MFCA ARCHIVE
October 2007
 
 
10/30/07
SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES

A smoke detector saves a person's life almost every day. In fact, smoke detectors cut the risk of dying in a home fire IN HALF! Most fatal house fires occur in the home--and at night. Smoke and poisonous gases from a fire can numb the senses of a sleeping person in a very short amount of time. Smoke detectors alert sleeping people before they are trapped in a burning building or overcome by smoke. So as a reminder when turning back your clocks on Saturday night, change all the batteries in your smoke detectors.
 
 
10/23/07
TWO GOOD SAMARITANS
Yesterday MFCA was dispatched to Montgomery Ave and Haverford Station Road for a vehicle fire. Shortly thereafter Bryn Mawr (Sta. 23) was dispatched with the location now being closer to their district. A Honda Odyssey had clipped a flatbed truck causing a fire immediately in the engine compartment. Two plumbers working at a house heard the accident and rushed to pull the female driver and her young daughter from the fiery car. Bryn Mawr extinguished the vehicle fire with the assistance of MFC. The female driver was rushed to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital where her status is unknown at this time. Her young daughter was taken to CHOP so that she could be taken care of until a family member arrived. The flatbed driver was back boarded and taken to Bryn Mawr Hospital. Thanks again to the two good samaritans for their quick rescue of this family.
 
 
10/14/07
SILVER ANNIVERSARY
This past Sunday the Merion Fire Company and Ardmore Rotary Club hosted its annual Pancake Day, marking twenty five years of tradition. Members of the Rotary and Fire Company worked hand and hand to serve over 700 meals. A special thanks to everyone who came out to support this great event. Hope to see everyone again next year.
 
 
10/10/07
FIRE PREVENTION LUNCHEON
embers of the Ardmore Business District and Ardmore Rotary Club attended the annual Lower Merion Fire Department Luncheon. Robert (BOB) Pucci received an award for his continuing support as President/ CEO of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce to the volunteer fire service that has included a recruitment video, awareness campaign and 10 scholarships to Lower Merion firefighters. Members of the MFC salute Bob!
 
 
10/10/07
FUMES SICKEN WORKERS
On Wednesday, MFC was dispatched to 317 West Lancaster Ave for fumes in the building. Two employees notified dispatch saying they felt nauseous and light headed. EMS was called to check the workers inside. The building was ventilated and Station 25 was back in service within a half hour.
 
 
10/8/07
HONORING OUR FALLEN

Yesterday members of the Merion Fire Company and Narberth Fire Company traveled to Emmitsburg, MD to be apart of honoring Thomas Joseph Hays and all those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Survivors of the fallen firefighters participated in Family Day activities on Saturday on the National Fire Academy campus in Emmitsburg; followed by an evening Candlelight Service at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

On Sunday, honor guard units and bag pipers opened the Memorial Service with a procession honoring America's bravest and their families. This years address was given by President George W. Bush who spoke about the strong bound among firefighters. Each fallen firefighters family then received a folded American flag and Medal of Valor. The President had a chance to speak one on one with the fallen families. The national tribute concluded with the unveiling of plaques listing the names of the 2006 fallen heroes and others being honored who died in previous years.

 
 

 
10/5/07
ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES
The Merion Fire Company assisted at an automobile accident today at Haverford Station & Lancaster.
 
 
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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
 
 
 
 
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