WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the annual Fire Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day on August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is included in WheatonArts’ “Wheaton Wide Open”, offering FREE admission to all visitors!
Over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States will be on display on the grounds.
The Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade is the South Jersey chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA). This national organization of over 3,000 members and over 50 chapters was organized in 1958 in Syracuse, NY.
Show highlights include:
- a firefighter competition to show how firefighters use their training and skills to battle fires
- water barrel fight (two opposing teams try to move a barrel suspended on a cable to opposite ends using a high-pressure fire hose)
- bucket brigade (each team is timed as they carry water to the roof of a small building in buckets
- firefighting demonstrations including pumping displays of fire hoses on numerous fire trucks