Santa to visit Pennsbury, Pocopson this weekend

It’s not really christmas until Santa visits your neighborhood a top of a Longwood Fire Company Engine. For those good girls and boys, Santa has scheduled his yearly neighborhood tours on a Longwood Fire Company truck, complete with flashing lights and sirens to announce his arrival. All of the trips begin at 9:00 a.m. Santa will visit areas served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service....

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.”    Send article as PDF   

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...

Syska new Ass’t. Chief at Longwood FD

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

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

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

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

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...