Old Dominion

ODHFS Eastern Region Newsletter – February


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. Addition to the equipment from the past that show cased where the fire service was in the early years we are closer than ever with the Monster Firetruck, 1937 Seagrave quad, Honor Log and 9/11 memorial piece being placed in this west foyer area. If you’re available to man the ODHFS area come on down I’ll be there everyday (Thur,Fri,Sat)https://www.registration123.com/VFCA/2023VFCA/ConferenceAgenda.cfm

Upcoming Events

  • March 11, 2023 Raleigh NC St. Patrick’s Day Parade For more information or to sign up contact Cassie Young; nctrains2000@yahoo.com ; 919-523-9964
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade March 18 Norfolk
  • April 1, 2023 ODHFS Annual Meeting At our recent Directors meeting we decided to provide a free meal to all who attend the meeting. More information to follow about the meeting an signing up for it. There will also be dinner on your own get together on Friday evening.
  • Touch a truck April 22 Chesapeake Greenbrier Mall If you’re interested in attending let me know ASAP
  • May 5, 2023 95th Annual Apple Blossom FireFighters Parade in Winchester. More information will be posted on the ODHFS website or you can contact Northern Region Director David Gantt at: racindave@msn.com
  • 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. ODHFS has been asked to have antique vehicles on display during this service. More information to follow.
  • 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.