Valhalla historic musters

Luke Payntar was there with his Dad, Luke Payntar, Sr, at the historic Valhalla musters. Luke grew up loving old firetrucks.

Luke in this picture is at the Sutphen Corporation, a manufacturer of Fire Apparatus, at their main Columbus, Ohio factory. This was a special guided tour arranged by SPAAMFAA.

Luke is also the Chairman of our 2014 Muster Committee, and we will have our first Open House and Muster this August 9 and 10, 2014, Saturday and Sunday at our fire apparatus holding

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Kensico Dam Plaza

One of the joys of being part of the rebirth of the Fairchester Hose Haulers is in the history that comes forward. In 1978, Member Karen Peer, took these pictures from the top of the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY, looking down on the muster site of the original Fairchester Hose Haulers in Westchester County. The two people, standing together next to the water, are Charles and Josephine Colca, Karen’s parents, who brought her to the muster. Great memories of the glory of those musters and the fun in antique fire apparatus that we hope to rekindle in the hearts of Americans as well as to preserve the history of the original Fairchester Hose Haulers.

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Our Purpose

The purposes of the Fairchester Hose Haulers:

To establish and maintain an organization to be operated for charitable, public, educational, scientific, historical, artistic and fraternal purposes, including a development of an appreciation of fire apparatus, fire fighting equipment and fire fighting apparatus memorabilia in the history of America.

To stimulate and cultivate interest in the restoration, preservation and operation of historic fire fighting apparatus, historic fire fighting equipment and memorabilia associated with the

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Eldred, Pennsylvania

Andy Leider recently purchased the former Ethan Allen property in Eldred, Pennsylvania. He plans to open there a storage facility, restoration shop and museum for his collection. There is a post in the newspaper covering Eldred, The Bradford Era. Here is the link: http://www.bradfordera.com/image_62c79114-0716-11e4-a6c1-001a4bcf887a.html

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