The annual Firefighting Day and Antique Equipment Muster is here again.
Fire companies from around Bucks County and the nearby Delaware Valley showcase their pre-1960 hand-drawn, horse-drawn and motorized fire engines at this free outdoor event at the Mercer Museum (regular admission applies to the museum itself). Participating fire companies will display thirty to forty pieces of apparatus ranging from the early 1800s to the 1950s. Some of the apparatus on display are: A 1812 hand-drawn pumper(Newton Fire Assoc), 1847 hose carriage (Croydon Fire Co.), 1901 Rumsey Ladder (Quakertown 17), a 1925 Ford Model T American LaFrance Chemical Truck (Warrington), a 1929 Model A Ford Chief’s Car (Yardley) and a 1934 Chevrolet Tanker (Trevose). Activities for the day include scavenger hunts for families, engine pumping demonstrations, “putting out a fire” in a model house assisted by firemen, fire prevention information, storytelling and information on how to become a volunteer firefighter in Bucks County. Visitors can also purchase food on site from Big Poppa’s Barbecue food truck and Sweet Pea Ice Cream.
It’s a free show and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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