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 5th (Saturday) – CFE 25th Anniversary Banquet (Ontario, CA)
12 noon at the Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 2149 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764, adjacent to the I-10 freeway. (Vineyard exit for those coming from the west; Holt Ave Exit for those coming from the east. Click the restaurant name above for a map). There is ample parking and we will have an area in the parking lot for those who may wish to bring and display thier rigs. The cost is $25 per person, payable by cash or check at the door. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the club, our speaker will be founding member, former newsletter editor, former board memebr and past club historian Don Croucher, who has been part of CFE since the very beginning. He wil talk about how the idea for CFE came about, the formation of the club and it's first members, and other stories of the early days of the club. Of course, we will have a special raffle with some really nice items. And there will be a couple of surprises as well! The meal will be a buffet and will include the following: Caesar Salad, Corn Bread, Mashed potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Home-style Meatloaf and gravy, Grilled Rosemary Chicken, and most non alcoholic drinks. Please let us know if you require any special dietary considerations. Please RSVP your reservations by emailing Jim Conrad at email@example.com, or phone 951-453-8224 by March 29.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or phone 951-453-8224
April 12 & 13 (Sat and Sun) – San Bernardino Railroad Days & Swap Meet (San Bernardino, CA)
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 (Sunday) - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
May – CFE Board and General Meeting (Exact date and location TBD)
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 email@example.com, or visit http://www.cruisinforacure.com for more information.