Fire Chief Tom Hayden Recovering at Home

 As of Aug 14, 2012, The Haverford Civic Associaiton is  pleased to report that Chief Hayden is recovering at home and hopes to be back serving the community in short order. 

Update: Ardmore Fire Chief still hospitalized following rescue

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

By Pete Bannan

Chief Tom Hayden in this file at a fire on Greystone Rd in Merion June, 2012. Photo Pete Bannan

Ardmore fire chief Tom Hayden is still in intensive care at the University of Pennsylvania following the Friday evening fire in which he rescued a 102 year-old woman from a kitchen fire in her Villanova home.

Hayden arrived first at the fire in the 2200 block of North Ridge Lane and brought the woman out of the smoke filled home. Hayden suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Firefighters from Merion Fire Company of Ardmore thanked the community for all the offers of assistance, prayers and kind wishes on their website. The firefighters said Chief Hayden is expected to make a complete recovery.

Lower Merion Deputy Fire Marshal Jim McCoy said the woman was released from the hospital on Saturday and is home with her family. 

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