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Please submit all events that include the sale of trading of fire-related items, including musters, parades, etc. Please include a phone number and name of a contact person. We are not liable for any mistakes in dates, times, etc. Be sure to call ahead if you are planning to attend one of the events. Remember submit events far enough in advance to allow us to include them on a timely basis. Mail to Fire Collector News, P.O. Box 2393, Conroe, TX 77305, e-mail to miller22@lcc.net

Jan 8, 2005, Downers Grove, IL. (New Location.) FIRE SWAP MEET Fire swap meet at Downers Grove American Legion (on Saratoga Ave north of Ogden Ave). Info: 630-393-3937.

Feb 9-12, 2005 Houston, TX. SPAAMFAA Annual Meeting and Convention hosted by the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. Hotel: Marriott at Hobby airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway; 800-228-9290 Info: web site, www.texasspaamfaa.org . Info: Jim MeGee, 281-333-1729; Chuck Buschardt, 281-873-7423. Tentative schedule:
Feb 9, Wed: Tours, registration after 6 PM, evening reception.
Feb 10, Thur: Tours, Seminars, Board, and Chapter meetings.
Feb 11, Fri: Tours, seminars, Chapter’s working fire museum.
Feb 12, Sat: Muster, FIRE RELATED ITEMS FLEA MARKET, banquet with program.

February 19th, 2005 1st Annual TexasFireFighting.com's Police/Fire/EMS Patch Show! 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Glenn Heights, Texas at the Red Oak Intermediate School on Ovilla Road in Glenn Heights. Vendors & traders displaying police, fire and/or ems patches and other memorabilia are welcome to display. Check out our web site for further details or Email TexasFireFighting.com at
texasfirefighting@yahoo.com .  Each paid admission of $3 will receive a patch commemorating the event.  Tables will be $10 each if reserved and paid before the date of the show.  All others will pay $15 per table on the day of the show.   Call 214.952.6272 for more information!  Ask for Roy.

March 5, Cleveland, OH. WRFBA FIRE FLEA MARKET at Cleveland Fire Training Academy (3101 Lakeside Ave, near I-90 exit), starts 8 AM. Info: WRFMC Flea Market, PO Box 39251, Cleveland, OH 44101

April 9, Allentown, PA - FIREMATIC ANTIQUE AUCTION at 9 AM (preview at 7 AM), Held at fairgrounds Agricultural Hall, 17th and Chew Streets. Info: Donn Zalewski, Donn & Associates, 21437 North Park Drive, Cleveland, OH 44126 or phone 440-331-5505.

Sunday, April 10, Allentown, PA - Spring Melt FIRE MEMORABILIA MARKETPLACE starts at 9 AM. Held at Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall, 17th and Chew Streets. Info: Mike Kush, 610-252-7144.

April 30, Jackson, MI. FIRE ITEM FLEA MARKET at Rollatorium in Jackson County Fairgrounds. Tentative: Doors open 8 AM; out by 4 PM. Set-up 6 AM Saturday (none Friday). Info: GLIAFAA, PO Box 510507, Livonia, MI 48151; 734-632-0350.

May 7, 2005 - Burbank, Ohio - Twelfth Anniversary FIRE DE-PARTMENT MEMORABILIA AUC-TION on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Expo Auction Center at Interstate 71 & Route 83, exit #204, 35 miles south of Cleveland and 25 miles west of Akron.. Over 350 lots of fire memorabilia & Collectibles. A good selection of hotels and restaurants at Interstate 71 & Route 18 in Medina, Ohio. Info: Donn & Associates, 21437 North Park Drive, Cleveland, OH 44126, phone #440-331-5505.



May 7, Dallas, Texas. Muster, tentative: At Fish Trap Park. Info: 214-267-1867.

June 5, Hollister, CA SWAP MEET at Fairview Fire and Z'z Ranch, 2840 Carey Way (off Santa Ana Rd between San Felipe Rd and Fairview Rd, east of downtown Hollister) Starts 9 AM, set up 7 AM. Info: Zoltan Szucs, 831-636-0757 (H) of 408-472-9042 (W)

2005, July 20-25, Indianapolis, IN. IFBA Convention.

2005, July 22-23, Indianapolis, IN. In conjunction with IFBA Con-vention. Info: Clyde Pfisterer, PO Box 51605, Indianapolis, IN 46251; cpfist1061@aol.com ; Mark Storey, 765-674-8936, e-mail mstorey303@aol.com.
Friday, July 22: Cookout at muster site. Saturday, July 23: Muster and flea market at tentative: Wayne Township FD, 700 N High School Rd. Flea market starts 8 AM (setup 7 AM); muster starts 10 AM.

2005, July 23, Penn Yan, NY. Muster for 150th anniversary of 1855 Wright Brothers hand pumper (Excelsior #2). Info: Martin MacKerchar, 300 North Ave, Penn Yan, NY 14527, 315-536-7379, martmac@localnet.com ; Genesee Valley Chapter, PO Box 17627, Rochester, NY 14617, e-mail gvcspaamfaa@yahoo.com.

2005, Aug, Syracuse, NY. SPAAMFAA Summer Convention and Muster hosted by the Central New York Chapter.