About

The SPAAMFAA Archives consists of more than 120 feet of shelved materials, flat files, vertical files, and thousands of photographs, books, and fire service periodicals. We collect materials on the design, manufacturing of American fire apparatus including sales literature, parts lists, repair manuals and fire apparatus blueprints. The collections include information on hand-pulled (manual), horse-drawn (steam) and motorized (gas & diesel) equipment from the smallest details to the complete operating machine.

Established in 1985, as a program of SPAAMFAA, the archives were initially located in Hershey, PA as part of the Antique Automobile Club of America (ACA). In 2015, the SPAAMFAA Archives collection was moved to a new space in Kansas City, MO shared with the Antique Truck Historical Society (ATHS).


The following videos provide an overview of SPAAMFAA Archives:


Part 1: History of the SPAAMFAA Archives and the Big Move

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Part 2: What Goodies are in SPAAMFAA Archives Collection
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Part 3: SPAAMFAA Archives – Plans and Past Perfect
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