Calendar of Local Events

Many local chapters also host, and participate in, local and regional fire shows, parades, musters, and events.  SPAAMFAA Member Anita Ford maintains a comprehensive nationwide listing of fire musters, parades and firefighting special events.  It can be found on the for the Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association website.

Dates for upcoming national events:

SPAAMFAA Summer Meeting
July 12-15, 2023

The SPAAMFAA Summer Meeting will be hosted by the Rhode Island Fire Apparatus Society in Warwick Rhode Island

Summer 2023 Convention Update

Rooms at the Crowne Plaza are SOLD OUT. We now have an overflow room block set up at a sister property of the host hotel. The Holiday Inn Express is offering the discounted rate of $149. per night (plus tax), which includes breakfast. The overflow hotel, located at 901 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886, is a seven-minute ride from the host hotel and there is a shuttle that runs between the two.

Or you may call the hotel directly at (401) 736-5000 and reference group code β€œSPA” to receive the discounted rate.

Future Convention Locations

Winter 2024 —Β  TBD (open)

Summer 2024 — York PA

Winter 2025 —Β  TBD (open)
Summer 2025 — TBD (open)

National SPAAMFAA Events

SPAAMFAA hosts two national events every year, a winter meeting, and a summer convention and muster.Β  Hosted by local chapters on a rotating basis, these two annual gatherings are intended to transact the business of the organization while also allowing members from across the country and the world, to meet, socialize, and network.

Winter Meeting

Generally held in late February, and often hosted by a local chapter in a warmer- Southern – climate, this meeting focuses on the business of the organization.Β  During the winter meeting, membership ballots are counted, new officers and trustees are elected, and the board of trustees hold one of their two required annual meetings. Β 

Often the local host chapters will organize additional tours, lectures, or events, and (climate permitting) a fire apparatus show and muster.

Summer Convention

Generally held in July or August, the summer convention and meeting generally focuses on the β€œFire trucks, Family, and Fun” aspects of the organization.Β  Hosted by a local chapter each year, this three or four-day event, features a wide variety of daily bus trips, and evening meetings and seminars.

The summer event concludes with a large fire apparatus show and β€œmuster” (attracting upwards 100 pieces of new and antique fire apparatus) and evening banquet.Β 

This is also various working meetings, needed to conduct the business of the organization and an opportunity for members, and designated representatives from the local chapters, also encouraged to share feedback with the board.