Fire Muster & Fire Fighter’s Family Day

Fire Trucks lined up on WheatonArts grounds

38th Annual Fire Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day
August 19, 2018

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
young girl sitting in a retired old red fire truck

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flea Market Open
11 a.m. Barrel Fight at the School House
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paper Bag Stars Workshop
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apparatus Judging
1 p.m. Bucket Brigade at the School House
1:30 p.m. Children’s Booster Contest
3 p.m. Awards Presentation on the Museum porch
4 p.m. Firetrucks exit

(Schedule subject to change.)
Firemen and Firetruck
Bucket Brigade participant tossing water out of a bucket