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A message from Chief Woolson and President Fanelli
SPRINGFIELD FIRE COMPANY
On behalf of the Officers & Crew of the Springfield Fire Company, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who assisted us during the tragic loss of Philadelphia Fire Department Captain, Springfield Ambulance Corps. member, and Springfield Fire Company Life Member Matt LeTourneau. Our mission was to honor Matt, Matt's Family, and Anne in the most professional way possible. Tragic situations like this show what true "brotherhood" is all about. It doesn't matter whether you are paid or volunteer, we all wear the same gear and do the same job. That became quite evident when the Philadelphia Fire Department reached out to our company and requested for us to be part of the ceremonies honoring Matt. The goal from the very beginning was to honor and respect the wishes of Matt's Family and the Philadelphia Fire Department. On Saturday, January 6th , when we were notified that Matt was being brought to the O'Leary Funeral Home, in less than an hour, we were able to gather a few hundred emergency services personnel and form an arch as the motorcade came through Springfield. A true sign of respect for a fallen brother and a fine example of emergencies services in Delaware County. Throughout the following week, as plans were being made for the Viewing, Mass, and Burial, numerous residents and Fire Companies dropped off food and other condolences to the firehouse. This was extremely helpful for our members as we all mourned. On the day of the funeral, as the rain continued, we traveled from the church through Philadelphia. Once we reached Delaware County, there were arches formed at EVERY overpass by numerous Fire Companies from throughout the area until we reached the cemetery. Even under the weather conditions., citizens were lined up along the route to pay tribute to Matt. Ironically once we turned into the cemetery, the rain stopped. Words cannot express the feeling from all of our members at the sites of hundreds of firefighters lined in formation along in addition to numerous emergency vehicles. We would like to thank the following organization for their support during this difficult tragedy: The Philadelphia Fire Department, The Delaware County Fire & EMS Memorial Committee, The Delaware County Emergency Services Department (911 Center), Delaware County Council, Springfield Township Board Of Commissioners, Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield Country Club, the numerous Fire Companies that covered Springfield while we were out of service, the numerous Fire Companies and residents that dropped off food, etc. at the station throughout the week, and the numerous police departments that handled traffic and provided escorts during the week. There are not enough words to express to ALL of the Fire Companies in Delaware County and the surrounding areas that took time out of their busy schedules to give Matt the honor that
he deserved. A true show of "brotherhood" that on a rainy day, SHINED BRIGHT. It is a true honor to see our members come together during such an emotional time. We all send our sincere condolences to the LeTourneau Family, Anne, and Matt's extended family in the Philadelphia Fire Department. We all know that when we sign the dotted line on our applications. that the chance of something like this happening is real. Matt was passionate about training and the one final lesson that he taught all of us is that when we go out the door to a call, we may not return. We are not sure if there is a more important lesson!
Chief Robert Woolson
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I watched the entire thing from southwestern Michigan, as I originally hail from Haverford Twp, Westbrook Park/Clifton Heights, and my nephew/godson is a member of Philly Fire. I couldn’t help but be filled with sorrow, and at the same time pride, while tears rolled down my cheek. All was well and done with honor as you laid your brother down, and relieved him of his post. Honorable, yes, indeed, you are.
Well said and well done! The brotherhood is alive and well.
Very well said. Everyone came together for Matt and his family. Great job by all. Nothing but first class from station 44
Harry and I are in Florida now. We worked closely with the fire co as volunteers with the ambulance Corp. we are very sorry for your loss.
We are extremely lucky to have such an amazing group of first responders that truly love what they do, and take care of all of us in our worst hours. Thank you!!
The whole process of honoring Our Brother, Lt. Matt Matthew LeTourneau, was completed with honor & professionalism! It made me extremely proud to be part of the same BROTHERHOOD!!🚒 Even those that never knew him stood to honor him, his family, & his service.😊 RIP LT. LeTourneau🙏🏻😇
Such a beautiful organized tribute to a hero well done
Well done and well said.
Well said and well done
Great job! Thanks Bunk
7 days ago
Tower 44 in 1986 ... See MoreSee Less
Tri-Centennial Parade and Housing.
Now your talking. Nice looking tower
Matthew introduced me to “Ariel” in...95? 96? Great times. ❤️
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2 weeks ago
AwesomeNot all heroes wear capes. The SLC staff is rocking t-shirts in support of our local firefighters! The SSD appreciates all that firefighters do to keep our communities safe. ... See MoreSee Less
The Officers and Members of the Springfield Fire Company welcome you to our web site. The Springfield Fire Company is responsible for the fire protection and fire prevention of approximately 25,000 citizens in the 6.2 square mile area of Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
The township is comprised of residential neighborhoods, commercial properties, and small industrial facilities all situated in a quiet suburban setting. Operating out of the five-bay, modern fire station at 217 Saxer Avenue, Springfield Fire Company currently utilizes six pieces of apparatus and two chiefs vehicles. You will find this site a very informative and enjoyable place to learn more about the Springfield Fire Company. So grab a comfortable chair and be ready to explore the web site of one of the best firefighting organizations in the nation.