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17 - 23 August 2014 - Pottsville, Pennsylvania
60th Annual Schuykill County Vol. Firefighter's Convention.  Hosted by the Pottsville FD.
Parade Saturday, Aug., 23, 1 pm.  For awards, registration, map and complete schedule visit
 
 
21 (Thursday) August 2014 - Libertytown, Maryland
Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighters Parade.  Lineup 5:30 pm,
start promptly at 7 pm.  Rain or shine.  http://lvfd.org/index.html
 
 
23 August 2014 - Mahopac, New York
Mahopac Volunteer FC 100th Anniversary.  We will be holding
several major events including the feature formal Dress Parade.
70 fire departments/companies have registered to attend and we are
still accepting responses from departments interested.  The celebration
festivities will include food, beverages, entertainment and numerous awards.
Please contact mvfdparades@aol.com or tom.m.carey@gmail.com for information
Please watch our web site for updates www.mahopacvfd.com/index.html   
 
 
23 August 2014 - Eliot, Maine
Eliot Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary. Parade and muster.
Details upcoming www.eliotfire.com


23 August 2014 - Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Forestville Volunteer FC , antique fire muster & flea market.


23 August 2014 - Ypsilanti, Michigan
Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Truck Muster 10 am - 3 pm,
at Riverside Park, 5 E. Cross St.  A gathering of fire trucks, owners
and enthusiasts who have fun displaying their fire engines, and
sharing their experiences and expertise with others. The diverse
collection of fire rigs will range in era from the 1920's through the
late 1970’s. Some of them are in original running condition and
others have been beautifully restored. Free and open to the public.
The Michigan Firehouse Museum will also be open during the


23 August 2014 - Kingston, New York
Volunteer Firemen's Museum of Kingston 11th Annual Antique Fire Engine
Muster & Open House.  10 am - 3 pm, setup 9 am.  Closing parade 3 pm.


23 August 2014 - Felton, Delaware
Felton Community Fire Company 75th Anniversary.  Parade 1 pm. 
Judging 9 am, lineup 11 am.  Registration deadline July 25.


23 August 2014 - Constantia, New York
Constantia Volunteer Fire Dept., 100th anniversary.  Parade 11 am.
Pushball competition.


30 August 2014 - Warrenville, Illinois
Warrenville Fire Protection District 75th anniversary. Pancake breakfast, Fire muster
water fights and more.  Visit www.warrenvillefire.com for updates.
 
 
30 - 31 August 2014 - St. Thomas, Canada
31st Annual St. Thomas Fire Muster Days, Pinafore Park. Parade Saturday.
Sunday, Muster competitions, antique fire trucks & emergency service displays
& food, vendors.  Interactive children's area, firetruck rodeo, & much more! 
Hosted by the St. Thomas Professional Firefighter's Assoc. all proceeds to
local charities. For info call 519-631-0210 or email fire.muster@yahoo.ca
 
 
31 August - 1  September (Monday) 2014 - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
Lookout Fire Company #1.  Sunday 2 pm, firemen's competitions.
Monday parade 1pm.  www.lookoutfireco.com


31 August 2014 - Oakland, Rhode Island
Oakland Mapleville Fire Department, 55th Annual Field Day and Muster.
Rain date Monday, September 1.  Corner of Victory Hgwy., & Oakland School St.
Parade at 11 am, at Oakland Triangle, muster starts immediately after. 
 
 

3 - 4 September 2014 - Dallas, Texas

International Fire Buff Associates Annual Convention, at the Doubletree by Hilton

Dallas – Campbell Centre  Details:  www.box4.org/2014convention.html

 
 
3 - 7 September 2014 - Grinnell, Iowa
Iowa Firefighters Convention.  Hosted by the Grinnell Fire Dept. 
 
 
4 - 7 September 2014 - Burnsville, Minnesota
Burnsville Fire Muster. Civic Center Park. 
Fire Truck parade is on Saturday September 6.


5 - 6 September 2014 - Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen’s Federation annual
Convention and parade.  Inspection of vehicles Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm,
Wayne County Fairgrounds.  Parade 3 pm,  lineup 2 pm.
 
 
6 September 2014 - Westhampton, New Jersey
Stop, Drop & Roll Guinness World Record attempt.  Westhampton
Township Emergency Services. Noon - 4 pm, record attempt 2 pm.
We were accepted to try &  break a Guinness World Record of 1719 people
set by the Indianapolis FD in 2011.  www.weststhamptonfire.com
 
 
6 September 2014 - Milford, Connecticut
43rd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus show and muster.  Presented by Engine 260 Inc.
Eisenhower Park, 10 am - 5 pm.  Team & pumping competitions, firematic flea market,
hand pumpers and more.  For more info email enjine260@aol.com or visit www.engine260.org
 
 
6 September 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri
31sr Annual Great Fire Engine Rally.  Parade 10 am.  Apparatus display, demos, food and


6 September 2014 - Rew, Pennsylvania
Rew VFD 3rd Annual fire Equipment Auction.  10 am, 1105-1113 Summit Rd.
New, used, modern, vintage surplus etc.  Contact Chie Todd Burkhouse


6 September 2014 - Leslie, Michigan
Leslie Fire Department, Antique Fire Truck Parade and Show.  Parade
lineup 3 pm, Woodworth St.  Show immediately following parade on


6 September 2014 - Richmond, Virginia
Annual Richmond area Good Old Days Festival Antique Fire Apparatus
Muster.  Location Bailey Park.  Registration 9 am.  Parade 10:45 am.
For complete schedule, registration forms and map
 
 
7 September 2014 - Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society annual Muster.  This year's featured truck American
LaFrance.  11 am - 3 pm.  For more info visit www.theshfs.org/
or email Mike Kitsock mkitsock@ptd.net


14 September 2014 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium. For registration & details
 
 
19 - 20 September 2014 - Chatham - Kent, Ontario
50 miles east of Detroit.  Firefest, a  weekend that will feature Canada's largest antique fire
apparatus and emergency response vehicle show. In addition to 70+ vintage fire trucks, enjoy
scheduled appearances by Tim Cheveldae, Brendan “Doogie” Milewski and Randolph Mantooth.
Teams from across North America will also be competing in FireFest Combat Challenge. Saturday
concludes with a parade at 4pm. Visit www.firefest.ca or facebook.com/ckfirefest to register or
for further details. Direct contact can be made via email: info@firefest.ca
 
 
19 - 21 September 2014 - Litchfield, Connecticut
131st Annual Connecticut State Firefighters Convention.   
Hosted by the Litchfield Fire Department.  Parade Sunday
at noon.  Check-in 8 am.  For complete schedule visit
 
 
20 September 2014 - Attleboro, Massachusetts
Maxim 100th Anniversary Meet.  Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, 2 Vaillancourt Drive,
9 am - 4 pm.  Open to any & all Maxim fire apparatus. Email rmnugai@verizon.net


20 September 2014 - Medford, New Jersey
Union Fire Co., #1, 200th Anniversary.  Fire Muster at station
11 am - 4 pm.  This muster is for all emergency apparatus, old & new, including
department owned & privately owned. Registration 8:30 - 10:30 am.   


20 September 2914 - Merrimack, New Hampshire
Leather Helmet Society 13th Annual Bob Fritz Sr., Fire Ground Slide Show.
American Legion Hall, 43 Baboosic Lake Rd., 7 pm.  For tickets contact
Charles Pierson 603-644-8999


20 September 2014 - Lutherville, Maryland
Fire Museum of Maryland, Crusin' for Heroes, Fire engine Muster and Antique
Vehicle Show.  10 am - 2 pm.  Watch the 1917 Baltimore City FD High Pressure
Wagon blast over 500 gallons of water a minute from its three cannons. Visitors
can enjoy fire engine rides, Dalmatians, police K9 dogs and antique fire engine
demonstrations. There will also be police vehicles, antique cars and motorcycles
on display. 
Visitors are always welcome to come inside to see the 40 antique engines and
trucks inside, plus walk through the rebuilt 1871 Fire House.  For more information,


24 - 27 September 2014 - Meadville, Pennsylvania
Firemen's Assoc., of the State of Pennsylvania Convention.
Hosted by West Meadville 2, VFD.  Parade Saturday, September 27,
1 pm.  Details and registration forms www.paffconvention2014.com


26 - 27 September 2014 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
2014 Mack Trucktoberfest Appreciation events for the antique truck community.
Starts noon, Friday, and 8 am on Saturday. Mack Museum & Customer Care Center,
2402 Lehigh Pkwy., So.  We invite antique truck club members & guests to a gathering
of antique trucks, events, displays, food, awards & fun.  Pre-registration required for
attendees & vehicles.  mack.museum@macktrucks.com
 
 
27 September 2014 - Newburgh, New York
Orange County VFA 99th Annual Convention Parade. Hosted by the
Cronomer Valley FD.  Parade step off 2 pm.  www.ocvfa.us/ or


27 September 2014 - Lakewood, Colorado
West Metro Fire Rescue 20th annual Family Fire Muster.  Meet West Metro's Firefighters
and see where they work doing the job they love.  Kids of all ages will enjoy fun activities
like the Junior Firefighter Challenge, Teddy Bear Clinic, Bike Rodeo and inflatable slides. 
West Metro Fire Rescue's Training Center, 3535 South Kipling St., 10 am - 2 pm.


27 September 2014 - South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe presents, Lake Tahoe Basin Firefest. 
Helicopters, extrication demo, games, fire/rescue equipment and more.
South Lake Tahoe Airport 10 am - 3 pm.  More details email a904buff@aol.com  
(Please put in the subject line "FireFest 2014")

 
28 September 2014 - Hamburg, Pennsylvania
HAHN reunion parade, muster & flea market.  Hamburg FC #1, Cradle of Liberty
Antique Fire Assoc., & Schuylkill Historical Society is hosting a celebration of
HAHN Motor Trucks & former HAHN employees.  A motorcade of HAHN fire apparatus
will parade through downtown Hamburg at 9:30 am.  Muster follows at the Field House.
Fire service collectors flea market inside the Field House, 10 am - 4 pm.  Hamburg FC
engine house & fire apparatus tours featuring their 1877 Silsby steam fire engine will
be conducted throughout the day.  Registration forms available April 1.  Free admission
For more details contact Ken Buohl kb1951@pa.net
 
 
3 -4 October 2014 - Lititz, Pennsylvania
25th Annual all Mack truck show.  Gerhart Machinery Co., 910 Brunnerville Rd.
 
 
4 October 2014 - Carteret, New Jersey
Carteret FD 1st Annual Fire Safety Festival.  Carteret Park noon - 5 pm.  Includes
Antique Fire Apparatus Muster. If interested in displaying your antique apparatus please


4 October 2014 - Hamilton, New Jersey 
Note: change of date originally June 14
White Horse VFC 100th Anniversary Parade.  Fire companies throughout 6 states

are invited www.whvfc.org/WHVFC100th.htm or contact Woody Emmons

firefighter523@gmail.com

 

 

4 October 2014 - Buchanan, New York

Buchanan Engine Co. #1, firematic flea market.  10 am - 3pm.

3159 Albany Post Rd.  914-299-6103.  First come first serve basis.


 

5 October 2014 - New Albany, Ohio 
Plain Township FD, Open House Mini Muster.  10 am -4 pm,
at Station 121.  All types of emergency vehicles welcome. 
For more info contact dgilmore@plaintownship.org


5 October - York, Pennsylvania
Fire Muster, Firematic Flea Market (8am - 3 pm) and Games.  Cousler Park,
1060 Church Rd.  10 am - 1 pm, Pump contest in the following order:
Hand pumps. steamers and motorized. Free admission to York Fire Museum
4 - 6 pm.  Proceeds to benefit York & Hanover Fire Museums. 
Contact Bob strawcern@aol.com


11 October 2014 - Montauk, New York
Montauk Fire Dept., A 75th Anniversary Parade and Muster will run down Main St.
ending at Lions Field with an antique fire truck display starting at 12 noon.
 
 
11 - 12 October 2014 - Emmitsburg, Maryland
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  Every October, the Foundation
sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty
during the previous year.  The Memorial Weekend is a time for sharing and healing
for the families of our fallen firefighters. Representatives from Honor Guard and Pipe
Band Units participate as part of this solemn tribute and commemoration of your


11 - 12 October 2014 - Nationwide
Bells Across America.  Fire departments, places of worship, community organizations
and individuals from coast to coast are asked to join the National Fallen Firefighters
Foundation in this poignant tribute as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Weekend, October 11 and 12. The bells at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel
in Emmitsburg,Maryland will ring as the Memorial Service begins on Sunday, October 12.
But local groups can hold the moment of remembrance at any time during Memorial Weekend.
 Fire department representatives are encouraged to work with their clergy and community
leaders to develop an appropriate tribute. Some suggestions include: ringing chapel bells,
a moment of silence, a brief prayer, a hymn, or tolling a ceremonial bell by members of the fire department. http://weekend.firehero.org/media/2014/bells_072914.html 
 

12 October 2014 - Newton, New Jersey

6th Annual Fall Foliage Muster, Flea Market & Truck show at the Sussex County Public.
Safety Training Academy, 114 Morris Turnpike.  10 am - 2 pm, held rain or shine.
 

12 October 2014 - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Berkshire SPAAMFAA chapter annual  Apparatus Show.  Stockbridge
Train Station Route 7, 10 am - 4 pm.  All apparatus welcome.


13 October 2014 - Creedmoor, North Carolina
Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department Annual Firemen's Parade.
Lineup 3 pm, step-off 3:30 pm, Main Street from Church Street to Lake Rd. 

19 October 2014 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 Fireman's Hall Museum Fire Safety Exposition & Muster.
Location Philadelphia Fire Academy from 9 am - 4 pm.  Rain date
October 26.  Fire safety demos; firefighter contests; kids activities;
firematic flea market; equipment demos; health fair; live entertainment &
more.  Proceeds benefit Fireman's Hall Museum & Fire Prevention programs.
Free admission and parking. Location: 5200 Pennypack St. For details and 
online registration  www.PhillyFireMuster.org


25 October 2014 - Callao, Virginia
Northern Neck Fire Muster at Callao Volunteer Rescue Squad, 10 am - 3pm,
rain date October 26.  Fire department competitions, antique fire apparatus display,
pumping/drafting and firematic vendors. 


6 - 10 November 2014 - Jefferson, Indiana
Fire Museum Network Seminar.  Thursday, board meeting, Friday
seminars, Saturday tour Cincinnati Fire Museum, Madison Fire
Museum & Louisville, KY fire museum.  Sunday, seminars.
For full schedule http://tinyurl.com/mgec63y
 
 
8 November 2014 - Nashua, New Hampshire
Handtub Junction USA 15th Annual Fire Memorabilia Auction.  St. Philip
Greek Orthodox Church, 500 W. Hollis St.  Preview 4 - 6 pm.  Auction at 6 pm.


7 February 2015 - Tarrytown, New York
Elmsford Fire Department Annual Lt. Andy Fredericks, FDNY Memorial
Seminar and Exhibits.  9 am - 1 pm.  Westchester Marriott. 

        
11 - 15 March 2015 - Timonium, Maryland
The Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc. will be hosting
the winter SPAAMFAA Convention.  For complete list of tours, seminars
and registration form visit www.cafaa.net see links under "headlines."
 

18 - 19 April 2015 - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Spring Melt Fire Memorabilia Auction and Flea Market.
Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex.  Auction Sat., with preview at 7 am,
start 9 am.  Sun., flea market beginning at 9 am.

 
15 - 17 May 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Fire EXPO. 
Farm Show Complex.  Advance tickets available January 2015.


7 June  2015 - Newark, New Jersey
Newark Fire Department Historical Assoc., 48th Annual Antique Fire
Apparatus Muster and Parade.  Registration begins at 9 am at Washington
Park.  Contact FF Rich Mackey shindigrich@aol.com


14 - 18 July 2015 - Baltimore, Maryland
Fire House EXPO.  Baltimore Convention Center.


7 - 9 August 2015 - Oaks, Pennsylvania
Keystone Firefighter's Conference, "Restoring the Brotherhood." 
Location Philadelphia EXPO Center.  Saturday, Aug. 8,
10 am,- 4 pm, Bob Romig's Pride & Polish Show, outside of the
center.  3 exhibits, modern and antique apparatus & fire themed
motorcycles.  For further details and registration form visit 


23 - 26 September 2015 - Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State Firemen's Convention.  Location Galleria Sports
Parade on Saturday.  More details to follow





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.