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GAFA 31st Muster

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ANNOUNCING OUR

32nd  Anniversary
Karl Blank Memorial
Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Held at the Vereinigung Erzgebirge, 130 Davisville Rd., Warminster, PA

Gates open to public at 10:00 AM  -  Awards Ceremony at 3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING!

GERMAN FOOD & MUSIC  FIREMATIC FLEA MARKET!

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES!


Rest in Peace Karl Blank

It is with profound sadness and deepest regrets that we announce the death of GAFA Secretary-Treasurer Karl Blank, Sr., Karl passed into eternal life Sunday, May 27th.

Born in Munich, Karl was the founder of the German American Firefighters Association and a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department where he served as a Lieutenant in both engine and ladder companies, fire academy instructor, and back-up Assistant Fire Marshal from 1966 until his retirement in 1988.

Karl continued to serve the department after his retirement, supporting and working at the Philadelphia Fireman's Hall Museum Muster through GAFA. Karl also served his church in various capacities.

Karl will be greatly missed as a friend, associate, and as someone who cared deeply for his family, his church, and his community.

CLICK HERE FOR KARL'S FULL BIOGRAPHY

Our host club, Vereinigung Erzgebirge, is holding a barbecue on Saturday, September 14, 2013 to raise money for Breast Cancer research and treatment.  Click here for details.
The German-American Firefighter’s Association (GAFA) is a fraternal organization. It consists of men and women who seek greater enjoyment in life through a traditional camaraderie. As our name implies, we are comprised of members with German ethnic origins and/or those individuals who are now or once were associated in some way with the fire service. We are Americans first, but we are proud of what our German forefathers have contributed to the development of our fire service.

Because of our inclusive title, the GAFA’s membership is quite varied. Our ranks, while obviously Germanic in essence, do not exclude other ethnic backgrounds. The fire service status of our numerous members is diversified. We enjoy a mixture of paid and volunteer firefighters who are either active duty or retired. We also have on our roles members who participate in various fire service support groups and organizations.

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German-American Firefighter's Assoc.

in conjunction with the Gibson Road Antique Fire Association

32nd Anniversary
Karl Blank Memorial
Fire Apparatus Show and Muster
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Held at the VE Club, 130 Davisville Rd., Warminster, PA

Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Gates open to public at 10:00 AM

Awards Ceremony at 3:00 PM

GERMAN FOOD & MUSIC!

FIREMATIC FLEA MARKET!

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES!


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