Firefighters Muster July 14th 9am – 3pm
Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 06:19
Written by mayfarms
Friday, 13 July 2012 09:13
6th Annual Firefighters Muster at May Farms July 14th~ 9 am – 3 pm
May Farms 6th Annual Muster will consist of 4 events and several teams of active firefighters
who are out to prove their department is better than the rest. Events include:
1.) Donning Protective Gear 2.) Suppression Exercise 3.) Bucket Brigade 4.) Battle of the Barrel
The event is FREE to the public! There will be hamburgers, hotdogs and beer available for purchase. Fun for the whole family and a great way to cheer on your local heroes who risk their lives daily to keep us safe! Show your support!
The first Firefighters’ Muster was held on July 4, 1849 in Bath, Maine. Five
teams, using hand drawn pumpers, competed to see which team could shoot
a stream of water the longest distance. During the second half of the 19th
century firefighers’ musters grew. Modern musters are very different from
those early events. Today they are more complex, with serious competition
among fire companies and individuals. The goal is to perform the challenge
task perfectly, and according to strict rules, and in the fastest time.