Congratulations to Chief William Hatton Jr. on the birth of his granddaughter and Chief Emeritus William Hatton Sr. on the birth of his great granddaughter,Livia Nicole Miller, on 4/27/2021, 6lbs 10oz!
At 10:25 PM last night RIT 38 was dispatched on the working fire in Bon Airs local. Command subsequently requested the balance of Company 38 to the scene. Our units operated on scene for approximately one hour before starting to be released by command.
The Engine stood by at this high pressure gas leak as Peco performed an emergency repair.
The Oakmont Fire Company regrets to announce the death of Assistant Chief Nick Sava. Nick has long been an active and dedicated volunteer at Oakmont, serving in multiple leadership positions, up to the rank of Deputy Chief. In addition to currently holding the position of Assistant Chief, Nick also is a Board of Director and Life Member. Nick will be sorely missed by all of us at Oakmont. Rest Easy Nick, we will never forget you, or your dedicated volunteer service to the residents Haverford Township.
Funeral arrangements to be posted once finalized.
This week is National Fire Prevention Week and the theme this year is “Serve up fire safety in the kitchen.” Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we are unable to hold our annual open house. In lieu of the open house, this week we will be posting various Fire Prevention material on our social media and website for your review. Thank you for your understanding and we will see you at our open house next year!
Early this morning Company 38, Engine 35 and Narberth Ambulance were dispatched to Bala Lane for a reported house fire. Units arrived onscene and found a tree branch had fallen and forced wires onto the roof of the home causing a small fire in the roof and attic area. The fire was quickly contained once power was secured. Chief 38 had command.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we have decided to cancel our annual July 4th Parade and Celebration. Please stay well, and we look forward to celebrating Independance Day with you next year.
Today we pause to remember the sacrifices made by all those who have given their lives in service to this country, and those who are on the front lines today. This Memorial Day is a little different, as we are not able to meet in person for our traditional ceremony at the firehouse. Over the years, the Oakmont Fire Company has lost five members, both in war, and in the line of duty. They are:
Hoseman George T Watts
Hoseman William J Shader Jr Hoseman William L Nunan
Captain Martin J Basile
Chief Ernest F Heimberger
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for us. We can never repay that debt.
Also, since last Memorial Day, the following members have passed away. They are gone but will never be forgotten:
Life Member Ronald O’Connor
Dr William S Myers
President John J Stretch
Safety Officer Richard Reeves
Early this morning, Engine 38 made the response to Narberth Fire Company while Lower Merion Township companies operated at a multiple alarm fire at an apartment complex. The Engine stood by for two an a half hours covering Narberth, until being released.
The Oakmont Fire Company laid to rest Life Member/Safety Officer Richard “Rickey” Reeves on Thursday . Rickey dedicated 30 years of his life to Oakmont and the citizens of Haverford Township. I would like to thank everyone for their support during this very difficult time, and especially thank Brookline, Llanerch, Bon Air, and the Manoa Fire Companies, along with The Haverford Township Police for their assistance.