The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association Inc. was founded as a local group in early 1977, a local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motorized Fire Apparatus in American (SPAAMFAA) located in Syracuse, New York.
The purpose of this the organization is to promote and preserve antique motorized fire apparatus. HOWEVER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN APPARATUS TO BELONG! We welcome anyone with an interest in the history of the fire service! Currently, we have approximately 150 members. It is open to all upon application to the Board of Directors. Annual Dues are $15 for an active member, family memberships ($15 for the first member and $5 for each additional member), $50 for an Affiliate (fire department, museum or groups) and $300 for life membership.
A general monthly meeting is held the first Sunday of every month (excluding summer months) at a different location throughout the eastern part of the state.
An Annual Fire Apparatus Parade, show and flea market is held the second Saturday in June. We publish a bi-monthly newsletter (The Box Alarm) with a calender of events, for sale section, wanted page plus articles & photos relating to antique fire apparatus (parts of this description reprinted from the original MAFAA website, courtesy of Ray Pitts)
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We also have a Yahoo Group where you can send messages to other MAFAA members that are online. Click on MASSANTIQUEFIRETRUCKS
To download and print a membership application - CLICK HERE
Return (with payment) to: Membership Secretary Robert Carpenter, 5 Dearborn Road, Burlington, MA
January 4, 2014 (tentative - awaiting approval)
Brockton Fire Museum
216 N Pearl St
Brockton, MA 02301
(From the Museum website:) Opened in May of 1992, the Brockton Fire Museum was constructed for the purpose of preserving the proud history of fire fighting in the Brockton area. The artfully designed building, with wide pumpkin pine floors and subdued lighting, effectively conveys the atmosphere of a classic Brockton fire station during Victorian times. Literally thousands of fascinating fire fighting artifacts are preserved within the 2000 square-foot structure. The largest object on display is the beautifully restored 1850s Hand-Tub Pumper called "The Protector." There is also a touching memorial dedicated to the memory of the 13 Brockton firemen who were killed in the Strand Theater disaster in 1941 - the most firemen killed in a building fire in the nation's history.
NOTE: In 2015, we are going to try posting our meeting dates and locations for the year so members can plan ahead and accordingly if we meet at a location that you would like to visit, you can plan ahead!