Each year the Detroit Fire Department Clown Team
appears at children’s hospitals, burn camps, parades and events
to the delight of fans both young and young at heart.
About the Team
Each clown originates their own characters, acts and costumes, and the group create their own props. The team also maintains a fleet parade vehicles which include mini-bikes, go-karts, a motorized recliner and the famous Clown Truck.
See A Performance
Wondering where you can see the Detroit Fire Department Clown Team in action?
The Clowns perform at the following public events each year:
Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade –
America’s Thanksgiving Parade – November 28th, 2013 Detroit, MI
Gross Pointe Hometown Parade – November 29th, 2013 (previously called the Gross Pointe Santa Clause Christmas Parade)
Clown Vehicle Parts Needed
WANT TO SEE YOUR OLD GO-KART OR MINI-BIKE
MADE INTO A UNIQUE CLOWN VEHICLE?
We welcome donations of go-karts or mini-bikes in any condition (working or not). Your donation allows us to continue to create our unique parade “vehicles” that are the delight of all who experience them.
If you have an item to donate PLEASE EMAIL US a brief description of your donation and your contact information.
Clown Team History
The Detroit Fire Department Clown Team has a long history. The team has its roots in the Firemen’s Fund Field Day Event where they originally began performing skits to entertain crowds attending the Field Day baseball game. The Clown Team was officially formed in 1938 Firefighter Larry Scarpace. The team started with just 7 members.