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.

ACCIDENT WITH ENTRAPMENT VERNON ROAD AND WEST CHESTER PIKE

Monday, January 26, 2015   Shortly after 6am Company 34 (Llanerch), Squad 38 (Oakmont), Rescue 56 (Manoa) and 108-7 (Haverford Paramedics) were dispatched to Vernon Road and West Chester Pike for an accident with entrapment. 34-9 advised he had one patient trapped and 3 additonal patients. Crews from Squad 38 and Rescue 56 worked together to free the patient. A total of four patients were transported to area hospitals. 

     



 

LONG MORNING FOR MEMBERS OF MANOA

Monday, January 19, 2015  Just after 7am Company 56 and Company 53 (Broomall) along with Marple EMS were dispatched to I476 Southbound mile marker 9.5 for an accident with entrapment. A fast moving flash freeze had set in after a freezing rain storm. Squad 56 arrived first on location and found a 13 vehicle accident with numerous injured and several trapped in vehicles.  Rescue 53 arrived and began to work to treat and free people from their cars. 56-9B Established Blue Route Command and requested Rescue 56 and Rescue 44 to come northbound in the southbound lanes and requested numerous EMS units.  Crews remained on the highway for the better part of 5 hours in the freezing pouring rain before returning to the station. While this accident was going on the Engine along with Brookline and Bon Air handled an accident with a vehicle into the house striking the gas meter. Crews stood by with a precautionary handline and awaited Peco's arrival working under the command of 35-9B. Units on scene were as follows: Squad 56 (Manoa), Rescue 56 (Manoa), Rescue 53(Broomall), Rescue 44(Springfield), Marple EMS, Riddle EMS, Crozer EMS, Haverford EMS, Radnor PD, Haverford, PD, and the Pennsylvania State Police. 

     



 

MANOA FIRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2015 OFFICER & ENGINEERING STAFF

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 


Manoa Fire Company Line Officer Staff for 2015

Chief (56-9) - Michael C. Norman

Deputy Chief (56-9A) - Michael E. Norman

Assistant Chief (56-9B) - Louis Lattanzio

Assistant Chief (56-9C) - Andrew Coll

Safety Officer - Gerry Kelly

Safety Officer (56-10) - Gerald Kelly

Captain(56-12) - Kevin Smith Sr.

Captain (56-12A) - Robert Fowler Jr.

Captain (56-12B) - Joe O'Leary

Lieutenant (56-13) - Kevin Smith Jr.

Lieutenant (56-13A) - Steve Benecke

Engineering Staff 

Lead Engineer - Andrew Payne

Engineer - Pat McGovern

Engineer - Robert Fowler III

Assistant Engineer - Nik Fowler

Assistant Engineer - Jordan Koch

Assistant Engineer - Lou Martinelli

Assistant Engineer - Bob McElwee

Assistant Engineer - George Wade

   


 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Monday, December 8, 2014  On Saturday, December 20th Santa Claus will be coming through Manoa's first due area handing out candy canes to all the children. Members of Manoa will begin driving Santa around 10am. We hope to see all the parents and children coming out to say hi. Manoa Fire Company wishes all a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

   


 

AFTER 69 YEARS OF SERVICE 56-7/CAR 510 IS OFF RADIO

Friday, October 31, 2014  Since April 1945 the Manoa Fire Company has been honored to provide ambulance service to Haverford Township and adjoining communities.  In 1949 Llanerch Fire Company also began providing ambulance service.  Effective 0630 Hours 11-1-14 the ambulance service will be provided by Pennstar a division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Anyone requiring an ambulance should call 911 and an ambulance will be dispatched.  I would like to thank all of the members past and present who have served on the ambulance.  I would like to also thank our residents and contributing members who have supported the Manoa Fire Company Ambulance Service over the years. Attached are some pictures of 56-7/Car510 .

--Chief Michael C. Norman



     



 

2014 OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   The Officers and Staff would like to invite everyone to the Manoa Fire Station (115 S. Eagle Road, between West Chester Pike and Manoa Road) this Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:30PM for our annual Fire Prevention Open House.  Once here your child (or maybe you're babysitting for the evening...don't be shy bring them too) will be able to learn everything we can possibly teach them about fire prevention and safety.  Also, we will provide all access to our fire trucks so the kids or young at heart adults can see what it feels like to rush to save lives.  See everyone there!

   


 

WE REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11th 2001

Tuesday, September 9, 2014   With the anniversary of September 11th 2001 approaching we wanted to share our memorial in our station. Two years ago Chief Norman wrote to New York Port Authority to obtain a piece of the World Trade Center to serve as a constant reminder of the horrific attack on our country that day. Our memorial is in our crew room and proudly displayed to everyone. 

   


 

MANOA FIRE COMPANY REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF PAST CHIEF JOHN NORMAN

Thursday, August 14, 2014  Manoa Fire Company regrets to announce the death of Past Chief John G Norman. Chief Norman was a 26 year member (1942-1968) of the company and held the ranks of Hoseman, Engineer, Captain, Asst Chief, Deputy Chief and Chief. During his membership he developed the house bells system that would alert members to emergencies from their homes. He also served in US Army Signal Corps from 1942-1946 serving in the Pacific including the Okinawa Campaign. Chief Norman was the Uncle of current Chief Michael C Norman and Great Uncle of Deputy Chief Michael E Norman. 

     



 

ROBINSON AVE HOUSE FIRE

Monday, July 21, 2014  Shortly before 7am Manoa Fire Company was dispatched to the area of Maryland Ave for a smoke investigation of smoke in the area. Medic 108 and Chief 56-9 located a home in the 1500 block of Robinson Ave with smoke coming from the rear. 56-9 requested a house fire response be dispatched bringing additional crews from Brookline, Llanerch, Garrettford Drexel Hill (RIT) and EMS.  Squad 56 crew made entry through the rear of the property and made advancement on a well involved kitchen fire. Squad 56 operator was able to secure his own supply line Ladder 35 and Engine 34 worked on ventilation, laddering the building, and advancing another hand line. a 2nd RIT Team from Oakmont was requested to assist with crews on scene. Engine 56s crew performed primary and secondary searches and the fire was brought under control in less then 20 minutes. 

     



 

2nd Alarm in Llanerch

Thursday, June 19, 2014  Shortly before 3pm Llanerch, Brookline and Bon Air were dispatched to the 500 block of Woodland Drive for a reported house fire. Engine 34-1 arrived reporting a 3 story twin home with fire from the 2nd floor. 34-1 requested the 2nd alarm (working fire dispatch) and went in service adding Oakmont, Manoa and Springfield. Ladder 35 dropped a supply line on the way in and began ventilation. Remainder of crews assisted with suppression, ventilation, and overhaul. Also on scene were 34-7, 56-7, Medic 108, Medic 108A, Medic 108-9 who provided fire ground rehad and EMS standby. No firefighter injuries were reported and crews were cleared after 5pm. Thanks to Engine 42 (Collingdale #2) Rescue 41 (Newtown Square) and Ambulance 53-7 (Marple Ambulance) who provided coverage to our station. 

     



 
 
 

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