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.
Today we remember fallen Chief Ernest Heimberger who lost his life on this date in 1966.
The Funeral arrangements for Safety Officer Rick Reeves as as follows:
Public Viewing – Thursday 05/14/20 9:30am to 10:45am
Location: (At Funeral Home: 236 East Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083)
Mass – Thursday 05/14/20 11:00am
Location: St. Denis Church
2401 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA 19083
PRIVATE TO THE FAMILY
Public Burial- Thursday 05/14/20
Following the Service
Location: St. Denis Cemetery
2401 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA 19083
Flowers can be sent to the Funeral home on Wednesday 05/13/20 10am to 3pm
Contributions can be made in Ricks honor to the Foundations for Growing (C/O Tean Michael Man)
700 Abbott Drive (Suite 2)
Broomall, PA 19008
The Oakmont Fire Company regrets to announce the death of Life Member and Safety Officer Rick Reeves. Ricky, as he was known around the firehouse, was a 30 year active member who served as Firefighter and Engineer, in addition to his current role as Safety Officer. Ricky was known for being able to always brighten up any room he entered. His sense of humor, and dedication to the firehouse and residents of Havertown will be missed. Rest Easy dear friend, we will take it from here.
Last Thursday evening the company was dispatched to Linden Drive for a building fire. Assistant 38 arrived on scene and found smoke showing from an unoccupied residence. Several Haverford Township Fire Companies responded/assisted on the fire, along with Narberth EMS and Haverford PD. The fire was placed under control within an hour.
This past weekend we laid to rest our President, John J. Stretch III. The amount of people that showed up to wish John farewell was amazing. It reinforces how great of a man he was and that he positively impacted so many lives. We were truly honored to have had John serve our community through our organization. Rest In Peace dear friend. We will take it from here.
The Funeral arrangements for President Stretch are as follows:
Viewing this Friday, February 28, 2020 from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9 am to 10:30 am at his Funeral Home 236 East Eagle Rd. Havertown, Pa. 19083
Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 am at St. Denis Church 2401 St. Denis Lane Havertown, Pa. 19083.
The interment will take place in St. Denis Cemetery.