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Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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ODHFS Member Mike Sanders recently shared this information:From the process of restoring my Goochland County truck, I obtained several old Indian Tanks that needed some work. Unfortunately, the “Smith Indian” Fire Pump decals were pretty much destroyed.I forgot where I got this informat...
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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ODHFS Vice President Sid Brewbaker passed away on Sunday Nov. 17, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 1:00pm. Service and visitation will be held at the Buchanan Chapel of the Botetourt Funeral Home, 14920 Lee Hwy, Buchanan, VA 24066.
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Firefighting with Henry’s Model TSecond Edition - By ODHFS Member William KillenThe Second Edition of Firefighting with Henry’s Model T features over 250 pages of hundreds of color and black and white photographs of fire apparatus built on the Ford Model T chassis by more than twenty Am...
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ODHFS Member Carl Maurice acquired and hauled home this week a rare 1925 AB3A chain drive fire chassis number 411835 originally delivered to Bloomingdale, NJ on August 31, 1925.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Tommy Herman passed along this nice story and photos about an engine restored here in Virginia and making the trip back to Delaware to the original Fire Co.I just wanted to pass along to our family and friends the events from this past weekend.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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ODHFS Member - The Bedford Volunteer Fire Department recently celebrated their 125th Anniversary with a parade. On Saturday October 5, 2013 six members of the ODHFS participated in the department's parade with antique fire apparatus that went through the center of the town of Bedford and then d...
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WARRENTON, NC - World's record attempt at longest fire engine parade as part of the Thirtieth Annual Warren County Fireman's Day. About 120 pumpers and about 144 fire department vehicles participated.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
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ODHFS members attended the Annual Wings, Wheels, & Keels on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Topping, Virginia. There were 5 ODHFS members present with 7 pieces fire apparatus. The event was the largest that they had ever had.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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The Society held its 2013 state-wide muster on Saturday September 21st at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. For our second muster this year the weather waited to mid-afternoon to change to rain. It was attended by 28 registered members from four of our regions.
Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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The ODHFS traveled to The SPAAMFAA National Muster in Cherry Hill, NJ and were very well represented on the muster field by James, Jim & Derek Hart with their 1934 US Fire Apparatus, Carl & Bonnie Maurice with their 1952 Mack, Mike & Diana Denbar with their 1929 American LaFrance, Pete &...
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ODHFS Member Rob Fariss is looking for information about the current location and condition of a 1956 Ford engine, painted white over red that was originally owned by the Cave Spring #3 VFD in Roanoke County, VA.
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A group of ODHFS members and some spouses attended the 2013 SPAAMFAA Winter Meeting & Convention in Jacksonville, FL. from February 13th through the 16th. Members attending included Bill Killen, Pete West and his wife, Tommy & Debbie Herman, Karl Ehlshlager and his wife, Carl Maurice and hi...
Congratulations to Pete West who was notified in December 2012 that his recently restored 1931 Buffalo had been awarded a American Automobile Club of America (AACA) National Award. The award was presented in February at the AACA National Awards Banquet in Philadelphia.
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
NEW WEBSITE FEATURE! ODHFS Event Tracker ODHFS Members can now record their participation in events by filling out a simple online form on this website. This Event tracking page will only be visible to ODHFS members who are registered users of the ODHFS website with a current User ID and ...
Nice set of early photos from the 2012 SPAAMFAA National Summer Conference & Muster at the link.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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The muster was held on Saturday 6/9/12 in Dublin, VA. The weather was pleasant this year with sun, a light wind and temperature in the low eighties. Attendance was increased significantly from recent years.
Long time ODHFS member Hugh D. Whitlow celebrated his 96th birthday on June 2nd, 2012. Hugh is a great supporter of the Society and has given us a great amount of archival material on Oren & Grumman apparatus.
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To all ODHFS members: The ODHFS has lost one of long time members and great supporter, Mr. John Patina, of Gordonsville, Va. John’s wife, Moe, passed away about 5 years ago and we have not seen much of John since that time.
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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Click this link for the video about the REO !
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ODHFS Western Region Member Roy Redd is the Rotary Club of Blackburg's 2011 Citizen of the Year! Roy has for many years made sure that Dicky Horne's Ex-Christiansburg VFD's '41 Dodge/Oren pumper was displayed at our Claytor Lake muster.
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