Calendar of Events

Please Note the following:
  • California Chapter-sponsored events require ALL safety equipment specified in the safety manual to be present on your apparatus.
  • Insurance certificates will be checked upon arrival.
  • NO membership signups at the event.
  • SORRY - Chapter-sponsored events are not open to non-member apparatus due to insurance regulations.
  • For further information on events, please refer to the newsletter.

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DECEMBER 1-31, 2018 (Sat-Mon) - Annual California Chapter Virtual Board of Directors Meeting
Online. Annual California Chapter Virtual Board of Directors Meeting, by email. All members are invited to submit items for discussion to Will Radcliffe, P.O. Box 2598, Menlo Park, CA 94026, or email

FEB 27-MAR 2, 2019 (Wed-Sat) - National SPAAMFAA Winter Convention and Muster
North Charleston, South Carolina - For more information, email or see the flyer:
APRIL 6, 2019 (Sat) - 3rd Annual Get-Together and Swap Meet
SAVE THE DATE. French Camp, CA -- Member Mark Hathaway is hosting his third annual get-together, BBQ and swap meet at his place in French Camp, CA (just off Interstate 5 in San Joaquin County), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking available for apparatus (on-property) and personal vehicles (on-street). Details and confirmed date to follow in the January and March 2019 Chapter newsletters. Chapter Safety rules apply.
JULY 17-20, 2019 (Wed-Sat) - National SPAAMFAA Summer Convention and Muster
Jeffersonville, Indiana - Details to follow in future newsletters.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 (Sun) - Fire Equipment and Memorabilia Swap Meet
Citrus Heights, CA -- 17th Annual Northern California Fire Equipment and Memorabilia Swap Meet. Co-sponsored by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Pioneer Mutual Hook and Ladder Society, and the California Chapter of SPAAMFAA. Swap meet is behind Sac Metro Station 21 at 7641 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA. Seller\'s set-up begins at 7 a.m., and is open to the public starting at 8 a.m. Free admission, free selling spaces. Buyers park outside. Nozzles, hose, fittings, lights, sirens, hydrants, helmets, clothing, etc. For info or to request a selling space, contact Gil Aymeric at (916) 408-3710 or Randy Wootton at (916) 216-1407. This is the largest fire-related swap event on the West Coast.

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TOURS - If you missed any of the last tours, you missed out! We got to see many great rigs & obscure museums. Try to make the next one.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR RIG? Never pumped? Don't have any hose or nozzles? Bring your rig to one of our events and we'll help you. There are lots of members who would be happy to show you the basics of operating your rig. Someone can probably even loan you some hose and equipment for the day. Even if you just want to park and watch -- that's great too. Don't be shy, come on out!