Sunday, June 7, 2009

Engine 17 Dedicated To Jackson H. Gerhart

On June 7, 2008 Washington D.C. Engine Company 17 was dedicated in the memory of its longest serving member, the late Jackson H. Gerhart.

Jack was appointed to the job on February 3, 1963 and retired September 30, 1994. Jack spent most of his career driving Engine 17 at 1227 Monroe Street NW. Jackson was a mentor to many young firefighters and a decorated member of the DCFD. He was also active in Local 36 and served as secretary longer than any other individual.

Jackson was injured at a house fire in Chambersburg and died of his injuries on December 5, 2004.


Anonymous said...

OK, don't have alot to say here but can't let this post go without a comment. Jack was a mentor to us all and, despite the heat, this was a beautiful day to reflect and honor the man. You didn't have to look far to see the PA influence in the crowd!


Anonymous said...

Jack touched many and many will never forget him, I have him to blame for my way to large toy collection, he got me started.