Delaware County LODD Memorial

THANK YOU

Saturday, July 9, 2016   Thank you!On behalf of the Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Committee, we want to thank each of the members of the Emergency Services and those who are not, who attended either the Viewing or Funeral Services for Deputy Fire Chief 20-9a & Delaware County Fire/EMS Dispatcher #36 on Wednesday June 29th or Thursday June 30th 2016 to show the Morgan Family and the Members of the Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company that they are not alone in Mike Morgan 's passing.

A heartfelt Thank You also goes out to each of the organizations involved in the preparation, hard work and resources that you mustered together so that the Morgan Family and the members of the Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company could honor and pay tribute to their beloved son, brother, uncle, family member, Deputy Chief and friend!

It has been said a thousand times already, Mike was that good guy you wanted to be with, he made everyone laugh, when you spent any time at all with him at work, time just flew by. You either wanted Mike on the Radio as a Dispatcher or at the incident with you and when he was, there was nothing you needed, he was always one step ahead. There is a void left in each of us, I cannot imagine what it is like inside Station 20 or in the Radio Room now a days….

The time that each of you devoted to this detail in the past weeks cannot be repaid, but know that it is greatly appreciated!

Our delay in this thank you was so that we could make sure that the Morgan Family and GDH Family could morn their loss and so we could prepare to assist them with the filing of the Line of Duty paperwork.

We have received so many heartfelt messages about what they witnessed last Wednesday and Thursday and how fitting they were for Michael. Personally, I wish I could hug each of you or be able to repay each of you for your services and connections. I can only hope that we don’t need to provide such a service for a fallen member again.

The following links are of photos and videos taken by a select handful of Photographers and Video Specialist of the services as a remembrance of the day and Mike's final farewell.

Thanks again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwrpJrDRytw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vMmGIEEMmA

https://vimeo.com/173264024

https://youtu.be/zRqRkvaeNuQ

http://www.mfsphotos.com/…/2016-J…/Michael-P-Morgan-Funeral/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6KjBm0Nhk




   


 

Rest in Peace Mike Morgan

Sunday, June 26, 2016    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Members of the Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire Company, the Delaware County 911 Center Dispatchers, Friends, and the Family of Deputy Chief Mike Morgan in his passing this morning.

Rest in Peace Chief, you are Truly Missed.



   


 

Our Prayers are with Chris Dorman and the Folcroft Police Department

Friday, June 24, 2016  Prayers for a Speedy Recovery for Officer Chris Dorman of the Folcroft Police Department!

     



 

Memorial Photos, Courtesy of Mark Sherwood

Friday, June 3, 2016   Click on an image to see more.

     



 

Delaware County Hero Bowl

Thursday, June 2, 2016   Mark Your Calendar!

   


 

Wills for Heroes

Saturday, May 21, 2016  The Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Committee will host our next Wills for Heroes Program on May 21st 2016 at the Holmes Fire Company!  

The Holmes Fire Company is located at 234 Holmes Rd., Holmes, Pa. 19043 (Ridley Township, PA). Please see the login information below to schedule an appointment! 

 

Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Committee, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division,  sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP are proud to bring the Wills for Heroes program to you!

Wills for Heroes is a free and easy service that provides Wills, Living Wills, Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney to first responders and their spouses/partners. If you die without a Will, Pennsylvania’s intestate laws will determine who will receive your property. Undoubtedly, your loved ones’ grief will be overwhelming; a clear expression of your intent, desires, and wishes may help ease some of this inevitable burden. While nobody likes to think about an untimely death, it is best that you express your wishes through a written document. For your family’s peace of mind, please consider this invaluable opportunity, offered completely free to you and your spouse/partner. On May 21, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all Delaware County First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses or significant others. 

 

The May 21st event will be held at the Holmes Fire Company, 234 Holmes Rd. Holmes, PA 19043 (Ridley Township, PA).  Appointments for each person last approximately 1 hour and at the conclusion of it you will have notarized legal documents – a Will, Living Will, and Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney (or any combination thereof).  If you select you are coming with a spouse/significant other you will have back to back appointments, and the computer will automatically schedule a second appointment. You do not need to schedule a separate appointment. Please schedule your appointment early as this event is sure to fill up fast. 

 

Appointments must be scheduled online at www.pabar.org/wfh/   The password is: DELCO 

 

If you have any questions about the program please contact Sandy Romaszewski at SRomaszewski@foxrothschild.com  or Carolyn Capobianco at  Capobianco@ballardspahr.com.  

For more information on the program visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org

** If your estate exceeds approximately $750,000, this service is unavailable to you due to the complexity of your estate and the limited time to complete the legal documents. For determining if your estate is over $750,000, include your cash, personal property, stock and bonds, real estate equity, savings, cash value of a whole/universal life insurance policy only (not the amount of the insurance policy). PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WILLS DAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. INDIVIDUALS ARE VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM. NO-SHOWS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED!! 



This is again at no cost to you at with Thanks to the Holmes Fire Company, the Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Committee, and the Wills for Heroes program



   


 

Pineville Volunteer N.C. Fire Department Line of Duty Death

Sunday, May 1, 2016    Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Pineville Volunteer N.C. Fire Department and the Family of Firefighter Richard Sheltra who died in the Line of Duty last evening while on scene at a 3 alarm strip mall fire.

   


 

Honor Guard delivers the Colors at the Philadelphia Union Game today

Saturday, April 30, 2016   The Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Honor Guard presented our Nations Colors at Talen Energy Stadium for today's Philadelphia Union Game vs the San Jose Earthquakes. Game ended in a 1-1 tie.

Click on picture for many more photos from today's game. 


     



 

Prince George's County Fire & EMS Line of Duty Death

Friday, April 15, 2016   Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Prince George's County Fire & EMS and the Family of Firefighter-Paramedic John Ulmschneider, who was shot and killed while responding to a call in Temple Maryland last evening.Please also keep in your thoughts Firefighter Kevin Swain who also suffered a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.

   


 

The Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund will be holding two of its annual events, the Hero Scholarship Basketball All-Star Games and the Hero Bowl Football Game.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016  To all of our Friends and Members of the Delaware County Emergency Service Family, 

We would like to call attention to two upcoming sporting events that support each and every one of us. The Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund will be holding two of its annual events, the Hero Scholarship Basketball All-Star Games and the Hero Bowl Football Game. 

What is so important about these games is the "Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County, Inc," which was established in 1977 by Delaware County Council to provide college education scholarships for children of police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who die in the line of duty. 

Below is the Delaware County Council Fact Sheet for the upcoming games. We are asking that you all try and make an attempt to attend at least one of the Basketball Games on April 9th at Chi Chester High School or the Hero Bowl on June 2nd at Cardinal O'hara High School in Marple Township. 

There is more information in the fact sheet below, feel free to reach out if you have any questions to any of the people listed in the fact sheet or to us and we will put you in touch with them.  

Lets all try to attend and show our support and thanks! 

Rich Heffernan Jr. 
Delaware County Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Committee 
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FACT SHEET: March 22, 2016  
Announcement: 2016 Hero Scholarship Basketball All-Star games 
Council member: MIKE CULP 

Each year, some of the top student athletes in our county participate in athletic competitions to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund. This fund provides college education scholarships for children of police, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty. 

Not only does the Hero Scholarship Fund benefit young people, but the sports events bring young athletes together for a great cause. The 2016 Hero Scholarship Basketball All-Star Games will be held on Saturday evening, April 9th at Chi Chester High School. 
The other main event is the Hero Bowl football game set for June 2nd 2016
Today’s announcement focuses on the double-header Hero Basketball Game. 

Before I bring up the committee members, I’d like to stress the importance of this Hero Fund. One of the greatest tragedies a community can suffer is the loss of a police officer or emergency responder. 
These men and women are police officers, firefighters and emergency responders. But they are also fathers, husbands and friends. As the name of our fund indicates, they are heroes. And the Hero Scholarship Fund is one way we can help families in Delaware County if the worst happens. 

Today, we are pleased to have Collingdale Borough Police Chief Robert Adams, Chairman of the Hero Bowl Basketball Committee, to outline the program for the all-star double-header Hero Basketball Game on April 9th. 

He is accompanied by CID Detective Robert T. Lythgoe Jr., President of the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund, and Hero basketball committee member Ed Beebe. 

Two games are planned featuring seniors. The all-star girls game will be played at 6 p.m. The boys tip-off set to begin at 8 p.m. Each squad will consist of 16 players. Admission is $5 each. 
The teams will be broken down into East and West squads and coached by Delaware County varsity high school coaches. The coaches are: Monique Boykins from Penn Wood High School, Girls East; Bridget DeCave from Haverford High school, Girls West; Jack Concannon from Bonner Prendie High School, Boys East; and Buzzy Wood from Chi Chester High School and host, Boys West. The referees for the game are PIAA varsity officials who are either in law enforcement or related to a law enforcement official. They are volunteering their time to officiate. 

The Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County, Inc, was established in 1977 by County Council to provide college education scholarships for children of police, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who die in the line of duty. 
Since it’s founding, 34 young people have received scholarships through the Hero Scholarship Fund.

   


 
 
 

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