Despite cancellations around the country, the Burnsville Fire Muster went on, complete with water show and plenty of rigs to see.
These Chicago (IL) rigs are set up at the drill grounds and represent a by-gone era of fire apparatus design and manufacturers.
Check out this video from a recent fire muster in York County, PA. Fire apparatus from a variety of eras are represented.
When it comes to the restoration and maintenance of vintage fire trucks, communities are thankful that there are people like Brad and John to step up and be involved in everything that is needed to keep an old fire truck that is an important part of the community’s history.
For nearly 25 years, a 1936 REO-Seagrave pumper served the community of Cayce, South Carolina, a small city near the state capitol of Columbia. While the pumper was used as a firefighting machine, responding to every type of fire call the city received, the pumper was also a part of parades, festivals, and historical reunions.
The Autocar model is FP-5060 with cab FEA 2046. The engine is an Autocar501 gas engine with magneto and distributor. Actual mileage is 26,029. The air horn, Sterling Sirenlite, and most lights all work. The centrifugal pump is Type HP2LUHD 2-3.5.
Fire Station #130, in Kennewick, Washington, is now home to a restored 1929 American LaFrance pumper.
The fire department came together to raise the funds from a combination of food sales at the local fair and from a sportsman’s banquet. When the sealed bids were opened—there were only two—the $7,500.00 offered by Wausaukee was the high bid.
Fire apparatus collectors and enthusiasts enjoy bringing their apparatus to parades, special occasion events, and musters. Some vintage rigs are maintained in the condition they were in at the time of purchase by a collector. Many rigs will undergo a complete refurbishment and come out like they just left the factory.
A horse-drawn 1904 Metropolitan Extra First Class Steam Fire Engine manufactured by the American Steam Fire Engine Company of Seneca Falls, New York, was an unexpected find during a stop at the downtown Eureka, California, fire station.