Pa. assistant fire chief dies due to COVID-19

Oakmont Fire Company Assistant Chief Nick Sava, 65, was a volunteer firefighter for nearly 50 years and had held many leadership positions

By Laura French

HAVERTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania assistant fire chief has died two weeks after contracting COVID-19. 

The Oakmont Fire Company announced the death of Assistant Chief Nick Sava, 65, in a Facebook post on Monday. 

"Nick has long been an active and dedicated volunteer at Oakmont, serving in multiple leadership positions, up to the rank of Deputy Chief," the post read. "In addition to currently holding the position of Assistant Chief, Nick also is [on the] Board of Director[s], and a Life Member. Nick will be sorely missed by all of us at Oakmont." 

Sava had served as a volunteer firefighter for nearly 50 years, according to 6 ABC. He reportedly contracted COVID-19 about two weeks ago and was intubated as soon as he went to the hospital. 

A longtime friend of Sava told 6 ABC that he was well-known in the community, had a good sense of humor and would dress up as a clown each year to entertain children at the fire company's annual Santa Sunday. 

Other fire department shared their condolences on social media. 


The Officers and Members of Radnor Fire Company would like to extend our sincere condolences to all of the members of...

Posted by Radnor Fire Company on Monday, December 14, 2020

The Brookline Fire Company wishes to extend it’s deepest sympathies to our friends at The Oakmont Fire Company. This...

Posted by Brookline Volunteer Fire Company - Station 35 on Monday, December 14, 2020

The Lower Merion Fire Department would like to express our condolences to the Oakmont Fire Company on the loss of Assistant Chief Nick Sava. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

Posted by Lower Merion Fire Department on Monday, December 14, 2020


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