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Narberth Ambulance Off To Strong Start In Fire Recovery Efforts

Ardmore, PA

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania – 4/18/2014 – The Main operating station of Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merionand Narberth (Narberth Ambulance) sustained a fire which originated in one of its ambulances on March 28, 2014.  The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time; however, no crew members or employees were injured as a result. The fire was contained to a single ambulance but smoke and water damage to both the building and ambulance fleet was extensive, requiring all ambulances and the rehab bus to be decontaminated, repaired and re-supplied.

Narberth Ambulance is the primary provider of 9-1-1 emergency medical services for Lower Merion, Narberth, Conshocken and West Conshocken. The ambulance company has been able to continue to provide the same high level of 24 hour  pre-hospital care to the municipalities it serves as it did prior to the fire.  Currently, 4  ambulances and the rehab bus have been restored to service and repairs of the station are progressing quickly. The organization expects to be able to move back into its main station by May 1, 2014, following the completion of repairs and restoration until then, its main operations base will be temporarily located out of Gladwyne Fire Company.

Narberth Ambulance is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization supported through insurance reimbursements, its membership drive and donations. Although much of the damage  will be covered by insurance, there are unexpected expenses due to the fire. Members of the public who wish to support the restoration efforts are encouraged to visit the Narberth Ambulance website at to donate online or to mail checks payable to VMSC to 101 Sibley Ave, Ardmore PA 19003.  Please specify for both online and check donations that the donation is ‘In Support of the March 28 Fire Recovery”.  Businesses are also welcome to donate, certain investor benefits may be available to contributing businesses.

Narberth Ambulance extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Fire, Police and EMS agencies that responded to the fire, as well as those whom have reached out to support the organization.

Narberth Ambulance will issue subsequent updates as needed.  However, for any specific questions or comments regarding the fire, the organization or donations please contact Chief Chris Flanagan at 805-410-4368 or John Dixon, Executive Director at 610-645-9601 or


Damage to 313-1, the ambulance in which the fire originated.

Damage to 313-1, the ambulance in which the fire originated.






It is that time of the year again when Volunteer Medical Service Corps (VMSC) / Narberth Ambulance asks for your support of our annual fund drive.  Last year, VMSC was dispatched to over 6100, 9-1-1 calls within the Townships and Boroughs we serve. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, VMSC’s mission is to provide the highest quality pre-hospital emergency care and medical transportation for our communities.  We pride ourselves in bringing our residents, businesses and those who pass through our service area the best qualified EMT’s and Paramedics.  In order to continue this mission, VMSC needs your financial support.  VMSC members serve the community 24/7/365.  VMSC does not receive your tax dollars.  We rely on your on-going generous donations to our membership drive, contributions, grant/foundation awards and gifts-in-kind in order to sustain our operations.

You may pick up a membership packet at our main station at 101 Sibley Ave in Ardmore or have one mailed to you by calling the Business Office at (610) 645-7770. You can also use our online donation services here on our website.




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