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Apparatus of the Month

This rig is a 1936 Squad truck that was originally purchased by the town of Belchertown, MA located in the western part of the state on the Quabbin Reservoir. It was known then as Truck 1 and was the Chief's truck.

It is uncertain when the truck was retired, but later became a “barn find” in Western MA by Barry Brown in 1988 who was a motorcycle dealer in Kingsport, Ontario, Canada.  He re-powered it with a Ford Cobra V8 engine, did some other work on it to make it road worthy and added some interior hardware so he could deliver motorcycles with it.  No exterior care was ever given to the truck so the weather took its toll on the exterior of this rig.  When Kevin purchased this rig in February of 2015 he had a lot of work to do to put it in the condition you see today.  The rust couldn't be sanded, it had to be ground off. Dents were removed and the interior oak veneer was replaced and lots of re-chroming was done.  Kevin has added all the emergency lights, added a cot and a squad bench.



The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade (FABB) is selling Pet Rescue Stickers as a fund raiser.
There are two static cling window decals in each pack. Make sure that fire and EMS
Staff know that you have a pet in your house one package of 2 stickers is $3.00 and two
Packages of 2 stickers is only $5.00. Please send check or MO made out to FABB and I
Will send them to you at no charge. Any questions please call me or email me.
Bob Romig – bobrfire17@aol.com or


FABB Apparatus Collector Cards Available, 17 cards per set.
For more Information Click Here

FABB Newsletter

The Leaky Bucket is the official publication of the Florida Antique Bucket Brigade and is published quarterly. It is sent to each member of the Association. Viewers and members can submit pictures, articles, ads (reviewed, of course) to the editor of the Leaky Bucket, at leakybucket@fabbfire.org.


The Organization
The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade or FABB as we call it, is a statewide group of firefighting Apparatus, tradition and history enthusiasts who love to get together and talk fire apparatus. Not only do we talk but many members own their own fire apparatus spanning in era from the early hand drawn days to fire apparatus that could still serve a small fire department today . We restore these items to parade, show, pump, and compete in many types of public activities each year. They have even appeared in major motion pictures. But our favorite activity is the Fire Muster which has become a celebration of firefighting, it's apparatus, history and tradition.

Many of our members collect fire memorabilia, model fire apparatus, extinguishers, badges, patches, firefighting photography, and just about anything connected with firefighting. Anyone who is interested in firefighting apparatus and history may join us. We also have Florida fire departments and museums owning historically significant apparatus as members, but you do not have to own apparatus to join. Our members come from all walks of life.

The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is one of many regional chapters of "The Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America," or SPAAMFAA, which is an educational and historical society founded in 1958. FABB, which was organized and chartered in 1977, brings activities represented by SPAAMFAA to the state and local level.

We also promote local fire history and fire museums by displaying historically significant club owned fire antiques. FABB is a registered non-profit organization.
We are here to enjoy our hobby and help others appreciate it.

Join us.
Take a moment to Email us your name and address for an application or print the
application form now, fill it out and send it in. Help us preserve and enjoy the history, tradition and hardware of American Firefighting. The application is in Adobe Acrobat format. If Acrobat Reader is not installed in your computer you can get a free copy of it by clicking here.


For questions, comments etc. about FABB?  email: hpeiffer@fabbfire.org

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