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.

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. 

     



 

IT'S TWINS!

Friday, March 28, 2014  We here at Manoa Fire Company are excited to announce the newest members of our family. Firefighter John Connors and his wife Dana are the proud Mom and Dad to Cate and Caroline born at 529 and 537 am March 28th. Momand the girls are doing very well. We look forward to Dad to bringing them by to meet us.

   


 

WORKING FIRE 600 BLOCK DARBY ROAD

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 15:10 Just before 3pm Llanerch, Brookline and Bon Air were dispatched to the 600 block of Darby Road for a house fire. Crews arrived to find a 3 story home with smoke and fire from the 3rd floor. 35-9 established command and requested Oakmont and Manoa for RIT and manpower. Later in the incident an additional RIT team from Springfield was dispatched along with Medics from Haverford and DCMH. Units were able to get the fire placed under control in less then 1 hour and remained on scene for almost 3 hours checking for extension and overhaul.

     



 

IT'S A BOY!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  Congratulations to Deputy Chief Mike Norman and his wife Kristin on the birth of Michael Patrick Norman at 12:40pm on Monday, February 24th. Michael weighed in at 8lbs 9oz and is 20 inches long. Kristin and Michael are doing great. We certainly cannot forget to congratulate our Chief Mike Norman and his wife Liz who are now proud grandparents.

     



 

BUSY DAY AT MANOA

Wednesday, February 5, 2014  After the overnight ice storm had changed to rain crews were first alerted at 07:50 am to the 200 Block of North Belfield for an accident with entrapment tree on an auto. Dispatched were crews from Manoa, Bon Air, Oakmont, Manoa EMS, Haverford EMS and the Haverford Police. Chief Mccans 108-9 arrived first and reported there was no auto involved a tree had fallen on a resident trapping them. On arrival of the Rescue Companies crews worked on stabilizing the tree, lifting the tree with air bags and finally cutting the tree to free the trapped subject. Once freed EMS was assisted with packaging and Haverford Public Works assisted with removing the remaining tree. Once cleared and back in the station members restored equipment and the apparatus. Shortly after members from Manoa ran 2 automatic fire alarms and a transformer fire. Shortly before noon the assignment with another accident with entrapment in the 400 block of Township Line Road bringing crews from LLanerch, Manoa, Oakmont, Manoa and Llanerch EMS and the Haverford EMS. Arriving crews found a 2 vehicle accident with one subject confined. Crews sabilized the vehicle and removed a door with turn over to EMS.  During the morning 14 members staffed the station and responded to the emergencies.

     
Belfield Accident

Belfield Accident

Township Line Accident

Township Line Accident



 
 
 

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