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    If you're interested in old fire apparatus, why not check out the SPAAMFAA web site? SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation And Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America) is an organization of over three thousand members and over fifty Chapters. Our membership is located all over the globe but primarily in the United States. Ownership of an antique piece of fire apparatus is not a requirement of membership.

    An individual membership in SPAAMFAA brings you our award winning quarterly publication: Enjine-Enjine, plus a subscription to the Silver Trumpet, the inter-chapter newsletter and a copy of the annual Membership and Apparatus Roster and one copy of the Sources Guide.

    Enjine-Enjine features articles and photos about fire apparatus history and restoration, a fire related book column, The Tool Box where you can ask restoration related questions and other tidbits about rigs! The Silver Trumpet has lots of information regarding restoration, fire flea markets, musters, etc.

    So, have a look around and maybe join up!

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    thanks steve
    good site made me think how far we have come...
    now just to think what well have in another 50 or so years.
    Smoke in the face and a hose in hand...thats the life..

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    By the way, there is also a calendar featuring muster and fire swap meets on the SPAAMFAA web site along with for sale/wanted ads!

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    Arrow The good old days....

    Drop by and visit the SPAAMFAA site!

    Cincinnati, Ohio Engine 6
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    People often pose questions on these forums asking about a starting point for information, parts wanted, or historical data regarding antique fire apparatus and equipment (bells, axes, helmets, lanterns, etc. - or your Seagrave, Howe, Pirsch, or Crown!). The first place to begin your search for information is with SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Fire Apparatus in America). The SPAAMFAA web site has articles and photos relating to firefighting history.

    In addition to historical information the SPAAMFAA site has free wanted and for sale ad areas which are regularly updated. There are also listings of antique fire apparatus musters and fire flea markets across the U.S. This is a great site for your fire company to sell loose equipment or a complete piece of apparatus. Literally thousands of people view the ads each week looking for equipment to buy that they can preserve!

    SPAAMFAA publishes a quarterly magazine, Enjine! ~ Enjine!, and a quarterly newsletter, The Silver Trumpet. Enjine! ~ Enjine! is a source for articles and photos about firefighting history along with nuts and bolts "how to" information regarding the restoration and preservation of fire apparatus. The Silver Trumpet serves as a newsletter distributing information about activities within SPAAMFAA’s 50 chapters along with tips on interesting Internet sites and other intriguing facts that are useful to our members. An Individual membership in SPAAMFAA is only $25 per year. Visit our website at http://spaamfaa.org and see for yourself. A printable membership form is available online.

    Another subject that often arises in these forums is where can I find a photo of a fire engine that..... Would you like to look through 1000's of fire engine photos from departments coast-to-coast and around-the-world? The Youngstown Fire Forums are loaded with information regarding a wide variety of "buff" type topics. Do you want to know how to properly hook up your fire alarm box? Want to know what type of fire apparatus Philadelphia operated 75 years ago or is in service in Detroit today? Looking for a photo of an Ahrens-Fox with a piston pump or newly delivered rig in Texas or Kentucky? Would you like to see photos of the Reedy Creek (Walt Disney World) F.D.? This is the place! http://www.youngstownfire.com/phpbb/


    Why not come to the Cincinnati area for these events!


    March 9, 2007 - Milford, Ohio. Annual fire memorabilia auction. Consignments are currently being accepted. If you have 1 item or 100 to sell, contact the auctioneer. Auction preview Friday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Auction at 7:00 p.m. Auction information: Howard Kuhnell 605 Garfield Milford OH 45150. Phone: 513-831-6398 or howdi@fuse.net

    Items in the prior auctions run the range of fire collectibles: helmets; lanterns, badges, alarm equipment, apparatus goodies, literature, Ahrens-Fox and Cincinnati area items, toys, etc.

    March 10, 2007 - Milford, Ohio. 14th annual fire flea market
    (Fire related items only). Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Admission $2.00. Dealer set up on Friday the 9th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 7:00 a.m. Tables are $10.00 each. Chairs provided. Electricity is available; please let us know if you will need an outlet at the time of registration. There are a maximum of 60 tables available for rent.

    Deadline to reserve Flea Market space is March 1st. A confirmation letter will be mailed around February 1st with any additional information requested. Table Assignment, vendor pass, and pass for 1 assistant per table (maximum of 3) will be given to you when you arrive. You must provide table cloths for any heavy items or leave them on the floor. Any damage to your assigned tables will be your responsibility for the payment for a replacement table.

    Information: Mark Hetzel, SR 3623 Rio Bravo Trail Cleves OH 45002-2314 Phone: 513-467-1757 or PatchGuru21@fuse.net

    Click here for a printable Flea Market Registration Form: http://www.milesgreenwood.org/flearegistration.html.

    The location for these events is the Milford Firefighters Community Hall which is conveniently located at the Milford Shopping Center on Lila Avenue (U.S. Route 50 and the intersection of Ohio Route 131 - just across from the Milford fire station!). The hall is at the east end of the plaza. This is a great facility with plenty of parking and easy access in and out (no steps)! There are many hotels and restaurants nearby.

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