MFCA ACTIVE
October 2010
10/21/2010
Elevator Rescues

The Merion Fire Company was called to the Macy's department store in Suburban Square to remove three stoppers from two elevators. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to complete both rescues.
10/18/2010
Shihadeh Rug Store
Fire
Station 25 was dispatched to Shihadeh Rug Store 116 Cricket Avenue for a Fire Alarm. Assistant 25 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the exterior. The County re-dispatched the incident as a building fire adding Station 23 to the call.

After further investigation it was confirmed there was an active fire in the building and the working fire dispatch was requested adding Station 21, Station 24 with Air 24 and Engine 24 as the Fast Team. Engine 25 arrived on scene and went in service with forcible entry and an 1 3/4 hand line.

The interior crew lead by Assistant 25-1 found a dumpster inside the building on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and the fire was under control a short time later. Due to the heavy smoke condition crews remained on scene for awhile ventilating the building. It was a job well done by all units!
10/14/2010
Another Chimney Fire

The Merion Fire Company along with Bryn Mawr Fire Company handled a chimney fire on a 4 story commercial building at 7 East Lancaster Ave.
The fire was quickly controlled by firefighters.
10/14/2010
Chimney Fire

The Merion Fire Company assisted by Bryn Mawr handled a stubborn chimney fire at 118 West Spring Ave in Ardmore.
Companies were in service for an hour.

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10/7/2010
Vehicle leaking fuel

On Thursday October 7th at 12:30a.m., The Merion Fire Company was dispatched to the corner of Greenfield Avenue and West Spring Avenue for a vehicle leaking fuel on the road. First arriving units found a significant volume of non-highway #2 fuel oil spilled in the intersection and flowing into the surrounding storm sewer inlets. Command was established by Chief Hayden and members took immediate actions to prevent any further flow of the product into the storm sewers.

Deputy Chief Powers established a second operational sector on County Line Road where the storm sewers were discharging into a creek in Haverford Township. Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Station 21 was special called for oil-dry, absorbent pads and spill booms, and The Oakmont Fire Company (Delco Company 38) was dispatched to handle spill related issues within the creek as it flowed further into Havertown.

Significant amounts of oil-dry and absorbent pads were used to mitigate the pooled and flowing oil, and several booms were placed along the creek to stem the flow of the product downstream. The incident was turned over to the Lower Merion Township Fire Marshal’s office after about two hours. The Lower Merion Police and the Lower Merion Sewer Department were also on scene assisting with the operation.
 
 
 
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MCDONALDS FRYER FIRE

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ELEVATOR RESCUE

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  11/2/17
MAPLECREST CIRCLE

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  11/2/17
TRASH CAN FIRE

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  10/30/17
16 LANCASTER AVE

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  10/24/17
DUMPSTER FIRE

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