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ODHFS May 2022 Central Region Newsletter
Sunday, May 8th, 2022

ODHFS Central Region Members;

It's always great to start out my newsletter welcoming another new member to ODHFS. Lee Williams, originally from Blackstone and most recently retired from Chesterfield County Fire, has joined us. Lee is the 8th new member who has joined ODHFS in the Central Region since January 1. It's always good to keep a few ODHFS membership applications in your car to give to prospective members; or point them to our website; or point them to me or Tommy.

I assume most of you saw the link I sent you last week of the CBS News 6 segment that featured Tommy Herman and his collection. In case you missed it, here it is again: https://www.wtvr.com/waynes-world/hindenburg-fire-truck

The following are events that I know about in the region, close to the region, or ODHFS sponsored events in other regions. As always, the most up to date list of all statewide events is on the ODHFS website calendar. Likewise, if you know of an event that our members would be interested in, send it to both Jack Sullivan and me.

  • May 14 3rd Annual Breakthrough Car Show Pamplin Park, Petersburg. 10AM - 3 PM To register or for more information see www.pamplinpark.org or contact Colin Romanick at aromanick@pamplinpark.org.
  • June 4 Virginia Fire and EMS Memorial Service Richmond Raceway Complex. This year's service will be honoring 4 members of Virginia's Fire and EMS family who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2021. In-service apparatus from area departments and antique apparatus from ODHFS are displayed inside and outside the Exhibition Hall where the ceremony is held. Apparatus on display inside MUST be in place no later than 9 AM and must expect to be there until at least 2 PM. If you have a vehicle you would like to display contact Floyd Greene NO LATER THAN May 29th. Others without apparatus are welcome to attend the service and/or assist Floyd with apparatus load in and parking of all vehicles outside. Lunch will be provided.
  • June 4 Antique Automobile Club of America, Antique Automobile Show. Fredericksburg VA $20 registration fee due by June 1, 2022. For more information contact J. Gordan Brown 703-725-7948
  • June 11 Richmond Region AACA Collector Car Show and Swap Meet St Joseph's Villa, Henrico More information at www.RichmondCarShow.com.
  • July 4 Brandermill Community Independence Day Parade Western Chesterfield Line-up at Swift Creek Middle School at 0900 with parade at 1000. ODHFS units will be at the end of the parade so we can have as many units at the parade as show up and there is no formal registration. I would suggest you notify me if you are planning on attending so I can notify you of any last minute changes or diseases that might occur.
  • July 16 VA Fire Museum Open House and SFCAV Member Apparatus Display. 1O AM - 4 PM 1090 Service Ave. Ext,; Roanoke VA 24013. Space is limited so if you desire to display an apparatus you must email vafiremuseum@gmail.com to register. Contact Johanna Schmersal @ 301-524-3644 if you have any questions.
  • August 6 Southern Knights Big Car Show 8 AM - 5 PM Richard Bland College, 11,301 Johnson RD, South Prince George, VA 23805
  • September 16,17,18 Field Day of the Past Amelia. Contact Jeff Sedivy 804-241-1785 to register or if you have questions. I usually coordinate ODJFS's display each year but I will not be there on any of the days this year. If you are planning on being there and can handle the little bit of coordination required, please contact me.
  • October 8 ODHFS Annual Muster, Wilck's Lake Park Farmville. More information later but if you desire to stay in the area, I recommend you make your reservations now. With two colleges in Farmville, there is something going on every weekend and the hotels fill up fast.

Remember. If you go to a car show or any other event, whether or not you have an apparatus on display, please have a few ODHFS membership applications with you to hand out. If you need some applications, contact Tommy or me.

Floyd

FloydPowhatan@gmail.com

804-347-9016 (leave message)

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022
ODHFS Central Region Members;Thanks to all that were able to come out for our Muster that was held on October 8. There were thirty apparatus and other displays for the 81 members and guests to enjoy. Crew VFD took home the People's Choice Award for their 1923 Model T Engine on their first visi...
Saturday, October 8th, 2022
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ODHFS Annual MusterSaturday, October 8th, 2022 - 9am Check-InWilck's Lake Park 1623 W. Third Street, Farmville, VA.Free to attend and display apparatus! *9AM Check In*10:00 AM Muster/Flea Market/Apparatus Judging & Lots of stories told * Noon Cookout by VA Fire Museum for those that p...
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members;I'm home from my wonderful cross country trip. Along the way I visited several fire related places of interest including Tulsa Station 66, "The Protectors of the Mother Road"; the Oklahoma Firefighters Museum and Memorial; the Phoenix Hall of Flame, the wo...
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The ODHFS regrets to announce that Richmond Retired Firefighter Richard H. Crowder, Sr., 93, passed away the morning of September 15, 2022, at 2:00 am. He had previously worked at Truck 3, Truck 7 and was one of the original members of Engine 25, where he was stationed when he retired.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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The ODHFS has received word that Shanon Berry passed away Monday morning (9/12/22) after his long battle with cancer. He has served as a member of Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Company for many years and was a past chief of the volunteer company.
Sunday, September 4th, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members; FYI, from mid August until late September I will be on a road trip with limited access to telephone, text, and emails during part of the trip. So if you send me a message I will get back to you eventually.
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The International Fire Buffs Association (IFBA) website now has the Summer 2022 edition of their semi-annual Magazine - TURN OUT posted. IFBA Turn Out Magazine - Summer 2022
Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members;The August newsletter from the Richmond Region Antique Automobile Club of America recognized ODHFS's participation in the Richmond Collector Car Show that was held in Henrico in June.
Sunday, July 10th, 2022
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I hope everyone had a safe Independence Day! With lots of parades going on throughout the state, I’m sure there are pictures out there that we can share on the Facebook page and website. You can send them to me or E-mail to ODHFS WebChief Jack Sullivan.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members;Another monthly newsletter, another holiday weekend. Hope you haven't been stuck in traffic anywhere or sitting in an airport (as my daughter and family currently are).The following are events that I know about in the region, close to the region, or ODHFS sponsored ...
Sunday, June 19th, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members;I hope you are having a good Memorial Day Weekend.I have good news on two fronts related to membership. First I am happy to welcome Scott Spencer as another new member in the region.
ODHFS Central Region Members;It's always great to start out my newsletter welcoming another new member to ODHFS. Lee Williams, originally from Blackstone and most recently retired from Chesterfield County Fire, has joined us.
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A fire truck that raced to the Hindenburg disaster is now parked in a Chesterfield barn.https://www.wtvr.com/waynes-world/hindenburg-fire-truck Tom Herman is a collector with an addiction. The list of Herman's collectibles spans a 120-page inventory and includes badges, helmets, fire alarms, and...
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Plan Ahead and Save the Date! April 29, 2022More Details also posted on our Events Calendar Page!
Sunday, April 10th, 2022
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On Sunday 4/10, Tom Herman & Jerry Fisher had the Colonial Heights twin Maxim pumpers on display at Small Funeral Home in Colonial Heights, Va. to honor ODHFS member & Lifetime member of CHVFD, Lloyd Goddard.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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ODHFS Central Region Members;First I want to welcome four new members to ODHFS and our region: Donald Root from Ashland, VAJoel Willis from Palmyra, VAMichael Wade from Ashland, VALawrence Peoples from the southern part of our region in Louisburg, NCI'm sorry I was not able to attend the Annual...
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
I want to welcome 3 new members:Johanna Schmersal Chad FisherLeroy Fowler All three are members of the Va Fire Museum and have extensive emergency services backgrounds. Please be sure to welcome them. A few events coming up include:Apr 2 - Annual meeting Keystone Tractor Museum Apr 29 - Winchester M...
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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ODHFS member Herb Delbridge and his “PURPLE HEART TRUCK” were on display at MISSION BBQ on March 29, 2022 to commemorate the National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Mr. Delbridge created this truck to honor all US War veterans.
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On March 19, 2022, The Petersburg Fire Department held a commemoration Memorial Service for a LODD that they suffered exactly 40 years ago. Sgt. Mike Goff was killed in a building collapse during a multiple alarm fire.
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ODHFS Central Region Members;As detailed below, there are two events coming up in the Central Region soon. First the pride/polish/Central Region get together that will be at the Keystone Museum on March 12.
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