MFCA ARCHIVE
December 2006
 
12/23/06
CONGRATULATIONS
Mark Stillwagon who has completed:
- County and State Fireground Support
- County and State Introduction for Fire Service
- County and State Exterior Operations

John Yeagley, Jr. who has completed:
- County and State Fireground Support
- County and State Introduction for the Fire Service
- County and State Exterior Operations
Thomas Hayden III who has completed:
- American Red Cross First Aid
Will Neely who has completed:
- The New Curriculum Brigade Class and is one step away from full firefighter certification.
 
These four firefighters have taken 480 hours of training since September 1, 2006. The 480 number does not include the weekly training at the station that these members attended also. Chief Tom Hayden, "I commend these firefighters for their dedication to training".
 
12/22/06
ASSIST WITH HELICOPTER RESCUE
The Merion Fire Company assisted Bryn Mawr Fire Company and Narberth Ambulance by handling the landing of three helicopters (Penn Star 1, Penn Star 2, Jeff Stat 1) at The Haverford School. Ardmore was denoted as LZ 25 (Landing Zone) for this call. The vehicle accident occurred at Pennswood and Montgomery Avenue. Responding Companies: Station 25 (Ardmore), Station 23 ( Bryn Mawr), Rescue 21 (Penn Wynne), Rescue 22 (Belmont Hills), Narberth ambulance and Radnor Ambulance.
 
   
 
12/20/06
GAS MAIN STRUCK
At 209 Greenfield Terrace, an underground gas main was struck. There was a commercial dumpster on top of the leaking line. The street was evacuated, lines were established, and command was set up. Rescue 21 (Penn Wynne) was called to assist. PECO capped the leak and everyone returned home in an hour. Responding Units : Full Company, Station 25 (Ardmore) and Rescue 21 (Penn Wynne).
 
   
 
12/13/06
ASSIST IN HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP
The Merion fire Company assisted Oakmont Fire Company in Haverford Township with a working fire at the "Big Club" on County Line Road. Firefighters were met with heavy smoke conditions on the first floor. The fire was quickly brought under control.
 
   
 
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN BROTHER
Thomas Joseph Hays
February 17, 1981 - December 8, 2006

It is with a sad heart that the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, announces the sudden passing of Thomas Hays. Tom joined our family in 1999 and became a vital member from the beginning. His knowledge of computers and electronics made him the company's technology leader. Tom became an outstanding driver and operator of the company's apparatus and served as Treasurer of the Active Members Club. He would regularly fill in any open shifts and would give of his time during the holiday season so our paid men could spend time at home with their families. Year in and year out, Tom was always in the top five in drills and fire calls. Tom spent a short time in Ardmore, but has left us a lifetime of memories. Rest In Peace our brother and may God watch over your family.
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12/13/06
NEW ACADEMY GRADUATES
Congratulations to Tom W. Hayden and Dan R. Kincade (Sta. 23). Both firefighters were recognized last night as part of the first class to complete the new PA State Fire Academy Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Curriculum. They are also both Nationally certified firefighters. Presenting the certificates was Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Edward Mann.
 
   
 
12/8/06
3 ALARM FIRE
The Merion Fire Company was dispatched to the 300 block of West Spring Avenue. The call was phoned in by Chief Tom Hayden (25-5) who saw smoke in the sky while at Station 25. Upon arrival, Ardmore was met with heavy fire conditions involving three homes. Due to the efforts and aggressive attack of the fire fighters, the fire was held to the original three houses. The fire was placed under control in 40 minutes with no injuries to anyone. The following companies were dispatched: First Alarm Station 25 (Ardmore); Second Alarm Station 26 (Narberth) and Station 21 (Penn Wynne); Third Alarm Station 24 (Gladwyne), Station 23 (Bryn Mawr) and DelCo Station 38 (Oakmont), Narberth Ambulance.
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