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.  Each option provides different benefits.


Local Chapters (found in most major metropolitan areas) 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.     


The SPAAMFAA “National” Organization, provides an organizational network and resources to support the “local chapters.”  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.


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 “Enjine-Enjine!” a full-color magazine featuring articles on antique fire apparatus, restoration, member rigs, etc.
  • Quarterly issues of “Silver Trumpet” a national newsletter with articles on chapter activities, member news, calendar of events, classified advertisements.
  • National Sponsored Events – One winter meeting and one summer fire engine “muster.”
  • Historical fire apparatus manufacturer’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 manufacturer’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.