Welcome to the home of the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society.

About Us

The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society (RIAFAS) is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and promotion of antique fire fighting equipment, as well as all things having to do with the history of fires, fire fighting, and fire safety. RIAFAS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which was formed in 2004.

We are an official chapter of the Society of the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motorized Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFAA), a national organization founded 1958 and dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of antique fire fighting apparatus.

You do not need to own a fire truck to join. Just share an appreciation and interest in vintage fire apparatus.

RIAFAS members display their antique fire trucks at parades, meets, and musters, while aiding each other in the rehabilitation of vintage fire equipment. RIAFAS members are a special group of firefighting enthusiasts who enjoy getting together to talk about antique fire apparatus, history and tradition.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Providence Canteen Headquarters, 100 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI. Check our calendar for occasional alternate locations.

Our Mission

We seek to promote and foster a spirit of friendliness and co-operation among our members, to learn the history and development of fire apparatus.

To preserve historic fire fighting equipment and to display it parades, meets, and musters.

To institute and present fire prevention and educational displays and programs.

To aid each other in the care and restoration of vintage fire equipment.

We all share a sense of interest and enthusiasm about fire engines and fire fighting equipment.

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