Merion Fire Company

Living History With Ted Goldsborough Episodes
“Living History” is an interview program with participants talking about Lower Merion or Narberth

Tom Hayden, Fire Chief, Merion Fire Co. of Ardmore, Pa., discusses the history of this first fire brigade in Lower Merion and Narberth, which started in 1890 with the apparatus pulled by firemen, then horses before mechanized engines were acquired in 1911. Due to its proximity on Lancaster Ave. and later Greenfield Ave. adjacent to The Autocar Company, for years Merion Fire Co. used Autocar fire trucks. Many serious fires were discussed and photographs shown in this interview. Recorded Dec. 2014.