After three years, the Fire Truck Muster returns to Ypsilanti on Aug. 27, an event sponsored by the Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center for community members to come have fun and view new and old firetrucks.
“We hope to have more than a dozen vintage firetrucks on display, plus several modern firetrucks from local fire departments,” Dave Egeler, Director of Operations at Michigan Firehouse Museum, said.
This Fire Truck Muster has been going for almost 20 years, but was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
“Kids will be able to get on some trucks for pictures. There is a kid-sized hand pumper to spray water at a house, and a bucket brigade or two also,” Egeler said. “We will also have a collection of pedal cars for kids to drive. For those who are not familiar with Riverside Park, there is also a large outdoor play area.”
Several of the antique trucks are in excellent operating condition and will demonstrate that by pumping water from the river. The water sprayed will be recycled right back into the fire trucks.
The Michigan Firehouse Museum will be open with free admission on Aug. 27 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 11 open every week Thursday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Yearly memberships are also available for between $25 and $100.