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


New "Owner's Pride" Photo Collection!
The antique fire and rescue apparatus owned by our club members


Website Updates & Postings - 11/27/2016

2016 ODHFS Officers

President - Tom Sharpley - (757) 759-0959    

Vice President - Gary Hoerman - (434) 962-4288

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

Eastern Region Director - Dennis Keane - (757) 721-7412       

Central Region Director - Floyd Greene - (804) 347-9016

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

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

Safety Director - Bob Banach - (757) 692-1686

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

WebChief - Jack Sullivan - (804) 514-3766


ODHFS now on Twitter too!


The Fall 2016 ODHFS Newsletter, The Torchbearer
is now online for Members Only (11-27-16).


11-27-2016: New event photos posted in our Flickr Archive!
Photos from the 2016 Statewide Muster in Farmville, VA
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. 

11-27-2016: New events posted on our Calendar Page


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News Headlines
Sun. Nov 27th 2016
A BIG thank you to all the members that showed up at former member BD Ladd’s place to work on Saturday, November 5th!It was a major effort, but the barn was pretty well cleaned out of all the miscellaneous “stuff”. Trash & items of no value, with approval of the daughters, went...
Sun. Nov 6th 2016
A piece of the City of Richmond fire department history is coming to life !  A 1937 Buffalo Hose Wagon that was retired by Richmond in the 1950’s and then served in Alberta, Va. is being restored by ODHFS members Peter West & Tom Herman, with help from many other people, including Roc...
Sun. Oct 30th 2016
Mike Sanders recently had the opportunity to photograph this nice 1966 ALF in Carlisle.  Prior to Carlisle, it was originally delivered to Annandale, VA and then to Navy-Vale, VA (Now the Fair Oaks VFD) – both departments in Fairfax County. Very interesting history and now owned by collec...
Sun. Oct 16th 2016
(Chesterfield) County’s first fire museum opens in EttrickBy Rich Griset10-12-2016Standing in a third-floor window, looking out over nine firefighters holding a “life net,” David Creasy put one foot into the open air and kept on walking.Usually the lightest firefighter in whatever ...
Wed. Oct 12th 2016
HELP WANTED!!A work party is being formed to assist the daughters of a long time ODHFS member, B.D.Ladd, of Mineral, Va. There are 6 fire trucks at BD’s home place and 2 of them are buried in a barn and need to be “dug out”. Three of them are outside and need to have vegetation gro...
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The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 4196
Chester, VA 23831
Non-Emergency: 000-000-0000
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