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Now through - 15 November 2019 - Aurora, Illinois

We are so incredibly excited & honored to partner with the National EMS Museum with their traveling exhibit, "The Art of 

Emergency Care." The Aurora Regional Fire Museum marks the first stop for this traveling exhibit, and we are honored 

to showcase the history, technology, and service EMTs provide for our community.

Open to the public in the upstairs of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

https://tinyurl.com/y2l2fhl3  https://emsmuseum.org/

 

 

1 - 9 September 2019 - Manchester, Iowa

The Manchester FD is hosting the 141st Iowa FF’s Assoc., Annual Convention at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. 

Sat., 9/7, Parade 6:30 pm, lineup begins at 5 pm.  Registration form https://tinyurl.com/y28ylxd4

Schedule https://tinyurl.com/y6fbhawm Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yyblf8l4

 

 

4 - 7 September 2019 - Burnsville, Minnesota

Burnsville Fire Muster, Civic Park.  Come & see the Minnesota Fire Engine Club (new SPAAMFAA chapter), participate 

in fire truck water displays and parade.

Friday: Fire Truck Equipment/Water Displays, 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Saturday: Community & Fire Truck Parade, 11 am.    

Burnsville FD Equipment/Demos, 1 - 4:00 pm, Fire Truck Equipment/Water Demos Noon - 9:30 pm  

Watch our web site for updates. https://tinyurl.com/yyglqgd4

Parade registration https://tinyurl.com/yydkv4yr

Facebook https://tinyurl.com/hbmrwll  

Email henleyfwd@charter.net or burnsville.firemuster@gmail.com 

 

 

7 September 2019 - Frackville, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Annual Antique Muster & Open House.  Schuylkill Fire Training Center, 1 Fireman’s 

Rd., just off Route 61 and I-81, exit 124. 11 am - 3 pm.  Free registration. Registation 9:45 am, parade at 10:45 am, 

lineup 10:15 am from Schuylkill Mall, exit 124 of I-81.  Kids fire engine rides, food vendors, pumping competition noon, 

firematic flea market, drive a tiller & more.  Rescue demo at noon.  Memorial service at 1:30 pm. Awards 2 pm. 

Info 570-462-4400 or email Doug Evans evans3103@comcast.net Visit us on Facebook  https://tinyurl.com/y9b4d9ol                              

https://tinyurl.com/yy6avupa  2018 parade video http://tinyurl.com/y7vveqos

 

 

7 September 2019 - Milford, Connecticut

Engine 260 will host the 48th Annual Engine 260 Fire Apparatus Show & Muster. 10AM – 5PM at Eisenhower Park, 

located on Rt. 121 (North Street). New this year All makes & Years of Apparatus Welcome to Enter. Activities include 

a parade of fire apparatus (motorcade), firefighter competitions, exhibitions and demonstrations, along with a firematic 

flea market. Free admission to the general public. All proceeds benefit the Milford Recreation Department program for 

children with special needs. For further information call or write: Engine 260 Inc., 4 Flax Mill Terrace Milford, CT 06461

203-874-2605 Email Engine260@aol.com  www.engine260.org

 

 

7 September 2019 - Oak Creek, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Fire Historical Society & Milwaukee Area Technical College present MATC Fire Police EMS Expo. Flea 

market for fire service related items. Flea market setup & apparatus arrival 7 - 9 am.  Apparatus 25 years & older eligible 

for competition, others welcome for display.  Vendor & apparatus registrations due by September 1.    

Location: Milwaukee Area Technical College, 6665 S. Howell Ave., 9 am - 2 pm. Antique Fire & Police Vehicles on 

Display & Fire/Police/EMS Flea Market.  9 am, Emergency vehicle parade; 9:30 am, 911 Memorial Service; challenge 

activities for children & adults; demos - vehicle extrication, flight for life, police canines & more. Food will be available 

for purchase. Auction of items benefitting Milwaukee Area Junior Fire Institute.  Event held rain or shine.

Email BradGruenewald@alliantenergy.com for further details.  

https://tinyurl.com/y2lzykqh   

 

 

7 September 2019 - Union, Illinois

Northern Illinois Fire Museum Fire Expo, Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Rd., 9 am - 2pm.  Parade, demos, fire 

truck rides, firematic swap meet & more.  For more info email Tom McDermott tom@sinfulsaintsband.com Northern IL 

Fire Museum mail@nifm.net  https://www.nifm.net

 

 

7 September 2019 - Greenfield, Indiana

Greenfield Fire Territory’s 125th Anniversary Antique Fire Truck & Car Show.  Location: Fire Station 21, 17 W. South St. 

Pumper Pull, Waterball Tournament & more.  

https://tinyurl.com/y5h9n7k8  https://tinyurl.com/y4qygwfr

 

 

8 September 2019 - Hudson, Ohio

The Western Reserve Fire Museum & Education Center Annual Fire Truck Muster.  Barlow Park, 965 Barlow Road (off 

State Route 91).  10 am - 3 pm. 

There will be 160 years of history on display from 1859 to 2019, featuring hand drawn, horse drawn, and motorized 

apparatus.  Apparatus owners & area fire departments are encouraged to bring antique & modern apparatus.

Festivities will begin at 10:00 am with the set up & display vehicles. Potluck lunch at 11:00 am, with hamburgers, hot dogs 

& beverages provided. Those attending are asked to bring table service and dish to share. Fallen firefighters memorial 

service at 11:45 am. Parade through Hudson at 12:30 pm & then returning to the park for a pumping of rigs at the pond. 

Bring your own apparatus or just come & look. Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event & it’s freeFor additional 

information contact Parker Brown at brownefire@aol.com or the Museum at 216.664.6312. https://tinyurl.com/yyu6bhjh  

https://wrfmc.com  https://tinyurl.com/y3qg2ptw

 

 

11 September 2019 - Jersey City, New Jersey

Note: This is an amazing opportunity these fellows provide for free. Please be sure to honor their requests. 

Annual 9-11 "Tribute in Lights" Photo Shoot.  Location - Liberty State Park. Any apparatus from a department, an antique 

or privately owned is welcome.  But you must contact one of the following:  Ed Gray tunnelcop1@aol.com 

Bill Tompkins peterscamera@optonline.net or Ron Johnson photozonfire@optonline.net  Please note this is not open

to other photographers or spectators.  We appreciate your cooperation in making this event a success.

 

 

11 - 15 September 2019 - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

World Firefit & Canadian National Championships.

The FireFit Championships is a competition based on fire fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. 

We have a number of Events to participate in depending upon your level of fitness & commitment!  

FireFit Relay (3 - 5 person relay); FireFit X3 (2 person technical relay); FireFit Individual / Team (Team made of 

3 - 5 team members). Check each of these events out on the need to know page. www.firefit.com  

https://tinyurl.com/y5j6ama9   

 

 

13 - 14 September 2019 - Wildwood, New Jersey

Annual New Jersey Firemen’s Convention/Expo. For complete schedule visit https://tinyurl.com/y9ma6q8z   

Parade Saturday 2 pm. New Jersey Avenue, starts at Cresse avenue and heads North on New Jersey to 20th Ave. 

www.njfireexpo.com Vendor registration https://tinyurl.com/y9du9yr8  Parade registration https://tinyurl.com/ycwtbz5m                                                                                                            

 

 

13 - 15 September 2019 - Fryeburg, Maine

56th Annual Maine State Federation of FF’S Convention. Fryeburg Fairgrounds. A weekend full of firefighter activities.  

Vendors, apparatus & equipment demos, parade, muster & more.  Sept. 14, parade line up 9 am step off 10 am.

http://msfff.org/  https://tinyurl.com/ybhfjvco

 

 

13 - 15 September 2019 - Shelton, Connecticut

136th Annual Connecticut State Firefighter’s Assoc., Convention.  Hosted by Huntington FD who are celebrating 

100 yrs. Parade Saturday 9/15.  Parade registration form http://tinyurl.com/y44qehks  http://tinyurl.com/y2kev3ay

Video from 2018 parade by Mike Villanova https://youtu.be/5F6uilc3bwc

 

 

14 September 2019 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland, Honoring Our Heroes Motor Muster, 10 am - 3 pm.

Our annual salute to fire, police, EMS, and military personnel, with antique fire engine demonstrations and rides. 

Sponsored by area businesses and the citizens of Baltimore County, Honoring our Heroes is a great way to say 

“Thank You" to all of our community members in uniform. https://tinyurl.com/z4m2vuc https://tinyurl.com/y239ywy9

Registration form www.firemuseummd.org/honoring-our-heroes

 

 

14 September 2019 - Rock Hill, New York

Sullivan County Firefighters Assoc., parade.  Watch our web site for updates www.sullivannyfirefighters.org  We are 

also on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yaoqolvp

 

 

14 September 2019 - Tullytown, Pennsylvania. 

Tullytown FC 100 year Anniversary Celebration Parade, We will start our parade at Walt Disney school to Levittown 

Parkway to Route 13, over Tullytown Bridge, down Main Street And ending at Tullytown Fire Company.

There will be a celebration afterwards behind the Firehouse and ALL are welcome! There will be food, beverages as 

well as  mugs &  T Shirts. 

We are accepting vendors for this day, if interested reach out to Karen at Karen81478@gmail.com  

https://tinyurl.com/y4wvd39l  https://tinyurl.com/y2mcg28j

 

 

14 September 2019 - Harrison, New York

Harrison FD 125th Anniversary parade 4 pm.,  with over 15 fire departments and antique apparatus.  Parade starts at 

Halstead Ave., & Hunter St., ends at Harrison Ave.  

Block party follows at Harrison Train Station parking lot. Please join us for a fun filled day, Kids Zone, food, music & 

more.  https://tinyurl.com/y54y4pfr  www.harrisonfd.org  For more info Email HarrisonVFD125@gmail.com

 

 

15 September 2019 - Citrus Heights, California

17th Annual Northern California Fire Equipment and Memorabilia Swap Meet. Co-sponsored by the Sacramento 

Metropolitan Fire District, Pioneer Mutual Hook and Ladder Society, and the California Chapter of SPAAMFAA. Swap 

meet is behind Sac Metro Station 21 at 7641 Greenback Lane. Sellers set-up begins at 7 a.m., & is open to the public 

starting at 8 a.m. Free admission, free selling spaces. Buyers park outside. Nozzles, hose, fittings, lights, sirens, 

hydrants, helmets, clothing, etc. For info or to request a selling space, contact Gil Aymeric at 916.408.3710 or Randy 

Wootton at 916.216.1407. This is the largest fire-related swap event on the West Coast.

https://tinyurl.com/ybgbp9xp  https://tinyurl.com/y8p7qg4b

 

 

19 - 21 September 2019 - Roscommon, Michigan

Annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival. Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds (formerly known as 

Roscommon Fairgrounds).  

Friday: Bright Light Vehicle Showdown, 7 pm followed by Bright Light Parade. 

Saturday: 9 am Roscommon Firemen’s Memorial Service, Parade through downtown.  Free admission and parking.

www.firemensmemorial.com  Email dhhodges2@juno.com

 

 

20 - 21 September 2019 - Chatham, Ontario, Canada

We are back!!!  FireFest downtown Chatham,10 am - 4 pm. Canada’s largest show of antique fire apparatus & 

emergency response vehicles. Safety demos, kids activities. September 20, parade 5 pm in Thamesville.  Registration http://firefest.ca/registration/  https://tinyurl.com/y5gcu58p  https://tinyurl.com/y5gcu58p

info@firefest.ca

 

 

21 September 2019 - Jeffersonville, Indiana

Vintage Fire Museum Annual Muster, 10 am - 3 pm.  Food, swap meet etc.  Parade on Spring St., 11 am, pumping 

2 pm at the Ohio River www.vintagefiremuseum.org  On Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y7rkuf7l

Contact 812-282-4705 or email vfmuseum@gmail.com

 

 

21 September 2019 - Fulton, New York

Fulton Fall Cluster Muster, 3rd annual antique fire muster,

10 am - 3 pm.  Location: CCW Barrett Dr.  In conjunction with SPAAMFAA chapters from CNY, Rochester & Thousand 

Islands Hose Haulers.  Event includes invitation to all vintage public safety vehicles and apparatus which includes fire 

trucks, carts and trailers, police and ambulances.  A kid friendly event. Email mark@lettersnsigns.com  

On Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yb7mqoat

 

 

21 September 2019 - Wallington, New Jersey

Wallington FD Truck Company 201, 125th Anniversary Celebration, 2 - 6 pm.  https://tinyurl.com/y6rlvo22

 

 

21 September 2019 - Newbury, Massachusetts

Newbury Firemen’s Muster, Handtub Lane, noon - 3 pm. Antique hand pumped fire engine muster 

to see who can play the longest stream of water.  This is the oldest organized sport in the USA.  Spectators are invited 

to try out pumping the machines. Visit us on Facebook   https://tinyurl.com/y4fl9ock https://tinyurl.com/yxq44ov8

 

 

21 September 2019 - Succasunna, New Jersey

Antique Fire Assoc., of NJ, Antique Fire Truck Show.

Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Ave., 9 am - 2 pm.

 9:00   Motorcade lineup

 9:30   Motorcade starts

10:00  Food stand opens

 1:30 PM awards ceremony

Visit us at www.afanj.com or on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y3x7azgj

Contact Mike Foote 973.886.0429 or bssfoote@aol.com

 

 

21 September 2019 - Merrionette Park, Illinois

Merrionette Park FD is hosting a Firematic Flea Market, Parade and Modern & Antique Fire Apparatus Display.

8 am - 1 pm.  Parade at 9 am.  Come help us celebrate 70 years of service.  Location: 3359 W. 115th St.  All FD’s 

& privately owned apparatus are welcome.  Privately owned must have proof of liability insurance.  For more info 

contact Dennis McGuire dennis.mcguire@merrionettepark.org

 

 

22 September 2019 - Port Jervis, New York

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

& privately owned antique apparatus are welcome. Vendor registration http://tinyurl.com/y6c95c58 Facebook

https://tinyurl.com/y3q3aq5g  For application 845-856-6741.  

Contact schillwilliam207@gmail.com  Please put “Antique Fire Truck Show” in subject line.  

 

 

22 September 2019 - East Greenwich, Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society, the Rhode Island chapter of the Society for the Preservation and 

Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA) will be holding its 15th Annual Antique Fire 

Apparatus and Equipment Show. 

Show will run from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich campus, located 

at 1 New England Tech Blvd. Admission to the show is free. We will however be collecting new, unwrapped toys that 

will be distributed to needy families during the holiday season.

   The show will consist of a display of antique motorized fire apparatus & other fire memorabilia. There will be a Fire 

Safety Smoke House for children to go through. Smokey Bear & Sparky the Fire Dog are also scheduled to make an 

appearance during the show.

   Anyone who wishes to display fire apparatus can download a registration form https://tinyurl.com/y2bscsk4 

or register online https://tinyurl.com/y354b25b  (if your vehicle is insured, a scan of your insurance card will be required 

to be uploaded with your registration).   Deadline to register for the show is Sunday, September 8th.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, & refreshments will be available & RIAFAS souvenir t-shirts and hats will be sold during the 

show to help raise money for the Society. Visit us on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y57unahd or online https://riafas.org

 

 

22 - 28 September 2019 - Warwick, New York

Orange County Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., Convention.104th parade Saturday 9/28, lineup 1 pm, step off 2 pm, 

trophies 6:30 pm. Parade rules, lineup & judging info https://tinyurl.com/yyhjwzgz. https://tinyurl.com/ybhwtd6l

 

 

26 - 29 September 2019 - Los Angeles, California

Fire Museum Network Seminar.  Check for details https://tinyurl.com/y6uha4lf  Visit us on Facebook

https://tinyurl.com/yausa4h4

 

 

27 - 28 September 2019 - Hudson, New York

Hudson Department of Fire 164th Annual Inspection & Parade.  This year the 225th anniversary of New York State’s 

oldest active volunteer fire companies, J. W. Edmonds Hose Company No. 1 & H. W. Rogers Hose Company No. 2, will 

be celebrated. Inspection of the apparatus & firefighting equipment of Hudson's all volunteer fire department will begin 

at 6 PM on Friday at the J. W. Hoysradt Hose Company, No. 8 firehouse at 515 Warren Street.  

The 163rd Annual Inspection Parade will be held on Saturday, September 28th. Parade will line up on North 7th & State 

Streets beginning at 1 PM. Step off at 2 PM.

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Chief Schermerhorn at (518)-929-1974.  For more details, parade routes 

& registration visit https://tinyurl.com/y6my5zw5

 

 

28 September 2019 - Farmville, Virginia

Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Wilcks Lake Park, 10 am - 3 pm.  For more info & to register 

after June 1, see the ODHFS website at: www.odhfs.org 

Online registration due by Sept., 21, https://tinyurl.com/y6748za4   Facebook event page

https://tinyurl.com/y2cb24qw Contact Floyd Greene FloydPowhatan@gmail.com  

 

 

28 September 2019 - Herculaneum, Missouri

Jefferson County Firefighters Assoc., 26th Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally at Herculaneum City Park, 776 Joachim Ave., 

9 am - 3 pm. Rally begins with parade of fire & EMS apparatus at 9:00 am.  Parade will begin at St. Pius X High School 

& travel north on Highway 61-67 to the fairgrounds. 

      At 10:00 am, the opening ceremony will begin with a memorial service & a special 9/11 memorial. Rally will feature 

numerous fire apparatus and EMS vehicles on display, firefighter competitions, firefighter demos, air rescue helicopters, 

kids activities & numerous vendor booths.  Firefighter competitions will include Axe Throwing Contest & Giant Jenga. 

Dalmatian contest, scavenger hunt, face paintings, balloon artist & children's firefighter challenge.FD patch trading & 

selling will also be available.  Food, drink & other concessions will be available for purchase. No alcohol is permitted

Awards for truck categories & competition winners will be presented at closing ceremony. 

The event is open to the public and is free of charge. https://tinyurl.com/ya3fere8 

truck registration https://tinyurl.com/y3vnvzhu  team registration https://tinyurl.com/y3y5wemc

www.jeffcofire.org  For more info, call 314.852.4964 or 636.475.3080.

 

 

28 September 2019 - Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Hahn 30th Anniversary Reunion Muster.  Hamburg Fire Co., Field House, rear of 127 S. 4th St., 9:30 am - 4 pm. Flea 

market, 9:30 am - 4 pm.  Truck parade formation from high school 9:30 am, parade 11 am - noon.  

Video by Mike Villanova from 2014, 25th reunion https://youtu.be/8vdhVsBA7y8

Truck registration $25, form fasllc@verizon.net Deadline 9/20

Vendor registration alfl3153@comcat.net Deadline 9/20

Hahn owners tribute photo cgseadog@co Deadline 8/28

Business ad page form cgseadog@comcast.net Deadline 8/28

Held rain or shine.  Questions contact Lori Rausch fasllc@verizon.net 

 

 

 

28 September 2019 - East Rutherford, New Jersey

East Rutherford FD 125th parade & celebration.  2 mile parade 1 pm.  Come & celebrate with us.

Our web site https://tinyurl.com/y93mva6g  On Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yazhwswo 

Facebook event page  https://tinyurl.com/yysoy5zk  To register http://parade.erfd.net

Info Email questions to 125parade@erfd.net

 

 

28 September 2019 - Lakewood, Colorado

25th Annual West Metro Family Fire Muster.  West Metro Fire Rescue’s Training Center, 3535 S. Kipling St.,

10 am - 2 pm.  Bring your family to this fun annual event and learn how West Metro Firefighters prepare for 

emergencies. Attendees get to see live fire demonstrations, participate in fun activities and learn how to prepare 

their families for emergencies. Please remember no pets allowedhttps://tinyurl.com/y7guatah

 

 

28 September 2019 - Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken County Firefighters Assoc., presents Aiken County 2019 Fire Muster.

Aiken County Fairgrounds, 9 am - 3 pm. Proceeds benefit Forces United (formerly Aiken Warrior Project)

http://forcesunited.org

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event.

  There will be family friendly events, firefighter challenges between 15 teams of Aiken County’s finest firefighters,

firefighter challenges, vendors of food & speciality items and much more! “Firefighters, make sure you & your 

department sign up with a team of five to show off your amazing team work, skill & strength.

Email aikencountyfa@gmail.com  https://tinyurl.com/yyzrekej

 

 

28 September 2019 - Salisbury, Massachusetts

Salisbury Beach Firemen’s Muster, noon - 3 pm.  Antique hand pumped fire engine muster to see who can play the 

longest stream of water.  This is the oldest organized sport in the USA.  Spectators are invited to try out pumping the 

machines. Visit us on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yxeu4mfs 

 

 

29 September 2019 - York, Pennsylvania

6th Annual York Fire Muster, Cousler Park, 1060 Church Rd. Registration 7 am, awards 3 pm.  Firematic Flea Market, 

food trucks, firefighter skills challenge, kids games, bucket brigade, hose roll & safety displays.

Featured apparatus Hahn.  For more info email Bob strawcem@aol.com 

Visit us on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/gsl8hch  

Video of the 2017 muster by Mike Villanova https://tinyurl.com/ya8s8j7n

 

 

29 September 2019 - Allentown, New Jersey

Note: change of date

NJ Fire Museum & Fallen Firefighters Memorial is hosting its’ 4th Annual Open House, Location: 4 Polhemustown Rd.,

10 am - 3 pm.  In 2016 it was the first time the collection had been seen in 40 years! 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.  http://www.njfiremuseum.org  Video of museum  https://youtu.be/iQAJdJRdwBs Event page https://tinyurl.com/y5jhhjjy

 

 

29 September 2019 - Fryeburg, ME

Firemen’s Muster part of Fryeburg Fair, 1154 Main St.  https://tinyurl.com/y44l4b9g  Contact Clyde Watson or Twyla 

Watson 207.441.6022 tmwatson58@gmail.com 

 

 

29 September - 6 October 2019 - Across the U.S.

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters.  Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the National 

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, the official national tribute to those firefighters who died in the line of duty during 

the previous year. In 2017, the Foundation created Light the Night for Fallen FF'S to recognize the 25th anniversary 

of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation & the National Fallen Fighters Memorial Weekend.

To signup visit www.firehero.org/lights-signup  For complete details https://tinyurl.com/y4cxhe82

 

 

4 - 5 October 2019 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America will hold Mack Day, Gerhart Equipment, 

910 Brunnerville Rd  Friday is a casual day when trucks arrive.  The show field is started to be filled as well as the 

vendor area.  Friday evening is when the Mack Brothers Clam Bake Reenactment takes place. 

Contact Doug Maney doug.maney@consultant.macktrucks.com

 

 

5 October 2019 - Beaumont, Texas

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

a free event, 10 am - 2 pm.  Activities include safety and health info & giveaways, children’s games & activities, live fire 

& technical rescue, EMS & Hazmat demos, free food & drinks. https://tinyurl.com/y77kt2r5  https://tinyurl.com/y2d5qwlu

 

 

5 October 2019 - Woolrich, Maine

Woolrich Firemen’s Muster, noon - 3 pm.

Antique hand pumped fire engine muster to see who can play the longest stream of water.  This is the oldest organized 

sport in the USA.  Spectators are invited to try out pumping the machines. 

Visit us on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/y4xgh5al  https://tinyurl.com/y23fqetg

 

 

5 - 6 October 2019 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

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 http://tinyurl.com/k3z4dfh  Candlelight and Memorial Services will be live-streamed 

http://live.firehero.org

 

 

6 October 2019 - Davenport, Iowa

Village of East Davenport 6th Annual Fire Muster & Lights & Siren Parade. Fire truck & emergency vehicle lights & 

sirens parade starts at Modern Woodman Park at 11:30 am.  Should be circling the Village of East Davenport around 

noon.  Great entertainment for the kids.  Learn about fire safety, see Sparky the fire dog & enjoy all of the antique fire 

trucks.  Free event, but donations to the International Fire Museum are accepted.  

This family event runs from noon - 4 pm.  https://tinyurl.com/y8jh533x  For more info call 563.391.6431  8 - 10 pm. 

 

 

6 October 2019 - 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 

& memorial services for firefighters.  Bells will ring coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses to honor those firefighters 

who died in 2018 and previous years.

  The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is asking communities, fire service organizations, and religious

organizations to help us honor our fallen firefighters by participating in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.  

A moment of remembrance can occur any time during Memorial Weekend, October 5 - 6. 

Fire department representatives are encouraged to work with their clergy and community leaders to develop an 

appropriate ceremony. http://tinyurl.com/k8robd8

 

 

This event has been canceled - to be rescheduled April or May 2020

6 October 2019 - Manheim, Pennsylvania

1st annual Mack CF & Mack fire apparatus family picnic & meet & greet. 11 am, 3133 Pirsh Rd.

 

 

8 - 12 October 2019 - Nashville, Tennessee

Firehouse expo, Music City Center.  https://tinyurl.com/y3cnd572  https://tinyurl.com/y5f4k6wf

Email FirehouseExpo@xpressreg.net

13 October 2019 - Newton, New Jersey

Sussex County Community College Fall Foliage Muster. Old and new fire trucks, emergency service helicopters, hotdog

& hamburger giveaway & bounce house. Doors open 10 am, awards at 2 pm. Join us on the Public Safety Training 

Academy grounds, 114 Morris Turnpike. For more info call 973-948-7897 or email lbono@sussex.edu

 

 

12 October 2019 - Black Mountain, North Carolina

The Black Mountain is celebrating 100 years of service.

Join us for this special celebration.

10 am – Social / History Display                                           

11am  – Parade

1 pm  –  Flag Ceremony

1:30 pm – Station Activities / Truck Displays / Truck Rides

5 pm – Closing Ceremonies

https://tinyurl.com/y5rug45e

 

 

13 October 2019 - Hingham, Massachusetts

Annual Bare Cove Fire Museum & Mass. Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Antique Fire Truck Picnic noon - 4 pm. 

The event you will not want to miss, it gets bigger & bigger each year!  Come have some fun at the museum & keep in 

touch!  Please RSVP. Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association (MAFAA)

This is a members only picnic. You must be a member of a fire museum or SPAAMFAA affiliate to attend.

https://tinyurl.com/y3ko5w5x  https://tinyurl.com/y6f73keo

 

 

13 October 2019 - LaPlata, Maryland

The Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc. (SMVFA), will host an antique fire apparatus muster at the Maryland 

Fire & Rescue Institute - Southern Maryland Training Academy, 10375 Audie Lane.   

There will also be several pieces of modern apparatus on display to reflect changes that have been made in technology 

with the design of fire apparatus. Visitors will be able to see like apparatus side by side so those changes in technology 

will be obvious. We encourage all apparatus to attend both department and privately owned. Each registered apparatus 

will receive a participation plaque & several awards will be presented after judging is complete. Food will be available for 

purchase & restroom facilities available on site. Event will be held Rain or Shine. There is no parade or flea market.

Registration is free. Pre-registration should be received by 9/26/19.  Registration form visit https://tinyurl.com/y5qq4fjq

Schedule:

1100 - 1145 Registration 

1200 Opening Remarks 

1230 Pumping Demonstrations 

1400 Judging 

1530 Awards 

Questions contact Tim Delehanty Chief9a@hotmail.com   www.smvfa.net

 

19 October 2019 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

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

Note: for GPS, use 11 Grammes Rd.  https://tinyurl.com/y37rsbol  registration forms https://tinyurl.com/y3aqm74h

 

 

26 October 2019 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland Lantern Night 6 - 8 pm.  

A family-friendy Halloween. See fire apparatus in a new light: etched glass signal lamps and kerosene lanterns; also 

visit with reenactors in period attire. Wear your Halloween costume and get in for 1/2 price!  https://tinyurl.com/z4m2vuc

 

 

26 October 2019 - Mundelein, Ilinois

Northern IL Fire Museum Mundelein Swap Meet.  Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St.  For reservations email 

nifmswapmeet@gmail.com or call 262.620.0669.  Visit us on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yc8oclyt

or our web site http://www.nifm.net

 

 

2020 - Dover, Pennsylvania

108th Firefighters Assoc., of York County Convention/Parade.  Hosted by Dover Township FC

http://tinyurl.com/yclzwwnt  Video of 2018 parade https://youtu.be/RZnc9ywSh3w

 

 

25 - 26 January 2020 - Massillon, Ohio

25th Annual Jackson Fire Expo hosted by the Jackson Profession FF’s.  Jackson High School School, 7600 Fulton Dr., 

NW.  Presenters will be: Battalion Chief Sean DeCrane (Ret.), Cleveland, Ohio FD -Tactics, Training, and Fire Prevention 

based on the latest UL Research and Assistant Chief Joe Pronesti, Elyria, Ohio FD

-Size up, Attic and Basement Fire Tactics, Managing a MAYDAY, Training Ideas, and LODD Close Call Reviews

Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yyxcxupy

Web site https://tinyurl.com/yc56qvda

 

 

15 February 2020 - Leesburg, Florida

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade will be hosting the 2nd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  Held in conjunction with the 

Florida Chapter - ATCA Vintage Truck Show.  To be held at Paquette’s Farmall Museum, 615 S Whitney Rd.  All rigs are 

invited to attend the 3 day event but our show will not be until Saturday the 15th. All motorized & hand drawn are welcome.  

Prize money for longest distance driven/transported IN/OUT of state.Pumping contest to be held weather permitting with 

prizes awarded for first water.

Drafting will be permitted all day. Awards for fastest water/Best of Show/oldest motorized/oldest non motorized and

contestants favorite.  Please join us for this event.  There is a lot to do at this facility & a lot of interesting antique trucks & 

tractors.  For more info please visit our website at www.fabbfire.org or our FB page.  

You may also contact Bob Romig at 863-393-2675 or bobrfire17@aol.com; Howard Peiffer at 386-503-8242 or peimackpack1@earthlink.netMore info on the entire show can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y52abrrj

 

 

25 - 26 January 2020 - Massillon, Ohio

Jackson Professional FF, 25th Fire Expo.  Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Dr., NW.  We are excited to announce 

our presenters: Battalion Chief Sean DeCrane (Ret), Cleveland, OH FD & Asst., Chief Joe Pronesti, Elyria, OH FD. 

More info & pricing details to follow.  www.jacksonfirefighters.com  https://tinyurl.com/y4kgpsq2

 

 

27 - 29 February 2020 - North Charleston, South Carolina

Join us for the 2020 SPAAMFAA Winter Convention.  Since no chapter bid for the 2020 Winter Convention, SPAAMFAA 

National will be hosting an abbreviated 3 day event.

We will offer “Explore on Your Own” info regarding the many attractions in Charleston.  There will be no scheduled bus 

tours. But you can enjoy visiting with friends old & new or shop ’til you drop at the Tanger Outlets.  

Thursday will feature 2 seminars, Waterous Apparatus 1904-1938 and Photo Karaoke.  

Friday evening will include the Chapter Presidents’ & Membership Meetings.  There will be an indoor Flea Market on 

Saturday & a banquet.   

Host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport Convention Center, 4831Tanger Outlet Blvd.  For reservations call the 

hotel directly  843.744.4422 by January 26. Mention SPAAMFAA for the special rate of $124 per night.  

For copy of complete brochure with individual/vendor registration forms & schedule visit https://tinyurl.com/y5jnxfqy

Banquet deadline February 10, 2020.  No refunds after February 15, 2020.

For more info contact Candy Bennett, SPAAMFAAconvention@gmail.com or 843-889-5098

 

 

21 March 2020 - Peotone, Illinios

Fire & Police Swap Meet, Will County Fairgrounds, 710 S. West St., 8 am - 2 pm.  Sponsored by the Peotone FF’s.  

Indoor & outdoor spaces will be available.  Contact Pat Holohan holohanpat@att.net cell 815.482.8454

https://tinyurl.com/y54bmfjt

 

 

24 - 25 April 2020 - Jackson, Michigan

43rd Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.,(GLIAFAA) Swap & Sell (fire apparatus parts, equipment 

& FD related items only). St. John Elementary School in Jackson. Early setup and seminar Friday.  

Info Dave Watts infogliafaa@gmail.com  All money generated will go to the Great Lakes Chapter.   

Watch for our flier & registration forms https://tinyurl.com/janklxq   Facebook https://tinyurl.com/hl4r3gv

 

 

2 - 3 May 2020 - Dunkirk, Maryland

Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., (SMVFA) Convention.  Hosted by Dunkirk FD. www.dunkirk5.com

 

 

15 -17 May 2020 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemen’s Assoc., Annual Fire EXPO.  Harrisburg Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron St.  

PA Route 22 at I-81 Exit 67. Advance ticket sales start January 2020 - May 1, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/ybvul9y4  

Admission $9 at door. Children 9 and under free.  expo@lcfs.com  http://tinyurl.com/cfll9a7

 

 

4 June 2020 - Los Angeles, California

Hope for Firefighters raising funds for widows, orphans & disabled firefighters. The largest firefighter event of its kind in 

the nation, held the 1st Thursday in June each year.   11:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Bucket brigade, hose cart pull, timed suit up 

& life net competitions. For schedule, maps, forms & other info visit. https://hopeforfirefighters.org

 

 

6 June 2020 - Westminster, Maryland

Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc., Annual Muster & Flea Market. Pleasant Valley VFC, 2030 South 

Pleasant Valley Rd. Held rain or shine.  Visit us on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/z8zhury http://tinyurl.com/ho2ad9a

 

 

18 - 20 June 2020 - Wallkill, New York

Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., Convention & Parade.  Your host Wallkill Hook, Ladder & Hose Co.  

Parade June 20.  https://tinyurl.com/y54uawnh  https://tinyurl.com/y5vycgj5 http://www.wallkillfd.org

Contact Wallkillfd@gmail.com

 

 

27 June 2020 - Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Central Ohio Antique Fire Assoc (COAFAA), 31st Annual Muster & Fire Memorabilia Flea Market. Ohio Fire Academy, 

8895 E. Main St., 10 am - 3 pm.  Display of hand, horse-drawn & motorized pieces of fire apparatus from the 1800’s 

through the 1900’s, including demos of engines pumping from a body of water.  Admission is free to the public. 

Displays of current firefighting equipment & activities for kids.  Food vendors will be available. www.coafaa.com 

Facebook https://tinyurl.com/zs46t4e  http://tinyurl.com/yyvu9jpu  For more info email Bill Davis gwilliamdavis2@aol.com  

Dan Gilmore  ladder121@horizonview.net or Andy McConnell firetique57@sbcglobal.net

 

 

28 June 2020 - Jamesburg, New Jersey

Tri-Counties Fire Assoc.,  29th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show, Thompson Park, Forsgate Dr. & Perrinville 

Rd. off exit 8A of New Jersey Turnpike.  https://tinyurl.com/y5xvb8p9

 

 

12 - 15 August 2020 - Rochester, New York

The Central NY, Genesee  kurycki@aol.com & Thousand Island billblunden@gmail.com  https://tinyurl.com/y4afxlkj

chapters will be hosting the Summer 2020 SPAAMFAA Convention.  Host hotel will be Double Tree & muster site will be 

at Cobb's Hill Park. Details to follow when available.

 

 

21 (Friday) August 2020 - Ferndale Michigan

20th Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show in downtown Ferndale.  More details when available.

Email Anthony J. Rzucidlo ajr107@peoplepc.com

 

 

4 October 2020 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

39th 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 http://tinyurl.com/k3z4dfh  Candlelight and Memorial Services will be live-streamed 

http://live.firehero.org

 

 

2021 - Minersville,Pennsylvania

67th Schuylkill County Volunteer Firemen Convention.  Hosted by Minersville FD.  https://tinyurl.com/y4348v6d

Video from 2019 Convention. https://youtu.be/xmr2BClB2q8

 

 

14 - 17 July 2021 - Portland, Oregon

The Pacific NW Chapter of SPAAMFAA has announced it will be hosting the 2021 SPAAMFAA Summer Convention. 

City & state to be determined. Stay tuned for more info.

 

 

2022    Mohegan Lake, New York

Mohegan Volunteer FA is hosting the 116th Annual Westchester County VFA Convention & Parade in conjunction with

our 100th Anniversary. Details will be posted here when available https://tinyurl.com/yaqyttr7  

We are also on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yc5x49hz

 

 

2022 - Somewhere In Sunny Florida 

Florida Antique Bucket Brigade will be hosting the 2022 Winter SPAAMFAA Convention. http://fabbfire.org/index.html

Contact Bob Romig BobRFire17@aol.com

 







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



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