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The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 4196
Chester, VA  23831



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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 - 2/22/2015

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


ODHFS now on Twitter too!


The Winter 2014 ODHFS Newsletter, The Torchbearer
is now online for Members Only (11-18-14).


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. 

02-22-2015: New events posted on our Calendar Page


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News Headlines

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...

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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...

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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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Sat. Jan 10th 2015

In conjunction with the ODHFS Annual Meeting, we will have an ODHFS Archives Workday on Friday January 30 at the Wagstaff Circle Fire Department, 2101 Adkins Road, North Chesterfield, Va. 23235, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.(Map Link) Wagstaff Circle VFD - 2101 Adkins Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23236After fi...

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Sun. Jan 4th 2015

Five-Alarm Obsession: A Fire Truck Buff Custom-Builds ModelsTom Eve, 63, still remembers the day in 1958 that the firehouse on his South Bronx block got its new pumper: a gleaming new Mack whose cab could fit five firefighters.It was a Model-C with a Thermodyne engine that purred, compared to the ro...

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Sat. Mar 14th 2015

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