The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society is the Virginia Chapter of the Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America



Website Updates & Postings - 4/21/2015

2015 ODHFS Officers

President - Tom Sharpley - (757) 759-0959    

Vice President - Wayne Kidd - (804) 690-5347

Secretary & Membership Chair - Richard Moss - (804) 748-2940     

Treasurer - Mike Dubus - (804) 748-4048      

Eastern Region Director - Paul Rogers - (804) 580-2099      

Central Region Director - Gary Hoerman - (434) 962-4288

Northern Region Director - Paul Lamp - (540) 533-5293       

Southwest Region Director - Jeffrey Saunders - (540) 440-0095  

Western Region Director - Rob Fariss - (540) 580-8550

Safety Director - Bob Banach - (757) 358-7946

Archives/Historian - Tom Herman - 804-590-1239

WebChief - Jack Sullivan - 804-514-3766


ODHFS now on Twitter too!


The Spring 2015 ODHFS Newsletter, The Torchbearer
is now online for Members Only (04-06-15).


01-03-2015: New photos posted in our Flickr Archive!
Photos from various Christmas Parades and events have been posted.

If you have a large number of photos that you plan to send to
the WebChief, please e-mail or call me first so we can
prevent overloading the e-mailbox. 

04-21-2015: New events posted on our Calendar Page


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News Headlines
Sun. Mar 22nd 2015
All are reminded of the Virginia Firefighter Games that will be conducted on Saturday April 18 at the Short Pump Town Center in western Henrico.They would like about 5 antiques from ODHFS to be on display for the day. Set up starts at 8 AM.If you can attend please contact Floyd Greene 804-347-9016 o...
Fri. Mar 6th 2015
Widow files lawsuit over death of husband in Bangor July 4 parade, Maine — The widow of a man killed two years ago in the Fourth of July parade when an antique firetruck st...
Sun. Feb 22nd 2015
ODHFS Member Mike Debar is restoring another fire engine. This time it's a 1939 303 series GMC cabover fire engine from the Gordonsville, VA VFD.Mike has posted a ton of photos about the restoration progress on a website for ODHFS members who might be interested. Awesome project!Click here: 1939...
Sun. Feb 15th 2015
1928 Buffalo 600 GPM PumperKearns-Dughie ChassisOriginal Fire Department: Lancaster, NYSecond Fire Department: Rose, NYMotor - Waukesha 6AB, 549 Cu. In.One of only three remaining Buffalo/Kearns-Dughie trucksOwned by Peter West, Philomont, Va. who wrote the following for us: I found this truck outsi...
Fri. Jan 30th 2015
One of our ODHFS new members has a great story with a local Virginia backdrop!Young Fire Apparatus Comes Home to VirginiaA 1969 Young Crusader pumper ex-Kempsville (VA Beach) finds its way back home to Virginia! 
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Upcoming Events
Every 1st Friday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Every 3rd Friday
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu. Apr 30th 2015
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri. May 1st 2015
Sat. May 2nd 2015
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Contact Information
The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 4196
Chester, VA 23831
Non-Emergency: 000-000-0000
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