Silver City Fire Fest Held in Meriden
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosVarious Fire Apparatus on display at the 2022 Silver City Fire Fest
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMeriden Engine 5 stopped by the Silver City Fire Fest.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosCT Fire Museum Display at the fire fest
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosCT Fire Photographer's Mike Quinn also makes models of fire trucks and firehouses. Pictured here is just a small sampling of what he had on display.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosNorth Madison also came to the event.
MERIDEN, CT - Meriden is often called the "Silver City" due to the large number of silver manufacturers it had. Annually, the Silver City Fire Fest is held in Meriden and brings fire department apparatus from the area, as well as Firematic photographers and vendors from across the Tri-state area.
This year's event was held at the Comfort Inn & Suites on Main St. in Meriden and featured numerous fire apparatus, both privately owned as well as fire department/district owned. Some of the rigs on display included an antique that was once New Haven FD’s, Meriden’s Tiller, and Kensington’s new Engine 12.
Vendors were on display to sell patches, diecasts, travel mugs and all sorts of other items, and even the Connecticut fire museum had their own display and slide show. Overall, it was a well-attended event.