How to Join
Membership for an individual or organization is $20.00 per year. The annual membership fee includes postage to send our newsletter anywhere in the United States. (If you are outside the United States, please add extra for international postage.
Send your check or money order made payable to California SPAAMFAA along with your name, address, and telephone number to Chris Cavette, 42800 Castillejo Court, Fremont, CA 94539.
If you own one or more antique fire engines, please also include such information as year of manufacture, what make (American-LaFrance, Seagrave, Ford/Van Pelt, etc.), and where each was originally used.
You do not need to own an antique fire engine, or to be a resident of California, to join the California Chapter of SPAAMFAA. You do not even need to be a resident of the United States. All you need is a sincere interest in either antique fire apparatus or the history of the fire service.
California Chapter publishes six newsletters per year, plus an annual roster of the Chapter membership. We hold an annual membership meeting, host an annual pump-in, co-host an an annual swap meet of fire apparatus parts, books, catalogs, manuals, etc. Additionally, our members participate in various gatherings and charitable events through the year.
We encourage members who own antique fire apparatus to display their fire engines in parades, antique car shows, and other public events all over the state of California. Some of our members, and their vintage fire engines, participate in various fundraising events for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, which raises money to assist children and others who have been burned in fires.