New Fire Station & CC
Letter from the Chief
Training on TeleSquirt Truck
Flight For Life Training
Fire Safety Hints
HVFD 50th Birthday Celebration
Grand Opening 2004
Chief Ogden's Award
Citizens of the Year
2013 Dan & Kathy Ogden
2012 Mark & Carla Gillespie
2011 Harold Tallent
2010 Julie Bates
2007 Robert & Bonnie Francis
2006 Dick & Phyllis Singer
2005 Roger & Yvonne Stromberg
2004 Mike Steward
Ogden, Fire Chief
In 2004 received award, "In Appreciation for Your Dedicated Community
Service to the Citizens of Howard."
Mike Steward, Secretary retired December 31, 2014.
Winner of the "2010 Citizen of the Year" award.
the Fremont County Sheriff's Office for FIRE BAN information
it changes due to weather conditions.
And, we're not
just about fires; we averaged one major public event at Station #1 per month.
We have aid agreements with all our neighbors, provide traffic control and
highway safety for the Colorado State Patrol, Fremont County Sheriff's Office,
and Chaffee County officials. Our Fire Station is a Red Cross Shelter and
designated emergency operations center.
Medical Responder Training Course at HVFD, DRO Station #1 Training Area
8274 U.S. Highway 50 Howard, CO
Dan Ogden, Sr., Chief
Julie Bates, Treasurer
Ogden, HVFD Chief was presented with two awards at the Pancake Breakfast
held on August 25, 2012.
One award was for his 35 years of outstanding leadership and service.
The other award was the dedication of Fire Station #1.
Howard Volunteer Fire
Department's Secretary, Mike Steward retired after many productive years
as Secretary of the Department on
December 31, 2014. His
selfless service proved to be extremely beneficial to the Department as
well as to all the residents of Howard.
His dedication is appreciated beyond words. He will be greatly missed at
the station by all.
Dan Ogden, HVFD Chief,
presenting Mike his retirement
plaque for all his dedicated service throughout the years
at the HVFD Christmas Celebration and Retirement Dinner.
April 28, 2007
by Al's Alaska
May 26, 2014
June 7th & 8th, 2014
The HVFD received
monies through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters
grant (FEMA) to purchase necessary equipment, protective gear, and training.
Raymond Maxwell, Frank Phelps and several other firemen volunteers built
open lockers at the rear of the firehouse across part of the back and side
walls to house the firemen's protective gear.
new 3,000 Gallon Tender
Volunteer Fire Department accepts title to a 3,000 gallon tender purchased
from Wet Mountain Fire Protection District.
are HVFD Officers Dan Ogden and Mike Steward receiving title from
Dave Tonsing and John Tillotson from Wet Mountain Fire Protection
the HVFD meeting on July 6, 2010, Mr. & Mrs. Abbadusky presented Dan Ogden,
HVFD Fire Chief with an American flag that was flown over one of Saddam Hussein's
palaces, along with a plaque that was given to the Abbaduskys by the Joint
Combat Camera Forces Iraq. The inscription on the plaque reads,
flag was flown over Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq on 29 March 2006 in honor
of the Abbadusky family.
Qasr al Faw Palace was one of Saddam's newer palaces. The Al Faw Palace is
named after a southern town that was occupied by the Iranians and then won
back in a bloody siege that cost thousands of lives. It is set on an artificial
lake, so still it looks like blue-green glass. All around the lake are Roman-style
villas. Saddam reportedly had the palace built to commemorate his nation's
"victory" over Iran. He would bring guests there to watch or hunt
the wildlife and relax by the lakes.
accept this flag as a small token of appreciation for the support rendered
to the deployed members of Combat Camera Forces Iraq"
Combat Camera Forces Iraq
Corps-Iraq, Information Operations
Mr. Abbadusky has since passed away. The flag is proudly on display hanging
inside the HVFD / Community Center.
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