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The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society
P.O. Box 4196
Chester, VA  23831


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The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society is the Virginia Chapter of the Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America



Website Updates & Postings - 02/01/2014

2014 ODHFS Officers

President - Clyde Clark - (703) 255-2016    

Vice President - Bill Jones - (804) 956-0878

Secretary & Membership Chair - Richard Moss - (804) 748-2940     

Treasurer - Mike Dubus - (804) 748-4048      

Eastern Region Director - Tom Sharpley - (757) 759-0959      

Central Region Director - Carl Maurice - (540) 785-0555

Northern Region Director - Paul Lamp - (540) 533-5293       

Southwest Region Director - Jeffrey Saunders - (540) 440-0095  

Western Region Director - Karl Ehlshlager - (540) 774-8752

Safety Director - Bob Banach - (757) 546-3916


ODHFS now on Twitter too!


The Winter 2013 ODHFS Newsletter, The Torchbearer
is now online for Members Only (12-01-13).


2-02-2014: New photos posted in our Flickr Archive!
Some photos from the 2014 Annual Meeting have been posted.

If you have a large number of photos that you plan to send to
the WebChief, please e-mail or call me first so we can
prevent overloading the e-mailbox. 

2-01-2014: New events posted on our Calendar Page


If you are a current member of the ODHFS in good standing
(i.e. your dues are current!) please send an e-mail to
Jack Sullivan
to request your User ID and Password for this website.

There are many files that are only accessible to ODHFS Members.
Be sure to "Log In" to be able to view all content.

News Headlines
Lynchburg Fire Department preps historical collection for future museum
Sun. Apr 20th 2014
"Lynchburg Fire Department preps historical collection for future museum"Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:00 am  The Lynchburg News & Advance - By Steve HardyFrom the outside, the drafty warehouse doesn’t look like a museum, but when the firefighters roll back the door, the ...

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Thelma Mellander, wife of Joe Mellander, ODHFS No. Region Member
Sun. Apr 20th 2014
The Fairfax County Firefighter’s Retired Association received the following information. Thelma Mellander, wife of Joe Mellander has had problems walking and has gone from a walker to a wheelchair. She was admitted to Va. Hospital Center where a benign mass was found pressing on her spina...

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1st Qtr 2014 ODHFS Event Tracker Summary Posted
Mon. Apr 7th 2014
The 1st Quarter Summary of the ODHFS Event Tracker database is now available at this link and in the File Library (.pdf file). ...

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ODHFS Seeks members for Safety Officer positions
Sun. Mar 30th 2014
At the ODHFS officers and directors meeting on March 22, 2104 it was suggested that safety officers be appointed to cover the major static events that the ODHFS either sponsors or attends during the year.  These events would include, but not be limited to: Apple Blossom Parade; Claytor Lake Mus...

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FIRE EQUIPMENT & APPARATUS SALE! 5/10/14 - Gordonsville, VA
Sat. Mar 22nd 2014
FIRE EQUIPMENT & APPARATUS SALE!  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.Everything in the warehouse including antique furniture, other antiques, and fire memorabilia from the estate home, many items that were not there before will all be on sale! This will be the final sale so do not miss this one!Many W...

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Upcoming Events

9:00am - 2:00pm
Sat. Apr 26th 2014
(VA) Patina Family Estate Work Day - Gordonsville, VA

Sat. Apr 26th 2014
(VA) Dogwood Festival Parade Vinton, VA

Fri. May 2nd 2014
(VA) Apple Blossom Firefighter's Parade

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