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.

MANOA FIRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FIRE OFFICER STAFF FOR 2014 & THANK YOU GERRY KELLY

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  During the officer’s meeting this week and with Board Approval last evening, Manoa Fire Company announces changes to the fire officer staff going forward into 2014. To begin the officers meeting , Gerry Kelly announced he had decided he would be stepping down as Deputy Chief to assume the role of Safety Officer (56-10). Gerry has served as an Assistant Chief for the last 15 years, the last 9 years as Deputy Chief. Gerry will continue to be active part of the officer staff as Safety Officer and will continue to mentor new members and officers. We thank Gerry for all the work he has done during his tenure as Deputy Chief. With that said, there are some promotions and new additions to the staff. Mike Norman Jr. will be assuming the role of Deputy Chief (56-9A), Lou Lattanzio has been promoted from Captain to Assistant Chief (56-9B), Andrew Coll has been promoted from Captain to Assistant Chief (56-9C), Kevin Smith Sr. remains as Captain (56-12), Bob Fowler has been added to the staff as Captain (56-12A),  Kevin Smith Jr. remains as Lieutenant (56-13) and  Steve Benecke has also been added to the staff as Lieutenant (56-13A). A complete run down of the officer staff is below:

Fire Officers

Chief (56-9) – Michael C. Norman

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

Assistant Chief (56-9B) – Lou Lattanzio

Assistant Chief (56-9C) – Andrew Coll

Safety Officer (56-10) – Gerry Kelly

Captain (56-12) – Kevin Smith Sr.

Captain (56-12A) – Bob Fowler Jr.

Lieutenant (56-13) – Kevin Smith Jr.

Lieutenant (56-13A) – Steve Benecke
 

Engineering Staff:
 

Squad 56 – Andrew Payne

Engine 56 – Ashley Jameison

Rescue 56 – Bob Fowler III

Station 56  - Brian Talecki

   


 

RIT 56 ON NEWTOWN SQUARE WORKING FIRE

Saturday, January 11, 2014 17:40 Crews from Newtown Square Station 41, Broomall Station 53, Edgemont Station 64, Rose Tree Station 73 and Rit 23 Media were dispatched to the unit block of Llangollen Drive in Newtown Square for a house fire. Shortly after dispatch it was re dispatched as a working fire and Station 56 was requested for the second RIT team and the Tanker Task Force. RIT 56 stood by while crews worked the fire on the first floor and later assisted with overhaul. Engine 56 was clear just under two hours.

     



 

SMOKE IN DWELLING JACALYN DRIVE

Friday, January 10, 2014 00:50 Crews from Manoa, Brookline, Llanerch, and Garrettford Drexel Hill were dispatched to the unit block of Jacalyn Drive.  Chief 56-9 arrived on location of a 2 story split level home with smoke from the kitchen area. Squad 56 stretched a handline and worked with crews from Ladder 35 and Engine 56 to locate the source. Crews found a faulty dishwasher and small fire in the wall. Engine 34 and RIT 20 stoodby and all units were clear at the one hour mark.

     



 

BUSY END OF THE YEAR

Thursday, January 2, 2014 

As 2013 has come to an end the Officers and Members of Manoa Fire Company wish to thank our Family's for their continued support of our responders. We also wish to thank those who support us in our community and help us help you. We close out the year having responded to 365 fire emergencies and over 1700 EMS emergencies for the year and are happy to report only one minor injury to a member. We look forward to serving you and look forward to our family growing. Happy New Year and have a safe and healthy 2014.


   


 

MUMMERS STRUT THROUGH HAVERTOWN

Wednesday, January 1, 2014  Members of Manoa Fire Company and Bon Air Fire Company along with Haverford Police escorted the Greater Overbrook String Band to the Manoa American Legion to celebrate another great performance at the Mummers Parade to start 2014. We thank the Greater Overbrook String Band for asking us to participate this evening. Thanks for bringing the Mummers to Havertown!

     



 

RIT RUN TO LANSDOWNE HOUSE FIRE WITH ENTRAPMENT

Tuesday, December 31, 2013  Just after 4:30 am New Year's Eve morning, Company 19 (Lansdowne) and Quint 03 (Clifton Heights) were dispatched to 73 W. Stratford Avenue for a  fire alarm. Minutes after the original call, Fireboard received a call from a resident inside the home stating there was a fire and she was trapped inside. The assignment was then upgraded to a dwelling fire with entrapment, adding the balance of Company 03, Company 20 (Garrettford-Drexel Hill), RIT 56 (Manoa), and several medic units. Ambulance 19-7 arrived first and reported heavy fire showing from a 3 story single home, with confirmed entrapment on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Command requested additional manpower from Companies 24 (East Lansdowne) and 16 (Yeadon), as well as an additional RIT from Company 43 (Holmes). The fire was placed under control in just under an hour and crews remained on scene for about 3 hours performing extensive overhaul. Rescue 56 was back in the township around 7:00am.


     



 

BUSY CHRISTMAS EVE FOR STATION 56

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 20:55 Members of Station 56 were busy this Christmas Eve running 3 calls a Fire Alarm, Chimney Fire and a Working house fire.  Just before 6pm Manoa, Brookline and Bon Air were dispatched to the 1000 block of West Chester Pike for the alarm 56-9A (Kelly) arrived and found a faulty alarm cancelling the assignment. Shortly before 9pm Brookline, LLanerch and Manoa were dispatched to the 1600 block of Greenway Rd for a chimney fire. Engine with 5 members and Rescue 56 with 6 members made the response as the RIT once on location set up equipment and stoodby as crews from Brookline checked the home and roof area while Llanerch stoodby the hydrant assignment. While units were picking up Fireboard advised Engine 56 they were due to the Unit block of Franklin Getz Dr Marple Township for a house fire. 53-9 arrived and reported a working fire fire throughout the first floor. Engine 56 crew assisted crews from Broomall, Newtown Square and Garrettford Drexel Hill RIT for just under two hours with search, overhaul and later covered Marple Township.  Also on scene were Marple EMS and Ambulance 56-7.  Crews returned to

     



 

2013 SANTA TOUR

Saturday, December 21, 2013  Just before 9am Santa's flight from the North Pole landed and he headed to our Station. Santa had some breakfast with the members and discussed his route to tour the see the boys and girls who live in Manoa.  The candy canes were loaded up and the Engine, Squad, Rescue, Utility, and Ambulance and hit the street at 10. Todays tour was a success with our annual stop at Chief Norman's house for some holiday cookies and our holiday picture. After returning from the Santa detail members spent time washing all apparatus, cleaning the engine room floor, and cleaning all the salt off the front ramp.  Thank you to all members who made today possible. We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holidays.

     



 

BUSY EARLY MORNING FOR MEMBERS OF STATION 56

Monday, December 16, 2013  Just after 130am Oakmont and Brookline were dispatced to the 700 Block of Millbrook Lane for a reported house fire. Crews arrived to find a working basement fire in a large 3 storty home. Oakmont command requested a 2nd Alarm dispatching the RIT team from Llanerch, Air Bank from Bon Air and an Engine from Manoa.  Engine 56 with a crew of 8 members were assigned several tasks on the fire ground and returned after 2 hours in service. Shortly after the Engine made the response Rescue 56 was dispatched as the RIT for a building fire in Lansdowne. Rescue 56 responded with a crew of 7 members and were on scene standing by for over two hours and returned to town just before 5am.

   


 

UPDATED SANTA VISIT TO MANOA SATURDAY DECEMBER 21ST

Sunday, December 15, 2013  With this past weekends weather Santa changed his flight from the North Pole to this coming Saturday December 21st.  Santa and his helpers will hit the Manoa area begining at 10am. Please keep an eye out and stop out and say hello. 

   


 
 
 

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