Syska new Ass’t. Chief at Longwood FD

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Mike Syska is now Assistant Chief of Longwood Fire Company. EAST MARLBOROUGh — Mike Syska has been promoted from captain to assistant chief of Longwood Fire Company, the company announced Monday. “Mike continues to advance in leadership positions at Longwood Fire Company,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “He has earned his promotion. He’s an excellent fireman who takes on responsibilities...

Letter: Longwood should be recognized for storm service

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To The Editor, The Longwood Fire Company personnel should be recognized for the effort they put forth to ensure the public’s safety during last weekend’s blizzard. Approximately 750 man hours were expanded staffing the firehouse to ensure quick responses during the fierce storm. We responded to 17 calls from Saturday through Monday and another two today. Included were a total of 13 medical...

Letter: Lack of support for fire companies troubling

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To The Editor, Receiving proper financial support from local governments to make our Chester County communities are safe at all of times of the day and night is becoming almost impossible. I was dismayed to read of the treatment Fire Chief John Edwards and the East Brandywine volunteer fire company received at a recent township meeting. More than 100 citizens turned out to support the fire and...

Longwood adds two new firefighters

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Longwood Fire Company’s members and graduates attending this month’s fire school graduation ceremonies include Mike Maurer, graduate Kim Siegel, graduate Gabe Pepper, Deputy Chief Matt Rouss, Lt. Mike Well and Andrew Yacka. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company has two new firefighters as Kim Siegel and Gabe Pepper successfully completed instruction at the Chester County Fire School. A...

Longwood puts new pumper into service

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Longwood Fire Company’s new E-25-2 Pierce Arrow XT pumper truck. Image pumper courtesy of Glickfire.com EAST MARLBOROUGH — A new Pierce Arrow XT pumper truck was placed in service on Sept. 20 by Longwood Fire Company. “The vehicle was funded 100 percent by the residents of Kennett Township, said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We are extremely grateful for their continued support of our fire...

Longwood promotes Wells to lieutenant

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Longwood Fire Company’s Mike Wells seen on a recent fire call. Wells was promoted to lieutenant by the company. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Mike Wells, this year’s winner of the prestigious Jim McGovern Service Award, has been promoted to lieutenant. “Mike is a dedicated firefighter and has greatly contributed to the safety of our citizens by his hard work,” said Longwood Fire Chief A. J....

Bowman honored by Longwood for 40 years service

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Longwood Fire Company Chief A. J. McCarthy shares a moment with President Brad Bowman, recently honroed by the company for his 40 years of service to the community. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company President Brad Bowman was honored for his 40 years of service and made Chief Emeritus of the fire company during the fire company’s recent banquet. Bowman said he has seen many changes in...

Syska named Longwood FD captain

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Mike Syska of Birmingham is the new captain of Longwood Fire Company. Birmingham resident has served company for a decade EAST MARLBROUGH — Mike Syska has been promoted from lieutenant to captain of Longwood Fire Company. “Mike has provided excellent service to the fire company during the decade he has been a volunteer,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “He has earned his promotion. Syska has...

Longwood Fire Co.: 94 years of service and going strong

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Volunteers embrace — and serve —  the Unionville and Kennett communities By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Members of the Longwood Fire Company enjoy a moment, Thursday night, after finishing a rescue demonstration at the company’s Open House. KENNETT — The Longwood Fire Company, a 100% volunteer organization, community pillar and impressive emergency response resource has...

Longwood Fire Co. open house under the stars, Oct. 23

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EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will be held for the first time under the stars. “We wanted to give our constituents a chance to visit our facility and to meet all of our wonderful personnel,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “In the past we’ve held the event on a weekend and we know that families have many activities in the fall. We feel it is important for the...