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Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Dear ODHFS members – the oldest continuous operating fire museum in Virginia is always looking for new members. Now is a good time to join and membership offers discounted admissions and a monthly newsletter with very interesting history of the Alexandria, Va.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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ODHFS Central Region Members:First I want to welcome to ODHFS and the Central Region several new members who have joined in the last few months: Johnny Shelton; David Silvestro; Billy Greer; William Boissean; Stephen Filarsky; and Joe Reid.
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
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PURYEAR, Gerald Linwood "Jerry," 77, of Glen Allen, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence L. and Gladys Louise Puryear; and brother, Robert S.
Friday, November 15th, 2019
Hi folks,Just wanted to share some miscellaneous news items as it relates to the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society (ODHFS) and our Northern Region.New ODHFS MembersFirst up, we have had several new members join ODHFS.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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ODHFS Central Region Members:Since my last newsletter I received information on the Prince George Parade which is now listed below. Also, ODHFS received a request by someone in Henrico that wants "to hire" an antique fire apparatus to attend their son's 4th birthday party that will...
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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Welcome! We have a new member in our Northern Region – welcome to Willie Shelton Jr. in the Fredericksburg area. Thank you Willie for your interest in the ODHFS and we look forward to meeting with you at an ODHFS event, parade, muster, etc.Also a Congratulations to our President Tom Herman a...
Monday, October 21st, 2019
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I know this is a long shot, but we are trying to find out any info on Lyn-Dan Heights (VA) first fire engine. This year is their 60th anniversary. It was a Lyn-Dan Heights engine from Campbell County, VA.
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A longtime very active member who served as Trustee, Vice President and Senior Vice President of SPAAMFAA as well as serving on many committees, has passed away. He also was a life long member of the Maryland Fire Service.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019
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Old Dominion Historical SocietyEastern RegionGreeting from the Eastern District. This is a reminder that we have a few parades coming up in the near future. Also, I need some input from the members of the district on improving the growth of our club.
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ODHFS Central Region Members;Welcome to the newest ODHFS members in the Central Region:Hunter FisherBud LaceyRichard KnightJoshua FitzgeraldI hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We had a great showing at the Brandermill Community parade with 9 apparatus participating.Up-coming events in the C...
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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