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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER, SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND APPRECIATION OF ANTIQUE MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS IN AMERICA

2013 Calendar of Events

(Unless specifically indicated as a CFE activity,
events listed are not sponsored or endorsed by CFE or SPAAMFAA.)

For a comprehensive nationwide listing of musters, parades, and other fire service related special events, check out Anita Ford's Best on the Web

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).

April 12th (Saturday) – LAFD Museum Book Signing, Museum Sale and Swap Meet (Hollywood, CA)
10am - 2pm at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at 1355 N. Caheunga Blvd. in Hollywood (old Hollywood Fire Station 27).  Authors signing their books will include Dave Cox, Lou Farah, Walt Jaeger, Chuck Madderom, Chin Thammasaengsri and Richard Yokley.  Everyone is invited.  This will be a great chance to meet some well-known fire apparatus authors, as well as a great opportunity to view the museum’s collection.

April 12th (Saturday) – 4th Annual Morro Bay Police & Fire Emergency Vehicle Show (Morro Bay, CA)
9 am to 3pm, Main Street at Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA. This show is a non-profit fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit Morro Bay’s Neighborhood Watch and the The Morro Bay Community Foundation. Open to current or restored emergency vehicles, modern or vintage, including police, fire, military, tow truck, security, ambulance, and related public service organizations. Vehicle entries and display areas are FREE for public agencies and $25 for private vehicle owners. The vehicle display area will be on a closed off, downtown city-street, only steps away from shopping, dining, hotels, and waterfront area. On the Friday night prior to the show there will be a “Code 3” parade, escorted by Morro Bay Police, from the waterfront parking lot at the corner of Beach St. and Front St. to Carla’s Country Kitchen of Morro Bay. Carla’s is graciously hosting a hospitality night for the entrants, and the restaurant is located at 213 Beach St. Cruise will depart promptly from the Front St. parking lot at 6 pm. For further info go to www.mbpd.info, call Mike Del Puppo
at 559-281-0902, or email Cmdr. Millard at bmillard@morro-bay.ca.us.

April 12th (Saturday) – 12th Annual Cruise for Sight Car Show (Redlands, CA)
7 am to 3pm, Sylvan Park, University Avenue at Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA. Benefits the Inland Empire Lighthouse for the Blind, which offers training to help overcome the disabling effects of blindness. Crown club members attending include Jim Conrad who will have the former Redlands FD 1975 Crown/Maxim ladder truck on display. There will be a 50-50 raffle and prizes, food and beverage booths, vendors, a DJ and trophies for the top 20 award winners. Registration is $25 per vehicle and includes a dash plaque. Admission for spectators is free. For more information about the show, call 909-884-3121. If you plan to bring a rig, contact Jim Conrad at jimconrad@earthlink.net, or phone 951-453-8224

April 12 & 13 (Sat and Sun) – San Bernardino Railroad Days & Swap Meet (San Bernardino, CA)
UPDATE - fire apparatus wanted for display at this event, on both days. Security will be available if you need to leave a rig overnight. They will pay $30 for your fuel costs. Contact Allen Bone - allenbone@verizon.net, or call 909-260-5745. Rigs need to be there by 8 am. Public hours - 9am to 5pm, both days, at the historic 1918 Santa Fe Depot, 1170 W. Third St., San Bernardino, CA. The highlight is the excursion train pulled by the historic AT&SF steam engine 3751. The event will feature model train layouts, historical exhibits, a display of classic cars and trucks, including local antique fire apparatus
. Presented by the city of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum. For more info, visit: http://www.sbdepotmuseum.com/

April 19th (Saturday) - 3rd Annual Calif. Fire Museum Fire Safety Expo (Costa Mesa, CA)
10 am to 2pm. Fire Safety and Prevention displays, antique apparatus on display. Bucket brigade for the kids. (No pumping at this event). Costa mesa Fire Explorers will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers. "Code 3" apparatus parade at noon. Rigs needed for static display. Fairview Regional Park, Costa Mesa, CA, at the Orange County Model Engineers Club's "Mackeral Flats & Goat Hill Junction Railroad, 2500 Placentia Ave. They operate a 7 1/2" gauge railroad over a 5 mile track. The event will be in the parking lot in front of the train depot. Contact Rany Marsile at rmarsile@yahoo.com for more info.

April 26th (Saturday) – Fire Memories Museum Pancake Breakfast(Banning, CA)
7 am - 11 am, at the Fire Memories Museum, 5261 W. Wilson St., Banning, CA. Adults $7, Chldren 11 and under $4 - includes Pancakes, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Juice, Coffee, museum admission and a ticket to the raffle. For More info see the museum website at the above link or email Lynn Hammer at lhammer21@ymail.com

May 10 (Saturday) - CFE Board and General Meeting (Mission Viejo, CA)
We have been invited by the California Fire Museum to have our meeting at the CFM shop facility in Mission Viejo which is on property of the Santa Margarita Water District, on Water Tank Road. This on Felipe Rd just past La Paz Rd. From the 5 Fwy. take La Paz Rd. east all the way to the end. Turn right on Filipe Rd., (left is Olympiad) Rd. A couple hundred feet south on Filipe, look for a fenced gated driveway on the left, go up hill through gate to top, building is on the right. You can also take Oso Pkwy off the 5 Fwy go east to Felipe Rd, left on Felipe about a mile past ball parks, driveway is on your right, just past the small green La Paz Rd sign on the right. After the baord meeting we will have a chance to look at the fire rigs and some of the fire memoribilia of the CFM stored at this facility. The CFM folks will also be providing a BBQ lunch, so if you plan to come please RSVP so we can get an estimated count for lunch. Contact Don Beckwith at 909-936-0818 (cell) or arffcoach@msn.com.

May 3 (Saturday) – Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Southern Region Burn Relay (L.A. area)
The annual Los Angeles Fire Fighters Burn Relay recognizes the contributions of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and other L.A. area fire departments on behalf of the clients of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. This is an all-day event. Participation by numerous Southland Fire Departments and antique apparatus owners. The vehicles will be divided into two groups: Inland route and Coastal route. It will start at Los Angeles County FD HQ Training Center, 1320 N. Eastern Ave in East Los Angeles (take road to top of the hill). Staging starts at 7am and there will be a light breakfast provided. There will be NO grand finale as in the past and the Relay will end back at LAC FD HQ training center with lunch provided upon our return. If you will be participating, please RSVP so they can get as estimated count for lunch and they can keep you updated on any new information. Contact: Kent Cullom, (310) 394-8477 or kentsmfd@gmail.com. To participate, your vehicle must be currently registered and insured, and proof of both must be presented at sign in, if not sent in before. For more info on the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, visit their web site at http://www.aarbf.org.

May 4 (Sunday) – ATHS-Socal 29th Annual Antique Truck Show (Perris, CA)
9am to 4pm (ATHS show trucks enter starting 7am),
Orange Empire Railway Museum. Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the American Truck Historic Society. There will be every size and shape of American truck over 25 years old there from Model T's to Kenworths and Peterbilts. The CFE/ATHS group is always there too with fire engines. For information visit http://www.southernca.aths.org/. 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 17th (Saturday) – Fire Memories Museum Antique Fire Memorabilia Sale (Banning, CA)
Vendors @ 6 am; Open to public: 8 am - 2pm, at the Fire Memories Museum, 5261 W. Wilson St., Banning, CA. Lunch for sale at the museum. The museum will have over 500 fire helmets for sale and over 500 toy fire trucks for sale. Vendor and dealer spaces available - contact Brad Hammer (760) 578-7848.

May 25 (Sunday) Redlands Firefighters 18th Annual Car Show (Redlands, CA)
8am to 3pm, with a pancake breakfast served from 7am to 10am. Show your car, truck, cycle or special interest vehicle on historic State Street in downtown Redlands. Modern and antique fire apparatus displays, food and refreshments, drawings for prizes, dash plaques for participating vehicles. Directions for participants: From eastbound I-10 take the Orange/Eureka St. exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Go to Brookside Avenue and turn left, then go to 9th street and turn left and then proceed as directed by parking attendants. From westbound I-10, take the Cypress offramp and proceed straight ahead to Citrus and turn left. Take Citrus to 9th street, turn right. For more info go to http://www.local1354.org/ or http://www.redlandsfirefighterscarshow.com

June 21 (Saturday) – American Heroes Air Show (Lake View Terrace, CA)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hansen Dam Sports Complex, 11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA (Take I-5 or I-210 to Osborne exits). After being cancelled in 2013, this year the event is back. Features helicopter displays and demonstrations by local, county, state and federal law enforcement and fire departments, as well as private EMS and media agencies. Fire apparatus display. Also an Emergency Preparedness Fair - resources, information, products & services to help families and businesses plan for, react to and recover from natural disasters and emergencies. For more info, contact Jim Paules at 818-631-8132 or Jim@Heroes-Airshow.com or visit: http://www.heroes-airshow.com/losangeles.

June 25th - 28th (Wednesday - Saturday) – 2014 SPAAMFAA National Summer Convention & Muster (Columbus, OH)
The host hotel is the Columbus Marriott, Airport location. Tours: Air Force Museum in Dayton, Sutphen Fire Engine Company, Central Ohio Fire Museum. The world famous Columbus Zoo. A lunch stop will be the famous Der Dutchmen buffet. Seminars: Fire Apparatus from Prospect, Fire Collectors Round Table (representatives from: S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A., I.F.B.A., Fire Museum Network, National Fire Heritage Center). Muster: Saturday at the Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg, OH. Banquet: Saturday evening. More more information, please visit http://www.spaamfaa.org.

September 27th (Saturday) – 15th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car and Truck Show (Costa Mesa, CA)

Public show hours are 7:00 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 Prostate Cancer Program. Contact Don Croucher if you can display your rig, at 949-493-8718 or crowncoach@aol.com, or visit http://www.cruisinforacure.com for more information.

Last Update: 2014-04-06