California Chapter, Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America

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Calendar of Events

View a summary of upcoming Chapter and other events (see your Chapter newsletter for more details).

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Past Event Photos

A photo gallery of some of our past events with our members and their apparatus throughout California.

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Members' Apparatus

You do NOT need to own an apparatus to join or participate - but some members do own retired fire vehicles.

A Few Words About the California Chapter of SPAAMFAA...

In 1969, the SPAAMFAA board of directors conceived the idea of organizing regional chapters in addition to the established National organization. On September 29, 1969, the California Chapter became only the second SPAAMFAA chapter ever to be granted a charter, with Leonard Williams (still a Chapter member) as the first president. The first-ever SPAAMFAA chapter, in eastern Pennsylvania, has been disbanded and reorganized several times since, making the California Chapter the oldest continuously operating chapter of SPAAMFAA.

Both the California Chapter, and National SPAAMFAA, are non-profit organizations.

Ownership of fire apparatus is *not* required for membership.  As of March 2019, we have about 200 paid members.

You can contact the chapter president, Will Radcliffe, at the chapter's email box, or the Chapter editor, Chris Cavette with question or comments. For web site questions or conerns, please contact the web site manager.