Our regular CFE Meetings include a raffle of items related to our hobby. We've had everything from patches and ball caps to a surplus fire hydrant in the raffle. If you have items you can donate to the raffle, just bring them).
May 18 (Saturday) and May 19 (Sunday) - CFE Spring Pump-In at O.E.R.M. (Perris, CA)
Orange Empire Railway Museum has asked us to display apparatus on both Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19 this year, so we will have rigs there both days. In Conjunction with the OERM "Spring Railfest" (special exhibits and tours and train and trolly car rides all day). CFE will be back on the blacktop at our old location next to the turntable. We will display our fire apparatus and there will be an opportunity for all to pump their rigs. You can choose to come out either day - or both! If you wish to stay overnight, you may camp (tent or motorhome) with your rig at OERM, or stay at a local motel. Some are already planning a"cock-out" on Saturday night for those staying over. If you can attend only one of the days - no problem come on out! But please let us know if/when you are coming ASAP so we can plan ahead! Please contact Jim & Terri Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 951.453.8224 for more information and to let us know what day(s) you can attend. You will be given info on where to enter OERM and the arrival schedule for each day. For those not brininging rigs, the event is open to the public each day from 9 am to 3 pm. Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is located at 2201 S. "A" St., Perris. No charge for those coming in aboard fire rigs. All others: entry fee is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-11, ages 4 and under are free. Train and trolly rides included with entry fee. Directions: From the North (San Bernardino, Riverside) Take I-215 south to Perris. In Perris, exit at Route 74 West. Follow Route 74 (4th Street) west for 1 mile. Turn left onto "A" Street. Follow "A" Street south for 1.5 miles. From the West (Los Angeles, Orange County), Take I-10 or Route 60 or Route 91 east to I-215 (approximately 50 miles from downtown Los Angeles). Take I-215 south to Perris. In Perris, exit at Route 74 West. Follow Route 74 (4th Street) west for 1 mile. Turn left onto "A" Street. Follow "A" Street south for 1.5 miles. From the South (San Diego) Take I-15 north to I-215 north. Follow I-215 north to Perris. In Perris, exit at Route 74 West. Follow Route 74 (4th Street) west for 1 mile. Turn left onto "A" Street. Follow "A" Street south for 1.5 miles. For more info on OERM go to http://www.oerm.org/
May 18 (Saturday) - Antique Fire Memorabilia Swap Meet and Vendor Day at L. A. County Fire Museum(Bellflower, CA)
8 am to 2 pm - selling, trading & buying of antique fire collectables, parts, equipment, clothing and artifacts. The museum will also be open. There will be a BBQ lunch for a $5 donation. The location is 9834 Flora Vista Street, Bellflower, CA 90706. For more info, including for vendors and dealers to reserve a space, email: email@example.com and visit their website at http://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com
May 19 (Sunday) - County of Los Angeles Fire Museum Southgate warehouse open to public (Southgate, CA)
8 am to 12 pm, 8635 Otis Street, Southgate, CA. The "old" museum location, still used for storage of apparatus that is unrestored and/or will not fit at the Bellflower location. This facility is not open to the public very often. More info at http://www.lacountyfiremuseum.com
June 1 (Saturday) – Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Southern Region Burn Relay (L.A. area)
More info as the details are finalized. Check back here for updates
June 29 (Saturday) – American Heroes Air Show (Lake View Terrace, CA)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hansen Dam Sports Complex. Helicopter displays and demonstrations by local, county and state law enforcement and fire departments, as well as federal agencies such as U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. military. Fire apparatus display. (Thomas Brothers Map page 502, H-1. Take I-5 or I-210 to Osborne exits). For more info, contact Jim Paules at 818-631-8132 or Jim@heroes-airshow.com, or visit http://www.heroes-airshow.com
July 31 - Aug 3 (Wednesday - Saturday) – 2012 SPAAMFAA National Summer Conference
In Philadelphia, PA. Hosted by the Cradle of Liberty Antique Fire Apparatus Association (the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware chapter). You can download a flyer at http://yourfirstdue.com/manager/data/1230172226/File/2013_spaamfaa_national_packet.pdf, or visit http://clafaa.org for updates and complete details.
August 17(Saturday) – 1st Annual Pleasanton Fireman’s Muster “Reunion” (Pleasanton, CA)
Return to the Pleasanton Musters of the 1970’s. Featuring antique & modern apparatus display, motorized & hand pumping demos, bucket brigade competition, children’s events and more. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download a flyer at http://www.californiamuster.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Pleasanton-firemans-Muster-Reunion-2013.pdf.
September 28 (Saturday) – 14th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car and Truck Show (Costa Mesa, CA)
Public show hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Rigs need to arrive by 7:00 am. Orange County Fairgrounds. Over 3,500 hot rods, classics, trucks, etc. are part of this one day charity event for finding a cure for prostate cancer. There will be spaces for fire apparatus and there will also be a flag raising ceremony with CFE fire apparatus at the start of the event. Many classic and antique cars and trucks on display. Cruising all day. Vendors and displays. All proceeds to benefit City of Hope. Contact Don Croucher if you can display your rig, at 949-493-8718 or email@example.com, or visit http://www.cruisinforacure.com for more information.
December 15 (Sunday) Annual John Force Holiday Car Show (Yorba Linda, CA)
(Tenative date) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (fire apparatus parking, 7:00 am to 9:00 am). Benefits the “CHiPs for Kids” Toy Drive. Location is the John Force Race Station, 22722 Old Canal Rd, Yorba Linda. Hundreds of hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, trucks & classic cars on display. For more info, contact Craig at 714-921-8123 x227 or CarShow@JohnForceRacing.com, or visit http://www.johnforceracing.com. If you plan on attending, please contact Mike Bramm at CFEEditor@aol.com. The date will be updated once it’s been finalized.