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Monday, September 30th, 2013
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
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
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 &...
News Story from Maine: ‘Utter chaos’ as man crushed by antique firetruck at Independence Day parade
ODHFS Member Rob Fariss is looking for information about the current location and condition of a 1956 Ford engine, painted white over red that was originally owned by the Cave Spring #3 VFD in Roanoke County, VA.
A group of ODHFS members and some spouses attended the 2013 SPAAMFAA Winter Meeting & Convention in Jacksonville, FL. from February 13th through the 16th. Members attending included Bill Killen, Pete West and his wife, Tommy & Debbie Herman, Karl Ehlshlager and his wife, Carl Maurice and hi...
"Storing firefighting history in Virginia Beach" By Stacy Parker; The Virginian-Pilot© March 14, 2013
Congratulations to Pete West who was notified in December 2012 that his recently restored 1931 Buffalo had been awarded a American Automobile Club of America (AACA) National Award. The award was presented in February at the AACA National Awards Banquet in Philadelphia.
12/9/2012 - ODHFS Western Region member Bob Rohrback has been elected Chief of the Kazim Temple Fire Brigade for 2013. He was promoted from First Assistant Chief and has also served as Brigade Treasurer for several years.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
NEW WEBSITE FEATURE! ODHFS Event Tracker ODHFS Members can now record their participation in events by filling out a simple online form on this website. This Event tracking page will only be visible to ODHFS members who are registered users of the ODHFS website with a current User ID and ...
Nice set of early photos from the 2012 SPAAMFAA National Summer Conference & Muster at the link.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
The muster was held on Saturday 6/9/12 in Dublin, VA. The weather was pleasant this year with sun, a light wind and temperature in the low eighties. Attendance was increased significantly from recent years.
Long time ODHFS member Hugh D. Whitlow celebrated his 96th birthday on June 2nd, 2012. Hugh is a great supporter of the Society and has given us a great amount of archival material on Oren & Grumman apparatus.
To all ODHFS members: The ODHFS has lost one of long time members and great supporter, Mr. John Patina, of Gordonsville, Va. John’s wife, Moe, passed away about 5 years ago and we have not seen much of John since that time.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Click this link for the video about the REO !
ODHFS Western Region Member Roy Redd is the Rotary Club of Blackburg's 2011 Citizen of the Year! Roy has for many years made sure that Dicky Horne's Ex-Christiansburg VFD's '41 Dodge/Oren pumper was displayed at our Claytor Lake muster.
February 4, 2012 The Pennsylvania Pump Primers Chapter of SPAAMFAA hosted the 2012 Winter Convention in Gettysburg, PA from February 1 through February 4. Fourteen ODHFS members and spouses attended the event.
Tommy wrote to tell us about the damage to his fire truck storage barn during Hurrican Irene. He also sent some photos that can be seen here. Here's his report: Saturday August 27, 2011 we had planned to take a couple of rigs to a local car show to raise funds for The Victory Junction Gang Camp.
A Fiery Passion Firetruck-collecting couple will never extinguish this flame Boomer Magazine Article By Paula Neely - 8/10/2011
Fire history activist cherishes memories, rare collectables By Becky Robinette Wright CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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