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Welcome to Ludwigs Corner Fire Company

Auto Accident on Rt.401
   
Friday, May 8, 2015
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Tonight the LCFC was dispatched to an auto accident on Rt. 401 (Conestoga Road) near the intersection of Fairview Road and Rt. 401. One vehicle veered off the road and collided with a tree. Upon arrival crews set up for traffic control and helped in treating the driver who was transported to a local hospital. Units Onscene: Chief 73 (R. Hahn), Rescue 73, Engine 73-1, Traffic 73, Medic 93, Elverson Honeybrooke Area Ambulance Corps., Eagle Service Center and Towing, Pennsylvania State Police

 
Morning the Loss of a Founder and a Friend
The Ludwigs Corner Fire Company is deeply saddened by the passing of a life and founding member, Henry F. Greiner. He passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015 at his home. Greiner is a family name at the LCFC. Henry, his daughter Jody Greiner Spangler, husband Bob Spangler, grandson Josh Spangler and wife Ashley Spangler and grandson Brian Greiner are all members. Henry was a man who always brought a smile to your face and always let you know how he felt. He along with a few other members of the community helped to start what is our great fire company today. Without his contributions we would not be what we are today. Outside of the fire company, Henry was the owner/operator of Greiner, Inc. in Glenmoore, retiring in 2010. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Church and a member of many civic organizations. He had an overwhelming love of family especially for his grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8, at St. Elizabeth Church, 100 Fellowship Road, Chester Springs. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the America Diabetes Association 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, or the American Heart Association , 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The condolences, thoughts and prayers of the LCFC goes out to Henry's family and friends. We will miss his smile and laughter and he will always be remembered as a man of great strength and wisdom. Rest in peach Henry we have it from here.

 
   
   
House Fire in West Vincent
Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Around 10:30pm on Sunday May 3rd, The LCFC was dispatched to a house fire on St. Anthony's Lane. The West Vincent Police Department was the first on the scene. Upon their arrival they notified that the house was fully involved. Crews rolled up very shortly after and started exterior operations. With the help of neighboring fire companies water supply was set up along with multiple hose lines and master streams to extinguish the fire. A Tanker task force was called in which brought a number of tankers and pumper/tankers to help get more water to the scene. Sadly the whole house was lost. Fortunately no one was home at the time of the fire. One good thing however happened on this night. One dog was able to uplift a gloomy scene to one of joy and amazement. The family dog, Bonnie, who is 13 years old was in the house when the fire broke out. Bonnie was trapped in the house with such immense heat that nobody thought she would be found alive. When starting overhaul operations and heavy equipment brought in to move parts of the collapsed structure a dog came running to the crew. Bonnie was alive! This fire was a large one and crews were onscene till the early morning hours Monday. Units Onscene: Station 73 (Ludwigs Corner Fire Company) Chief 73 (R. Hahn), Deputy 73 (J. Kimes), Safety 73 (M. Blumenthal), Engine 73-1, Engine 73-2, Tanker 73, Rescue 73, Traffic 73. Station 62 (Ridge Fire Company) Station 61 (Kimberton Fire Company) Station 47 (Lionville Fire Company) Station 69 (Twin Valley Fire Department) Station 48 (Glenmoore Fire Company) Station 49 (East Brandywine Fire Company) Station 5 (East Whiteland Fire Company) Station 64 (Norco Fire Company) Pennsylvania State Fire Marshal West Vincent Police Department W. K. Frame and Sons The LCFC would like to thank all of the companies that helped and supported us in all efforts on the scene and at our station.

 
   
   
Congratulations to the Chief
Monday, April 27, 2015
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Tonight The West Vincent Township board of Supervisors recognized our Fire Chief, Richard Hahn for his 40 years of service to the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company. Richard is an amazing man. He has dedicated his life to public service from the age of 14. He started all those years ago as a Junior Firefighter at North Coventry Fire Company from there he joined the Army where he did one tour in Vietnam and was awarded a purple heart. He then went to Elverson Fire and EMS where he was a ambulance driver and firefighter. He then made Ludwigs his home in 1974 (two years after the company started). Richard has helped to shape our great fire company into what it is today. He is the best example and role model for up and coming firefighters. He had no clue that he was getting recognized tonight or that everyone was in on it but him. It is a really great that the township took the time to do this for a local who has really given his life to the township. The LCFC would like to thank the Township for their continued support and for recognizing a man who could not be more deserving.

 
Daily Local News
   
   
A Welcome Surprise
From left to right; Richard Hahn (Current Fire Chief), Allen Cleaver (Past Chief), Lou Deputy (Past Chief), and Marty Blumenthal (Past Chief)
   From left to right; Richard Hahn
      (Current Fire Chief), Allen Cleaver
      (Past Chief), Lou Deputy (Past Chief),
      and Marty Blumenthal (Past Chief)
Monday, April 20, 2015
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At the fire companies weekly training night tonight the crew was surprised by a familiar face,Lou Deputy. Lou is a LCFC former Chief who has moved out of state in the past few years. It was a great surprise to see him tonight and show him around some of the new additions to the station and updates. It is always great to hear the old stories and reconnect with past members and especially one who has given so much to the company. We miss you Lou and can not wait to see you again!

 
House/Brush Fire Assist with Ridge Fire Company
Sunday, April 5, 2015
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On Easter Sunday the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company assisted Ridge Fire Company on a House Fire that turned into a brush fire when it extended into the yard and tree line. Crews were split some when to help battle the house fire while others helped to control and extinguish the brush fire.

 
   
   
Easter Egg Hunt
   
Saturday, March 21, 2015 
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This year the LCFC is holding its first Easter Egg Hunt! Children ages 0-8 years old are able to search for the eggs. But don't be discouraged if you are older,anyone older is more then welcome to come and check out our station and meet the firefighters. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance! This event is free but we are asking that you bring a donation for the Chester County Food Bank. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there!

 
Back to Back Calls
Saturday, March 14, 2015 
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The LCFC was dispatched to two back to back calls around 3:30 this afternoon. Crews split and went simultaneously to both calls. The first call being a carbon monoxide alarm, where crews worked to find the source of the leak inside a home and ventilate the home. The second was completely different. Spring must be coming the LCFC was dispatched to a mulch fire on Rt.100 at Eagle Nursery. Mulch fires normally mark the beginning of warm weather for fire companies. Upon arrival LCFC crews noted that a large pile of mulch was smoldering. The crew worked to pull apart the pile and put out the hot spots. With the help of some equipment it made the job go a lot quicker and allowed for a more effective fire suppression. Units Onscene: Chief 73 (D. Hahn), Deputy 73 (J. Kimes), Engine 73-1, Engine 73-2, Brush 73, West Vincent Police Department, Upper Uwchlan Police Department

 
   
   
Saturday Night Wreck
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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On Saturday night the LCFC was dispatched to an auto accident, car reported on its roof. Upon arrival the crew from Rescue 73 split. One crew provided traffic control until Traffic 73 arrived and the other assessed the occupants of the vehicle who had self extricated. After the occupants had been transported by Goodwill Ambulance, the crew remained onscene to aid in traffic control for the tow company. Units Onscene: Ludwigs Corner Fire Company (Station 73): Chief 73 (R. Hahn) Deputy 73 (J. Kimes) QRS Coordinator 73-50 (J. Patrick) Rescue 73 Traffic 73 Goodwill Ambulance Corps Medic 87 West Vincent Police Department Upper Uwchlan Police Department Eagle Service Center

 
   
   
Driver Training
Monday, February 23, 2015
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This week Station 73 had its normal Monday night training. However this weeks training was a little different. The stations drivers went to the counties training campus and used the new Driving Simulator. This simulator puts the drivers into different situations that could occur while they are driving and helps them to practice and hone in more on their skills. Their time at the county started with a small classroom session and then they got to go behind the wheel and put their good foot forward. Not all of our members can drive the trucks so the remaining crew practiced on the duties they have to preform while en-route to a fire call, reading maps. While GPS is a great thing, all of our firefighters both young and old have to have an intimate knowledge of the roads in our territory. The map books were pulled out and addresses were given. The crew members had to identify where the listed roads were and how to get there. Monday nights trainings were not only fun but informative and a great way to spend a cold night.

 
   
   
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