MFCA ACTIVE
January 2014

1-31-14
BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE

Ardmore firefighters were called to assist with a broken sprinkler pipe at 260 East Lancaster Ave shortly before 2PM on Friday.
Members of the Merion Fire Company quickly got the water stopped.

BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE

1-31-14
WORKING TRUCK FIRE

At 7:59 AM the Merion Fire Company received a call for a working truck fire in the parking lot of 308 East Lancaster Ave in Wynnewood. Engine 25 arrived with a working fire in a commercial construction truck. The initial fire was quickly knocked down in the truck.

There was an secondary fuel tank in the bed of the truck that lit off and required additional effort to extinguish. A special call was transmitted for Rescue 22 for foam. Additional companies including the Haz Mat team were dispatched to deal with the run off of the product to surrounding properties.

The fire was under control in an hour.
Companies remained on scene for 3 hours until a clean up company arrived to take over the incident.
There were no injuries.

Station 25 Full Company Rescue 22 Narberth Ambulance
Station 21 with Rescue & Utility 21 LMFD LM Sewer Department
Engine 26 Montgomery County Hazardous Material Team LMPD

 

 

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WORKING TRUCK FIRE WORKING TRUCK FIRE          
         

1-29-14
WATER RECUE TEAM RESPONDS

At 9:17 AM Station 25 & the Water Rescue Team from Station 24 responded to the 400 block on Mill Creek Road for a overturned car into a creek. The victim self extricated upon arrival. Firefighters remained on location until the car was pulled back up to the street.

WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS WATER RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS

1-29-14
RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE

Ardmore firefighters assisted by Bryn Mawr responded to two buildings with smoke in the basements on Rittenhouse Place shortly before noon. Firefighters monitored the smoke in both basements until PECO arrived and put out an underground wire fire.

Companies were in service for 90 minutes.
There were no injuries.

RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE RITTENHOUSE PLACE WIRE FIRE

1-27-14
VEHICLE RESCUE WITH DOWNED WIRES

On Monday evening, the 27th of January, The Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, assisted by Rescues 21 (Penn Wynne) and 22 (Belmont Hills) were dispatched to the 200 Block of West Montgomery Avenue for a vehicle rescue with wires down on the vehicle. Upon arriving on location it was found that a box truck was making an appliance delivery in the rear alley and clipped a utility pole.

This brought all of the wires and the pole down, as well as the service wires to the row of houses. Fortunately, the crew from the delivery truck safely extricated themselves from the truck and met responding units on the street.

The Rescues were recalled and the crews from MFCA made the scene safe until PECO arrived.
Crews were in service for approximately 45 minutes.

VEHICLE RESCUE WITH DOWNED WIRES VEHICLE RESCUE WITH DOWNED WIRES VEHICLE RESCUE WITH DOWNED WIRES

1-26-14
BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE

At 10:15 hours Station 25 responded to 10 East Lancaster Ave for a fire alarm. Arriving firefighters handled a broken sprinkler pipe in the business.

BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE BROKEN SPRINKLER PIPE

1-25-14
SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE

At 1:35 PM Merion Fire Company assisted by Bryn Mawr Fire Company responded to a report of a house fire at 143 Sheldon Lane in Ardmore. Engine 25 arrived on location with medium smoke showing from the first and second floors of a two story twin dwelling.

The Lower Merion working fire dispatch was transmitted. Engine 25's crew advanced an 1 3/4" handline into first floor. Crews from Ladder 25 & Ladder 23 ventilated and stretched two more handlines to to basement and second floor. Rescue 21 came in as the RIT team and scene safety. A full company from Gladwyne was called and assisted with opening up.

A basement fire that extend to the first floor was quickly knocked down and the place was opened up. Rescue 22 was called for a 2nd RIT team. 313 provided rehab for the firefighters. Companies were back in service in 90 minutes.

39 covered Gladwyne, Radnor covered Bryn Mawr & 35 covered Ardmore with an engine.

SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE
SHELDON LANE HOUSE FIRE            
           

 

 

1-22-14
NEW MEMBERS IN TRAINING

This week, The Merion Fire Company welcomed three new members in training. Harry Jarin, Andy Fox and Marton Markovits are the company's newest members. Welcome aboard guys!

NEW MEMBERS IN TRAINING

1-21-14
CAR HITS GAS METER

Merion firefighters of Ardmore responded to Anderson Ave at station Roads for a 3 car vehicle accident during the storm. One car hit a gas meter on the front of the building. There were no injuries and the company was in service for 15 minutes.

CAR HITS GAS METER CAR HITS GAS METER CAR HITS GAS METER CAR HITS GAS METER CAR HITS GAS METER

1-20-14
CAR ACCIDENT

Shortly before 5 PM Merion firefighters responded to an accident in front of the Haverford School on Lancaster Ave. Engine 25 checked out the cars, spread oil dry, and made themselves available in ten minutes.

CAR ACCIDENT CAR ACCIDENT CAR ACCIDENT

1-17-14
LEAKING GAS PIPE

Ardmore firefighters responded to the 200 block of Greenfield ave at 9:30 AM for a leaking gas pipe in the street after a contractor pulled out a house service. PECO responded and handled the problem.

LEAKING GAS PIPE LEAKING GAS PIPE LEAKING GAS PIPE

1-6-14 thru 1-10-14
FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY!

Between Monday the 6th of January and Friday the 10th of January the Merion Fire Company had a busy few days answering numerous calls for for broken sprinkler and water pipes throughout our district. The frigid weather caused pipes to freeze solid and as the weather warmed, they broke, filling the buildings with hundreds of gallons of water. Crews did whatever was possible to shut water off, limit the damage, reduce the hazard and get the water out of the buildings, but in some cases, thousands of dollars of damage was done before we were ever dispatched!

While we constantly train for firefighting, sometimes our call to serve is just to mitigate risk and damage to our community during these adverse events.

FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY
FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY
FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY FRIGID WEATHER KEEPS MFCA BUSY        
       

1-1-14
HONORING OUR PAST

Isaac Scott
On December 30, 1930 Merion Fire Company Firefighter Isaac Boyd was killed in the line of duty when the fire engine he was driving crashed enroute to a house fire started by wiring on a Christmas tree. Members of MFCA and Boyds family members, placed a wreath on his grave like they have for many years now.

HONORING OUR PAST HONORING OUR PAST HONORING OUR PAST

 

 
 
 
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