Apply

Upcoming Events

 

 
 
 
 
 
Union Web Design for Union Firefighters!


 
History

*Under Construction*

 

 

The VPFF was originally established on January 10th, 1955, as the Virginia State Association of Fire Fighters, by charter locals from Newport News, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, and Roanoke. The original group consisted of 5 locals representing 640 firefighters.

 

 The VPFF has been guided by the leadership of the following members:

President

PT Barfield (1955)

AT Williams (1956)

WE Kube (1957-1960)

WM Mattox (1961-1966)

WE Kube (1966-1968)

JA Whitehead (1968-1970)

Jack Carper (1970-1972)

JA Whitehead (1972-1974)

Harold Schaitberger (1974-1976)

Ray Via (1976-1983)

Gary O'dell (1983-1986)

Eric Lamar (1986-1989)

Jim Thorton (1990-1993)

Quentin Tabscott (1993-1994)

R. Michael Mohler (1994-present)

 

Secretary-Treasurer

WA Walker (1955-1960)

JR Lilienthal (1961-1964)

BS Lugar (1964-1966)

CE White (1966-1968)

Ronald Robertson (1968-1972)

D. Duane Dixon (Emeritus) (1972-2002)

Michael Hanks (2002-present)

 

 

 

 

Ray Via Award Recepients (Fire Fighter Of The Year)

1983

D. Duane Dixon

Local 1132

 

1984

Jim Thorton

Local 68

 

1985

Buddy Rothweiler

Local 1568

 

1986

Jack Carter

Local 794

 

1987

Mike Winstead

Local 68

 

1988

Doug Conway

Local 1568

 

1989

Frank Kearney

Local 2450

 

1990

Doug Bracey

Local 995

 

1992

Earl Joyner

Local 2498

 

1994

Eric Lamar

Local 2068

 

1996 (Posthumously)

Willis T. "Buck" Swartz

Local 2800

 

1998

James "Cricket" Mikell

Local 68

 

2000

Harold Schaitberger

Local 2068

 

2002

Pat Morrison

Local 2068

 

2004

Jack R. Lilienthal Jr

Local 2801

 

2006

Hahn Deniston

Local 3217

 

2008

Thomas Simcoe

Local 2068

 

2010

Robert L. Bragg III

Local 2363

 

2012

Michael Hanks

 

 
 
Member Login
Apply for an Account | Remind Me!