MFCA ACTIVE
April 2009
4/30/2009
Burned Up Motor

MFCA was dispatched to Cambridge Square Condominiums, 120 Sibley Avenue Ardmore for activated fire alarm. Upon location it was reported that there was a light smoke condition in the trash room. Engine and Ladder crews checked the above floors to make sure that there was no fire in the trash shoot; it was later determined that a motor in the trash room had burned up. Crews were back in service within a half hour.
4/28/2009
Large Brush Fire

MFCA was dispatched shortly after 8:30 pm with reports of multiple brush fires along the railroad tracks from Wynnewood Train Station up to Wooside Road, Ardmore. Because of the size and multiple locations of the fires Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Narberth and Penn Wynne Fire Companies all had units respond to the incident. MFCA was dispatched to Cambridge Square Condominiums, 120 Sibley Avenue Ardmore for activated fire alarm. Upon location it was reported that there was a light smoke condition in the trash room. Engine and Ladder crews checked the above floors to make sure that there was no fire in the trash shoot; it was later determined that a motor in the trash room had burned up. Crews were back in service within a half hour.
4/ 20 - 25/2008
FDIC, Indianapolis

Recently nine firefighters from Lower Merion had the great opportunity to attend the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis. This week long conference starts off with two days of hands on training allowing firefighters to get real training experience from some of the countries leading fire instructors. Wednesday was the official opening ceremonies for the conference with opening remarks by Bobby Halton, Education Director, FDIC. The rest of the week classroom sessions were available teaching the hottest topics facing the fire service. Throughout the Indianapolis Conference Center and Lucas Oil Stadium were demonstration apparatus and vendors showcasing fire related products. A big thank you to the Lower Merion Firemans Relief Association fro making this trip possible throughout the years.
4 /16/2009
OOPS !

MFC was dispatched to the Super Fresh on Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore Thursday evening for a vehicle over a wall. Engine crews controlled the scene until the car was removed.
4/16/2009
Driving Under The Influence

Members of the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore participated in a "Vehicle Rescue and Driving Under the influence" demonstration for the Senior Class of Lower Merion High School today. This program was put on by the Narberth Ambulance. Lower Merion Police, Belmont Hills Fire Company (Rescue 22) and Penn Wynne Fire Company (Rescue 21).
4/16/2009
Elevator Rescue

The Merion Fire Company of Ardmore responded to 306 East Lancaster Ave, Ardmore to handle an elevator rescue during a power failure in the neighborhood. The victim was quickly removed after the power was controlled, the door opened and the car and door was secured.
4/10/2009
Clogged Wood Burning Stove

The MFC was dispatched to 390 Lakeside Road, Ardmore for a wood burning stove fire. It was determined that the flue was clogged and causing smoke to push back into the residence. Members of Ardmore and Narberth Fire Company (Sta. 26) quickly handled the situation and were on location for about 30 minutes.
4/9/2009
Heater Fire

The Merion Fire Company and Narberth Fire Company responded to a heater fire at 241 East Lancaster Ave this morning. The heater was quickly shut down and C/O was removed from the building. Companies were in service for about 45 minutes
4/1/2009
Workers Awarded Citations

Three workers were awarded citations from the township fire office for their quick response to a fire that broke out at the Ardmore House in Ardmore on February 18, 2009. The Merion Fire Company responded to the Ardmore House located at 75 Ardmore Ave on 2/18/09 for a small smokey fire on the second floor in an apartment. All residents were removed from the building and the fire was quickly brought under control. A second alarm along with confirmed working fire procedures was transmitted by command. One victim was transported to the hospital. Stations 25, 23, 21, 24 FAST & Air unit, 313 and additional ambulances were requested.

Pictured from left to right is: Jim McCoy, Township Fire Marshall; Tom Hayden, M.F.C.A. Chief; Rich Clemens, Mark Conway, John Ounsworth; Chas McGarvey, Township Chief Fire Officer; Chuck Powers, M.F.C.A. Deputy Chief.
 
 
 
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