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.)

On Friday, April 17, a Central Bell County Fire Rescue fire truck from Nolanville, was responding to an accident when their truck collided with a pickup truck when one vehicle hydroplaned on a wet road and hit the other vehicle.  A Nolanville ambulance whose crew was en route to the overturned fire truck was involved in a third accident when it too hydroplaned and went off the road into a median.  No one in the ambulance was hurt.  Five firefighters were trapped after the fire truck overturned following the collision.  After they were freed, the five firefighters and the driver of the pickup truck were taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the five firefighters, the driver of the pickup truck, their families and the Central Bell County Fire Rescue Department of Nolanville.   

Neighboring fire departments from Harker Heights, Belton, Stillhouse Hollow and Sparta Valley will help cover Nolanville.    

We pray for the safety of all our first responders. 


"Let's Play Ball" - The Annual 2015 Oak Hill Firefighters Softball Tournament

God Bless Our Firefighters!

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.

"To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die".

                                                                                                                                        The Fire Rose

The 5th Annual 2014 TCESD#3 Oak Hill Firefighters Softball Tournament

It was a beautiful day for tournament softball on Sunday, April 27 in Del Valle.  Seven great teams came together with Travis County Emergency Service Districts (ESD’s) being well represented this year.  The seven teams, battling it out for the coveted traveling trophy were our host team, Travis County ESD#3 Oak Hill, Travis County Fire Control ESD#4, Belton Fire Department, Travis County ESD#2 Pflugerville, San Marcos Fire Department, Travis County ESD#11 Fire and Rescue and a combined team of Pedernales ESD#8 and CE-Bar ESD#10.  We want to thank the teams, families, friends and game officials who came out to make this years tournament a huge success.

Thank you everyone for supporting the Cohnway Johnson Scholarship Fund for the Oak Hill Fire Academy.


Our Host Team - TCESD#3 Oak Hill Fire Department



Belton Fire Department

"Congratulations" Belton Fire Department! You have participated in this softball tournament each year since 2010.  We are so happy you took home the coveted traveling trophy this year. We look forward to your return next year to defend your title and the trophy!!



Intense competition comes to play each year.                                                                                                                                                              "Hello Travis County Fire Control ESD#4, lookin good".

Herbie with (l-r) Austin and Tyler Hill and Sterling Johnson.  Herbie lives at TCESD#11

Fire and Rescue Station, what a lucky dog!  It was so good to see you again this year

Herbie. We were saddened to hear about Chloe, RIP Chloe.                                                                                                                                                                       San Marcos Fire Department takes a much needed break between games.

Kudos to our delightful Concession staff

This year was the first for our new Quality Control Manager (guy in shades).  The newly appointed QCM, was initially met with some apprehension by the staff, however after his first hour on the job, it was unanimous he was a real asset!  

(l-r) Mandy Bergman, Gracelyn Bergman, Stacy Kubin and Raymond Seyfried. 

(l-r) Monica Johnson, Michael Johnson, Mandy Bergman, Buffy Seyfried, and Raymond Seyfried.
Our Sponsors

Kountry Boys Sausage of Brenham  

Thank you for your support!!

Your delicious varieties of sausage were a big hit with the crowd.

Roger Moreno                                                                                     

Thank you for your support!!                                                                                                    

Your donation of the rescue wedge and two gift certificates from Fuego and The Fire Store. 

(l-r) Roger and Michael Johnson

Kimberly Pagel and Home Depot

 of College Station

Thank you for your support!!

Your donation of the kettle pit.

Lowes of College Station

Thank you for your support!!


Your donation of the bar-b-que utensil set and the wood cutting board.

Members of Travis County ESD#2 Pflugerville relax between games


Oak Hill Fire Academy 2014 Graduation Ceremony

TCESD#3 Oak Hill Fire Department hosted their 2014 Fire Academy Class 12 Graduation ceremony on October 12 at the Mt Olive Lutheran Church in Oak Hill.  Academy Certificates were presented to 19 graduating Cadets.  This is the 5th consecutive year Cohnway Johnson Scholarships were awarded to three cadets for their outstanding achievements.  "Congratulations to all Class 12 graduates and this years scholarship recipients.  We wish you great success in the Fire Service".

( l-r) Kevin Burke, Jacob Hanks and Jeffrey Kimbrell

2014 Cohnway M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund recipients