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Tue. Jan 7th 2014
By Steven Lemongello; Atlantic City PressPosted: Monday, January 6, 2014 5:16 pm A Manahawkin man and a Monmouth County man pleaded guilty to theft Monday in connection with running a fake 9/11 charity using a pickup truck painted with the Twin Towers.Acting state Attorney General Joh...
Tue. Dec 24th 2013
 By Josh Shannon jshannon@newarkpostonline.comAt 8 p.m. on Dec. 17, 1888, 30 men gathered in Newark’s Grange Room to start the process of forming a fire company.The meeting had been called by the town council, prompted in part by a roaring fire that destroyed the Dean Woolen Mills tw...
Fri. Nov 1st 2013
The "Weather Gods" and "Apparatus Gods" smiled brightly on some CLAFAA members and their antiques recently.  On Saturday, September 28th, the Fame (Volunteer) Fire Company celebrated 175 years of faithful service to the Borough of West Chester, PA and its surrounding environ...
Tue. Oct 29th 2013
The results of the 2013 SPAAMFAA Summer National Convention / Muster have been posted.   They can be accessed from the home page (go to the boxes on the left, use the 2nd box from the top, or use this link:http://yourfirstdue.com/manager/data/1230172226/File/list_of_award_winners_2013_spaa...
Fri. Oct 11th 2013
 Hockessin firefighter Barry Beck was honored for 50 years of service to the fire company during the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association annual conference in Dover. He's seen a lot of changes in fire service in those five decades, but his still loves volunteering -- and driving the ...
Sun. Aug 4th 2013
PENNSAUKEN (NJ) -  Retired Camden City firefighter Bill Bain introduced his daughter-in-law - "Have you met Saint Janet," he asked, hugging Janet Bain. "You have to be a saint to put up with all this," he said, laughing as Janet Bain grinned. She'd heard that before. ...
Wed. Jul 24th 2013
HARRISBURG (PA) - During a tour of South Allison Hill, I stumbled upon this gem of a historic restoration in progress on South Allison Hill. (h/t Kathy Possinger, Director of Community Action Commission, my tour guide.) The Allison Hook and Ladder firehouse, dating from the first decade of last cent...
Sun. Jul 14th 2013
MANSFIELD (NJ) — It’s a story about an old treasure, a modern marketplace and timeless volunteer effort. “It was our first new engine,” firefighter Barry C. Rasmussen said of the dusty, cobweb-covered 1941 Ford Oren truck that’s sitting in a bay at the Franklin Fire ...
Tue. Jul 2nd 2013
MOUNT LAUREL (NJ) — When Joe Trumbetti was growing up, he’d hear the sirens and watch the trucks pull out of the fire station on nearby Masonville Road.  In 1970, he became a junior member of the company and literally ran up his street to the firehouse whenever the siren went off. I...
Fri. May 17th 2013
BY JOHN E. USALIS (STAFF WRITER jusalis@republicanherald.com) Published: May 17, 2013 SHENANDOAH - Schuylkill Historical Fire Society President Michael Kitsock spoke to the Greater Shenandoah Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about special visitors coming to its museum in August. The ...
Sat. Oct 13th 2012
Philadelphia fire museum curator honored By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer   After getting out of the Air Force in 1972, Henry "Harry" Magee wasn't considering a career in the fire service. "I went to have coffee with my uncle one night and wasn't even thinking abou...
Sun. Sep 30th 2012
Norristown,PA - On Saturday, September 29th, the Norristown Fire Department hosted  the 133rd annual Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania Convention Parade. This was held in conjunction with the Bicentennial of the Borough of Norristown. Despite the overcast sky and weather f...
Tue. Jun 26th 2012
By Mike Robertson   CLAFAA Members Al Jacoby, Jr and Sr, along with Mike Robertson, won awards for their vehicles at the Tri-Counties Fire Association Muster held Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Thompson Park in Jamesburg, NJ.  Mike won Best in Class for his recently acquired 1969 Mack C...
Mon. May 28th 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Karl Blank, Sr., the Secretary/Treasurer, Past President and a Founding Father of the German American Firefighters Association . Karl passed into eternal life this morning, Sunday, May 27th. Born in Munich, Karl loved the German American ...
Fri. May 25th 2012
Before he became a founding father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin established one of America’s first volunteer fire departments. His name appears on a recently discovered list of the brigade’s members, thought to have been written 276 years ago. Politician, printer, inventor, d...
Tue. May 8th 2012
DENVER - A 1953 antique firefighter rig caught fire around 10:30 a.m. on Friday. It caught fire in front of the Denver Fire Department Museum at 14th Street and Tremont Place.  The fire truck is used for active, retired and line-of-duty funerals including parades. It caught fire after the ri...
Mon. Apr 30th 2012
By Cristina Rojas/Hunterdon County Democrat   LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — Everyone knew Jack Lindsley. Lindsley, a familiar face at the Columbia Firehouse's Friday-night fish fries, where he worked the cash register, and at Doylestown Hospital, where he volunteered for 20 years, died Friday mo...
Tue. Apr 3rd 2012
Looking to dispose of outdated vintage fire equipment? Why not donate your equipment to a needy antique fire apparatus organization and help preserve our firefighting history.   We have several members in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area that have purchased apparatus that are in nee...
Tue. Feb 7th 2012
It's that time of year again. We have reached another milestone, our 4th year as the Pen-Jer-Del chapter of S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. Thank you to to everyone that made this possible, and even more so, CONTINUES to make this possible ! Have a slice of the cake, you deserve it.    
Sun. Dec 4th 2011
Al Jacoby Sr. and Al Jacoby Jr. recently had their recently restored (by renowned Mack expert Matt Pfahl) delivered back to them (and just in time for the CLAFAA December meeting held there).  This 1954 Mack LS-85 is a beautiful piece and is lettered as Florence FC No.2 of Florence, ...
Wed. Nov 23rd 2011
Twitter is an information network. Millions of people, organizations, and businesses use it to discover and share new information. On Twitter, anyone can read, write and share messages of up to 140 characters. These messages, or Tweets, are public and available to anyone interested in them. Twitte...
Mon. Oct 31st 2011
The 1971 Imperial fire engine that has called the Hebgen Basin Fire District fire stations home for the last 13 years spent its last night at station #1 in West Yellowstone on Sunday. Firefighters gathered up the accessories for the engine and started to say their goodbyes late last week as they ...
Wed. Sep 21st 2011
By Pete Bannan pbannan@mainlinemedianews.com   Folks around Wayne are used to seeing the Radnor Fire Company’s 1954 antique Mack  pumper driving around town. Now there is another old Radnor fire truck in town to join it.  Fire-company board member John Statts found and bought...
Fri. Sep 2nd 2011
By Mike Jones of the Chartiers Valley Patch.com Kirwan Heights (PA) Fire Chief Mark Lewis and his department were looking for a serviceable engine six years ago when they stumbled upon one for sale in central Pennsylvania. What they found, instead, was a piece of FDNY history that told b...
Mon. Aug 22nd 2011
BY KRISTI FUNDERBURK The Daily Journal   MILLVILLE -- Dozens of fire trucks and equipment, some representing more than a century of history, were on display Sunday at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. The Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade's 31st annual Muster and Firefighters' Family Day drew...
Fri. Jul 15th 2011
By SARA K. TAYLOR - Staff writer  SoMDNews.com It started off innocently enough. Mike Boteler’s son, Michael, was about 13 and wanted to do a “father-son project.” The plan was to restore a 1956 Chevrolet pickup.  Over Thanksgiving weekend, Boteler brought home a 1957...
Thu. Jul 14th 2011
A vintage fire truck collector pleaded guilty to an insurance fraud charge in Dauphin County Court this morning for using one of his vehicles in a scam. Authorities said Kenneth L. Boughter, 30, of Manheim, reported to State Farm Insurance that his 1975 (MACK CF) pumper truck, once owned by the New...
Wed. Jul 6th 2011
Two Calgary firefighters are making their way to Slave Lake with a special delivery just in time for the Royals' surprise visit.  The will be returning a restored antique fire truck, with the help of a flatbed truck donated by country star George Canyon.  The 1965 Chevrolet in Slave La...
Fri. May 13th 2011
Congratulations to the Yardumian Family on their latest addition ! Casey Joseph Yardumian was born at 1455 hours EDT on Friday the 13th (!).  He weighed in at  7 lbs 7 ozs and was 20" tall (or long). Casey's Mom is Star Yardumian and his Father is Randy Yardumian. He joins his...
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