Longwood unveils three new ambulances

Longwood Fire Company’s three new ambulances. Longwood Fire Company has added three new ambulances to serve the community and now has four vehicles in service. “We examined the needs of the community and our commitments and we were convinced four ambulances were necessary to cover our emergency calls, standby requests and other duties,” said Longwood EMS Captain Matt Eick. “Previously,...

Letter: Kennett emergency service tax doesn’t help Longwood FC

To The Editor, I’m compelled to write to all taxpayers in Kennett Township to correct a dangerous misimpression concerning the recent tax levied by the supervisors for public safety. The Longwood Fire Company DOES NOT RECEIVE A PENNY of additional funding from the new public safety tax. We actually receive less money from Kennett Township since the forming of the regional Fire/EMS commission....

Longwood awards KHS student with McGovern Scholarship

Longwood Fire Company has presented its $1,000 Jim McGovern Scholarship award to Torianna LaBare. To qualify for the scholarship a student must be a senior at Kennett High School in good standing. The student must have attended Kennett for at least two years and be a Pennsylvania resident. The winner must have at least a 3.0 grade average and has shown excellence in science or mathematics. An essay...

Longwood Fire Co. salutes EMS personnel

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 44th annual National EMS week begins May 20 and Longwood Fire Company is recognizing its EMS personnel. “EMS professionals provide such a valuable service to the community every week of the year,” said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy. “Their life-saving skills are invaluable.” Longwood Fire Company is providing lunch for the EMS crew each day next week.

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...