Local and National

The SPAAMFAA organization consists of both individual local chapters and as an overall national/international organization.

Local Chapters can be found in most major metropolitan areas and are the vanguard.  They provide face-to-face (and often hands-on) support and organizational resources for fire apparatus enthusiasts living and working in a given geographic area.  Most local chapters organize regular meetings and host special events, and their members are also often more focused on documenting fire service and fire apparatus history on a local level.

We encourage you to seek out and join your local chapter in addition to joining the SPAAMFAA National organization.   

Sorted by Region

The SPAAMFAA National has established six regions, roughly based on the number of members and how they are geographically disbursed.  Each Region has an elected Trustee who sits on the National Board of Trustees and is responsible for the chapters and members residing in that region.  Chapter officers should make use of these regional representatives to assist with the administration of their chapter. 

District 1 - New England
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, Quebec, Maritime Providence, Non Canadian foreign membersโ€‹
Southern Connecticut Chapter Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors 3 William Lane Seymour, CT 06483

President: Rich Krusewski
Email: chefkazoo@aol.com
Berkshire Chapter
Berkshire Antique Fire Apparatus Association
PO Box 395
Stockbridge, MA 01262
President: Mike Nugai Email

Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
PO Box 3332
Peabody, MA 01960
President: Brian Anderson Email
Maine Chapter
Pine Tree Chapter of SPAAMFAA
19 Mason St., Apt. A
Biddleford, ME 04005
President: Mike Tremblay Email
New Hampshire Chapter
Amoskeag Reserve Engine Co.
259 Shirley Hill Road
Goffstown, NH 03045-2343
President: Bruce Lemire Email
Rhode Island Chapter
Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society
PO Box 2132
East Greenwich, RI 02818-2132
President: Richard Quetta Email

No Vermont Chapter

District 2 - New York State
Catskill Chapter
Catskill Fire-Cats
P.O. Box 4083
Middletown, NY 10941-4083
President: Jeff Tremberger
Email

Central New York Chapter
Belle Isle Reserve Fire Company
1796 Lee Mulvoy Road
Skaneateles, NY 13032
President: Patrick Gannon
Email

Eastern Long Island Chapter
Eastern Long Island Antique Fire Association
573 East Sea Mecox Road
Suffolk, NY 11968
President: Craig Raynor
Email

Genesee Valley Chapter<
Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
418 Morgan Rd
Scottsville, NY 14546
President: Jim Kurycki
Email

Hudson Valley Region Chapter
Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley
17b Walden Rd., Apt 3-B
Ossining, NY 10562
President: James Drohan
Email

Long Island Chapter
Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
117 Steamboat Road
Great Neck, NY 11024
President:Jason Meier
Email

Thousand Island Chapter
Thousand Island Hose Haulers
PO Box 296
Carthage, NY 13619-0296
President: Bill Blunden
Email
District 3 - Pennsylvania
Black Diamond Chapter
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society
120 South Jarden Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
President: Leroy Knapp
Email

Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Pennsylvania Pump Primers
PO Box 3785
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3785
President: Ken Graham
Email

Delaware Valley Chapter
Union Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 596
Havertown, PA 19083-0596
President: Joseph Landy
Email

Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email

Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Tri-State Antique Fire Engine Association
2355 Highland Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101-3411
President: Bob Clifford
Email

White Rose Fire Preservation of York, PA
133 Summer House Ln
York, PA 17408-4295
Secretary: Robert Sells
Email
District 4 - Mid-Atlantic
North Jersey Chapter
Antique Fire Association of New Jersey
c/o NJ Fireman’s Home
565 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
President: John Filipski
Email

Mid-Jersey Chapter
Tri-Counties Fire Association
18 W. Jumping Brook Rd
Neptune, NJ 07753
President: David Burns
Email

Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email

South Jersey Chapter
Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade
231 Greenwood Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
President: Paul Kolsun
Email
Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email
Chesapeake Chapter
Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
9510 Footprint Place
Columbia, MD 21046-2052
President: Frank Tremel
Email
Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Tri-State Antique Fire Engine Association
2355 Highland Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101-3411
President: Bob Clifford
Email
District 5 - Southeastern
Southern Chapter
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
426 Plantation Lane
Gardendale, AL 35071-2295
President: Keith Kilgore Email

No Chapters

Florida Chapter
Florida Antique Bucket Brigade
46 Cormorant Ct.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
President: Howard Peiffer Email

Greater Tampa Metro Chapter
Dalmingo Society
10706 Casey Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
President: Bumper Moylan
Email
Southern Chapter
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
426 Plantation Lane
Gardendale, AL 35071-2295
President: Keith Kilgore Email

No Louisiana Chapters

No Mississippi Chapters

Carolinas Chapter
Rekindle Society
403 Elizabeth Dr
Cheraw, SC 29520-1507
President: Roy Allison
Email
Carolinas Chapter
Rekindle Society
403 Elizabeth Dr
Cheraw, SC 29520-1507
President: Roy Allison
Email

Palmetto Lowcountry Chapter
Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
1222 Vienna Woods Rd
Hanahan, SC 29410
President: Scott Luedtke
Email
Virginia Chapter
Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
250 Le Suer St
Dillwin, VA 23936
President: Gary Hoerman
Email
District 6 - Great Lakes
Great Lakes Chapter
Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
12331 Coolidge Rd.
Goodrich, MI 48438
President: Scott McIntyre
Email
Central Ohio Chapter
Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
293 Lyncroft Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230-2641
President: Dan Gilmore
Email

Greater Cleveland Chapter
Western Reserve Fire Museum at Cleveland
310 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2816
President: Jim Bell
Email

Greater Dayton Chapter
Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
2066 Hamilton-New London
Hamilton, OH 45013-9540
President: Dan Lintz
Email

Southwest Ohio Chapter Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society
2080 Northwest Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
President: Greg Norvell
Email
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District 7 - Central
Heart of Illinois Chapter
Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors
224 Edgewood Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611-2112
President: Ron Heal
Email

Northern Illinois Chapter
Fire Buffs of Illinois
3044 W 100th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
President: Matt Schumann
Email
Indiana Chapter
Pompier Pump & Playpipe Society
5732 E. Landersdale Rd
Camby, IN 46113
President: Scott Rollins
Email

No Kentucky Chapters

Eastern Tennessee Chapter
Eastern Tennessee Fire Historical Society
2820 Alpha Valley Home Rd
Morristown, TN 37813
President: Danny Case
Email
Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Tri-State Antique Fire Engine Association
2355 Highland Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101-3411
President: Bob Clifford
Email
District 8 - Mid-Western
Colorado Chapter
Mile High Hook & Ladder
3164 Rockbridge Dr.
Highland Ranch, CO 80129
President: Pete Webb Email

No Iowa Chapters

Metro Kansas City Chapter
Harry S. Truman Independence ’76 Fire Company
220 N. Lynn Street
Independence, MO 64050-3090
President: Richard Webb
Email
Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota Fire Engine Club
15670 Cicerone Path
Rosemont, MN 55068
President: Henley McNulty
Email
Metro St. Louis Chapter
Gateway Fire Historical Society
3002 Oaktown Place
St Louis, MO 63129
President: Ron Herman Email Metro Kansas City Chapter
Harry S. Truman Independence ’76 Fire Company
220 N. Lynn Street
Independence, MO 64050-3090
President: Richard Webb
Email

No Montana Chapters

No Nebraska Chapters

No New Mexico Chapters

No North Dakota Chapters

No Oklahoma Chapters

No Oregon Chapters, but see:

Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
13007 Black Bear Blvd SE
Tennino, WA 98589
President: Mike Turcott
Email

No South Dakota Chapters

East Texas Chapter
East Texas Historical Fire Society
8224 Baylor Drive
Tyler, TX 75703
President: Dave Schlottach
Email

North Texas Chapter
North Texas Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 560724
Dallas, Texas 75356-0724
President: Ed Hawthorne
Email

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
American 76 Hose Co.
900 Bradford Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
President: Shane Clark
Email

No Wyoming Chapters

No Wyoming Chapters

District 9 - Western

No Alaska Chapters

Arizona Chapter
Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade
3131 N Santa Ana Ln
Tucson, AZ 85749-8556
President: Joe Findysz Email
California Chapter
PO Box 2598
Menlo Park, CA 95026-2598
President: Will Radcliffe
Email

Southern California Chapter
Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts
1370 Tourmaline Ave.
Mentone, CA 92359
President: Mike Britt
Email

No Hawaii Chapters

No Idaho Chapter

see:
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
P.O. Box 220
Newberg, OR 97132
President: Matt Simek Email
Northern Nevada Chapter
Firematic Collectors of Northern Nevada
PO Box 3946
Sparks, NV 89432
President: Harry Wheeler
Email
No Oregon Chapters, but see:

Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
13007 Black Bear Blvd SE
Tennino, WA 98589
President: Mike Turcott
Email

No Utah Chapters

Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
13007 Black Bear Blvd SE
Tenino, WA 98589
President: Mike Turcott
Email

SPAAMFAA is an diverse organization of firefighting enthusiasts who share a passion for new and antique fire apparatus, and the history and traditions of the fire service.ย  Members include: men and women; children and adults; firefighters, retired firefighters, never-been firefighters, and wanna-be firefighters (fire explorers).ย  We have photographers, collectors, historians, and fire buffs.ย  Some members own antique fire apparatus others, while many others do not.ย  Some document fires and fire apparatus though photography, while still others collect books, patches, toys and models, and all manner of fire fighting memorabilia.ย  You do not need to own an antique fire truck to join.ย  Anyone with an appreciation for, (or preservation of), the fire service is welcome.ย 

First established in Syracuse New York in 1958, the organization is still based primarily in the United States and Canada, but it has grown to encompass fifty local chapters, and boasts more than twenty-four hundred members living around the globe.

Sorted by State

Southern Chapter
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
426 Plantation Lane
Gardendale, AL 35071-2295
President: Keith Kilgore Email

No Alaska Chapters

Arizona Chapter
Old Pueblo Vintage Fire Brigade
3131 N Santa Ana Ln
Tucson, AZ 85749-8556
President: Joe Findysz Email

No Chapters

California Chapter
PO Box 2598
Menlo Park, CA 95026-2598
President: Will Radcliffe
Email

Southern California Chapter
Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts
1370 Tourmaline Ave.
Mentone, CA 92359
President: Mike Britt
Email
Colorado Chapter
Mile High Hook & Ladder
3164 Rockbridge Dr.
Highland Ranch, CO 80129
President: Pete Webb Email
Southern Connecticut Chapter
Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors
3 William Lane
Seymour, CT 06483
President: Rich Krusewski
Email
Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email
Florida Chapter
Florida Antique Bucket Brigade
46 Cormorant Ct.
Palm Coast, FL 32137
President: Howard Peiffer Email

Greater Tampa Metro Chapter
Dalmingo Society
10706 Casey Dr
New Port Richey, FL 34654
President: Bumper Moylan
Email
Southern Chapter
Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
426 Plantation Lane
Gardendale, AL 35071-2295
President: Keith Kilgore Email

No Hawaii Chapters

No Idaho Chapter

see:
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
P.O. Box 220
Newberg, OR 97132
President: Matt Simek Email
Heart of Illinois Chapter
Heart of Illinois Fire Enthusiasts and Collectors
224 Edgewood Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611-2112
President: Ron Heal
Email

Northern Illinois Chapter
Fire Buffs of Illinois
3044 W 100th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
President: Matt Schumann
Email
Indiana Chapter
Pompier Pump & Playpipe Society
5732 E. Landersdale Rd
Camby, IN 46113
President: Scott Rollins
Email

No Iowa Chapters

Metro Kansas City Chapter
Harry S. Truman Independence ’76 Fire Company
220 N. Lynn Street
Independence, MO 64050-3090
President: Richard Webb
Email

No Kentucky Chapters

No Louisiana Chapters

Maine Chapter
Pine Tree Chapter of SPAAMFAA
19 Mason St., Apt. A
Biddleford, ME 04005
President: Mike Tremblay Email
Chesapeake Chapter
Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
9510 Footprint Place
Columbia, MD 21046-2052
President: Frank Tremel
Email
Berkshire Chapter
Berkshire Antique Fire Apparatus Association
PO Box 395
Stockbridge, MA 01262
President: Mike Nugai Email

Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
PO Box 3332
Peabody, MA 01960
President: Brian Anderson Email
Great Lakes Chapter
Great Lakes International Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
12331 Coolidge Rd.
Goodrich, MI 48438
President: Scott McIntyre
Email
Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota Fire Engine Club
15670 Cicerone Path
Rosemont, MN 55068
President: Henley McNulty
Email

No Mississippi Chapters

Metro St. Louis Chapter
Gateway Fire Historical Society
3002 Oaktown Place
St Louis, MO 63129
President: Ron Herman Email Metro Kansas City Chapter
Harry S. Truman Independence ’76 Fire Company
220 N. Lynn Street
Independence, MO 64050-3090
President: Richard Webb
Email

No Montana Chapters

No Nebraska Chapters

Northern Nevada Chapter
Firematic Collectors of Northern Nevada
PO Box 3946
Sparks, NV 89432
President: Harry Wheeler
Email
New Hampshire Chapter
Amoskeag Reserve Engine Co.
259 Shirley Hill Road
Goffstown, NH 03045-2343
President: Bruce Lemire Email
North Jersey Chapter
Antique Fire Association of New Jersey
c/o NJ Fireman’s Home
565 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
President: John Filipski
Email

Mid-Jersey Chapter
Tri-Counties Fire Association
18 W. Jumping Brook Rd
Neptune, NJ 07753
President: David Burns
Email

Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email

South Jersey Chapter
Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade
231 Greenwood Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
President: Paul Kolsun
Email

No New Mexico Chapters

Catskill Chapter
Catskill Fire-Cats
P.O. Box 4083
Middletown, NY 10941-4083
President: Jeff Tremberger
Email

Central New York Chapter
Belle Isle Reserve Fire Company
1796 Lee Mulvoy Road
Skaneateles, NY 13032
President: Patrick Gannon
Email

Eastern Long Island Chapter
Eastern Long Island Antique Fire Association
573 East Sea Mecox Road
Suffolk, NY 11968
President: Craig Raynor
Email

Genesee Valley Chapter<
Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
418 Morgan Rd
Scottsville, NY 14546
President: Jim Kurycki
Email

Hudson Valley Region Chapter
Fairchester Hose Haulers of the Hudson Valley
17b Walden Rd., Apt 3-B
Ossining, NY 10562
President: James Drohan
Email

Long Island Chapter
Long Island Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
117 Steamboat Road
Great Neck, NY 11024
President:Jason Meier
Email

Thousand Island Chapter
Thousand Island Hose Haulers
PO Box 296
Carthage, NY 13619-0296
President: Bill Blunden
Email
Carolinas Chapter
Rekindle Society
403 Elizabeth Dr
Cheraw, SC 29520-1507
President: Roy Allison
Email

No North Dakota Chapters

Central Ohio Chapter
Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
293 Lyncroft Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230-2641
President: Dan Gilmore
Email

Greater Cleveland Chapter
Western Reserve Fire Museum at Cleveland
310 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2816
President: Jim Bell
Email

Greater Dayton Chapter
Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
2066 Hamilton-New London
Hamilton, OH 45013-9540
President: Dan Lintz
Email

Southwest Ohio Chapter Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society
2080 Northwest Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
President: Greg Norvell
Email

No Oklahoma Chapters

No Oregon Chapters, but see:

Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
13007 Black Bear Blvd SE
Tennino, WA 98589
President: Mike Turcott
Email
Black Diamond Chapter
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society
120 South Jarden Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
President: Leroy Knapp
Email

Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Pennsylvania Pump Primers
PO Box 3785
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3785
President: Ken Graham
Email

Delaware Valley Chapter
Union Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 596
Havertown, PA 19083-0596
President: Joseph Landy
Email

Penn-Jer-Del Chapter
The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Assoc.
102 Daley St
Rockledge, PA 19046-4424
President: Keith Kemery
Email

Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Tri-State Antique Fire Engine Association
2355 Highland Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101-3411
President: Bob Clifford
Email

White Rose Fire Preservation of York, PA
133 Summer House Ln
York, PA 17408-4295
Secretary: Robert Sells
Email
Rhode Island Chapter
Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society
PO Box 2132
East Greenwich, RI 02818-2132
President: Richard Quetta Email
Carolinas Chapter
Rekindle Society
403 Elizabeth Dr
Cheraw, SC 29520-1507
President: Roy Allison
Email

Palmetto Lowcountry Chapter
Palmetto Lowcountry Vintage Fire Apparatus Association
1222 Vienna Woods Rd
Hanahan, SC 29410
President: Scott Luedtke
Email

No South Dakota Chapters

Eastern Tennessee Chapter
Eastern Tennessee Fire Historical Society
2820 Alpha Valley Home Rd
Morristown, TN 37813
President: Danny Case
Email
East Texas Chapter
East Texas Historical Fire Society
8224 Baylor Drive
Tyler, TX 75703
President: Dave Schlottach
Email

North Texas Chapter
North Texas Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 560724
Dallas, Texas 75356-0724
President: Ed Hawthorne
Email

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
American 76 Hose Co.
900 Bradford Ave
Kemah, TX 77565
President: Shane Clark
Email

No Utah Chapters

No Vermont Chapters

Virginia Chapter
Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
250 Le Suer St
Dillwin, VA 23936
President: Gary Hoerman
Email
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter of SPAAMFAA
13007 Black Bear Blvd SE
Tenino, WA 98589
President: Mike Turcott
Email
Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Tri-State Antique Fire Engine Association
2355 Highland Avenue
Allison Park, PA 15101-3411
President: Bob Clifford
Email
Western Wisconsin Chapter
Chippewa Valley Chapter of SPAAMFAA
1975 N. 60th Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703-9786
President: Jack Running
Email

No Wyoming Chapters

No Chapters

Local vs. National

The SPAAMFAA organization consists of both individual local chapters and as as overall national (international) organization.

Members may choose to join a local chapter, several different local chapters, and/or the National organization as a whole.ย  Each option provides different benefits.

Local Chapters (found in most major metropolitan areas) are the vanguard.ย  They provide face-to-face (and often hands-on) support and organizational resources for fire apparatus enthusiasts living and working in a given geographic area.ย  Most local chapters organize regular meetings and host special events, and their members are also often more focused on documenting fire service and fire apparatus history on a local level.ย ย ย ย ย 

The SPAAMFAA “National” Organization, provides an organizational network and resources to support the “local chapters.”ย  They also provide an array of benefits and resources above-and-beyond those which are provided by most local chapters, and are also an outlet for those members not living in or near a local chapter.

ย 

Benefits of joining a Local Chapter
  • Meet and network with others in your area.
  • Participate in local activities and events (parades, fire apparatus displays, fire shows).
  • Local meetings and programs.
  • Newsletter with (local) news and events.
Benefits of SPAAMFAA National
  • Full access to SPAAMFAA website resources.
  • Quarterly issues of โ€œEnjine-Enjine!โ€ a full-color magazine featuring articles on antique fire apparatus, restoration, member rigs, etc.
  • Quarterly issues of โ€œSilver Trumpetโ€ a national newsletter with articles on chapter activities, member news, calendar of events, classified advertisements.
  • National Sponsored Events โ€“ One winter meeting and one summer fire engine โ€œmuster.โ€
  • Historical fire apparatus manufacturerโ€™s delivery lists.
  • Access to the SPAAMFAA archives online and in-person. This also allows reciprocal access to the ATHS archive collections.
  • List of experts on different manufacturerโ€™s for technical advice on vehicles and restoration.
  • Restoration/Repair Resource List.
  • D&O insurance covering officers and directors of active local chapters.
  • Liability insurance for local active chapters covering any claims resulting from activities at sanctioned chapter events.

The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA)
is an organization of people dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of antique fire apparatus.