyurl.comhu5nz7f

25 - 26 February 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama

Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Assoc., will be open for your opportunity to tour from 

9 - 5 pm each day.  We extend an invitation to everyone to visit our Chapter facility during 

your trip to the SPAAMFAA Winter Convention.  Facility is located in the historical 

Continental Gin Property, 4500 5th Ave., Bldg F. Visit us on Facebook View our facility on the following videos 

(at the 2 min. mark) and

4 March 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

Annual Western Reserve Fire Museum Flea Market.  Cleveland Fire Training Academy, 

3210 Lakeside Ave.  Doors open 8 am.  

18 March 2017 - Peotone, Illinois

5th Annual MABAS 7 Fire investigators, Fire and Police Swap Meet Fundraiser. Will County Fairgrounds Atrium Bldg., 710 West St., 8 am - 2 pm.  Indoor/Outdoor spaces available.  

Food concessions are available. Public welcome, admission $5.  Info contact Pat Holohan or Jerry Doyle

Visit our Facebook page

24 - 25 March 2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society Fire Memorabilia Flea Market on the 

March 24, 2 - 6 pm.  Preview 6 pm, auction at 7 pm.  Auction has been canceled. 

Cincinnati A/C Company, 2080 Northwest Dr.

Note:  no steps and ample parking.

25 March 2017 - Emigsville, Pennsylvania

Old Fire Farts 2nd Annual Firematic Flea Market.  Alert Fire Co., #1, 8 am - 2 pm Visit 

our Facebook page

For more details email Bob

1 April 2017 - Cheraw, South Carolina

Rekindle Society Annual Fire Truck Parade.  Line-up 9:30 am at Cheraw High School.  

Parade followed by a static display.  For more info email Tom

2 April 2017 - Mount Airy, Maryland

8th Annual Spring Mt. Airy Memorabilia and Equipment Sale.  Mt. Airy VFC carnival 

grounds activity building,1008 Twin Arch Rd. 9 am - 2 pm.  Just off I-70, exit 68, between Baltimore & Frederick.  Indoor and outdoor sale areas.  Info

22 - 23 April 2017 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Union Historical Fire Society Spring Melt and Fire Memorabilia Auction.  Allentown 

Fairgrounds Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17th St.  Saturday: Auction opens 9 am, preview

7 am.  Admission $5.  Info call Don Zalewski 216-780-4821

Sunday: Spring Melt and Memorabilia Marketplace opens 9 am.  Admission $10. Vendor 

space, 8 X 10, $65.  Over 300 spaces.  Outside apparatus display areas $50.  For details 

Tom DíArcangelo 631-348-3787.

29 April 2017 - Jackson, Michigan

Great Lakes International Fire Apparatus Assoc., Swap and Sell.  200 W. Ganson St.  

Details forthcoming  For registration, lodging info and flyer visit

5 (Friday) May 2017 - Winchester, Virginia

Part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.  

9 am - noon Firetruck Rodeo and Display of new and antique firefighting equipment.  

Millbrook High School.  Watch as firefighters drive the huge machines backwards and 

forward through tightly spaced cones to the tick of a stop watch.  In addition to watching 

the rodeo, there will be a fire apparatus photographer on hand to provide free photographs 

of the vehicles.  Held rain or shine.  

For registration 5:30 - 8:30 pm Firefighterís 

Parade.  Now the largest and one of the oldest annual firefighters parade in the world.  Parade route map

6 May 2017 - Buchanan, New York

First Responder Collectible Show, hosted by Buchanan Engine Co #1. 9 am - 4 pm, 3159 Albany Post Rd.  Firematic Flea Market, admission $5 at door.  Vendor tables $15 per table.  

Visit us on Facebook Contact Rich Novo 914-299-6103 

13 May 2017 - Epsom, New Hampshire

1st Annual Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer Memorial Fire Truck Show. Amoskeag 

Reserve Engine Company, New Hampshire SPAAMFAA chapter, are proud to announce 

an antique fire truck show.  Location: Webster Park. The show will be dedicated to the 

memory of Walter Sanborn and John Sawyer, both longtime chiefs and vehicle enthusiasts.  Watch our Facebook page for registration and event details. Contact Paul Sanborn, Event 


19 - 21 May 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemenís Assoc., Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex.

20 May 2017 - Hudson, New York

Firemenís Assoc., of the State of NY (FASNY) Museum of Firefighting is revising the 

muster on the grounds of the FASNY Firemenís home. Muster grounds open 10 am.  

The first muster will coincide with the 125th Anniversary Celebration at the FASNY 

Firemenís Home. We will be partnering with the Hudson FD Inspection Day Parade on 

this special day.  Parade will start at 9:30 am.  There are plans to add demos and games 

to the muster as well.  We have secured a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn, in East Greenbush, call 518-479-3217 and mention FASNY Museum of Firefighting to secure a discounted rate.  Stay tuned for further details. Events_and_Programs/muster


21 May 2017 - Swedesboro, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Fire Museum Open House and BBQ.  

Details to follow.

21 May 2017 -  Webster, Massachusetts

Tri-State Firefighters Meet 2017.  Memorial Beach Park, 1 Memorial Beach Dr.  

More details when available. Visit us on Facebook, Tri-State Firefighters Meet 2017 Email

28 May 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

13th Annual Firefighters Memorial ride.  Registrations will be available online and at 

local dealerships in March

31 May - 3 June 2017 - Norwich, Connecticut

Connecticut EMS Expo.  New Enlgandís largest EMS Conference. Mohegan Sun 

Convention Hall, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.  For full schedule and registration visit

1 June (Thursday) 2017 - Los Angeles, California

20th Annual Hope for Firefighters Event, benefiting the LA FD Widows, Orphans 

and Disabled Firemenís Fund.  Hope Street between 3rd and Hope Place, 11:30 am

2:30 pm.  Live music, delicious meals prepared by firestations, fire apparatus and 

demos, raffles, prizes, trophies and exciting Firefighter Muster Games with more than 

20 sponsored teams.  Visit


3 June 2017 - Westminster, Maryland

Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., annual muster and flea market.  Carroll 

County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St.  Please note:  parade has been discontinued. 

Held rain or shine, 9 am - 3 pm.  Registration $15.  Contact Doug Wheeler  Flea Market registration $15.  Contact Tim Jones   Visit us on Facebook  or 

4 June 2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Miles Greenwood Society 7th National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral 

Home and Historic Spring Grove Cemetery, 4389 Spring Grove Ave.,10 am - 4 pm.  

Vintage and contemporary fire apparatus displays.  Firematic Flea Market and Fire Safe 

House demos.  FREE admission and parking.  For info contact Paul Tieman

4 June 2017 - Newark, New Jersey

50th annual Fire Muster and Parade.  Located, 49 Washington St., at the Newark 

Museum in Washington Park, Washington and Broad Streets in downtown Newark.

Our event is on the first sunny Sunday in June every year.  It is possibly the longest 

running antique apparatus muster in the nation.  There is food, beverages, vendors, 

activities and more!  Email or

10 June 2017 - Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Croton-on-Hudson FD 125th Anniversary Parade.  Dress parade 2 pm. Any department interested in participating can send an email to.  Watch for details or on Facebook

10 June 2017 - Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania

Pleasant Unity VFD 100th Anniversary and Westmoreland County Firemenís Assoc. 

Convention parade.  Line-up 1:30 pm parade 3 pm.

11 June 2017 - Islip, (Long Island) New York

3rd annual Long Island Photo Shoot.  Watch for details on this EPIC event soon.

For updates   

14 - 17 June 2017 - Verona, New York

NYSAFC 111th Annual Coference and Fire Expo.  Turning Stone Resort. Over 

300 exhibitors.  Fore complete details and registration visit

16 -17 June - 2017 - Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Lebanon County Firefighters Assoc., Convention and Parade.  Hosted by Keystone 

H and L Co. #1.  Parade Saturday 1 pm.  For parade details and registration  Check our web site for updates

17 June 2017 - Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania

Wyndmoor Hose Co #1, annual muster and fireworks, 3 - 7 pm.  Cash awards and 

trophies.  A new award this year is the William Stroup Memorial Award. Fun for the 

whole family.  Free admission.  Food provided to apparatus owner participants.  


17 - 23 June 2017 - Ocean City, Maryland

Maryland State Firemenís Assoc., 125th Annual Convention and Conference. Parade Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm in downtown Ocean City.  Line-up Inlet

Parking lot.  Parade route between 16th and 30th Streets on Baltimore Ave. For further 

details and registration

21 - 24 June 2017 - San Antonio, Texas

Fraternal Order of Leatherheads (FOOLS) International Convention.  Hosted by the 

Alamo area FOOLS.  For details and complete schedule 

22 - 24 June 2017 - Mashantucket, Connecticut

New England Assoc., of Fire Chiefs Fire/EMS/Rescue Expo.  Foxwood Resort and 

Casino.  For exhibit space For more details

On Facebook

23 -24 June 2017 - Jermyn, Pennsylvania

Six County Firemenís Assoc., 114th Annual Convention and Parade.  Hosted by 

Crystal FC

24 June 2017 - Newbury, Massachusetts

Newbury Firemenís Muster.  American Hand Engine Society 31 Low St., noon-3 pm.  

Visit us on Facebook

25 June 2017 - Jamesburg, New jersey

Tri-Counties Fire Assoc., 26th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  Thompson Park, 

Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville Rd., off exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike.  Registration 8:30 am, 

parade, 10:30 am.  Tree shaded picnic and vendor areas, drafting and firematic flea 

market.  Contact or David Napier 732-938-2685.  Facebook

25 June 2017 - Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Central Ohio SPAAMFAA Chapter Muster.  Ohio Fire Academy, 8895 E. Main St.  Facebook

27 - 29 June 2017 - North Tonawanda, New York

Western NY VFA Annual Convention.

8 July 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Pump Primers 42nd Annual Fire Muster.  Held rain or shine at Riverfront 

Park.  Note:  street parking is not free on weekends!  There are kiosks on streets w

here you can pay on cell phone with PANGO app.  For listings of parking lots and fees  Please watch our web site for updates.

9 - 15 July - Adah, Pennsylvania

Fayette County Firemenís Assoc., 79th Annual Convention.  Hosted by the Adah VFD.  Saturday:  Parade 4 pm.  For complete schedule

17 July 2017 - Davisburg, Michigan

3rd Annual Family Safety Day  Location Oakland County Fair.  A fun filled day of learning 

how to stay safe, seeing antique and modern emergency vehicles and much more.

Must register by July 6.  Info contact Dave Page 

28 - 29 July 2017 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

Great Lakes International AFAA Annual Fire Muster.  Heritage Park, 601 Weis St.  

Pumping, flea market, parade and BBQ.  Please visit us at for updates and further info. Or on Facebook

2 - 5 August 2017 - Watertown/Sackets Harbor, New York

SPAAMFAA Convention hosted by the Thousand Island Hose Haulers.  Home base 

hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, $139 which includes breakfast.

315-788-1234, be sure to use code SPAAMFAA.  Holiday Inn next door, $129, 

315-779-1234, also use code SPAAMFAA.  For tours, events, registration etc.,


Our Facebook page

Contact Bill Blunden

5 August 2017 - Salem Massachusetts

Salem Willows Firemenís Muster.  173 Fort Ave., noon - 3 pm.  Antique hand pumped 

fire engine muster where crews pump their machines to see who can shoot the longest 

stream of water.   This is the oldest organized sport in the US.  Visit us on Facebook

6 August 2017 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster and Firematic Flea 

Market.  Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., and Airport Highway.  

Details TBA.

10 September 2017 - New Orleans, Missouri

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will pay tribute to the 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement 

officers, and 9 emergency medical technicians that made the ultimate sacrifice with 

their lives.

10 September 2017 - Hudson, Ohio

Western Reserve (Cleveland) Fire Museum (Greater Cleveland chapter of SPAAMFAA)  

and Education Center AnnualMuster, in conjunction with the Hudson FD and the new 

Hudson Fire Museum. To be held in downtown Hudson (Ohio SR 91 and SR 303), on the historic downtown Hudson Green.  Our muster will feature hand and horse drawn 

apparatus.  Plans call for hand engines to pump from an antique cistern on the Green.  

This event is not meant to be a competition but rather a demonstration of old-time 

firefighting apparatus. We extend an invitation to all owners of hand engines as well as 

antique and not-so-antique fire apparatus to attend.  The newly completed Fire Museum 

will be open.   Facebook

10 - 16 September 2017 - Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Schuykill Hose Co., #2.

14 - 16 - September 2017 - Wildwood, New Jersey

New Jersey State Firemenís Convention/EXPO. 


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 theTaftville FD.  We are 

pleased to announce that the Stiller Family 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit will be 

available during the convention.  

Watch our web site for updates.

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.

17 September 2017 - Westerly, Rhode Island

Westerly Firemenís Muster.  Misquamicut State Beach, noon - 3 pm

Visit us on Facebook

23 September 2017 - Ontario, Canada

Firefest downtown Chatham on King St., 10 am - 4 pm. Canadaís largest show of 

antique fire apparatus and emergency response vehicles.  Please watch our site or on Facebook for details.

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 Earl 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 - York, Pennsylvania

4th Annual Fire Muster & Flea Market.  Sponsored by the Old Fire Farts of York County 

PA.  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

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

22 October 2017 - Allentown, New JerseyThe 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 hereís 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 dislay.  

Video of museum Facebook

7 - 10 February 2018 - Kissimmee, Florida

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is hosting the SPAAMFAA 2018 Winter Convention.  

Watch our web site or Facebook  for updates.

Contact Bob Romig

17 - 20 July 2019 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

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

hosting the SPAAMFAA National 2019 Summer Convention.Details coming soon.  


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.
Please try to give at least 4 weeks notice when possible to allow time for posting.