MFCA ACTIVE
May 2011

5-30-11
Memorial day parade
On Monday May 30th, Memorial Day, the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore participated in the annual Lower Merion Township Memorial Day through the center of Ardmore.

After the parade, Ladder 25 and Engine 25 participated in the Gladwyne Memorial Day Parade through the center of Gladwyne.
It was a beautiful day to honor the memory of our Country's fallen soldiers!

           
           
5-30-11
Memorial day calls
On Memorial Day Merion of Ardmore firefighters handled several calls. The first call was to free two people from a stuck elevator at 346 East Lancaster Ave. Later in the afternoon a call came in for an activated sprinkler on the 4th floor of the Haverford Gable apartments on Montgomery Ave.
5-15-11
Multi-Vehicle accident
The Merion Fire Company responded to a multi vehicle auto accident at Woodside Road & West Montgomery Ave. Firefighters assisted with scene safety .

5/14/2011
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.

 
 
5-3-11
Kitchen Fire
The Merion Fire Company assisted the Bryn Mawr Fire Company with a small fire in a kitchen at 11 Prospect Ave in Bryn Mawr. Companies were in service for about 15 minutes removing debris and venting smoke.
5-2-11
Joint Drill
On Monday May 2nd, the Merion Fire Company conducted a joint drill with the Bryn Mawr Fire Company on the grounds of the Shipley School in two houses that are slated for demolition. Members practiced search and rescue techniques in a smoke filled house, were able to operate power saws for ventilation and forcible entry, opened up walls within a building and participated in the rescue of a trapped firefighter. This was a beneficial training exercise for all members in attendance.

Thanks to the Bryn Mawr Fire Company for sharing these structures with us.
         
         
5-2-11
Car Accident
The Merion Fire Company was dispatched to a car accident with injuries at the Ardmore Animal Hospital located at 24 East Athens Ave. Firefighters accessed the patient for injuries and checked the building for damage. The company was available in 15 minutes.
5-1-11
Basement Fire assist
Engine 25 was called to assist Belmont Hills Fire Company with a fire at 198 Maple Ave in Belmont Hills. Station 22 & 28 members made a quick knock down of a fire in the basement.

Station 22 & 28 full company
Engine 26
FAST Engine 25
Air 24
Station 313
 
 
 
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