About Us

The Miss Flame Festival in Albany, IL began in 1967. At that time, there were numerous fire departments that held their own Miss Flame pageant and those winners all competed for the title of Miss Blackhawk. However, in 1988 the last Miss Blackhawk pageant was held as only Albany continues the tradition of crowning a Miss Flame. Also in 1988, the crowning of a little Miss Spark began. Since then, the Festival continues to be Albany's shining weekend. If you are interested in helping with the Festival in anyway (vendor, serving on the committee, coordinator for various events, etc.) please contact us! Remember: "Fire safety doesn't happen by accident!"

Also, if anyone has any old photos, newspaper clippings, stories or other information they would like to share about the Miss Flame Festival and its history lets us know by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Unfortunately, much of our history and documents were lost during the fire here at the station and we would love to hear from you and document as much as we can.

the Miss Flame Committee


Thank You Miss Flame Sponsors:

   Sloan Equipment
   Wilson's Floral