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(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 ...
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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The ODHFS regrets to announce that long time ODHFS Treasurer, Mike Dubus, died on Wednesday April 13, 2016.Visitation will be held Sunday April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.His funeral will be held at noon on Monday April 18 at St.
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A member of the Strasburg Fire Department (Shenandoah County – Strasburg is located close to I66 and I81) reached out asking for help in locating several of their old fire trucks once operated by Strasburg.
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The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society Inc. is a Region 3 member of the International Fire Buff Associates, Inc. (IFBA). As our society is an organizational member every member of our society is thus a member of the IFBA.The IFBA was formed in the early 1950s with the purpose of furthering the com...
Friday, July 10th, 2015
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In accordance with new SPAMFAA Safety Regulations ODHFS Safety Director, Bob Banach is asking each ODHFS Regional Director to send him the name of their respective regional Safety Officer for presentation to the ODHFS Board at the July 26, 2015 Director's meeting.
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From: Cary BowmerEmail: carybowmer@hotmail.comSubject: Roanoke County Brush Truck #5Hello, my family just purchased a 1951 Dodge WC-52 truck that isbadged as Roanoke County Brush truck number 5. I would like to know if youhave any information on this truck, I would assume it is an Oren, but wouldlik...
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Widow files lawsuit over death of husband in Bangor July 4 paradehttp://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/05/news/bangor/widow-files-lawsuit-over-death-of-husband-in-bangor-july-4-parade/BANGOR, Maine — The widow of a man killed two years ago in the Fourth of July parade when an antique firetruck st...
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
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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.
Friday, January 30th, 2015
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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!
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...
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
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