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Congratulations to ODHFS Eastern Region Member Dennis Keane who has been recognized with an EMS Lifetime Achievement Award from Tidewater EMS Council! CHESAPEAKE, Va. - For first time, Tidewater EMS awards 2 people with Lifetime Achievement Every year, the Tidewater EMS Council celebrates regional ...
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Recent Member News:Fairfax City Drive Around Parade:Jim Larson and Squrt 2 plus three more vehicles from his car collection to help with the 30 vehicle, 32-mile, 3-hour drive around Fairfax City neighborhoods.
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ODHFS President Tom Herman is sad to announce the passing of former ODHFS Central Region Director and Life Member, Jay Harry Tesh.Harry was featured in the last issue of “The Torchbearer” announcing that he had been awarded “LIFE” membership in the ODHFS.
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It was short notice and not planned out in advance but a small group of Central Region members were able to pull together a small cruise-in on Saturday evening, Oct. 3, 2020 to recognize "Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters" as promoted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (N...
Monday, September 7th, 2020
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ODHFS Central Region Members;Well, it's another month down in this crazy year and another month of cancellations of many of the events our club normally participates in. There are a few events in the region that as of today are still on and I have been made aware of a few new ones.
David Gantt, ODHFS Northern Region Director, shares the ODHFS Northern Region News for August 2020.
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Good Morning! Just wanted to give an update on the Western Region happenings. First of all I want to welcome our newest members Matt Holbrook, Paul Swafford, Darryl Thompson, and Thomas West. Welcome to the group.
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Central Region Members;First I want to welcome our newest members in the region, Frances and David DeJan who live in Richmond. They do not own any apparatus but have a strong interest in the fire service, especially Richmond Fire Department since Frances's grandfather was a Firefighter there i...
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Recent News: No event news to report this month. Linda and I did try to do a drive thru B-Day Party but our truck decided it didn’t want to. Currently under repair at Gantt’s Garage.If you attend any event, please don’t forget to send an e-mail to me or Mike Sanders , pictures a...
Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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The ODHFS regrets to announce that ODHFS Member and retired Fairfax County (VA) Battalion Chief and past Retirement Association President Hartley "Chip" Rollison passed away on July 1st with his family by his side.
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On The morning of Tuesday, May26, 2020, one of our longtime and avid members, Richard (Smitty) Smith, of Broad Run, Va. unexpectedly passed. Richard Joined ODHFS July 1, 1982. At this time, there are no plans for services.
Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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A couple of ODHFS Central Region rigs rolled out on June 20th to honor a WW II Vet who just turned 100 years young. A drive through parade with a motorcycle group and a couple of fire trucks went right by the front door of his care facility.
Sunday, June 14th, 2020
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ODHFS Central Region MembersThe calendar title says it is another month, but our Association's activities calendar is still stuck on March. All the parades and events that I know of that ODHFS members would normally be interested in have all been canceled thru July with one exception.
Sunday, June 14th, 2020
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We’ve had a some activity this past month in the region and also a couple of upcoming events to report on. So let’s get to the good stuff.Region NewsMember Jim Larson got out and about and was able introduce his “SQURT 2” to a few folks at a social distancing Cars and Coffee...
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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ODHFS Central Region MembersFor those of you that have never watched the movie "Groundhog Day", if your life has been like mine lately, there is no need to watch the movie; we have been living the movie day after day.
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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As your incoming Northern Region Director, I feel a little introduction is needed. I’m David Gantt, I’ve been a member of the ODHFS for 10 years now, also about 4 more years a long time ago.
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We regret to report that the ODHFS received word this morning that ODHFS Member Joe Mellender's wife, Thelma, passed away yesterday afternoon, May 7, 2020. They were married for 64 years and Thelma would have been 84 at the end of this month.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Good afternoon folks,Sad news to report today on the passing of Daniel Hottel, a longtime member of the Woodstock Fire Department (Shenandoah County, Virginia) and ODHFS member.The Woodstock Fire Department did a wonderful job on their Facebook page of communicating the passing of Mr.
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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ODHFS Central Region MembersFirst, welcome to our newest member of ODHFS in the Central Region, Bill Elliott. Bill served many years in the Chesterfield County Fire Department as a volunteer then career firefighter.
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Hi folks,I think 2020 is going to be a great year for ODHFS and our antique fire truck hobby. I bet some trucks got some TLC with the recent warmer February weather. As I try and do each month, here are some quick highlights and key dates to keep in mind for our Northern Region ODHFS team:Some upd...
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