2014 CLAFAA Muster

The Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Association (CLAFAA) will be holding their Muster of Sunday, August 3,2014; at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken. NJ,  at the same site as the 2013 SPAAMFAA Nation Muster.

This year's "theme" will be Antique Emergency Services Vehicles. Also keep in mind that this is the 100th Anniversary of Maxim Fire Trucks and the 25th Anniversary of the collapse of HAHN Fire / Rescue Vehicles.

 

 


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Nationwide Listing of Musters, Parades, Wetdowns and Other Events


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 Annual Dues

 Individual  $15.00

Family Unit  $20.00

Junior (up to age 18)  $10.00

Emergency Service Organization $25.00 

 Business or Corporation $50.00

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Upcoming Events

9:00am - 3:00pm
Sun. Aug 3rd 2014
CLAFAA Muster


10:00am - 3:30pm
Sun. Sep 28th 2014
HAHN Muster - Hamburg,PA


1:00pm
Sun. Oct 5th 2014
CLAFAA Membership Meeting

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Mack


1971 CF-685

1000 gpm / 1000 gwt / 2.5kw (gasoline) generator / 6 cyl. Maxidyne engine / 5 spd trans. || Originally owend by Upper Saucon Twp (Lehigh County, PA). Then sold to Clover FC of Heckshersville (Schuyllkill County, PA) and then on to their neighbors, Newtown FC (Schuyllkill County, PA). Currently Privately Owned. ||| Photo by owner.

 
 
Mack


1954 L

Owned By Bill Stroup. Photo by Rick Schumacher.

 
 
MACK


1969 CF-600

1969 CF-600 Mack, 1250 gpm, 500 gal tank, 37,400 miles, 5 speed. Originally owned by John Paulding Engine Co 1 of Sparkill, NY until June 2010. Then sold to Mack C Model enthusiast and CLAFAA member Don Holden of Prospect, CT.

Purchased on June 10, 2012, by Mike Robertson, member of CLAFAA and career Lieutenant with Evesham (NJ) Fire-Rescue. This is Mike's first apparatus purchase.

 
 
Hamerly


1978 Chevrolet C-65 / Hamerly Junior

This 1978 Chevrolet C65/Hamerly Junior pumper was originally purchased and used by the Thompsontown, PA Fire Company. It is assigned Hamerly serial number #JP-II-1426 and is equipped with a Waterous 1,000 gpm pump and a 500 gallon fiberglass tank. The chassis is equipped with a Chevy 427 gas engine, a 5 speed transmission with 2 speed rear and is equipped with air brakes. It features a steel Hamerly rescue-style body with fiberglass body components and the famous Hamerly "hockey stick" paint scheme. It was purchased from Thompsontown with only 15,000 miles on it, in July 2011 by CLAFAA member Eric D. Ruggeri. The company wanted it to go to Eric with the specific understanding that it would be restored and used for parades and kept alive. Hamerly was a small fire apparatus manufacturer in Shartelsville, PA and only produced about 1,600 pieces of apparatus between 1974 and 1980.

 
 
Maxim


1971 75 ft Snorkl

1971 Maxim 75ft Snorkel

Formerly owned by Pascoag FD, RI.

Currently owned by member Bruce Betton of Smyrna, DE.

 
 
Imperial


1971 Imperial Pumper

1971 Imperial Pumper

1971 Imperial Pumper 1000 gpm

Owned by Joe & Diane Sturm

Originally owned by Rockledge Fire Company (RFC), Montgomery County,PA ; it was then sold to Hebgen Basin Fire District, West Yellowstone, Montana.

Joe and his father were driver/engineers for RFC.

Diane Sturm tracked this vehicle down and successfully bid on it as a wedding anniversary present for Joe.

 
 
MACK


1955 1955 B-

Owned by Scott Seipert

 
 
Jacoby Family Mack


1954 MACK LS-85

Proudly owned by the Jacoby Family of Florence, NJ

 
 
MACK


1971 CF-685-F10

1000 gpm / 1000 gwt / 2.5kw (gasoline) generator / 6 cyl. Maxidyne engine / 5 spd trans. || Originally owend by Upper Saucon Twp (Lehigh County, PA). Then sold to Clover FC of Heckshersville (Schuyllkill County, PA) and then on to their neighbors, Newtown FC (Schuyllkill County, PA). | Photo by Rick Schumacher at the 2011 CLAFAA Muster.

 
 
Ward LaFrance


1973 Ambassador 1000 gpm / 1000 gwt

Formerly of the North Centerville Volunteer Fire Company. Then in 2003 she was sold to the Community Volunteer Fire Company of Mahaffey (PA). Engine 29-3 is now privately owned by Robert "Moose" Schemelia of NJ.

 
 
Radnor Fire (PA) Company


1954 Mack B-75-F 1011 Pumper

1954 Mack B75F 1011 Pumper which serverd Radnor Pa from December 27, 1954 to April 23, 1974, when sold to Rockingham VT volunteer fire company. It has a Mack Thermodyne 464B engine, a Hale QL75 750 GPM pump, 400 gallon tank and five speed direct transmission. The original cost was $15000, It was repurchased July 20, 2002 and restored in house by the Mack team of the Radnor Fire Company with the support of many members of the community. The B75 has won many awards including first place at the 2008 SPAAMFAA National Convention in Syracuse NY, first place at the 2009 PA State Fire Convention, and first place (senior award) at the 2009 Hershey AACA national show in Hershey PA. It now serves as the signature truck for the Radnor Fire Company.

 
 
Ford / Ward


1949 Fire Police Van

This rare unit is owned by member Steve Austin.

 
 
Dodge Power Wagon


1949 Brush Truck

Owned and restored by member Richard S Faunce. It is seen here pumping lakeside at the 2009 Wheaton Village Muster. This muster is held annually by our friends of the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade, the South Jersey Chapter of SPAAMFAA.

 
 
EX - Bryn Athyn FC


1958 FWD Model F-725

This FWD is really nice and has a rich, sentimental history to it that will be featured in an upcoming CLAFAA Newsletter. This truck has a 750 gpm pump and carries 500 gallons of water. The truck was originally owned by Bryn Athyn (PA) FC, then sold to Harrisonville, Gloucester County NJ in July of 1976. In May 2001, it was purchased from them by its current owner, Member Randy Yardumian (and family).

 
 
Century Series Telesqurt


1977 American LaFrance

This telesqurt originall served Waldwick, NJ. It has a 6V71 Detroit Diesel engine that powers a 1500 gpm pump (300 gwt). Owned by NJ Director Joel Bain, photo by same.

 
 
900 Series Pumper


1967 American LaFrance

This truck under went a 4 year restoration by its owner, NJ Director Joel Bain. Photo by owner.

 
 
100 ft Rear Mount Ladder Truck


1975 American LaFrance

This Unit had a new stainless steel Century Series 2000 cab put on it in 1991. It has a 6-71 Detroit Diesel. Owned by NJ Director Joel Bain, photo by same.

 
 
Ex. Rockledge FC - PA


1940 Seagrave 600 gpm Pumper

This 1940 Seagrave 600 gpm pumper was originally owned by Rockledge Fire Co. (Montgomery County), PA. It was then sold to Rohm and Hass Company of Philadelphia, Pa, then on to their North Caronlina plant. From there it was sold to Cumberland Road Fire Dept, Fayetteville, North Carolina. In May 2003, it was sold to William Foxall, and the rig is back in its hometown. Photo by owner.

 
 
Ex. Enterprise FC - Hatboro,PA


1928 Ahrens Fox 600 gpm

This 1928 Ahrens Fox 600 gpm Pumper was originally owned by Enterprise Fire Co. of Hatboro, PA (Montgomery Co.) It was then sold to Community Fire Co. of Lake Tract in Depford Twp., NJ. It was then sold to an unknown private party. It went back to enterprise Fire Co., then to William H Foxall. Photo by owner.l

 
 
Ex. Union FC - Hamburg, PA


1893 American Hose Reel

This Reel is owned and restored by William Foxall. It formerly served Union Fire Co., (Berks County), Hamburg, Pa until sold to Mr. Foxall in 1965. If the name of the town sounds familiar, it should. It was the home of Hahn Fire Apparatus. Photo by owner.

 
 
Ex-Keystone H. & L. Fire Co. - Myerstown, PA


1958 Chevrolet / Brightbill-Morrison (Body) Rescue Truck

This little beauty was originally owned by Keystone Hook & Ladder FC in Myerstown,PA. When KFC sold it it went to a local collector of Chevrolets. When it became time for that gentleman to downsize his collection it was sold to CLAFAA and KFC member Jim Yiengst. What makes this even sweeter for Jimmy is, this was the first emergency vehicle that he ever drove. Photo by Ron Young.

 
 
Ex Engine 665 - Schuylkill County PA


1959 Chevrolet / Howe Suburban Taskmaster

This truck WAS** owned by Ron Young. It has a 500 gpm Waterous Pump. 283 c.i. engine (still basically the same block used today as the 5.7 litre engines). This truck was purchased new by the Newtown Fire Company of Newtown (a/k/a Zerbe), in Schuylkill County, PA. This truck was removed from front line service in 2003, after it was sold by sealed bid. It was replaced by a (used) 1978 Hahn Pumper from neighboring Citizens FC of Primrose-South Cass Twp. (and later given to (the now inactivated) Rainbow Hose Company of Wadesville (Schuylkill County, PA). Photo by Frank Boyd. || ** Update: This truck has gone back to the original owners (Newtown FC, Schuylkill County, PA) as of July 23,2011

 
 



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