Longwood Fire Co. celebrates anniversary

Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house drew support from the public and business community as the organization commemorated its 95th anniversary.

Longwood Fire Company Chief A. J. MaCarthy gives instructions to his son Jeremy during the open house celebration.

Longwood Fire Company Chief A. J. MaCarthy gives instructions to his son Jeremy during the open house celebration.

“The community certainly supported our open house this past Sunday," said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy. "Hundreds of people took part in our event."

Refreshments were served during the annual, family-friendly event. Informational tables were manned by Crozer Burn Center; Fitchett Chiropractic;  Walgreen's, which provided free flu shots; the Kennett Township Police Department and Christiana Care LifeNet Air Medical Helicopter.

“As is our tradition, we opened our bay doors to welcome everyone to our station, and to showcase our fire apparatus, and equipment for the community we serve,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy said the company appreciated the many businesses that supported the event, including Longwood Gardens, Sawmill Bar & Grill, Herr's Snack Factory, Floga Bistro, Inn at Mendenhall, Two Stones Pub, Giant, Chadds Ford Winery, Palm-a-Bagel, Brandywine Prime, Capriotti's, Wawa and Applebees.

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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