June 2012
6-25-12 / 14:05 hours
CVS Smoke

Ardmore and Ladder 23 responded to a smoking microwave at the CVS store at 317 West Lancaster Ave. Crews vented the building with a smoke ejector.
6-25-12 / 12:15 pm
Trash Fire

Merion firefighters handled a trash fire on the loading dock at the Ardmore Plaza Shopping Center located across from the fire station.
6-25-12 / 16:30 hours
149 Simpson Rd.

Firefighters were called to 149 Simpson in Ardmore for a report of a house fire. A motor in the Air Conditioner unit in the attic had malfunctioned and was smoking. Firefighters quickly handled the problem.

6-25-12 / 14:25 hours
68 Rittenhouse Place

Stations 25 & 23 responded to a report of smoke in the building at the Rittenhouse Deli located at 68 Rittenhouse Place. Firefighters were met with an air handler fire on the roof in the rear of the building. While extinguishing the fire other store owners came out and reported electrical problems in their buildings. Firefighters checked numerous stores and PECO was notified to respond.

Suburban Square Smoke

Merion firefighters assisted by Bryn Mawr handled an odor of smoke in the building in a Suburban Square Store on Coulter Ave.
Midnight call

Shortly after midnight on Friday night the Merion Fire Company assisted by Bryn Mawr was called to a home in the 200 block of Greenfield Ave for a report of smoke in the basement. Firefighters handled a smoking motor and were back in service in 20 minutes.
Peace of Pizza

Firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof at the Peace of Pizza store on Station Road shortly after 3PM.
Investigating firefighters found smoke coming from an exhaust fan between the buildings.
Thunderstorm calls

The Merion Fire Company handled eight various calls during a quick moving thunderstorm on Friday evening. These calls included outside wires, alarms, and a commercial building gas leak.
Car strikes Building

Merion firefighters were called to 150 West Lancaster Ave at 3:15 PM to investigate a truck that struck the car dealership building.
9th Annual Golf Tournament

On Monday June 28th, 2011 the Merion Fire Co. Of Ardmore held its 9th annual golf Tournament.

Hershey Mills Country Club in West Chester ,PA, provided a beautifully maintained and challenging Golf Course. Over 70 golfers were on hand to compete for various prizes. Several of our firefighters enjoyed the Tournament and their spots were provided by Suburban Square in gratitude for their Volunteer Service.
Several non-golfers including Chief Hayden and Deputy Chief Powers joined the group for dinner .

We cannot say enough about the wonderful support of Suburban Square as our lead sponsor. Although the Fire Company is called to the large shopping center multiple time throughout the year, it makes it so much nicer when our Volunteers know it is appreciated.

Special thanks to Pat Keenan of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage a long time sponsor and Nachman, Hays & Brownstein. Their support help make this tournament great!
The Merion Fire Company congratulates our firefighters who graduated from high school and college this month.

Tom Cusak - Episcopal Academy
Tom Hayden - Drexel University
Hunter McMullen - Episcopal Academy
Paxton Moore - The Haverford School
Will Neely - Neumann University

A lot of time effort and energy went into them completing their academics, and we salute them for their hard work academicly as they continue to serve their community.

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
Albert Einstein

Well done guys!

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation contribution

On Saturday June 11th, Members of the Merion Fire Company went to the Penn Wynne School to the Alex's Lemonade Event to present a contribution check to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation which supports cancer research and treatment.


At today's meeting of the Ardmore Rotary Club, the Merion Fire Company was presented a check for $7500. These funds were the proceeds from this years pancake day. Chief Hayden would like to thank everyone from both organizations who helped to make this happen.

Pictured is Ardmore Rotary President Rob Burnham, Treasurer Jim Whelan, & Chief Tom Hayden.

Ardmore Stove Fire

Ardmore and Bryn Mawr fire companies responded to a stove fire at 109 Ardmore Ave.
A 3rd floor door was forced open by firefighters and the fire was quickly handled.

Restaurant Fire

Merion Fire Company assisted Bryn Mawr with a small fire in a Restaurant in the 1000 block of Lancaster Ave.
Crews from Ladder 25 placed smoke ejectors into service for 15 minutes.


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