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46th annual St Patrick’s Day Parade in Delray Beach
Join us for one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Florida and
share in the pride as Emergency Service personnel from around the world join
together to celebrate Irish heritage. This is the 46th annual St Patrick’s Day
Parade in Delray Beach featuring floats, police, firefighters, and Marching
Pipes & Drum Bands. Participate on a float, march or just wear green and join in
the fun on March 15th. The parade route runs on West Atlantic Ave from NE 7th
Ave to NW 5th Ave from 2 – 4:30 pm.
The Leaky Bucket is the official
publication of the Florida Antique Bucket Brigade and is published
quarterly. It is sent to each member of the Association. Viewers and
members can submit pictures, articles, ads (reviewed, of course) to the
editor of the Leaky Bucket, at
The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade or FABB as we call it, is a statewide group
of firefighting Apparatus, tradition and history enthusiasts who love to get together and
talk fire apparatus. Not only do we talk but many members own their own fire
apparatus spanning in era from the early hand drawn days to fire apparatus that could still
serve a small fire department today . We restore these items to parade, show, pump, and
compete in many types of public activities each year. They have even appeared in major motion
pictures. But our favorite activity is the Fire Muster which has become a celebration of
firefighting, it's apparatus, history and tradition.
Many of our members collect fire memorabilia, model fire apparatus, extinguishers, badges,
patches, firefighting photography, and just about anything connected with firefighting.
Anyone who is interested in firefighting apparatus and history may join us. We also have
Florida fire departments and museums owning historically significant apparatus as
members, but you do not have to own apparatus to join. Our members come from all walks of life.
The Florida Antique Bucket Brigade is one of many regional chapters of "The Society for
the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America," or SPAAMFAA,
which is an educational and historical society founded in 1958.
FABB, which was organized and chartered in 1977, brings activities represented by SPAAMFAA
to the state and local level.
We also promote local fire history and fire museums by displaying historically significant
club owned fire antiques. FABB is a registered non-profit organization.
We are here to enjoy our hobby and help others appreciate it.
Take a moment to Email us your name and address for an application or print
the application form now, fill it out and send it in. Help us preserve and
enjoy the history, tradition and hardware of American Firefighting. The
application is in Adobe Acrobat format. If Acrobat Reader is not installed in
your computer you can get a free copy of it by