Manoa Fire Company

The Manoa Fire Company is one of five volunteer fire stations serving the 9.5 square miles of Haverford Township. The Company provides fire suppression, rescue operations, and assists with emergency medical services to the Township's approximate 50,000 residents. The Company's firefighting staff is 100% volunteer, staffing an Engine, a Rescue, and a Rescue-Pumper 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to continue to provide this vital service to the community, the Manoa Fire Company is always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming part of something special and joining the brotherhood of firefighting, see our Become a Member section.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSTING

Wednesday, July 27, 2016  The Manoa Fire Company is now accepting applications for a position on the Board of Directors. The Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month and you would serve a term of 6 years. 


To be eligible for a position on the Board, you must be a dues paying member of the Manoa Fire Company or an active member of the Fire Company. A State Police clearance along with a child clearance verification are required.


Please send a letter of intent along with your resume to:


The Nominating Committee
C/O The Manoa Fire Company
115 South Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083


All applications must be submitted by September 1, 2016.




   


 

4th of July Week

Saturday, July 9, 2016   The week of 4th of July was a busy one and at same time tragic for members. Our friends at Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company suffered a huge loss when Deputy Chief Mike Morgan suddenly passed away after becoming ill on a fire call in May. Members from Manoa attended the viewing on Wednesday and then our officer staff who are also members of the Delaware County Fallen Firefighter and EMS Memorial Committee assisted with the Line of Duty Funeral services on Thursday. Saturday was on annual barbecue for the fireworks standby at Llanerch Country Club with the other companies in town Oakmont, Llanerch, Brookline and Bon Air.  Monday finished up the holiday with 3 4th of July parades Lynnewood Park, Hilltop and Westgate Hills.  Thank You to our members who helped with all the current events.

     



 

NEW COMMAND CAR NOW IN SERVICE

Saturday, July 9, 2016   Over the past month we have taken delivery of our new 2016 Chevy Tahoe Command Car. The vehicle was purchased from Faulkner Auto Group with the help of Salesman Steve Dragon. First stop was our friends at 95 signs we always do great work for us. Next stop was Flashpoint Emergency Lighting in Marple for a complete outfit of the truck which now has all the lights, siren, console and the ipad mounted. The Tahoe is now in service as our Command Truck and the former Command Truck is now being used for day to day operations in the station for admin work and transportation to fire schools.  Thank You everyone who made this project a success.




   


 

WELCOME KELSEY ANNE NORMAN!

Sunday, May 15, 2016  Congratulations to Deputy Chief Mike Norman and his wife Kristin on the birth of their second child,Kelsey Anne Norman born 4:09pm today weighing in at 9 pounds 9 ounces. Congratulations are also in order for Chief Michael Norman who is now a proud grandfather for a second time. Mom, Dad, and brother Michael are very excited! Welcome to the Manoa Family Kelsey!

     



 

#FEEDTHEFIRE for Weston Keeton

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  This evening the Crew from Manoa Fire Company and some of their family members had the chance to participate in the second ‪#‎feedthefire‬event, which commemorated the two year passing of Weston Keeton, who passed away at age seven due to complications of a heart and lung transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Weston loved everything about the fire service. In his honor, his family started this event to pay it forward for Weston. We were treated to great food, WOGL Oldies 98.1 prize van and most importantly a chance to meet friends of Weston's family who helped us get to know about Weston and his family. We presented some Manoa Fire Company apparel to be given to Weston's family. Weston Keeton was the honorary OIC of Squad 56 for the night. We are honored to be a part of this event!

     



 

BUSY 24 HOURS FOR MANOA VOLUNTEERS

Thursday, February 25, 2016  Over the last 24 hours Company 56 has responded to seven incidents and the day is not done yet. Shortly after 11am on 2/24 crews responded to an automatic fire alarm at Kindred Hospital. Four hours later crews responded to 1226 West Chester Pike the Eagle Court Apartments for a fire alarm, which was held to one engine caused by burnt food. Shortly after 7pm crews responded to a CO detector activation on the unit block of Upland Road. Around 6:30am this morning Engine 56 responded to the Brookline section of the township for an automatic fire alarm. Just a few hours later at 11am Rescue 56 for the RIT was called to assist Lansdowne Fire Company with a working fire on the unit block of Essex Avenue. Rescue 56 crew assisted with ground ladders and stood by for an hour until released by Lansdowne command and the incident was under control.Two additional calls came in simultaneously shortly after 1pm today the first an automatic fire alarm on the 1300 block of Harrington and odor of natural gas at Township Line Road and Drexel Avenue. Thanks Jim Carr for the picture of the Rescue!

     



 

THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS AND PLEASE CLEAR FIRE HYDRANTS

Monday, January 25, 2016  We would like to thank our crews that stood by this entire weekend as the blizzard came through the township. We are a fully volunteer department with members that spent an entire weekend away from their own homes to make sure their was no delay in service when an emergency happened during the storm. Also, as the Haverford Township area is digging out from the extraordinary snow falls this past weekend, we would would like to remind everyone to remember to dig out your nearest fire hydrant. Hydrants can be easily buried by plow trucks and nobody wants to watch the fire department shovel snow to find a hydrant when there is a real fire emergency.

     



 

HTBF AWARDS NIGHT

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  Tonight  members of the Haverford Township Bureau of Fire attended an awards ceremony at the Haverford Township CREC. Members were recognized for completing National Firefighter 1 program in the past year, Life Membership Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards. The program was put together but the Haverford Township Bureau of Fire Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners and the Township Manager. A very nice event and thank you to those who made it possible.Manoa Awards
Firefighter 1
Sherry Tappan
Mike Cora

Life Membership 
Gerry Kelly
Gary Greenfield 
Pat McGovern
John Hayes 
Robert Steelman 
Michael E Norman

Lifetime Achievement Awards 
Michael C Norman
Norm Williams.




     



 

ENGINE 56 OPERATES AT FULLY INVOLVED TOWNHOME FIRE

Friday, January 15, 2016  Around 4:45 am Engine 56 with a crew of 7 members responded to a working building fire in Marple Township. Crews from Manoa, Broomall, Springfield, Rose Tree, Garrettford Drexel Hill, encountered very heavy fire conditions on arrival. The townhomes were under construction at the time. The crew from Engine 56 was given orders to the rear of the structure to provide water supply to Tower 44 and fire suppression. The crew on arrival pulled a blitz fire and additional handline. Crews were on scene for 3 hours. Thanks to Frank Wesnoski for the video.



     



 

COUNTRY CLUB LANE GARAGE FIRE

Saturday, January 2, 2016  Shortly before noon Company 56 (Manoa), Ladder 35 (Brookline) Company 58 (Bon Air) and Rescue 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill) for RIT were dispatched to the area of the 600 block of Country Club Lane for a smoke investigation. 56-9B (Lattanzio) arrived on location to find detached garage with a fire in the rear of garage with extension to the interior. Crew from Squad 56 dropped a 5 inch line on the way in and deployed a handline quickly extinguishing the fire. 56-9C (Coll) established Country Club Command while 56-9B (Lattanzio) handled operations. Crews from Bon Air and Brookline assisted with overhaul checking for extension.

     



 
 
 

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