Longwood FC plans numerous holiday events

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company is celebrating the holiday season by participating with organization in numerous events benefiting members of the community. “The holiday season is a special time of year to assist those having specific needs,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “I’m proud of the way our members respond not only now but throughout the year.”

Longwood FC again helping Santa make local visits

Santa has scheduled his yearly arrival trips on a Longwood Fire Company truck. All of the trips begin at 9:00 a.m. Santa will visit areas served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service. Santa’s schedule:

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew...

Longwood FC offering free CPR classes, child seat inspections

EAST MARLBOROUGH – As a community service, Longwood Fire Company is offering free CPR classes and children car seats inspections. On October 9 Longwood EMS is partnering with Chester County Hospital Penn Medicine to offer hands-on CPR classes. The one-hour classes will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at Longwood Fire Company, 1001 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.

Meehan announces $42K federal grant for Longwood Fire Co.

Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7) announced Tuesday that Longwood Fire Company earned a $42,286 federal grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The grant will support the fire company’s acquisition of lifesaving rescue equipment. “The AFG program provides essential funding for equipment and safety programs for fire departments...

Longwood FC honors du Pont, Ruoss

Brent du Pont (center) receives Jim McGovern award from Chief A. J. McCarthy (left) and Brad Bowman Jr., President of the Board of Directors. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company has presented its prestigious Jim McGovern Service Award to Brent du Pont. The award was given during Longwood’s annual banquet. Also honored for his 20 years of volunteer service was Matt Ruoss. Ruoss served 18...

Longwood Fire kicks off ambulance subscription drive

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company is seeking financial help from the community. The annual ambulance subscription campaign began with the sending of subscription materials to area residents. “Supporting the Longwood ambulance subscription campaign helps everyone in the community” said Longwood Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy. “Running the ambulance service is very expensive. Life-saving...

McCarthy to become full time Longwood FD chief

A.J. McCarty (right) will become the full time Chief of the Longwood Fire Company by the end of the year. EAST MARLBOROUGH —Longwood Fire Company volunteer Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy will become full-time fire chief by the end of the year. The change was unanimously approved by Longwood’s Board of Directors and membership. McCarthy has been a volunteer member of the fire company since 1997 when...

Longwood FC to celebrate 95th anniversary with open house

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house is part of the organization’s 95th anniversary celebration. “Longwood has rendered great service to our neighbors for 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We invite everyone to join us for our open house and interact with our team.”

Longwood’s Pancoast celebrates graduating twice

Pocopson native graduates high school, fire academy Samantha Pancoast celebrates her graduation from Unionville High School and Fire School recently. She is shown with Andrew Yacka, her brother in law, a fellow firefighter for Longwood Fire Company, who sparked her interest in joining the volunteer company. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Samantha Pancoast of Pocopson Township has celebrated graduating from...