Cohnway Matthew Johnson

Fire Fighter/ EMT

In Loving Memory of

ohnway Matthew Johnson

ctober 04, 1982 - May 04, 2009
Gone but never forgotten!

May 04 is International Firefighter Day (IFFD).
(Learn more about IFFD in Home 3 page.)

God Bless Our First Responders!

The Gentle Heroes

Within the realm of mankind there are those that exceed the expectations of the human soul,
For they are the epitome of good will, and the extended hand of God,
They come when called no questions asked,
giving of themselves and their time.
Neither for money nor fame, but only to serve their fellow man,
They believe themselves neither as heroes nor as gods,
But as simply doing their job.
Their answer to the call of need is, "How can I help?"
Their answer to danger is, "It needs to be done."
Their answer to their death is, "Please take care of my family."
For there is no greater sacrifice then to give your life for another,
Yet they do so without thought.
Willing to leave behind their families for a stranger,
Offering to give their life for someone not known,
And once gone, their gentle souls committed to the ages
Never again to be replaced.
Let us never forget these perished men and women,
Take one moment to honor their passing,
For ours is the greatest loss of all. They lived to serve us,
And in death they are the gentle heroes we have loved and lost.
Let their memory shine forever, a monument to humanity.

The 8th Annual 2017 TCESD#3 Oak Hill Firefighters Softball Tournament

Saturday, May 13 was the day to be at the Del Valle Softball Complex.  Six teams came together for a day of competition, fun and camaraderie. 

The six teams battling it out for the coveted traveling trophy were our host team, Travis County ESD#3 Oak Hill, Belton Fire Department, Travis County ESD#2 Pflugerville, Travis County ESD#11 Fire and Rescue, Travis County ESD#8 Pedernales and Bexar County ESD#2. 

Unfortunately there were not many spectators to cheer on their teams this year, but the six teams came to play and each gave it their all. 

We want to thank all the teams, families, friends and game officials who came out to this years tournament! 

Thank you everyone for supporting the Cohnway Matthew Johnson Scholarship Fund for the Oak Hill Fire Academy.  We hope you all had as much fun as we do spending the day with all of you.  

Many thanks to Our "Host" Team

Travis County ESD#3, Oak Hill FD

"The Winners"

Belton Fire Department

"Congratulations guys, with your 3rd consecutive win you have definitely earned bragging rights! The traveling trophy is feeling right at home with Belton FD."

2nd Place Winners

Travis County ESD#11 Fire and Rescue

This team took the 2017 Tournament dominoes back to their station. 

You played a great game!

Oak Hill Fire Academy 2017 Graduation Ceremony

The 2017 Class 15 graduation ceremony was held on October 15, at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Oak Hill.  Scholarships to this years recipients, Ben Martens, Nicholas Pond and Rafael Delgado III were awarded by Battalion Chief Robert Hartigan.  We congratulate Ben, Nicholas and Rafael for their extraordinary accomplishments in the academy. Congratulations to all the graduating cadets in Class 15.   We wish you all great success in the Fire Service. 

Congratulations to Patrick Swearingen for being awarded "Instructor of the Year".  Patrick is a former graduate of the academy, Class 9 in 2011. 

(l-r) Rafael Delgado III, Nicholas Pond and Ben Martens
Class 15
Patrick Swearingen