Long­wood Fire Co. sets com­mu­nity open house

Event will fea­ture tours, food, he­li­copter land­ing

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS - Staff Re­port

EAST MARL­BOR­OUGH » Long­wood Fire Com­pany’s an­nual open house will al­low res­i­dents to tour the fire com­pany and meet EMS per­son­nel and fire­fight­ers.

“Long­wood has ren­dered great ser­vice to our neigh­bors for more than 95 years,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “We in­vite every­one to join us for our open house and in­ter­act with our team.”

The fam­ily-friendly event is free and open to the pub­lic this Sun­day. The fire com­pany is lo­cated at 1001 East Bal­ti­more Pike. The open house takes place from noon un­til 3 p.m. and food and bev­er­ages will be served. A raf­fle will also take place.

“As is tra­di­tion, we will be open­ing our bay doors to wel­come every­one to our sta­tion, and to show­case our fire ap­pa­ra­tus, equip­ment, and tal­ent for the com­mu­nity we serve,” McCarthy said. “We have a great line up of ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages. Pho­to­graphs can be taken with the fire­fight­ers and equip­ment.”

A he­li­copter land­ing will take place along with a ve­hi­cle res­cue demon­stra­tion. Tours of the sta­tion will be given.

Long­wood has part­nered with Wal­greens and a lim­ited sup­ply of free Flu shots will be avail­able.

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 visit www.long­wood­fireco.com.

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