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).
"It with great pleasure that I return from the International Fire Buff Associates convention in Indianapolis, IN to announce that the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society was awarded the Website Of The Year for 2017. This is a virtual award that will be displayed on the website. Great kudos goes to Jack Sullivan and his co-worker Mike Sanders. It was noted that the website is extremely interactive for it's members and non-members alike, displays what the organization has done and prominently displays what is happening next. A key point is that it stands ready as good resource for anyone who needs a particular reference document. In addition it was noted that the Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and SmugMug sites also compliment the main website very well. The Owners Pride photo collection section was one of the committees favorites. One of the most important factor is the continual updating of the site. I recommend that as a member of the organization you take time and view your award winning website when you have time http://www.odhfs.org.