2022 ODHFS Annual Statewide Muster
Saturday, October 8th, 2022

ODHFS Annual Muster
Saturday, October 8th, 2022 - 9am Check-In
Wilck'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 pre-register by Sept. 30 for the $10.00 meal (pay on site). 12 and under free lunch.
* 1 PM ODHFS Membership Meeting
* 2 PM Trophies Awarded

****We are in need of assistance with Registration, parking of apparatus and public vehicles, serving as the Safety Officer, greeting the public, etc. If you can get there by 8 AM that would be great but anytime you can help would be appreciated. Let Floyd know if you can help. If you are planning on displaying an apparatus and/or to pre-register for lunch email Floyd Greene no later than September 30 or use the online registration webpage -

If you desire to stay in the area, we recommend you make your reservations now. With two colleges in Farmville, there is something going on every weekend and the hotels fill up fast. Check here for Lodging options.

2022 ODHFS Annual Statewide Muster
Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
ODHFS Member Alan Foster, of Prince George, Virginia went to his heavenly home on October 10, 2023. Alan had been a member of ODHFS since 2006. Alan had a heart attack on September 28th, and was home and doing well.
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Our Web Chief Jack Sullivan is working to get our website up and running fully. The sole owner of the service ODHFS has used for years died suddenly with no plan in place to operate the business without him.
Friday, August 18th, 2023
ODHFS Central Region Members;I hope everyone has been able to keep cool the last few weeks. It could not have been this hot when I was growing up without air conditioning. In fact the first night I remember ever sleeping in an air conditioned room was my first night sleeping in the station after re...
The latest issue of TURNOUT the IFBA News Magazine is now available at: great feature articles and photos!Joseph P. Sullivan, IFBA Vice President at LargeRetention and Recruitment Team Leader
ODHFS Central Region MembersFor the third month in a row we have a new member in the Central Region. Bob Gahr in Wake Forest NC has joined us. He owns a 1919 Ford Model T Chemical Unit. Welcome Bob and I look forward to meeting you.
Saturday, July 1st, 2023
ODHFS Central Region Work Day On Saturday July 1st, 17 central region members congregated at Tom Herman’s FIRE TRUCK FARM for an all day open house, social & work day. The theme of the day was “THE ODHFS 1921 REO/BOYER PUMPER NEEDS TO SHINE”!The Reo caretaker, Gary Hoe...
Saturday, June 10th, 2023
Don't forget the Region 3 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday June 10, 2023 at the FFA Museum in the quarters of DCFD Engine 3 at 439 New Jersey Ave. NW. Doors will open at 1000 for museum tours and networking.
ODHFS Central Region Members;First I want to welcome another old (Ken you can interpret "old" any way you want to) friend to ODHFS and the Central Region. Ken Brown from Goochland County. He owns a 1956 Ford/Oren that I hope to be seeing at events in the region soon.The following are eve...
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
ODHFS Central Region Members;My wife and I were on a 5 hour layover in Dallas on our way home from seeing our grandchildren (and daughter, and son-in-law) so my choice was either lay on the floor and sleep (which I didn't do last night on the plane) or try to be productive.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
The ODHFS is sad to announce the passing of another long time member of over 20 years, Mal Sarna. Mal was a SPAAMFAA member for about 50 years & was the 1st President of The Chesapeake Chapter of SPAAMFAA.
ODHFS Central Region Members;First, I always like to start my newsletter off by welcoming a new member. This month it's Bill Donatti Sr from Powhatan. Bill's been a long time member of the Fine Creek VFD in Powhatan County.
Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Last year at the Virginia Fire Rescue Conference ODHFS had a display in the west foyer of the VB convention center. This year we have been working to improve our visibility with a collaborative effort of the VBFD, VBFD Explorers, VBFD Education, Vigilant Watch.
Sunday, February 12th, 2023
Good evening! Now that Winter is almost over, we need to think about getting our trucks ready for the Spring activities. I don’t know about you, but we have had a pretty mild winter up to this point.
ODHFS Central Region Members; First I hope everyone received the notice last night of the passing of longtime ODHFS Life Member from the Central Region Sharon Urofsky. Her memorial service will be held today at the Virginia Home, 1102 Hampton ST Richmond at 2 PM.
Sunday, February 5th, 2023
We are saddened to announce the loss of yet another ODHFS member – Life member Sharyn Urofsky. Sharyn joined ODHFS in December 1995. Sharyn had been a resident of The Virginia Home in Richmond for 41 years.
Friday, January 27th, 2023
Another long time & devoted member of ODHFS has passed away, Walter Robertson of Stuarts Draft, Va., a member of ODHFS since August, 2004, died Thursday, January 26th, 2023. Walter was a Navy veteran having served aboard the USS Forrestal.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
I am very sorry to announce that we have lost another longtime member of the ODHFS and SPAAMFAA, Mr. Robert Depew of Benson, NC. Robert joined ODHFS in May of 2004. Robert passed on 11/30/22 apparently from a heart attack.
FINAL REMINDER – CENTRAL REGION MEETING AND FUN DAY !This coming Saturday, 9:30 AM, coffee & donuts, hang out with friends, make new friends & tell stories, come & go as you please, lunch on your own, meeting at 1:30 to plan for upcoming annual meeting & Fall muster.
ODHFS Central Region Members; I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. My wife and I are slowly recovering in our quiet home after hosting 6 over the holidays including two grandchildren. We also rented a condo in Wintergreen for the grandkids from Hawaii to see snow for the first time and ta...
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...

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