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Sunday, January 4th, 2015
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10th Annual Santa Visit - Virginia Beach Santa made his annual visit to the Kings Creek Neighborhood in Virginia on December 21st. Each year he arrives the Sunday before Christmas, riding on our fire truck, giving candy canes to the kids both young and old, and posing for pictures.
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Thank you all for participating in the 2014 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade!! This was the largest parade to date and I hope you all had a great time!Everyone's group was great and watching the parade really was an awesome site to see! I have heard from many spectators that this was a great e...
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Mike Sanders sent a photo and writes:"Last year I happened to be at Keplinger Repair in Winchester when this Cadillac was delivered to them for a restoration by a rollback wrecker. It was “top secret”, and I mean that.
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Original Snorkel to be restored by SmealFrom The DesPlaines Valley News: Full story hereShort version of the story here. The vintage Bedford Park Fire Department Snorkel … that was possibly headed to the scrap yard has been rescued from oblivion.
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Privately owned fire trucks operated by fire departments:It is not often when a privately owned fire truck is offered and used by a local fire department. I have seen this situation occur several times in Virginia and recently I had the opportunity to photograph an ODHFS truck where this is the cas...
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The 56th Annual S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A. National Summer Muster was hosted by the Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Association on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Ohio Fire Academy inReynoldsburg, Ohio. Photos from that event have been posted at this link: 56th Annual S.P.A.A.M.F.A.A.
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Lots of photos from 2014 Apple Blossom Firefighter's Muster posted in ODHFS photo archive:2014 Antique Fire Equipment AwardsPrivately Owned:Best in Class – 1800′s – 1919Ralph Dull 1918 Model TBest in Class – 1920-1939Buddy Sutton 1937 SeagraveBest in Class – 1940-19...
"Lynchburg Fire Department preps historical collection for future museum"Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:00 am The Lynchburg News & Advance - By Steve HardyFrom the outside, the drafty warehouse doesn’t look like a museum, but when the firefighters roll back the door, the light...
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ODHFS Member Jack Leo Slagle of South Boston, Va., died Friday, January 31, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born December 24, 1927 in Virgilina, Va. and was 86 years of age.Mr. Slage is survived by his wife, Hallie Anthony Slagle of Commonwealth Assisted Living Facility in South Boston, Va...
Dec 15, 2013 Jay and his buddy Gary Wales go looking for flames in Gary's 93-year-old chain-drive fire truck - powered by a 14 liter, 900 cubic inch T-head!1921 American LaFrance Fire Truck
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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ODHFS Member Mike Sanders recently shared this information:From the process of restoring my Goochland County truck, I obtained several old Indian Tanks that needed some work. Unfortunately, the “Smith Indian” Fire Pump decals were pretty much destroyed.I forgot where I got this informat...
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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ODHFS Vice President Sid Brewbaker passed away on Sunday Nov. 17, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 1:00pm. Service and visitation will be held at the Buchanan Chapel of the Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Hwy, Buchanan, VA 24066.
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Firefighting with Henry’s Model TSecond Edition - By ODHFS Member William KillenThe Second Edition of Firefighting with Henry’s Model T features over 250 pages of hundreds of color and black and white photographs of fire apparatus built on the Ford Model T chassis by more than twenty Am...
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ODHFS Member Carl Maurice acquired and hauled home this week a rare 1925 AB3A chain drive fire chassis number 411835 originally delivered to Bloomingdale, NJ on August 31, 1925.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Tommy Herman passed along this nice story and photos about an engine restored here in Virginia and making the trip back to Delaware to the original Fire Co.I just wanted to pass along to our family and friends the events from this past weekend.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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ODHFS Member - The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated their 125th Anniversary with a parade. On Saturday October 5, 2013 six members of the ODHFS participated in the department's parade with antique fire apparatus that went through the center of the town of Bedford and then d...
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WARRENTON, NC - World's record attempt at longest fire engine parade as part of the Thirtieth Annual Warren County Fireman's Day. About 120 pumpers and about 144 fire department vehicles participated.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
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ODHFS members attended the Annual Wings, Wheels, & Keels on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Topping, Virginia. There were 5 ODHFS members present with 7 pieces fire apparatus. The event was the largest that they had ever had.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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The Society held its 2013 state-wide muster on Saturday September 21st at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. For our second muster this year the weather waited to mid-afternoon to change to rain. It was attended by 28 registered members from four of our regions.
Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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The ODHFS traveled to The SPAAMFAA National Muster in Cherry Hill, NJ and were very well represented on the muster field by James, Jim & Derek Hart with their 1934 US Fire Apparatus, Carl & Bonnie Maurice with their 1952 Mack, Mike & Diana Denbar with their 1929 American LaFrance, Pete &...
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