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 company.”

The truck was purchased from Glick Fire Equipment.

The process for replacing Longwood’s 2001 Pierce Quantum rescue engine began in 2014 when the fire company’s apparatus committee designed the pumper to coincide with another Longwood fire truck. “We did so to standardize our equipment and aid in operation and training,” McCarthy said.

The new vehicle has a six-man cab and features a 2,000 gallons per minute single-stage Waterous pump.

Longwood Fire Company has served the communities of Kennett, East Marlborough, Pennsbury and Pocopson townships since 1921. Longwood Fire Company provides fire and rescue and emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information see www.longwoodfireco.com.

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