10/28/06 NEW BRIGADE MEMBER
On Saturday, October 28th we welcomed our newest member to the Merion Fire Company Brigade, "Booster". Our new house dog is eight weeks old and hails from Texas. Stop by and say hello!
10/24/06 WORKING BASEMENT FIRE At 19:40 hours, Station 25 was dispatched to 17 Church Road in Ardmore for house fire. Chief Tom Hayden (25-5) reported on scene with smoke showing and possible entrapment. As Chief Hayden walked to the rear of the residence he was met with heavy black smoke and screaming from a second floor balcony. Chief Hayden climbed up onto a car hoping to get access to the trapped homeowner. Shortly thereafter, neighbors brought over a ground ladder, allowing Chief Hayden to rescue and hand over the victim to Lower Merion Police.
Within minutes, 25-1 appeared on scene with heavy smoke and a well involved basement fire. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. Other units dispatched were Station 26 (Narberth), Station 21 (Penn Wynne), Station 28 (Union) as the FAST, Station 24 (Gladwyne) for the Air/Light Unit and Station 313 (Narberth Ambulance). The fire is currently under investigation.
10/1/06 WORKING HOUSE FIRE Merion Fire Company was dispatched early Sunday morning (10/1/06) before 2 AM for a working house fire. This twin home on Drexel Road had heavy fire conditions on the 2nd and 3rd floors as companies arrived. Engine 25 laid in and went to work with a 2 1/2 " hand line followed by an 1 3/4 " attack line. Units responding: Station 25 Full, Station 23 Full, 24 FAST and Air, Extra Engine from Station 21, Oakmont 2nd FAST, 41 and 313. Chief Tom Hayden commented, "It was a super job done by all firefighters with no injuries". Fire is currently under investigation.
A Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the Ardmore Rotary Club to benefit Merion Fire Company of Ardmore will be held from 7 AM to 12 PM.