Tophat's Volunteer Fire Department
Tophat's introduced our latest impression in 2017. We now can offer a 19th century reproduction Fire Department Hand Pumper "Engine 5" This has been a project many years in the making. Engine 5 has a 100 gallon water tank, and a single piston multi stage 40 gallon per minute pump. Engine 5 can be used in an authentic camp as a first line of defense against fire. We now also have Engine 5's baby sister, Hose Cart 4, to accompany, as well as Hose Cart 3, an original 1867 Seagrave, and Ladder 1, a reproduction hook and ladder wagon.
We are also available for presentations/lectures on firefighting during the Civil War, and this presentation can include apparatus. Contact us well in advance of your meeting!
Looking for a new impression for your event? Let us know! Tophat's Fire Department could be on it's way to your event!
Here's where you can see Engine 5 this season:
Ocali Country Days, Silver Springs Museum, Ocala, Florida, November 9-10, 2019
The Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up, Ocala Recreation and Parks, Ocala, FL, Saturday, February 8, 2020 10am-2pm
The Battle of Santa Rosa Island, Dade City, Florida, February 29 and March 1, 2020
Engine 5 may make a special battle field visit for the first time ever...stay tuned!