First New Haven Fire Muster and Expo kicks off


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -The New Haven Fire Muster and Expo will offer friendly competitions between firefighting teams. The muster is Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on Broadway in Downtown New Haven, It’s free and open to the public.

Fire Muster Coordinator Ray Easterly, New Haven-Adams TWP Fire Chief Josh Hale and Denny Gear who runs the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, all came on First News Saturday for more information.

A fire muster is an event pertaining to fire/rescue services which is held in a central area and has many activities for fire department members, vendors and other community members. A muster typically revolves around a firematic competition between fire companies from around the surrounding area.

Fire rescue teams and vendors from at least 6 different states across the region will be there. Plus 100 antique fire trucks from all over the region, including Chicago Fire Engine 17 from the movie “Backdraft”, two track trucks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana Task Force One and many more current and antique apparatus.

This one day event will begin with a parade at 10:00 a.m. on Broadway in downtown New Haven and will display unique EMS and Fire apparatus throughout the State of Indiana and across the region. The Indiana State Fire Marshall will also attend this event.

There’s a variety of attractions including a flea market, exhibits, demonstrations, apparatus judging, vehicle shows, various contests, kids’ activities and much more. During this family event, New Haven firefighters will have the opportunity to showcase their community and interact with other fire departments across the region.

New Haven is proud of its fire department and its professionals are dedicated to saving lives and providing a safer city for residents. This Fire Muster will also provide a better understanding of the daily challenges that are met by a firefighter and medic.

Click here for more details on the event.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the New Haven/Adams Township Fire Department, The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum and the Hoosier Burn Camp.

Full Schedule: 

9 am – Parade Line Up & Registration Powers Street

10 am – Parade Old 24 ~ Linden Rd. ~ Summit St. Green St. ~ Park Ave. to Broadway

11 am -4 pm – Static Apparatus Displays and Booths


11 am – 1 pm – Cot Races

Rear of Schnelker Park / JR High School

11 am – 4 pm – Bunker Gear & Air Pack Speed Donning

Schnelker Park

12 pm – 2 pm – Best Lit Chief Buggy

Schnelker Park Rear Grass

12 pm – Extrication Demonstration

Broadway at the Tracks

1 pm – First to Water

Rear of Schnelker Park Schnelker Park Stage

1 pm – McAxe and The Crew Extrication Demonstration

Broadway at the Tracks

2 pm – Highest Water Throw

Extrication Demonstration

Rear of Schnelker Park Broadway at the Tracks

3 pm – Loudest Siren

Rear of Schnelker Park

4 pm – Awards & Raffle Prizes

Schnelker Park Stage

Below is a map provided by the Fire Muster organizers of the parade route and the other streets that will be closed.

The following roads will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Broadway Street from Rose Avenue to Park Avenue

Powers Street from Broadway Street to Ann Street

Bell Avenue from Broadway Street to Ann Street

Main Street from High Street to Ann Street

Summit Street from Broadway Street to Ann Street

Middle Street from Broadway Street to Ann Street

Park Avenue from Homestead Drive to College Street

Prospect Avenue from Homestead Drive to College Street

The Intersection at Hartzell Street at Broadway Street

(Parking lot behind the old police department and the parking lot behind the Trion)

The following streets will be closed for the parade from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Powers Street from Broadway Street to Green Street

Green Street from Powers to Rose Avenue

Rose Avenue from Green Street to Linden Road

Linden Road from Rose Avenue to Summit Street

Summit Street from Linden Road to Green Street

Green Street from Summit to Park Avenue

Park Avenue from Green Street to Broadway Street

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