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 - 10/15/2017

2017 ODHFS Officers

President - Gary Hoerman - (434) 962-4288

Vice-President - Charles Bachini Jr. - (978) 790-6700

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

Treasurer - Tom Sharpley - (757) 759-0959      

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 is on Twitter !
Find ODHFS on Instagram here!


The Summer 2017 ODHFS Newsletter, The Torchbearer
is now online for Members Only (09-30-17).


10-15-2017: New event photos posted in our Flickr Archive!
Photos from the 2017 9/23/2017 Prince George (Courthouse) VFD
60th Anniversary Celebration. 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. 

09-03-2017: New events posted on our Calendar Page


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News Headlines
Fri. Sep 29th 2017
From Hemmings DailyJoe Bailon, inventor of “candy apple red” and other paints, dies aged 94Daniel Strohl on Sep 27th, 2017 at 8am Lay down a coat of gold first, then red atop that, then follow that with a clear coat with some red mixed into it and you get deep, delicious glowing paint kn...
Mon. Sep 4th 2017
ODHFS Member Chris Oliphant and Joe Sullivan, the IFBA Region 3 Vice-President notified ODHFS President Gary Hoerman that the ODHFS has been awarded the "2017 Website of the Year Award" by the International Fire Buffs Assoc. (IFBA).   Chris wrote: "It with great pleasure tha...
Sun. Aug 27th 2017
If you didn't make it up to Sackets Harbor, NY for the 2017 SPAAMFAA Summer Conference and Muster (and even if you did) Tom Herman was good enough to share a few hundred photos from the event. We've posted a bunch of them in the ODHFS Photo Archive at:
Sat. Aug 19th 2017
(NC) Fire truck reunites old friends retired Rocky Mount (NC) firefighters find a vintage 1929 American LaFrance fire engine.
Sat. Aug 19th 2017
WANTEDAmerican Steam Pump CompanyBarton Fire PumpType U 40The West Webster Volunteer Fire Department is seeking a Barton Type U40 fire pump to complete restoration of our 1935 Ford Fire Truck.  Gear Ratio 2.13-1. We are looking for a complete pump or parts to repair our current non-functional p...
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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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