New Fire Station &
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
2019 Janice Yalch
2018 Craig & Joyce Hortman
2017 The Van Esselstine Family
2016 Eric Kerrigan
2015 Joanne Ogden
2014 Raymond & Pam Maxwell
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."
"I hope to help keep the HVFD working smoothly."
Winner of the "2010 Citizen of the Year" award.
Due to Covid 19, our annual Memorial Day Breakfast and our Chili Cook-Off
have ben canceled.
the Fremont County Sheriff's Office for FIRE BAN information
as it changes due
to weather conditions.
Notify HVFD @ 942-4833
use caution when burning!
call 942-3082 for more information.
It is with great
sorrow that I tell of Mike Steward's passing. He died on Thursday,
August 4, 2016 after complications from surgery. He was a most valued
member of HVFD for 16 years. His contributions as Secretary of the
Department were immeasurable. One of his many duties was arranging
training for the active firemen volunteers, he stayed all night
at the station when we remained open 24 hours for the evacuees of
the Hayden Pass fire, was an active participant in the pancake breakfasts
and chili cook-offs throughout the years, and was always available
when ever needed.
the "Citizen of the Year" award in 2004. He played a major
role in designing and constructing the fire station / community
center sign and played a major role in implementing projects for
in Howard for 24 years. He moved here with his wife Sharon from
Denver in 1992. A memorial Service will be held for Mike at the
Fire Station on Hwy. 50 in Howard on Wednesday, August 17th at 12:00
p.m. A roast beef luncheon will be served afterwards. Mike will
be greatly missed by many.
Note: Due to Covid
19, the upcoming Pancake Breakfast & the Chili Cook-Off have been
(We will keep you
posted of any events in the future.)
April 28, 2007
May 25, 2020
June 13th &
Saturday & Sunday
HVFD would like to thank
the community for all the donations to help those affected by the Hayden
has been wonderful.
A heart felt thank you
for all the donations and support received.
In times of
need, people rally and show their support anyway they can.
the HVFD board meeting Wednesday, August 10, 2016 a $500.00 check
from the Pleasant Valley Club was presented to Chief Dan Ogden and
Treasurer Julie Bates by Debra Krizmanich, President of the Pleasant
Valley Club and Eileen Owens, a club member and past president.
special "THANK YOU" for a very generous donation.
2016 HVFD Open House
8274 U.S. Hwy. 50
Med Helicopters, AVA Ambulance,
& Fire Trucks were on display
-Free hamburgers &
Free hot dogs-
Free paper fold up fire
trucks for the chidren, while they lasted.
Open House Video 2015-
Steward, Former Secretary
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.
Dan Ogden, HVFD Chief,
presenting Mike Steward his retirement
plaque for all his dedicated service throughout the years
at the HVFD Christmas Celebration and Retirement Dinner.
Mike retired on Dec. 31, 2014
Mike passed away on Aug. 4, 2016
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 wallsto
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.