It has become tradition at Malvern Prep to honor those brave men and women of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) with a chapel service and the presentation of a check each year for a scholarship fund at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, N.Y.
This year, the event took place on September 20 in the Duffy Arts Center.
The effort was organized the Rev. Dr. Joseph Oechsle, Malvern faculty member and Active Life Member of the Norriton Fire Engine Company (NFEC). On behalf of the NFEC, Rev. Dr. Oechsle presented a check for $10,000 to Lt. Jim McCaffrey, FDNY. Rev. Dr. Oechsle also presented a check for $1,000 from NFEC to Malvern in support of the school’s Christian service programs.
Guest speakers at the tribute also included Battalion Chief William Hines, FDNY and Chief Jim McCans ’82, Haverford Twp. Emergency Medical Services.
Each of these speakers gave a moving and inspiring speech about the dedication of our emergency service providers and how each person at some point in their lives will be faced with a monumental decision. The service was a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives on 9-11.