Eick new EMS Captain for Longwood FC

Matt Eick Matt Eick, a 16-year veteran of EMS, is the new Captain of EMS for Longwood Fire Company. He began his duties in February. “In my new role I have total oversight of the ambulances and Emergency Medical Services,” Eick said. “I manage a staff of nine full time, 14 part time and 10 volunteer EMS staff. Aside from responding to emergencies, we offer CPR Training, EMS outreach programs,...

Free CPR classes at Longwood Fire Company

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company is offering two free CPR classes on Monday, February 19, 2018, at the station. “Longwood provides many services to our community and the free CPR classes are important for our citizens,” Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy said. “We are happy to partner with Penn Medicine Chester County in providing these classes.”

Longwood FC announces new officers

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company promoted Mike Wells from Captain to Assistant Fire Chief during the organization’s annual reorganizational meeting. “We have many great volunteers at Longwood and they are all willing to step up and take leadership positions,” Chief A. J. McCarthy said. “Two of our longtime leaders have stepped down and everyone here at Longwood thanks Mert LaBare...

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...