37th Annual Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade and Fire Fighter’s Family Day
WheatonArts and the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade host the Glasstown Antique Fire Brigade Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is included in WheatonArts’ “Wheaton Wide Open Weekend,” August 18, 19 and 20. Free admission is offered to all visitors on these three days through a PNC Arts Alive grant.
Over 80 antique fire trucks from the Mid-Atlantic States will be on display on the grounds.
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
The winner of the “Nancy Howe Memorial Award – Best In Show” receives a glass trophy created by a WheatonArts artist. The winner of “Best of Show Hand-Drawn” receives a WheatonArts paperweight.
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.
10 am to 4 pm Flea Market Open
11 am Barrel Fight at the School House
11 am to 3 pm Paper Bag Stars Workshop
11 am to 2 pm Apparatus Judging
1 pm Bucket Brigade at the School House
1:30 pm Children’s Booster Contest at the end of the green
3 pm Awards Presentation at the museum entrance
4 pm Firetrucks exit