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."
Winner of the "2004 Citizen of the
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
HVFD, DRO Station #1 Training Area
8274 U.S. Highway 50
Howard, CO Read more.
Raffle Fundraiser 2014
automobile donated by Speedy Auto Sales in Salida.
Tickets $20.00 each. To
purchase tickets see any HVFD member or
the station at 942-3082 or 942-3353.
Drawing on September 20,
2014 at 6:00 p.m.
(Do not need to be present to win.)
Volunteer Fire Department
8274 U.S. Hwy.
Howard, CO 81233
Read more & see pictures
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.
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.
Dan Ogden, Sr., Chief
Julie Bates, Treasurer
Previous and upcoming
April 28, 2007
by Al's Alaska
May 26, 2014
June 7th & 8th, 2014
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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