In Memoriam
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
The Oaks Corners Volunteer Fire Company would like
to honor the following departed members:
Donald Minns
Chief: 1973
Asst. Chief: 1974-1976
Lieutenant: 1977
Vice President:1971-1972
Treasurer: 1966-1967
Secretary: 1978-1979
Gone, But Not Forgotten

Brother when you weep for me
Remember it was meant to be
Lay me down and when you leave
Remember I'll be at your sleeve

In every dark and choking hall
I'll be there as you slowly crawl
On every roof in driving snow
I'll hold your hand and you will know

In cellars hot with searing heat
At windows where a gate you meet
In closets where young children hide
You know I'll be there at your side

The house from which I now respond
is overstaffed with heroes gone
Men who answered one last bell
Did the job and did it well

As firemen we understand
That death's a card dealt in our hand
A card we hope we never play
But one we hold there anyway

That card is something we ignore
As we crawl across a weakened floor
For we know we're the only prayer
For anyone that might be there

So remember as you wipe your tears
The joy I knew throughout the years
As I did the job I loved to do
I pray that thought will see you through.

Author Unknown
A Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age

Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate

Enable me to be alert and
Hear the weakest shout
And quickly an efficiently
To put the fire out

I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me
To guard my every neighbor
And protect their property

And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife
William H. Cook
Captain: 1967
Lieutenant: 1971, 1974
Firefighter: 1966-1979
Robert Day
Vice President: 1967
Secretary: 1968-1969
Firefighter: 1966-1987
Charles H. Brignall
Captain: 1972
Lieutenant: 1973-1974
Firefighter 1966-1987
David Landschoot
Firefighter 1980-1988
Richard Howard
Chief: 1971, 1973-1978, 1984
Asst. Chief: 1979-1983
President: 1966,1972-1973, 1979
Treasurer: 1982-1983,1986
Firefighter: 1966- 1993
Clifford Day
Treasurer: 1969-1970
Chaplain: 1967, 1974
Firefighter: 1966-
William Day
Captain: 1969-1970
Firefighter: 1966-1998
Louis Ross
President: 1977-1978
Chaplain: 1979-1980
Firefighter: 1967-1995
Stanton Palmer
President: 1967, 1971,
Treasurer: 1968, 1986-1992
Chaplain: 1973, 1974,
Firefighter: 1966-1993
Phillip Leverty
Firefighter: 1983-1997
Constantines (Stan) DeWind
Chaplain: 1970-1973, 1975,
Firefighter: 1965 - 2006
Donald F. Rouland
Chief: 1972
Asst. Chief: 1973
2nd Asst. Chief: 1974-1975, 1978
Captain: 1971
Lieutenant: 1969-1970
President: 1981-1982, 1985-1986,
1989-1990, 1993, 1996, 2001,
2004-2005, 2007.
Vice-President: 1980, 1983-1984,
1987-1988, 1991, 1994-1995,
1997-2000, 2002-2003, 2006.
Firefighter: 1967-2007
Michael Day
Chaplain: 1976
Lieutenant: 1982, 1983, 2000
Director: 1997-2006
Firefighter: 1973 - 2013
Michael Flaherty
Fire Police: 2012-2014
Charles "Rick" Maney
Lieutenant: 1996-1998
Director: 1995, 2004
Firefighter: 1975-2014
Albert Bragg
Second Asst. Chief: 1977
Captain: 1974
Lieutenant: 1973,
1975-1976, 1978, 1983-1985,
Firefighter: 1971-2015