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4 February 2017 - Seattle, Washington

Pacific NW Chapter of SPAAMFAA, Seattle Fire Tour.  Event will begin at 1pm, 

with a meeting at McCoyís Firehouse Bar & Grill, 173 S.Washington St., in the 

Pioneer Square area.  At 3 pm we will go the the Last Resort FDís Fire Museum, 

station 10, 301 S. 2nd Ave.  After that we will proceed to Last Resort FDís 

Shop/Warehouse in the Ballard section of Seattle, 1433 NW 51st St.  To RSVP 

or more info contact Matt Simek mattsemik@earthlink.net

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



5 February 2017 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland Great Baltimore Firecoach Tour.  Meet at the museum

for a multimedia presentation and discussion, followed by a bus and walking tour

of the BurntDistrict of Baltimore.  Tour and discussion are led by Baltimore Historian

Wayne Schaumburg and Curator Steve Heaver.  Call for details 410-321-7500.

www.firemuseummd.org



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, with a 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 http://tinyurl.com/hu5nz7F

for info on other hotel options and RV parking w/hook-ups visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/albucketbrigade/permalink/1791477834463206

Schedule and tickets for excursions and banquet www.tinyurl.comhu5nz7f



4 March 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

Annual Western Reserve Fire Museum Flea Market.  Cleveland Fire Training 

Academy, 3210 Lakeside Ave.  Doors open 8 am. www.wrfmc.com  



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 holohanpat@att.net or Jerry Doyle acdole@yahoo.com

Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/567536380007712



25 March 2017 - Cincinnati, Ohio

25th Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society Auction.  In conjunction

with the 28th Fire Memorabilia Flea Market on the March 24, 2 - 6 pm.  Preview

6 pm, auction at 7 pm.  Cincinnati A/C Company, 2080 Northwest Dr.

Note:  no steps and ample parking.  Your auctioneer Howard Kuhnell, 513-831-6398.

howdi@fuse.net www.milesgreenwood.org www.facebook.com/groups/143760018204



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 www.facebook.com/events/1622624568033892 For more 

details email Bob strawcem@aol.com



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 donnDRZ22@aol.com

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

www.unionhistoricalfiresociety.com



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 SLichtman@MAVFC.org 



29 April 2017 - Jackson, Michigan

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

Ganson St.  Details forthcoming lamb@congeco.ca



19 - 21 May 2017 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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

Complex.  www.lcfa.com



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.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/353284461706503/ Contact Paul Sanborn, 

Event Chairman, kpsanborn@comcast.net 



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.

www.fasnyfiremuseum.com/content/Events_and_Programs/muster

Contact fhcontact@fasnyfiremuseum.com 



21 May 2017 - Swedesboro, New Jersey

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

BBQ.  Details to follow.  https://www.facebook.com/CLAFAA/?fref=ts 



28 May 2017 - Cleveland, Ohio

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

at local dealerships in March http://firefightersmemorialride.com



3 June 2017 - Westminster, Maryland

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

CarrollCounty 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 dougwheeler@juno.com  Flea Market registration $15.  Contact Tim 

Jones seagrave66@aol.com 

Visit us on Facebook https:www.facebook.com/groups/CAFAA.group  

or www.cafaa.net  http://tinyurl.com/ho2ad9a 



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.  paul.tieman42@gmail.com  http://milesgreenwood.org



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 shindigrich@gmail.com or shindigrich@aol.com   

https:www.facebook.com/NFDhistoricalassociation



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. info@crotonfd.org 

Watch for details www.crotonfd.org/content/125 or Facebook  http://tinyurl.com/z2a56th



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

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

For updates http://tinyurl.com/gmxxhyf   



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

http://tinyurl.com/h7pehbc  Check our web site for updates http://tinyurl.com/z8erxjh



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

www.foolsinternational.com/content/itinerary 



22 - 24 June 2017 - Mashantucket, Connecticut

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

and Casino.  For exhibit space rross@newenglandchiefs.org For more details

tcoulombe@newenglandchiefs.org  www.newenglandfirechiefs.org/?page_id=10

On Facebook http://tinyurl.com/zjp9twj



23 -24 June 2017 - Jermyn, Pennsylvania

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

Crystal FC www.58fire.com



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 dburns2563@comcast.net pr David Napier

732-938-2685.  

Facebook https://facebook.com/tri-counties-fire-association-583599068384465



25 June 2017 - Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Central Ohio SPAAMFAA Chapter Muster.  Ohio fire Acadmey, 8895 E. Main St.

www.coafaa.org  Facebook http://tinyurl.com/zs46t4e



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 where you can pay on cell phone with PANGO app.  For 

listings of parking lots and fees http://parkharrisburg.com/garage-lots  Please

watch our web site for updates. www.papumpprimers.org



9 - 15 July - Adah, Pennsylvania

Fayette County Firemenís Assoc., 79th Annual Convention.  Hosted by the 

Adah VFD.  Saturday:  Parade 4 pm.  For complete schedule www.adahvfd.org



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.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1841121269503849



28 - 29 July 2017 - Frankenmuth, Michigan

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

Pumping, flea market, parade and BBQ.  Please visit us at

www.gliafaa.org/Frankenmuth-Muster.html for updates and further info. Or on 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/128762276795/



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.,

visit www.ti-hosehaulers.org/National.htm Our Facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/365595893530481/

Contact Bill Blunden billblunden@gmail.com



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. www.clafaa.org



10 September 2017 - Hudson, Ohio

Western Reserve (Cleveland) Fire Museum (Greater Cleveland 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.   www.wrfmc.com

    


10 - 16 2017 - Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Schuykill County Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Schuykill HoseCo., #2.   

https://www.facebook.com/schuylkillhoseco2/



14 - 16 - September 2017 - Wildwood, New Jersey

New Jersey State Firemneís Convention/EXPO.  www.njfireexpo.com Facebook 

https://facebook.com/events/1823918611227493



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.

http://tunnel2towers.org/activity/never-forget-exhibit  Watch our web site for updates. 

www.taftvillefire.org/2017convention.html



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 

www.firefest.ca or on Facebook www.facebook.com/ckfirefest 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

http://www.facebook.com/InternationalFireMuseum/?rf=250317475151684



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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/786824261339210



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.  www.njfiremusem.org  Video of museum https://youtu.be/iQAJdJRdwBs

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1894974987400374



7 - 10 February 2018 - Kissimmee, Florida

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

Please watch our web site www.fabbfire.org or Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FABBFire/  for updates.

Contact Bob Romig bobfire17@aol.com



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.  Facebook http://tinyurl.com/zg9mbdu  www.pppsiwebpage.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



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.