Santa Sunday!

On Sunday, December 14th Santa and his Oakmont helpers were out and about in the neighborhood spreading Christmas cheer! Thank you to everyone that came out and said hi and sent along their pictures! Happy Holidays!

Trash Truck Fire

At approximately 6:45am this morning, Station 38 was dispatched to Haverford Road and Ardmore Avenue for a trash truck on fire. Squad 38 arrived on location to find a small fire in between the cab and the body of the truck. The crew from Squad 38 were able to remove the debri and extinguish the fire. On scene were Squad 38 and Engine 38.

Congratulations!

On Wednesday November 19th, members of Oakmont traveled to the Montgomery County Fire Academy to see firefighter Zachary Silver graduate from Firefighting 1. The course is 180 hrs and he is now a certified firefighter. Chief Hatton, Deputy Chief Maguire, firefighters Tim Baca and Bill Maguire were in attendance. Congratulations Zack!

102nd Banquet

On Saturday November 1st Oakmont held their 102nd Banquet at Llanerch Country Club. It was a full night of dinner, dancing and awards. Those who were honored were Joseph Chester for 45 years of service. William Hatton Jr, James McGoldrick and Stephen Talarico were awarded for 30 years of service. Corey Hatton received an award for 15 years of service. Retired Chief Robert McGoldrick was honored for his 7 years as Chief from 2008-2013. At the conclusion of the awards the two recipients of the William G Hatton Sr award were Kurt Nyhart and Richard Temple. The evening was a great time and a chance for the members and their wives and girlfriends to enjoy a night out.

Training

On Monday night, Oakmont took advantage of a great training opportunity. Drills were run using a house on Winton Avenue scheduled for demolition. Crews practiced roof ventilation and search and rescue. Thanks to Rayer Builders for allowing access to the house.

Thank you.

Oakmont received a banner of appreciation from Cardinal Foley PS and PK students. We hung the banner in the firehouse to display the artwork. It is always nice to receive a “thank you” to help remind us how important a job firefighting is.

Cub Scouts Visit

On Thursday, October 16th, the Cub Scouts Troop 500 from Coopertown visited the firehouse.
The troop learned about fire prevention, the dos and don’ts of fire safety and got up close to the fire trucks and equipment. It was a fun night for them and we hope they shared the fire safety tips with their families.