Longwood promotes Wells to lieutenant

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. McCarthy....

Bowman honored by Longwood for 40 years service

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 the...

Syska named Longwood FD captain

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 been...

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

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 been...

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

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 community...

E. Marlborough declines to fund new Longwood truck

$300K private grant for vehicle could be lost By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times East Marlborough officials declined to fund the purchase of a replacement for Longwood Fire Company’s Rescue 25 Monday night, putting a planned replacement of the vehicle, and a $300,000 private grant, in limbo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The township’s Board of Supervisors declined to pay for a share of the replacement...

Pocopson says county should pay share of fire protection

Township objects to prison, Pocopson Home residents included in share funding By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON — Township officials say that local residents should not be asked to pay for the fire-protection cost of residents at county-owned facilities, which now threaten to eat up one-third — or more – of the municipal budget, were the township to comply with funding recommendations. At...

Municipalities seek fair funding for emergency services

Kennett Regional Planning Commission at center of talks to balance payments By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON — Talks continue amongst local municipalities to come up with a best practice for the funding of local emergency services, but Pocopson officials want to make sure that residents in county facilities are not factored in the final formula. At the recent Township Supervisors...

Winter woes may delay Pocopson repaving until 2015

Salt costs run beyond budget; fire company funding sought By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson residents may have less chance for whimsy this coming year (as seen in this image from the summer of 2013), as big costs for road salt will likely cut into planned summer paving projects in the township. POCOPSON — Old Man Winter’s punch may cause scheduled paving of township roads to be pushed...

Longwood, Avondale fire companies to share grant

$198,000 FEMA award will assist recruiting, training efforts The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security has notified Longwood Fire Company and Avondale Fire Company that they are receiving a safety award. Longwood was the host company for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, a Longwood Fire Company news release said, adding that the...