Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association

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Pump Day 4/24/2021

MAFAA has been able to arrange an opportunity to draft and pump in Ashby. We will have access to a pond adjacent to the Ashby Elementary School. This site is on Route 119 at 911 Main Street. All members are welcome to bring and operate fire apparatus. The site allows for four access points for apparatus This site will be available beginning at 0900 hrs. on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The event will occur, rain or shine. A limited number of appliances and hoses will be provided. Hard suction hoses will be in limited supply. Some adapters will also be available. Safety will be a priority and the general guidelines of SPAAMFAA regarding musters and drafting will be applicable. All vehicles should have wheel chocks and portable fire extinguishers. Remember we are guests of the Town of Ashby. The Ashby Fire Station is just up the road. Local establishments have refreshments and food within walking distance of the drafting site. 

Planning has begun for the 44th annual 2021 Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association parade and flea market. With the ongoing pandemic, we will be working with the Shriners Auditorium, and the Wilmington Fire Department to see what type of parade / flea market can be put on this year. 

Thanks for your patience.

The MAFAA Board

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 America (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 $20 for an active member, family memberships ($20 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)
Below please find a list of the New England chapters of SPAAMFAA.

Along with our organization growing.  MAFAA will be looking to strengthen our inter-chapter relationships, and provide any help, or resources necessary to build on the goals of SPAAMFAA 

The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society (RIAFAS) is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and promotion of antique fire fighting equipment, as well as all things having to do with the history of fires, fire fighting, and fire safety.

Berkshire SPAAMFAA is a club of like minded men and women who appreciate the history of the fire fighting service. In particular the machines of yesterday that helped the bravest of the brave respond to life threats for decades at a time.

The Amoskeag Reserve Engine Company - a club dedicated to the preservation of firefighting history.

The main purpose of  SCAFAC is to promote and preserve antique motorized fire apparatus.

The Pine Tree is Maine's chapter of SPAAMFAA, organized to appreciate the history and preservation of the fire service.