The Schuylkill Historical Fire Society cordially invites everyone to our Annual Volunteer Firefighter's Open House and Antique Muster on Sunday, October 3, from 11Am to 3 PM. The event will be held at the Schuylkill Training Academy at Morea and Fireman's Roads, Frackville. This location is less than one mile from Exit 124 ( Frackville) at I-81 and Route 61. The event will be held rain or shine and as always, admission and registration are free!
Registration for the parade will begin at 9:30 at the Schuylkill Mall. The parade to the training grounds will begin at 11:00 AM. The parade route is Route 61 North (Lehigh Street) into Frackville. Then a right onto Oak Street (Turkey Hill Mini Mart) to the Morea Road and finally the training academy.
At 2 pm, a Memorial Service is planned at the Fallen Firefighter's Monument to honor our deceased brethren.
Other scheduled activities include static apparatus displays, pumping demonstrations and competitions, a display of modern fire equipment, and a fire memorabilia flea market.
Joe Markiewicz Chief Engineer West End Fire & Rescue Co., Mahanoy City Schuylkill Historical Fire Society SPAAMFAA
Here are the winners from the 2010 Muster: Best Appearing Engine: 1915-1925: No Entry 1925-1935: 1928 Ahrens-Fox, West End Fire Company, Pottsville 1935-1945: No Entry 1945-1955: 1949 American LaFrance, West End, Kulpmont 1955-1965: Dodge/American LaFrance, Suedberg 1965-1975 :1970 American LaFrance, Dave & Shirley Howard 1975-1985: 1082 Sutphen, Thorndale
Best Appearing Aerial: 1954 Mack L 100', Joe Kufrovich
Best Appearing Specialty Apparatus: 1958 Chevy/ Morrison Squad, Jim Yiengst
Best Appearing Non-Motorized : No Entry
Hard Luck Award: Suedberg
Best Historic Presentation: 1975 Mack, Citizens', Mahanoy City
Fastest Water: Piston Pump: West End Pottsville Rotary Pump: No Entry Centrifugal Pump: 500gpm -1979 Chevy Pierce, Jim Atkinson, 7 seconds 750gpm - 1949 ALF, West End Kulpmont, 43.9 seconds 1000gpm - 1971 Mack CF, Joe Lupo, 22.7 seconds
Special Judges Awards: *1976 Mack CF Engine, Ken Houck *1961 Dodge Police Car, Adam Bernodin *1979 Chevy/Sragrave Mini-Pumper, Bob Zercher *1976 American LaFrance Engine, Charlie Gardecki *1966 Dodge/Hahn Engine, Leon Balthaser * Deer Lake-West Brunswick Fire Co., Fire Safety House *Jeep/Boyer Blitz Buggy, Phoenix, St.Clair *1975 Mack CF Engine, Citizens', Mahamoy City *1971 Mack CF/Four Guys Engine, Tim Nissley
SHFS Contestants' Choice Award: 1928 Ahrens-Fox, West End,Pottsville
The officers and membership of the SHFS would like to thank all of those who attended and supported our muster. We look forward to seeing everyone next year's muster to be held Sunday October 2,2011.