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Submit fire musters, parades, firematic flea markets etc. to Anita Ford.
A minimum of at least 4 weeks notice is required to allow time for posting.
It is strongly advised that you contact the sponsors of these events to be certain
they are still scheduled. Bad weather, lack of participants and vendors may cause
rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.




14 September 2014 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium. For registration & details


14 September 2014 - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Police, Fire Police Day, at the EVOC range.  11 am - 5 pm,
rain or shine.  Free admission.  Test your driving skills and participate in the Vehicle Rodeo.
Free food  and drinks. Equipment flea market, trophies etc.  For schedule, directions & registration
 
 
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,


20 September 2014 - Morristown, New Jersey
Hillside Hose Co., 1, 100th Anniversary.  Lewis Morris Park, Doe Meadow
Field, 1 - 8 pm.  100@hillsidehose.org


20 September 2014 - Knoxville, Tennesee
1st Annual Knoxville 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, at The Sunsphere
Knoxville’s event is open only for climbers who are First responders
such as Firefighters, EMS, Militaryand Police.


20 September 2014 - Chatham, Ontario
Firefest Combat Challenge, world's largest circuit with teams from all
over North America.  Downtown Chatham Civic Center, 10 am - 4 pm.
Kiddie Combat Challenge, bucket truck rides, firefighter games and Canada's
largest show of antique fire apparatus.  Parade 4 pm, on Grand Avenue heading


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")


27 September 2014 - Farmville, Virginia
Old Dominion  Historical Fire Society state wide fire apparatus muster.  Wilck's Lake
Island . www.odhfs.org   email akeelu@aol.com

 
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 - 2014 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. Registration deadline Sept., 21.
Kids games  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.


2 May 2015 - Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
Shoemakersville Fire Co., Lights and Sirens Parade & Open House. After the parade
we will be housing our Rescue, Engine, Brush and Tanker trucks.  We will be giving awards
for the usual for some out of the ordinary things such as Best appearing & equipped POV &
most "Whackerized" vehicle. Registration 1 - 4 pm, parade 5 pm. To register please Email the
parade chairman at Constable473@aol.com or visit www.ShoeyFire.com

 
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


19 - 20 June 2015 - Lickdale, Pennsylvania
93rd Lebanon County Firefighter's Assoc., Convention, at Lickdale Community


25 - 27 June 2015 - Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
112th Six County Firemen's Assoc., Convention, by Honey Pot Fire Company.


11 July 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Pump Primers annual muster.  Riverfront Park in front of the Harrisburg
Hospital (11 S Front St., Harrisburg Hospital address).  www.papumpprimers.org 
Details to follow.  Parking info visit http://parkharrisburg.com


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


19 - 25 July 2015 - Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Fayette County Firemen's Assoc., 77th Annual Convention. 
Hosted by the Connellsville Township Volunteer Fire Dept.


29 July - 1 August - 2015 - Delaware City, Delaware
Annual CVVFA Convention hosted by Delaware City Fire Company.


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 Complex.
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.