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Fri. Nov 10th 2017
The ODHFS was awarded a “Judges Award” for Outstanding Participation at the Urbanna Oyster Festival Firefighter’s Parade this past Friday evening 11/3/17. Members of the ODHFS showed up with about a dozen rigs, all of which were very high quality and the judges were duly impressed!...
Sun. Nov 5th 2017
There are several items to cover this time!The digital edition of the Third Quarter Silver Trumpet is available for download in the secure member area on the SPAAMFAA web site.For any who noticed a redirect recently when accessing the SPAAMFAA web site, that problem has been corrected. If you ever n...
Sun. Nov 5th 2017
Good Morning IFBA Region 3 buffs and others:Just wanted to give you a brief report of the IFBA E-board Conference call of Oct. 21, 2017.Everything is going along pretty well. The By-laws committee is working of the logistics of updating the by-laws to reflect changes made in 2016.  This is more...
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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/odhfs/alb...
Sat. Aug 19th 2017
(NC) Fire truck reunites old friendshttp://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/08/07/Fire-truck-unites-old-friends.htmlTwo 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...
Mon. Aug 14th 2017
The ODHFS membership extends condolences to Dave Ashley and other family members on the recent loss of his wife. May she rest in peace.   ROMAYNE KELLY ASHLEY OBITUARY                     &n...
Sun. Jul 30th 2017
Old Dominion Historical Fire SocietyState-wide Fire Apparatus Muster, Show, & Flea MarketSaturday September 30, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PMWilck’s Lake Island Park, 1623 W. Third Street Farmville VAFree Admission   Public Welcome!Open to all Antique and In-Service Fire and Rescu...
Sun. Jun 25th 2017
The latest issue of the Turnout, the periodic magazine of the International Fire Buff Associates, Inc. (IFBA) is now available on the IFBA.org website. 50 + pages of articles and information, including updates on Buff or the Year, Website of the year  and other pertinent information regard...
Wed. May 31st 2017
ODHFS Member Nollie Neill posted the following on Facebook today 5/31/2017:"It is with heavy heart, that I report the passing of our beloved good friend Steve Hall of Riner, VA. I’ve been informed that Steve passed away earlier this morning; no details have been released yet. Please keep ...
Sun. May 7th 2017
For the third year in a row the Apple Blossom Firefighters activities got off to a wet start with rain during the Thursday night Welcome & Open House hosted by Winchester Fire at the Shawnee Fire Station. It rained all night and it was raining when we all got up on Friday morning too. The event ...
Sat. Apr 15th 2017
ODHFS Central Region April Newsletter:First, welcome to our “new” Central Region members.  No, you didn’t move into the Central Region but as detailed during our annual meeting, the regions have been re-aligned to better balance the number of localities in each region and ensu...
Tue. Apr 4th 2017
ODHFS Member Mike Denbar 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!April 3, 2017 U...
Mon. Apr 3rd 2017
The Regional boundary map for the ODHFS has been updated! The new map is posted on our website under the "Members" tab. Here's a direct link to the new map!
Thu. Mar 23rd 2017
ODHFS Annual Membership Meeting!Sat. Apr 8th 2017 9:00am - 4:00pmApril 8th, 2017.ODHFS Annual Membership MeetingShenandoah Crossing Resort, 174 Horseshoe Circle, Gordonsville, VA 22942Weekend Schedule:6:00 pm - until: Friday Night Social - LODGE - Pizza and Sodas5:00 pm until: Dinner Available at th...
Sun. Mar 12th 2017
The ODHFS 2017 Winter Torchbearer Newsletter is now online and available for "Members Only". Log on to the website as a Member and click on "ODHFS Newsletters" button in the left hand column. Want to see a copy of our periodic newsletter?Join the ODHFS and become a Member!Members...
Sat. Feb 11th 2017
Nollie Neill, Charlotte and Karl Ehlshlager attended Tony Newton's funeral on Wed. 2/8 in Pulaski, VA.  The service was attended by many of his friends.  Tony was a member of the ODHFS and an honorary member of the Fairlawn V.F.D. in Pulaski County. He restored the fire department'...
Sun. Feb 5th 2017
The ODHFS regrets to announce the passing of long time member Tony Newton on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2016. Anthony Wade "Tony" Newton  (December 5, 1963 - February 4, 2017) Anthony "Tony" Wade Newton, age 53 of Pulaski passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his home. Born Decem...
Sun. Jan 15th 2017
April 22, 2017 - 11am - 6pmODHFS antique apparatus display – to benefit the Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation.At Historic Malvern Farms, 690 Huguenot Trail, Midlothian, VA 23113Tickets: Online:  https://cpffcf.org/cpffcf/vino-inferno/Email: info@cpffcf.orgTommy ...
Sun. Jan 15th 2017
Update  - “The Great Scooter Brigade” and fire truck parade Monday morning 1/16.For the last 2 weeks, fire departments from Florida to Virginia have participated in “The Great Scooter Brigade”. Chief David Creasy, Richmond Fire Marshall and formerly with Chesterfield Fir...
Mon. Dec 5th 2016
Participants & Staff:Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, our 2016 Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12. While this is regrettable, the safety of participants, parade goers and staff is our highest priority.By 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, please notif...
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...
Tue. Sep 13th 2016
President’s Report to SPAAMFAA MembersSPAAMFAA’s Summer Convention at Middletown is now in the record books, Fairchester Hose Haulers hosted the event with tours to local destinations and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.  Saturday’s event had well over 250+ pi...
Tue. Sep 6th 2016
Quite a few ODHFS members traveled north to Middletown, NY for the SPAAMFAA National Conference & Muster held on August 10-13, 2016. A new record must have been set for the most antique fire apparatus ever at a muster, as the muster site was Andy & Avery Leider’s “Truck House&rdq...
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