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ODHFS Central Region April Newsletter


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. Therefore the April newsletter was a little early.

Here is a list of upcoming events in the region and major events beyond the region.

  • April 22, 2023 Touch-a-Truck Woodlake Community 14,710 Village Square PL Midlothian. ODHFS has been asked to have units on display at this event but they have limited space. Therefore if you can help out, Contact Tommy Herman so he can coordinate the numbers planning on attending.
  • May 5, 2023 95th Annual Apple Blossom FireFighters Parade in Winchester. Northern Region Director Dave Gantt racindave@msn.com 703-973-7117 is looking for help from ODHFS members to assist as judges, safety officers, etc. during this event. Contact him if you can help out.
  • May 6, 2023 Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department 75th Year Celebration. 10 AM – 2 PM. ODHFS has been asked to have apparatus on display at this event. For more information or to register contact Calvin Balderson, calvinbalderson@gmail.com ; 804-761-2015.
  • May 13, 2023 4th Annual Breakthrough Car Show by the Car Club Council of Central Virginia. 8 AM until …. 6955 Duncan RD Petersburg.
    For more information contact Colin Romanick; aromanick@pamplinpark.org ; 804-861-2408.
  • June 3, 2023 Virginia Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Richmond Raceway Complex Noon. There will be 10 Firefighters who will be honored at this service that made the ultimate sacrifice in 2022 or before. All ODHFS members are encouraged to attend this service. Also, ODHFS has been asked to have antique vehicles on display during this service. Apparatus displaying inside the exhibit hall will need to be on site no later than 9 AM and those displaying outside must be on site by 10 AM. Please note, the exhibit hall can only hold 12 apparatus inside and priority is given to apparatus from departments of the honorees. If you desire to display an apparatus, please contact me.
  • June 10, 2023 Richmond Region AACA Car Show St. Joseph’s Villa, Brook RD @ Parham RD in Henrico County. ODHFS will have a display of apparatus at this event. If you are interested in attending with your apparatus or helping Tommy Herman with getting some of his fleet there, you must let Tom know.
  • August 1, 2023 National Night Out for Seniors Stonebridge Recreation Center 11 AM – 2 PM. 230 Carl Linn Drive; North Chesterfield. ODHFS has been asked to have units on display at this event.
  • October 14, 2023 ODHFS Annual Muster Farmville VA. More information to follow.
  • October 14, 2023 Goochland Fire and Rescue Fire Show Goochland High School 5 – 9 PM. They would like to have ODHFS units on display during this event. (Maybe you could stop by on your way home from the Farmville Muster). For more information contact Chief Eddie Ferguson eferguson@goochlandva.us 804-556-5304.

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