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Submit fire musters, parades, firematic flea markets etc. to Anita Ford.
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rescheduling, cancellation or change of venue.




5 April - 7 September 2015 - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Exhibit - To Save Our Fellow Citizens:Volunteer Firefighting 1800 - 1875. Mercer Museum, 84 S. Pine St. 

Tells the story of Philadelphia's volunteer firefighters and fire companies.  More than 175 original artifacts

are featured, including tools, parade regalia, apparel, artwork, photographs and equipment  - plus

hands-on activities for children and families.  Exhibit free with museum admission. 

http://tinyurl.com/o2s3gdw  info@mercermuseum.org



August 2015 - Warminster, PA

The German American Fire Assoc., regrets we will not be hosting a muster this year.
Please keep us in mind for 2016, probably early August.  Details will be posted here when
confirmed.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

 


29 August 2015 - Marblehead, Massachusetts

New England State Veteran Fireman's League muster.  Location: Pond Street at Lime Street,

at noon. Held rain or shine. www.facebook.com/handtubmusters?_rdr or

www.handtubs.com/2014NESVFL/2015NESVFLSched.htm

 

 

29 August 2015 Ypsilanti, Michigan

Michigan Firehouse Museum Muster.  Riverside Park, 10 am 3 pm.

Join us to checkout some classic fire trucks from the past.

http://michiganfirehousemuseum.org/museum_special_events.html

 

 

29 August 2015 Bel Air, Maryland

125th Anniversary of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department.  Fire Muster 8 am 5 pm.

Held rain or shine. All makes of fire apparatus and trucks are welcome.  Registration deadline August 12.

More info 3839@bavfc.org  www.bavfc.org/home.php   www.facebook.com/bavfc?fref=ts



29 August 2015 - Mine Hill, New Jersey

Revolutionary F.O.O.L.S of Northern NJ,  with Morris County Region presents:  Fire Apparatus Muster and

Emergency Vehicle Model Show.  Mine Hill Fire Station & Firemen's Field, 230 US Route 46, 9am - 3 pm.

New and old apparatus  with judging, scale model fire trucks and vendors.  Admission $5, children under

12 FREE. www.facebook.com/revolutionaryFOOLS  trruckie52@gmail.com

 

 

30 August 2016 - Hickory Corners, Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum 1st Annual Emergency Vehicle Meet, 9 am - 5 pm.

Come spend the day enjoying antique & modern emergency vehicles on display.

Includes fire engines, ambulances, police cars& specialized units.  Check our

online calendar for updated info at www.gilmorecarmuseum.org

 


5 - 6 September 2015 - St. Thomas, Ontario

33rd Annual St. Thomas Fire Muster Days.  2 days of family entertainment! Muster

competitions, antique fire trucks and apparatus, emergency service displays and demonstrations,

food, vendors, fire truck rodeo, HUGE car show, parade, interactive children's area, and so much

more! Hosted by the St. Thomas Professional Firefighter's Assoc.  fire.muster@yahoo.ca 

519-631-0210 www.facebook.com/FireMusterDays

 

 

6 September 2015 - Frackville, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Annual Muster.  Schuylkill Fire Training Academy, Morea Rd.,

(just off Route 61 & I-81, Exit 124)11 am - 3 pm.  FREE parking & registration.

Parade from Schuylkill Mall, (exit 124 of I81) to the Academy.  Featured apparatus Seagrave. 

Pumping contests; static and operational displays of antique fire apparatus; vendor/flea market

area and Annual Memorial Service.  Directions http://tinyurl.com/kpxl7hs  For more info call

Museum 570-462-4400.

 

 

9 - 12 September 2015 - Burnsville, Minnesota

Burnsville Fire Muster.  Sept., 11, 6 - 9:30 pm fire truck water display at Civic Center Park. 

Also the Minnesota Fire Engine Club www.mnfireengineclub.com/ Friday 6 9 pm,

Saturday noon 2 pm and 6 9 pm.  Fire truck water display, Friday & Saturday 6 9:30 pm.

Fire Parade Friday, 11 am, lineup 10 am. 

www.burnsvillefiremuster.com/events.cfm



11 September 2015 - Jersey City, New Jersey

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  Also please note this is not open to other photographers or spectators

We appreciate your cooperation in making this event a success..



11 (Friday) September 2015 - Escondido, California

Fire Truck Night at Cruisin' Grand Escondido.  Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido.

Flag raising ceremony & National Anthem 6 pm.  All fire apparatus welcome to attend.  (Agency, Assoc.,

and Privately owned).  Cruise or just stage for static display.  See the CSFA steamer pulled by a team

of horses.  Code-3 parade escorted by the Escondido P.D, 6:45 pm.  brittm@earthlink.net

 

 

11 - 12 September 2015 - Olyphant, Pennsylvania

Northeastern PA Volunteer Firemen's Federation, 85th Annual Convention/Parade.

Hosted by Olyphant Fire Companies.   www.nepvff.org

 

 

11 - 13 September 2015 - St. Louis, Missouri 

Firefighters Weekend.  Friday, 7th Annual Firefighters' Candlelight Vigil.  Saturday

32nd Annual Great Fire Engine Rally.  Sunday 4th Annual Clayton Stair Climb.

Watch our web site for further details www.firefightersweekend.com 

 

 

11 - 13 September 2015 - Belfast/Northport, Maine 

52nd Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention. Your hosts Waldo County Firefighters

Assoc.  http://msfff2015.com/  Parade Saturday 9/12, starting lineup 7am, start 10 am, route &

registration  http://tinyurl.com/q5awtdr  Muster Sunday 9/13, at Point Lookout in Northport, 8 am,

rules and registration http://msfff2015.com/muster-registration

Contact Bill Gillespie lisanbill@fairpoint.net

 

 

12 September 2015 - Milford, Connecticut

Engine 260 Inc., 44th Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show & Muster.  Eisenhower Park 10 am -

5 pm, FREE admission.  Parade, firefighter team competitions, pumping contest, hand pumpers &

firematic flea market.  FREE admission to the public.  www.engine260.org/

email engine260@aol.com

 

 

12 September 2015 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

2015 Mack Trucktoberfest.  Mack Trucks Historical Museum, 2402 Lehigh Parkway

South.  New and antique truck display.  Gates open 8 AM.  Pre-registration is required.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/pd3uxhm for registration form.

 

 

12 September, 2015 - Southampton, New York

Southampton Fire Department 34th Annual Antique Muster and Parade. 

Muster Agawam Park 10 am - 4 pm.  Parade 10 am, lineup 9 am.

Camping available for weekend.  robinowens1979@hotmail.com or

cdimon@southamptonfd.org 

www.facebook.com/Sfdantiquemuster  www.southamptonfd.org

 

 

12 September, 2015 - Lutherville, Maryland

Fire Museum of Maryland Crusin' for Our Heroes, 10 am - 2 pm.

County Sheriff's Annual Salute to County Fire, Police, EMS & Military

personnel.  Includes antique fire engine demos & car show.

www.firemuseummd.org 


12 September 2015 - Richmond, Michigan                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Richmond Good Old Days Festival Antique Fire Apparatus Muster.  Location -                                                                                                                                                         

Bailey Park, 9 am, parade 10:45 am.  All antique emergency vehicles welcome.    

www.richmondgoodolddaysfestival.org/pdf/59.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                            

Contact Jeff Goodar 810-523-9752                                                                                                                                                                                           


13 September 2015 - Wheeling West, Virginia                                                                                                         

Port, 12th & Water Sts. Panhandle Pumpers Society 10th annual muster.

Heritage Port. Held rain or shine.  9 am - 3 pm.  Watch our web site for registration info

www.wvppsfire.org/  Or contact llb_alf_nut@hotmail.com



13 September 2015 - Kansas City, Missouri

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.  Town Pavillion, 1120 Walnut St.

www.facebook.com/kcstairclimb/photos/gm.1560398550895869/964188296933350/?type=1&theater


 

17 - 19 September 2015 - Buchanan, New York

West Chester County VFA Convention and Buchanan Engine Co. #1, 75th

Anniversary.  Parade September 19, 2 pm.  www.buchananfire.com



18 - 19 September 2015 - Wildwood, New Jersey

NJ State Firemen's Assoc., Annual Convention,Wildwood

Convention Center.  Firemen's Parade Saturday, Sept., 19, 1 pm, NJ Avenue.

Huge fire apparatus display and flea market.  http://njfireexpo.com/



19 September 2015 - Kokomo, Indiana

Foster Park downtown.  Will celebrate the Ahren-Fox's 100th birthday.

 

 

19 September 2015 - Chatham, Ontario

Fire Fest.  Visit historic downtown Chatham for Canada's largest show of antique fire

apparatus, emergency response vehicles and safety awareness demonstrations.  Keep

watching our site for event and parade details http://firefest.ca/

 

 

19 September 2015 - Hatboro, Pennsylvania

NOTE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Enterprise Fire Company 125th Anniversary.  Fire Muster and flea market.

http://tinyurl.com/nez97kj



19 September 2015 - Augusta, Maine

150th Commemoration of the Great Augusta Fire.  Downtown 10 am - 2 pm.

Rain date September 20. Huge display of antique firefighting equipment,

4 pieces that actually fought the 1865 fire, touch-a-truck, live presentation and

video of the great fire, World Trade Center steel 9-11 memorial and more. 

http://augustadowntownalliance.org/Events/2015-09-19.aspx  For more information

call Chief Roger Audette of the Augusta Maine Fire Department 207 626-2421 or

email roger.audette@augustamaine.gov



20 September 2015 - Farmingdale, New York

NOTE NEW DATE

First Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show.  American Air Power Museum,

Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway.  10:30 am - 4 pm,  info 631-293-6398

http://americanairpowermuseum.com/



20 September 2015 - Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society Antique Fire Truck Show.

Glen Park, 250 Glen Road.  10 am - 3 pm.  For more info call 401-241-6913

riafas@yahoo.com  riafas.org



20 September 2015 - Monkton, Maryland

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company Open House 10 am - 4 pm.

www.herefordfire.org  www.facebook.com/HerefordFire?ref=stream



22 (Tuesday) September 2015 - Farmington, Maine

Fire muster, 6:30 pm.  Part of Farmington Fair at Fairgrounds.

http://farmingtonfairmaine.com/ 207-778-6083

 

 

23 - 26 September 2015 - Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

136th Firemen's Assoc., of the State of Pennsylvania State Convention & parade. 

Location Galleria Sports Complex.  Parade on Saturday, 1 pm. 

www.lakeharmonyfire.com/news/index/category/11412 

or www.pafireconvention.org/home.html

 

 

24 September (Thursday) 2015 - Kingwood, West Virginia

Preston County Buckwheat Festival Famous Firemen's Parade. Judging

5 - 7 pm, St. Sebastian Church parking lot.  Parade 7:30 pm.   

www.buckwheatfest.com/schedule.htm

 

 

26 September 2015 - Rutherford, New Jersey

Rutherford West End Engine and Hose Co., #3, 125th Anniversary Parade and

celebration.  Registration at 9 am, step-off 1 pm.  Party and trophies to follow.

For more info neil.ohar@verizon.net For online registration visit

http://tinyurl.com/pc5heaj

 

 

26 September 2015 - Highland Mills, New York

Orange County VFA Convention parade 1 pm.   Hosted by Highland Mills

Fire Co., 1 pm.  http://ocvfa.us/

 

 

26 September 2015 - Lakewood, Colorado

West Metro 21st Family Fire Muster.  West Metro Fire Rescue's Fire Center,

10 am - 2 pm. Please no pets  www.westmetrofire.org/index.aspx?nid=390



26 September 2015 - Ship Bottom, New Jersey

Ship Bottom VFC 2nd Annual Pumpers and Pistons Show.  10th Street and

Shore Ave., 10 am - 3 pm.  Rain date Sunday September 27. Fire trucks, cars

and trucks of any year welcome.  http://shipbottomfireco.com/



26 September 2015 - South Lake Tahoe, California

Firefest 20th Anniversary.  South Lake Tahoe Airport, 10 am - 3 pm.

Fire trucks, helicopters, burn house demos,  meet firefighters, Smokey the Bear,

fire/rescue equipment and much more. 



26 September 2015 - Herculaneum, Missouri

22nd Annual Jeffco Fire Engine Rally.  Herculaneum City Park, 10 am - 3 pm..

Apparatus parade 9 am.  Antique & Modern apparatus, EMS vehicles, air rescue

helicopters, firefighters competitions, children's activities and firefighter challenge.

For more info www.jeffcofire.org or

www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffco-Fire-Engine-Rally/138720806142213?fref=ts


 

 2 - 3 October 2015 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

All Mack show.  Gerhart Machinery.  Free admission no entry fees.

717-626-8544  www.gerhartmachinery.com/about/gerharts-all-mack-truck-event

 

  

3 October 2015 - Ripon, California

25th Annual Emergency Vehicle Display Show.  Ripon Community

Center& Park, 412 W. 4th St., 8 am - 3 pm.

http://riponmenloparkpolicecarshow.com



3 October 2015 - Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg FD #1, Rededication ceremony to welcome home our hand-drawn hose

reel and bell, 11 am - 6 pm.  Parade at 1 pm, followed by a vintage fire truck display,

Rededication Ceremony and Open House.  Info frostburgfd@frostburgfd.com

http://frostburgfd.com



3 October 2015 - Hagerstown, Maryland

Frist Hose Company 200th Anniversary Firemen's Parade and Muster.  Parade 1 pm.

Fire Muster at Hagerstown Fairgrounds 1 pm.  Firemen's competitions, Antique & Modern fire apparatus

display, children's simulated firefighting events and many more fun events.  Please come and help us

celebrate 200 years of dedicated service.  http://engineone.org


3 - 4 October 2015 - Emmitsburg, Maryland

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation 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.  For full schedule of events visit

www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend



4 October 2015 - Nationwide

Bells Across America.  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 and memorial services for

firefighter.  For the 5th year bells will ring from coast to coast as a grateful nation pauses,

to honor those firefighters who died in 2014 and previous years.  Help us honor our fallen

firefighters.  Registration available

www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/bells-across-america/participation-form/

 

 

 4 October 2015 - Fryeburg, Maine

Fire Muster, 9 am. Competitions, Dry Hose, Ball Squirt, Wet Hose and more.

www.fryeburgfair.org/Competition/Firemans-Muster



7 - 10 October 2015 - Bossier, Louisiana

F.O.O.L.S. International Convention, hosted by The Brothers of the Boot chapter. 

For complete list of events visit http://brothersoftheboot.org/9.html

 

 

10 October 2015 - Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City Area Police and Fire Collectors show.  American Legion Post 35,

1231 Hastings St., 9 am - 3 pm.  For more info email dave_sprinkle@htomail.com



10 October 2015 - North Branford, Connecticut

North Branford Fire Company #1 1st Annual Car and Truck Show.  Vintage cars and truck,

muscle cars and Antique Fire Apparatus.  North Branford Intermediate School Complex,

654 Foxon Rd., 10 am - 4 pm.  Rain date October 11) 1st 100 vehicles will receive a

dash plaque.  Fan favorite trophies will be awarded.  203-488-8432



11 October 2015 - York, Pennsylvania    

2nd Fire Muster & Flea market 8 AM to 4 PM.  Coulser Park, 1060 Church Rd.  Featured

Apparatus will be Ahrens-Fox.  Static Display with Pumping available. Apparatus photo

session, Live music, Kids Corner with games, and fire Prevention demonstrations and firematic

flea market. Please notify anyone owning an Ahrens-Fox about our muster.  Truck may be

trailered, doesn't need to be running. For more info email Bob strawcem@aol.com

www.facebook.com/groups/oldfirefarts

 

 

11 October 2015 - Newtown, New Jersey

7th Annual Foliage Muster 10 am - 2 pm  On the grounds of the Sussex County

NJ PublicTraining Academy. www.sussexcountymuster.com 

 

 

11 October 2015 - Stockbridge, Massachusetts

SPAAMFAA Berkshire Chapter fire muster.  Stockbridge Train Station, Route 7,

10 am - 4 pm.  All apparatus welcome.  rmnugai@verizon.net

http://berkshirespaamfaa.org



11 October 2015 - New Albany, Ohio

Plain Township Fire Department Open House & Mini Muster.  First arriving antiques will be

displayed inside our engine bay.  No entry fee.  9500 Johnstown Rd., 9 am - 4 pm.

Contact Dan Gilmore dgilmore@plaintownship.org 



11 October 2015 - Hopatcong, New Jersey

New Jersey Sussex County Firemen's Assoc., Inspection day & Parade. 

Your hosts Hopatcong Fire Dept.  Line-up noon, start 1 pm. 

https://www.facebook.com/hopatcongfiredepartment?fref=ts



16 - 18 October 2015 - Bartlett, New Hampshire

118th Annual State Firemen's Convention.  Please watch our web site for updates

http://nhsfa.org/convention-news

 

 

18 October 2015 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 Fireman's Hall Museum Fire Safety Exposition & Muster.

As of Aug. 2, 2015 - Please note forms have changed: the website has been updated and

there have been changes to the form submission destination.  If you have submitted

any registration on-line before Aug.1, we request you resubmit them in order to

assure their receipt. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Location Philadelphia Fire Academy from 9 am - 4 pm.  Rain date

October 25.  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  http://phillyfiremuster.org/files.html

 

  

24 October 2015 - Phoenix, Arizona

Hall of Flame Fire Museum Open House.  9 am - noon.  Free admission.  Many

Activities for kids, which includes fire engine rides and pumping from a fire engine.

www.hallofflame.org

 

 

7 November 2015 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Handtub Junction 16th Annual Fire Memorabilia Auction. St. Philip Greek Orthodox

Church. Consignments now being accepted.  http://handtubs.com

 

 

17 - 20 February 2016 - Houston, Texas

SPAAMFAA Winter Convention hosted by Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.  Clear Lake

Park.  Muster, tours, parade, swap meet etc.  Please watch our web site for updates.

www.gulfcoastspaamfaa.org/WINTER%202016%20REGISTRATION%20DRAFT.pdf



13 - 16 May 2016 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Firemen's Assoc., Fire Expo.    www.lcfa.com



5 June 2016 - Newark, New Jersey

49th Annual Fire Muster and Parade. Located at 49 Washington Street at the

Newark Museum and in Washington Park. Our event is on the first sunny Sunday of

June of every year. It is possibly the longest running antique apparatus muster in the nation.

There is food, beverages, vendors, activities and more! Contact Rich Mackey 973-600-4961.

Email Shindigrich@gmail.com or shindigrich@aol.com

www.facebook.com/NFDHistoricalAssociation



5 June 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio
6th Annual National Fire Heritage Muster.  Gwen Mooney Funeral Homes & Historic Spring Grove
Cemetery & Arboretum, 4389 Spring Grove Ave.  10 am - 4 pm.   Vintage and contemporary fire
apparatus displays, Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society pumping demos & Fire Safe
House demos. FREE admission and parking. For registration and info Gwen Mooney 513-853-1031



10 - 13 August 2016 - Middletown, New York

SPAAMFAA Convention and Muster.  Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley.

For info contact Robert Reynolds 845-343-4746 or Luke Payntar 914-447-9546

www.fairchesterhosehaulers.org/









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.