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Hoseline Maze
Monday, June 30, 2014
The LCFC hosted a fun training night for both the LCFC crew and Ridge Fire Company's crew. Both stations participated in a hose line maze drill. The drill was held at West Vincent Elementary School's playground. Crews were put together and told to go through the play ground making all sorts of turns and having to climb over and under multiple parts of the play set. Once they made it through the maze they were to use the hose line to knock over traffic cones that were to symbolize fire. This drill was designed to make firefighters think about having enough hose when going into a building and hose placement throughout the building. It also was a way to get firefighters more prepared for climbing over and under and around different objects in a house. While a playground will probably not be in a house it was a way to practice in a fun way and a fun way to interact with one of the neighboring fire stations. The LCFC would like to thank Ridge Fire Company and its crew for participating in the drill and the West Vincent Elementary School for allowing the company to use its grounds.

Firefighter Bowling
Monday, June 23, 2014
The LCFC has been coming up with some new fun ways of practicing on Monday nights. This new game was thought up by one of the stations juniors. The game is firefighter bowling. The goal of the game like bowling is to knock down the pins or in this case the cribbing (used in vehicle extrications). Firefighters took a roll of hose and then unrolled it to try and hit the cribbing. Points were given for the amount of cribbing pieces knocked over and then as soon as the course was set up again the bowlers had to roll the hose up as fast as they could to receive more points. This game helped to build on hose rolling skills and unrolling skills.

There are always new and improved ways to do things in the fire service. On Monday night the LCFC crew decided to practice pulling hose lines but instead of just trying one way of packing the hose lines they practiced a few different ways. In the end the active crew voted on what hose lay they liked the most and continued practicing with it and applied all needed changes to all of their hose beds.

Hoseline Maze
Monday night drill nights are a time for the LCFC crew to practice on different aspects of fire and rescue operations. This training was based on what a firefighter needs to do if they get either lost in a building or are told to evacuate a building. A hose line can act as a guide to the door. First because in many cases it comes from outside the building and second off because it allows you to hold on to something and move quickly through a house. To do so firefighters must identify a hose line in front of them and then find a coupling (where two hoses are put together) or the nozzle. If they find the nozzle they are able to go away from it and find the way out. If they find a coupling they must identify the female part of the connector and follow it out. To make this drill harder, 200ft of hose line is charged and cramped into a small space where it turns and goes under itself multiple times making it harder to make sure you stay on the hose line going the correct way.

Junior Training
Training is a big part of the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company every Monday night the active crew meets to practice on many different types of skills that are needed to effectively and quickly be able to do our job. This night the LCFC juniors were practicing gear drills. The first thing you have to do for any call is put on the proper PPE (personal protective equipment). To make it fun the juniors had to put on all of their gear in 60 seconds and have it all on correctly then they battled it out to see who could do it the fastest.

David Gondy 60 Second Drill Winner
   David Gondy 60 Second Drill Winner
Mourning The Loss of a Warrior
It is with heavy hearts that the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company mourns the loss of life member Leonard Frame. Leonard was 83 years old and a true warrior. He passed away peacefully on May 1st, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Leonard is survived by his wife, Alice, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage. He also leaves behind a son David, daughter-in-law, Connie; a daughter, Marianne, son-in-law, Greg Cook; grandchildren David Leonard Frame Jr., Leigh Ann Peterson, Gregory Cook Jr., Lauren Cook and great-grandson, David Leonard Frame III. A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6th, at the James Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. There will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church; 2440 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his memory to the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company, 1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, PA 19343. To send online condolences visit:

Leonard George Frame Obituary
Woods Fire
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
The Ludwigs Corner Fire Company was dispatched to a brush fire on Saturday April 12th around 2:30pm. Upon arrival Deputy 73 (J. Kimes) advised that there was approximately half an acre well off and extending. Brush 73 arrived onscene quickly and the crew pulled a booster line and took off up the hill to cut the fire off before it could spread more. Engine 73-1 was next onscene. The crew dropped a supply line at the bottom of the drive way then continued up where crews assisted in fire fighting operations and water operations. Tanker 73, Engine 73-1 and Rescue 73 were soon also onscene and sent crews up the drive way to assist. Deputy 73 called for two more companies to help. Chief 48 (J. Seese, Glenmoore Fire Company) arrived and helped by taking command so Deputy 73 could continue with operations. Tac48, Engine 48-5 and Squad 48 along with Squad 69 (Twin Valley Fire Department) assisted at the scene with water operations and fire ground operations and support. Elverson Ambulance also responded and helped by setting up a rehab station for the firefighters. As the crews were working to put out hotspots Station 73 was dispatched to a second call, a motorcycle accident at Rt.100 and Fairview Road. Some of the crew that was working at the fire was asked to take the Rescue Truck and respond to the call. The crew from Rescue 73 and Engine 73-2 provided medical services and traffic control until the ambulances arrived onscene along with the tow truck. The LCFC would like to thank all the assisting agencies for their help and quick response. It was with their help that all operations went smoothly and efficiently. Units Onscene: Station 73 (Ludwigs Corner): Deputy 73 (J. Kimes), Brush 73, Engine 73-1, Tanker 73, Rescue 73, Engine 73-2 Station 48 (Glenmoore): Chief 48 (J. Seese), Squad 48, Engine 48-5 Station 69 (Twin Valley Fire Department): Squad 69 Elverson Ambulance: Amb 89-1 Uwchlan Ambulance: MICU 87-1,2 Ambulances (Accident Call) Eagle Service Center and Towing (Accident Call) Pennsylvania State Police (Accident Call)

Two Vehicle Crash
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
The Ludwigs Corner Fire Company was dispatched to an auto accident reported with entrapment on Rt.100 south of Blackhorse Road. Upon arrival Deputy 73 started to size up the scene for an extrication with one patient being trapped in their vehicle. MICU 87-1 quickly arrived onscene and decided on a rapid extrication. The crew from Rescue 73 and Engine 73-1 checked on the driver of the second vehicle. Station 73 Fire Police and Traffic 73 assisted by closing down Rt.100. Units Onscene: Chief 73 (D.Hahn) Deputy 73 (J.Kimes) Safety 73 (M.Blumenthal) Rescue 73 Engine 73-1 Traffic 73 73 Fire Police (J. Gramling, C. Lobb) MICU 87-1 Ambulance 87-5 Upper Uwchlan Police Department West Vincent Police Department Eagle Service Center

Into The Creek
Monday, March 24, 2014 
On March 24th the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company was dispatched to assist the PA State Police with traffic control for an auto accident on Rt.401. Upon arrival units set up on both sides of the accident and controlled traffic till Parks Towing was able to get the vehicle out of the creek. Units Onscene: Chief 73 (D. Hahn) Deputy Chief 73 (J. Kimes) Safety Officer 73 (M. Blumenthal) 73 Fire Police (A. Gooding and Charlie Lobb) Pennsylvania State Police

Santa Is Coming To Town
It is that time of year again! Santa will be riding on the fire truck all around the area greeting everybody! Look for the Santa Stop signs that are located thought the developments in the area. Santa will be on his way to his first stop at 9:00am on Saturday the 14th. In the event of inclement weather Santa will be coming around on Saturday 21st at 9:00am. A message will be posted on the website in either case. We hope to see you at the stops!

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