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Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Apple Blossom 2019 Wrap UpA group of the ODHFS folks in the Northern Region who coordinate and plan Apple Blossom each year met to “debrief” our 2019 event that was held on May 4th. I am impressed with this team that looks at ways to improve and streamline our biggest Northern Region ev...
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We regret to inform you that ODHFS Member Warren Danzenbaker passed away on April 3, 2019. He had been a member of the ODHFS since 2009 and served as Treasurer of the Northern Region for the past several years.His funeral service will be at 2pm Sunday April 7th at Arcola United Methodist Church (247...
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The following arrangements are for Christiansburg, VA Firefighter Roy Redd, 66, who passed away on Wed., Nov. 28, 2018. The visitation is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Auburn Baptist Church in Riner, Va.
Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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The ODHFS received the following updates from SPAAMFAA:SPAAMFAA has added items to the secure member area- specifically the most recent issue of Silver Trumpet for those who receive it digitally, as well as a copy of the proposed by-laws changes to be voted on in the ballot, and the minutes of the B...
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'A legendary individual': Retired fire marshal David Creasy dies from cancer. He served the Richmond and Chesterfield fire departments for a combined total of more than 50 years.Dave was also a member of the Central Region of the ODHFS.
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Vintage fire engine built in Roanoke donated to transportation museum By Joe Dashiell Updated: Thu 9:51 PM, Aug 30, 2018 ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke is well-known for the steam locomotives that were built in the Norfolk and Western shops.But did you know on...
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ODHFS Regional Director Paul Lamp presented the “Bob White Memorial Award” helmet to ODHFS member Mike Sanders during the awards ceremony at the Apple Blossom Muster, held each year in Winchester, Va.The award was announced at the ODHFS Annual Meeting, held in April of each year.
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2018 Apple Blossom Antique WinnersPhotos of all rigs participating available at this link! Privately Owned Best in Class1800’s-1939 - Eddie Gochender - 1937 Chevy/Buffalo Pumper1940-1949 - Tom Oakley - 1948 Autocar Pumper1950-1959 - Stephen P.
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Richard V. SlepetzJanuary 20, 1944 – June 1, 2018On June 1, 2018, Richard V. Slepetz died at his home in Herndon within the arms of his family after a brutal battle with kidney cancer. He was 74, and would have celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with beloved wife Linda in July.
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Joe Woodall is on a mission for his fire department. He is looking for a 1927 ALF that Front Royal purchased and donated to Rivermont Volunteer Fire and Rescue . He talked to Rocky Keplinger and he told him it was scrapped and some pieces were put into storage.
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The ODHFS was awarded a “Judges Award” for Outstanding Participation at the Urbanna Oyster Festival Firefighter’s Parade this past Friday evening 11/3/17. Members of the ODHFS showed up with about a dozen rigs, all of which were very high quality and the judges were duly impressed!...
From Hemmings DailyJoe Bailon, inventor of “candy apple red” and other paints, dies aged 94Daniel Strohl on Sep 27th, 2017 at 8am Lay down a coat of gold first, then red atop that, then follow that with a clear coat with some red mixed into it and you get deep, delicious glowing paint kn...
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ODHFS Member Chris Oliphant and Joe Sullivan, the IFBA Region 3 Vice-President notified ODHFS President Gary Hoerman that the ODHFS has been awarded the "2017 Website of the Year Award" by the International Fire Buffs Assoc.
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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If you didn't make it up to Sackets Harbor, NY for the 2017 SPAAMFAA Summer Conference and Muster (and even if you did) Tom Herman was good enough to share a few hundred photos from the event. We've posted a bunch of them in the ODHFS Photo Archive at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/odhfs/alb...
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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ODHFS Member Nollie Neill posted the following on Facebook today 5/31/2017:"It is with heavy heart, that I report the passing of our beloved good friend Steve Hall of Riner, VA. I’ve been informed that Steve passed away earlier this morning; no details have been released yet.
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ODHFS Member Mike Denbar is restoring another fire engine. This time it's a 1939 303 series GMC cabover fire engine from the Gordonsville, VA VFD.Mike has posted a ton of photos about the restoration progress on a website for ODHFS members who might be interested.
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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The Regional boundary map for the ODHFS has been updated! The new map is posted on our website under the "Members" tab. Here's a direct link to the new map!
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Update - “The Great Scooter Brigade” and fire truck parade Monday morning 1/16.For the last 2 weeks, fire departments from Florida to Virginia have participated in “The Great Scooter Brigade”.
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
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A piece of the City of Richmond fire department history is coming to life ! A 1937 Buffalo Hose Wagon that was retired by Richmond in the 1950’s and then served in Alberta, Va. is being restored by ODHFS members Peter West & Tom Herman, with help from many other people, including Rocky Ke...
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Mike Sanders recently had the opportunity to photograph this nice 1966 ALF in Carlisle. Prior to Carlisle, it was originally delivered to Annandale, VA and then to Navy-Vale, VA (Now the Fair Oaks VFD) – both departments in Fairfax County.
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