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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!...
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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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.
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...
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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.
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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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...
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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 regarding the IF...
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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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.
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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.
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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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!
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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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”.
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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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 Rocky Ke...
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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.
(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.
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