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 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. The volunteers also staff two Basic Life Support Ambulances, with assistance from the career staff of the Haverford Township Paramedics Department. Station 56 also houses Medic 108, the Advanced Life Support branch of the Haverford Township Paramedics Department. 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.

SQUAD 56 COVERS STATION 42

Saturday, April 13, 2013  Just before 7am Squad 56 was dispatched to cover the Collingdale Fire Company Station 42 while they were operating at a multi alarm fire in Darby Boro. During the cover Squad 56 ran a Natural Gas main struck in the 1000 block of Bartram Ave. with Engine 65-2 (Garden City) and Ladder 43 (Holmes). Companies stood by for Peco to arrive and secure the leak. While on scene cews worked under command of Chief Hudyma 43-9.  Squad 56 returned to Manoa just before 2pm.

     



 

EARLY MORNING BUILDING FIRE IN BROOMALL

Monday, April 1, 2013  Shortly before 3:00am Company 53 (Broomall), Engine 56 (Manoa), Tower 44 (Springfield), and Rescue 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill) were dispatched to the unit block of Oak Circle in Marple Township for a dwelling fire. Police and and 53-9 (Drake) arrived on location and reported a working building fire. Crew from Engine 56 laid 400 feet of 5 inch supply line to Quint 53. While crew from Quint 53 was advancing the attack line, the crew from Engine 56 split crews to work on outside venting and completing the water supply. Once the outside vent was complete, the crew from Engine 56 assisted 53 crews who put a quick knock on the fire with interior operations and completed a search of the 2nd floor and checking for extension. Crews went acvailable after 4am. Also on scene were crews from Ambulance and Medic 53 and 56-7.

     



 

CONGRATULATIONS CHIEF NORMAN ON YOUR RETIREMENT

Wednesday, March 27, 2013  Today marks a very special day for Chief Mike Norman and his family. After working the street as a Lower Merion Police Officer for almost 45 years he will retire as rank of Sergeant. He has dedicated his entore career to serving the community. Not once in his career has he taken a single day off sick. On behalf of everyone at Manoa Fire Company we are very proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Enjoy your time now as full time Chief of our company!

   


 

LLANERCH MAZE TRAINING

Monday, March 18, 2013  Tonight members of Company 56 took the Engine and Squad over to Company 34 to train in Company 34's Maze. Crews worked on training in a confined space using various search and rescue techniques. A couple different scenarios were put in place. For many of our newer members, this was their first time training in the maze. Thanks to Company 34 members for giving us the opportunity to train in the maze and assisting in the training.

     



 

FORCIBLE ENTRY TRAINING

Wednesday, March 13, 2013  Thanks to Broomall Fire Company, we were able to use their Forcible entry prop for training tonight. Close to 30 members attended proving to be very useful training. The prop provides the ability to force left or right-handed, opening in or opening out doors, metal or wood jambs. You can use an angle iron on the door to simulate high security apartment doors. It allows you to use the gapping method and conventional forcible entry methods on opening-in metal jams (like on apartment doors). Hydra-Rams & Rabbit Tools can also be used.Opening-out forcible entry on metal jambs can also be used (like on commercial buildings or bulkhead doors). Also, you can use the spiking method on the wood jamb simulator (like on private dwelling doors).







     



 

BUSY SUNDAY IN AND OUT OF THE TOWNSHIP: TWO SERIOUS ACCIDENTS W/ ENTRAPMENT AND WORKING FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD

Sunday, March 10, 2013  Today proved to be a very long day for members of Manoa Fire Company. The day started off with an odor investigation shortly after 8am. Shortly after noon Upper Darby Companies 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill) 26 (Highland Park) and 36 (Cardington-Stonehurst) were dispatched to Township Line Road for a MVA w/ entrapment involving 5 vehicles. Shortly after arriving it was determined the accident occurred on the Haverford side of Township Line, which added Company 56 (Manoa) to the assignment. Crews from Rescue 56 and and Squad 56 stood by while crews from UDFD completed their extrication of the occupant in one of the vehicles. Once the extrication was complete the scene was turned over to Manoa Fire Company (D/C Kelly 9a) and HTPD. A special call was made to Foam and Spill 35 (Brookline) due to the large amount of vehicle fluid on the highway. While crews were operating on this scened Company 56 was dispatched to another MVA w/ entrapment at the intersection of Drexel and Dill Roads. Crew from Squad 56 temporarily diverted from the original scene to the additonal accident. Company 38 (Oakmont) was also added to the dispatch. Crew from Squad 56 performed a quick extrication. Ambulance 56-7 transported one victim to a local hospital. Squad 56 returned to the township line scene where Rescue 56 and Foam and Spill 35 were still standing by. Crew remained at the scene on township line while HTPD conducted their investigation. Units went availble around 3pm. About 2 hours after clearing the tones dropped once again sending Engine 56 for the RIT to assist Springfield township on a working building fire on Rolling road. Upon arriving on scene Engine 56 was put into service dropping a supply line to the first in engine from Company 44 (Springfield). Additonal call was made for Squad 56 to fill in on the RIT assignment. Crews from Company 44 and 56 made a quick knock on the fire.Units went available after 6pm. We would like to thank all of members for all their hard work today. We would also like to thank all the companies we worked with today: UDFD Companies 20,26,36,UD-11 (D/C Johnson), Brookline, Oakmont, and Springfield.

     



 

AFTERNOON BRUSH FIRE

Saturday, March 9, 2013  During mid afternoon Company 56 was dispatched to the medical building on the corner of West Chester Pike and Manoa Road for a reported brush fire. Upon arrival first in crews realized their were building exposure concerns upgrading the assignment to a full box assignment. The crew from Squad 56 made a quick knock and brought the situation under control. Also on scene was Pipeline 58 (Bon Air). Thanks to Ken Kelly for the pictures.

     



 

TRAINING WITH COMPANY 35 (BROOKLINE)

Monday, February 25, 2013  Tonight members of Company 56 (Manoa) and Company 35 (Brookline) trained at the township burn tower. Crews completed a number of different scenarios focusing on engine company and truck company operations. The objective was to put each company in real life scenarios they would encounter in each others locals. Thanks to all that attended.

     



 

BOY SCOUTS VISIT COMPANY 56

Thursday, February 21, 2013  Today members of our local boy scout troop visitied the firehouse. The scouts had a chance to learn a lot about what we do on a day to day basis including touring the firehouse, reviewing the apparatus, and learning about the equipment on the trucks.

     



 

BEDROOM FIRE IN 35's LOCAL

Saturday, February 9, 2013  Around 14:45 hours today Manoa Fire Company members responded to a house fire on the 1700 block of Belvedere Av in the Brookline section of the township. Crews arrived to find a 2nd floor bedroom on fire. Also on scene were Brookline Fire Company, LLanerch Fire Company, Haverford Township Paramedics and Haverford Township Police Department.

   


 
 
 

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