Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association

President Charlie Horne and the officers of the association would like to welcome you to our association. The association was founded in 1874 at Ada, Ohio. Article I of the Constitution and By-Laws of the association states that: "The object of this association shall be to create and maintain a brotherly and fraternal feeling by banding together such volunteer, part-paid, paid firefighters as may be carried on the rolls of fire companies or fire departments, to work for the education of its members in the advancement of their chosen duty of firefighting, fire prevention and rescue work; to hold a Conference annually for the promotion of friendship among the members; and to seek protection for fighters and their dependents through adequate legislation."  Please feel free to e-mail us for information about our association. Members and Associate Members, please feel free to send us information on your department or business or events. We will gladly post them on our site. 

​​NOVFA Postings

Posted on December 12, 2018

We thank everyone for their support of our association. Current members paid for 2019 are available with the links below.

2019 Members

2019 Associates

Posted on November 17, 2018

It is with sadness that we report that one of our departments has suffered a loss of a member. Firefighter Daniel Lucius, a member of the Carroll Township Fire & Rescue Department in Ottawa County passed away on November 15th after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident while in route to an emergency call in the township. Please keep Firefighter Lucius, his family, and his department in your thoughts and prayers. "Rest in Peace Brother, we will take it from here."

Posted on November 7, 2018 

The 2019 Registration Packets have been mailed out today. Please remember that your department can pay for your regular dues and Charity Fund Dues with one check if you choose. Your Charity Fund Listings, if a member for 2018, have been included along with instructions for the registrations. 

Posted on November 5, 2018

We would like to thank the Leipsic Fire Department in Putnam County for offering to host our 2019 Annual Convention. The officer's of the association and the Leipsic firefighters are looking forward to seeing everyone in June 2019. 

Posted on September 5, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our former President Richard "Dick" Boman from the Noble Township Fire Department in Defiance County. President Bolman served in office for the association from 1987 to 1991. He was the President from 1989 to 1990. His obituary can be found at the link beow.

President Bolman Obituary

Posted on August 21, 2018

Special Thanks to the South Richland Township Fire Department in Defiance County for picking up the hosting of the 2019 Men's Bowling Tournament.

Posted on August 2, 2018

Unfortunately we are receiving reports of people calling requesting donations to assist families who lost a loved one due to line of duty deaths. The Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen's Association does not solicit donation by phone for any reason or contract the service out. Please ask for all information to where the money is going before donating. It is a shame that this happens.

Posted on August 1, 2018

The 2018 Fun Day / Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 8th 2018 at the Eagles Landing Golf Club, 5530 Bay Shore Rd. Oregon, OH 43616. The event is being hosted by the Oregon Fire Department in Lucas County. The Association is trying a new concept in efforts to save our hosts money due to increased mailing costs. The registration and rules are posted on-line and are available on the link below. Please share this with your county departments.

2018 Fun Day / Golf Tournament Packet   

Posted on July 31, 2018

The Post Convention Newsletter is available at the link below. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to the Gibsonburg Fire Department on a job well done. 

2018 Convention Results

Posted on July 20, 2018

The 30 day meeting was held on July 19th at the Green Springs Fire Department and we would like to thank them for a job well done. Unfortunately we have not received host requests for our 2019 Men's Bowling Tournament or for the 2019 Annual Convention. Please contact one of our officers if your department would like to host one of these events. We would like to welcome back Former President and Chairman of the Board Mark Wilhelm from the Put-in-Bay Fire Department as a Director for the association. Mark was appointed to the position due to the resignation of Past President Bruce Silcott who would have been the Chairman for the Board. Jim Tansey will stay on as the Chairman. We also welcome Ron Bechstein from the Central Joint Fire District as the new Charity Fund Secretary and Louie Snyder from the Clyde Fire Department as the new Charity Fund Treasurer. Thanks go out to our former officers, Ed Bauer (Director), Bruce Silcott (President), Jamie Meller (Assistant Secretary), Ed Bohn (Charity Fund Secretary), and Denny Hartman (Charity Fund Treasurer) for the great service they did for the association. They will be missed and we wish them well.


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