121th ANNUAL MFCA BANQUET
The 121st Annual Merion Fire Company of Ardmore Banquet was held again at The Merion Cricket Club, Haverford,PA. This years event was filled with awards of achievement and thanks for service throughout the individuals firefighting career. Meanwhile a special thank you again to the Thomas Hays Fund who generously funded scholarships to our student firefighters: Steven F. Hand, Tom W. Hayden and Will Neely all received money towards their college education.
The following awards were handed out to our Brigade Members.
Five Year Service Award: Mark Stillwagon, Tom W. Hayden, Matt Hand, Will Neely
Twenty Year Service Award: Tommy Trainor
Thirty Year Service Award: Steven O. Hand
Thirty Five Year Service Award: Bob Esposto
Highest Drill Percentage: Chris Canazzi
Highest Overall Fires Day / Night: Tom W. Hayden
Firefighter of the Year Award: Tom W. Hayden. In addition Chief Tom C. Hayden was awarded by the Active Brigade the same award for his rescue in January 2010.
Edward F. Powers Memorial Award: Al Brown
Special Chiefs Award: H. Brooke McMullen for his rescue of a drowning person off the shores of Cape May, NJ (July 2010)
Life Membership: Tommy Trainor and Dan Marsh
Honoring our Former Company President Larry F. Conroy for his 26 years of serving our company.
Thank you for your countless hours and many years of service of making our company stronger than ever.
Congratulations to all award recipients and a special thanks to all the members who have served this past year.