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Narberth EMS Squad Back Home After Monthlong Relocation Due to Fire

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(Fire crews respond to a fire inside an EMS station in Ardmore. Photo by Jim Melwert)

(Fire crews respond to a fire inside an EMS station in Ardmore. Photo by Jim Melwert)

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By Brad Segall

ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — A Lower Merion ambulance squad, decimated earlier this spring by a devastating fire, is now back in its regular quarters.

Narberth Ambulance was forced to move its entire operation, with borrowed equipment, to the Gladwyne Fire Company for thirty-five days after fire destroyed an ambulance and heavily damaged other equipment inside their Sibley Avenue station in Ardmore in late March (see related story).

But now the building has been repaired and the equipment has been replaced, and they’re happy to be back home, according to Narberth Ambulance chief Chris Flanagan.

“It was a tough time — it was,” he recalls.  “Our people met the challenge and really did a great job handling it, and we moved back stronger than ever.”

Insurance picked up the cost of most of the damage, but Flanagan says there is still a gap of about $60,000 they need to cover.  Donations are already coming in from the community.

As for the cause of the fire, he says, that remains under investigation.

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