House Fire in Bryn Mawr
Date: 06.24.2017

Just after 6pm tonight, Bryn Mawr Fire Company and the Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to Carisbrook Road in Bryn Mawr for a dwelling. Lower Merion Police arrived on location reporting heavy smoke showing. The township working fire dispatch went out bringing a truck from the remainder of the stations. Rescue 21 responded, stood by as the fast team and assisted with throwing ground ladders. Once the fire was under control, we were put into service assisting with overhaul of a second story roof area that was heavily charred by fire. Rescue 21 was in service for just under three hours. Thanks to Narberth Ambulance for standing by and providing rehab services.






 

CO Call at the Greenhill
Date: 06.22.2017

Just after 7PM the company was dispatched to the Greenhill Condos for a carbon monoxide (CO) activation from a 4th floor unit which was called in by an alarm company. Engine 21 arrived just as the residents were returning home. As crews began to walk down the hallway our multi-gas meters began to alarm that there were elevated CO readings. The fire alarm was then pulled to evacuate the residents.

The balance of the company responded and took control of the elevator to help move a number of semi-ambulatory residents. Additional manpower was requested bringing Station 26 Narberth Fire Company, Air 24 from Gladwyne Volunteer Fire Company to fill our breathing apparatus, as well as Medic 313 Narberth Ambulance. Crews worked for almost two hours evacuating residents, investigating the source of the problem, and ventilating multiple floors, all of which had elevated CO readings. The source was pinpointed to the hot water heater, which was shut down by PECO, and residents were able to return to their unit. Special thanks to Lower Merion Police for helping evacuate resident.

Photo credit to our own Brad Remick.






 

Hometown Heroes
Date: 06.13.2017

The Man Line Chamber of Commerce Hometown Heroes Celebration took place last night at the Lower Merion Township administration building. Scholarships to emergency responders were awarded. Congratulations to all recipients, especially our own Drew Kopicki, Ethan Mazer and Mark Kvalsvik on your awards.




 

Alex's Original Lemonade Stand
Date: 06.10.2017

Today Engine and Utility 21 stood by at the annual Alex's "Original" Lemonade Stand. It was another great and successful event for such a worthy cause.




 

Memorial Day
Date: 05.29.2017

This weekend please take a moment and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the freedom we have today. #MemorialDay17



 

Back to Back Calls
Date: 05.26.2017

Last night we were dispatched for a building in our local around 11:35 pm. A resident on Rosedale Road reported fire showing from the window of the house behind her on Rolling Road. After an investigation, we determined the house was not on fire but tree and wires were burning. A call was placed to Peco. With no services necessary we went available. Thanks for the assist Narberth Fire Company.

We had just backed the trucks into the station and were dispatched to Lankenau Medical Center at 12:04 am for an elevator rescue in the C garage. Chief, Rescue and Ladder 21 arrived to find a power outage in the garage with one person trapped in an elevator at the second floor. Unfortunately the inner doors of the elevator car were open preventing us from opening the outer doors of the car. After maintenance locked out the power as a precaution, we went to the floor above, dropped down to the car and removed the individual using a ladder. Ropes were used for firefighter safety while operating on the top of the car. The rescue was complete in 50 minutes.



 

Firefighter 1 Certification Earned
Date: 05.17.2017

Tonight Asstant Chief Pat DeHoratius attended the graduation ceremony of Class 1605 from the Montgomery County Fire Academy marking an end to 188 hours of training.  Congratulations to Jon DeLeon on earning your certification.  We thank you for your hard work and commitment and dedication to training.






 

Bon Fire Standby
Date: 05.15.2017

Tonight Engine 21 stood by at the annual JCC Kaiserman bon fire. #FireSafety






 

Fire & Rescue Demonstration
Date: 05.06.2017

Today all six township fire companies gathered at the fire training grounds in Belmont Hills to demonstrate our capabilities in various fire and rescue services to the board of commissioners. Three evolutions were conducted. The first was a technical rescue, second a house fire with entrapment and the last a vehicle rescue. It was a great morning of camaraderie across the companies. Photo credits to George Manos.


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Technical Rescue
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Working Car Fire
Date: 04.22.2017

Just after 7AM the company was dispatched to the intersection of E. Wynnewood Road and Morris Road for a vehicle fire. The Engine arrived to find fire from the engine compartment. A hand line was deployed and the fire quickly extinguished.




 

Emergency Vehicle Operations Training
Date: 04.22.2017

Today two of our volunteers are finishing up a two day class on emergency vehicle operations (EVOC). Congratulations Victor Tello and Mark Ivar Kvalsvik and thank you for your dedication to training.




 

Recognition Well Deserved
Date: 04.19.2017

Last night firefighters across Lower Merion gathered at the township building to honor the service of two volunteers: Penn Wynne Fire Company Retired President John Derham and Belmont Hills Fire Company Retired Chief Patrick Fusaro Sr. Although they are retired from their leadership positions, they remain active with their respective companies. We thank you John and Pat for your time, talent and commitment to your respective companies and the township.






 

QRS Recertification
Date: 03.07.2017

Engine and Rescue 21 have been successfully re-certified as QRS (Quick Response Service) units through the PA Department of Health. This certification ensures that our members are trained and our apparatus appropriately equipped with Basic Life Support equipment so we meet the required standards to help ensure the health and safety of the members of our community.



 

Child Passenger Safety Technicians
Date: 02.18.2017

Today, PWFC Captain Chris Millay and Firefighter Chrissy Neely successfully completed their training to become nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. As part of the class requirements, they took part in a #Safekids Community Child Passenger Restraint Check that was held at the Plymouth Fire Company in Conshohocken. LMPD Officer Tamaro also took part in today's event.




 

Rope Rescuer I Certification Achieved
Date: 11.17.2016

Five of our volunteers reached a milestone in training last night successfully completing and achieving 1006 Rope Rescuer I certification. These members completed approximately 48 hours of rope training this year in preparation for this month's testing. This initiative was supported through the Southeastern Montgomery County Technical Rescue Task Force. Congratulations to the other 13 members of the task force from Lower Merion, Upper Merion and Norristown who also achieved certification.



 


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