Safety First

This is the 2nd article in a continuing series on SAFETY as it relates to our hobby of enjoying antique fire apparatus. REMEMBER – β€œTHE FUN STOPS WHEN SOMEONE GETS HURT OR OUR PRIZED APPARATUS IS DAMAGED!” Following our last article on fire extinguishers to be carried on your apparatus, feedback was received from members […]

SPAAMFAA Safety Rules – β€œStandard of Care”

From the National Safety CommitteeWe have received comments back from members concerning the two articles that appeared in previous β€œSilver Trumpets”. Most of the comments were positive and expressed thankfulness that safety was an important part of our muster & event planning and operations and appreciated the tips and/or reminders, especially the β€œlearned from experience” […]

Fire Extinguishers

SPAAMFAA Form # SP-04, Minimum Safety Guidelines for Apparatus Operation, Page 1, #6, states β€œEach motorized apparatus shall have readily available, a modern type fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 10 BC that is in serviceable condition.” by standards to be stated on the printed nomenclature affixed to the extinguisher. The rating and the […]