SPAAMFAA WebsiteChesapeake Bay Information

Chesapeake Antique
Fire Apparatus Association

Maryland Regional Chapter of SPAAMFAA
(Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America)

CAFAA is a Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to the Preservation,
Education and Appreciation of all Antique Fire Apparatus.

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CAFAA meeting schedule:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Annual muster, Carroll County Farm Museum

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Annual picnic

Check out Anita Ford's UPDATED 2018 Nationwide Listing of
Musters, Shows, Parades and Flea Markets Calendar Page

If you have anything to include on the next CAFAA newsletter please forward information to Auntie Mo at   This includes items for sale or wanted, calendar events, flyers for upcoming events pictures, etc.
Don't forget to check out the CAFAA group on Facebook.

At our meeting on May 20, we had 19 members in attendance, we started the meeting at the Reese VFD Hall, did all of the reports and had a chance to talk with the caterer and sample his pull pork and roast beef. All very good. WE HAVE FOOD AND SODAS THIS YEAR!
Then we drove to the Muster site where we were greeted with a fence on the hill top where we had planned to have the food, flea market and static display. A number of members put on their hip boots and walked down to the pond. 
With the rain they have had and with the rain forecasted for the next week and a half and the fence a motion was made and passed unanimously that:

Flea market, food vendor, registration, information table etc will utilize one of the pavilions.

For those wanting to draft/pump, we can make a couple of drafting basins by using 2 ladders and a ceiling hook/pike pole formed into a triangle and with a salvage cover or cheap plastic cover laid over the ladders to form the basin. Note: I am sure Malden knows how to make one of these since it was taught in basic fire school 50+ yrs ago. Give him a call if you have any questions.  We can lay one line from the hydrant with a pumper and use lines off it to keep the tanks filled. Very simple fire ground water supply evolution!  For those wanting to play with drafting my suggestion is to obtain a 21/2 or 3” hard sleeve instead of wrestling with large sleeves. We will be flowing a limited amount of water, big sleeves not needed.

PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT about this change.

Remember, the only way we can have the convenience of food on site is by us supporting the vendor. 

We should be able to have a fun day and now we know where it will be instead of a last minute change and people not getting the word.

Any questions, call (240-229-2643)  or email ( Frank Tremel.

We will have a short meeting as usual after the Muster. Something new to think about and discuss.  It has been suggested to me that we hold this years picnic at the Pleasant Valley VFD carnival grounds which has rest rooms etc and a pond which might make a Muster site.

Pleasant Valley is located a few miles north of Westminster

Spring Muster
June 2, 2018

The Chesapeake Antique Fire Apparatus Association, a chapter of SPAAMFAA, will host the 49th Annual Maryland Antique Fire Apparatus Spring Muster at the historic Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland on Saturday June 2nd! This year’s muster will feature small apparatus such as mini-pumpers, brush rigs, pump trailers, etc. We are encouraging all owners to make a special effort to attend. Each registrant will receive one participation plaque for each paid registration. Please note that there will be no parade this year. Registration will be available from 9 to 9:45, with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Drafting/pumping will commence after the opening ceremony. Both the static and pumping displays will be at the pond and surrounding area. The picnic grounds will be available for use and food vendors may be available. The Muster will be held regardless of weather conditions.
Click Here for directions.----Muster Flyer
Printable Muster Registration Form and Muster Safety Rules

Events Check For Upcoming Events and Muster Information
Periodically we feature a piece of apparatus from
one of our members. They take great pride in their rigs.
History Learn about CAFAA's History, Bylaws and Past Award Winners
Pictures See Pictures of our Member's Rigs, Events and Musters

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Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America
Fire Museum
of Maryland
One of the finest fire fighting museums in the United States.
Displays apparatus from 1806 to 1957. The museum has been
an integral part of CAFAA since the beginning of our chapter.
Help Page
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Safety Rules
If you bring a rig to the Muster, you must
check out the revised Muster Safety Rules

Great video of the 2014 Pennsylvania Pump Primers Muster and parade from Mike Villanova

2013 CAFAA Muster Parade

Mechanicsville, Maryland VFD's
75th Anniversary Parade

2007 Winchester Parade

2006 Winchester Parade

2007 Harrisburg Muster

2006 Harrisburg Muster

2005 Harrisburg Muster

2006, 2007 and 2011
St. Patrick's Day Parades
in Washington D.C.

2006 Philadelphia Muster

2006 CAFAA Picnic

Pictures from Past Events, Musters & More

2009 Spring Muster Pictures

2008 Spring Muster Pictures

2007 Spring Muster Pictures

2006 Spring Muster Pictures

2005 Spring Muster Pictures

2004 Spring Muster Pictures

2009 CAFAA Fall Muster Pictures

2008 CAFAA Fall Muster Pictures

2007 CAFAA Fall Muster Pictures

2006 CAFAA Fall Muster Pictures

2005 CAFAA Fall Muster Pictures

2006 DC Antique Fire Apparatus Show

2005 DC Antique Fire Apparatus Show

2005 Howard County Police & Fire Expo

2007 Glasstown N.J. Antique Fire Muster

Pictures From Other Firetruck Events
Courtesy of Bill Brandwein

We have video of the entire 2006 , 2007 and 2009 Colonial Beach Parades.
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