Welcome to the home of the German-American Firefighters Association on the internet! We invite you to take a look around and encourage you to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. GAFA is a great place to share our ideas and camaraderie relating to both the fire service and our German heritage. We celebrate our continued bonds with the “Old Country” and enjoy facilitating cultural exchange through the exchange of information as well as hosting our bothers and sisters from both sides of the Atlantic.
If you are in the Philadelphia region please join us for our monthly meeting held on the second Thursday of every month except December at 7:30 PM and hosted by the Vereinigung Erzgebirge located at 130 Davisville Road in Warminster, PA.
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, 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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