Sunday afternoon open hours are suspended for now .

About Us


The S.V.F.A.A.

We are an educational non-profit whose purpose is to preserve the rich history and traditions of the fire-fighting profession and honor those who served.  To accomplish this we collect fire-fighting apparatus, tools, related equipment and honor firefighters. 



The SOUTHERN VINTAGE FIRE APPARATUS ASSOCIATION is a chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America, a non profit educational organization founded in New York in 1957.



We are located in Birmingham, AL but have members in Georgia too.  Our warehouse is located at 4500 5th Ave. South, Building "F", Birmingham, AL 35222.   We meet there on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.  We will announce our open hours this summer after the Coronavirus subsides.  Being open by appointment is on hold for the time being as well.  There is no charge, however donations are appreciated.  Come see our warehouse fire museum in the future!