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Snowed in Fire Hydrants
It is that time of year as the snow storms keep rolling in fire hydrants become more and more snowed in. The LCFC would like to ask home owners to take the time when they are shovling their driveways to consider shoveling out the hydrants near their home. For a fire company being able to access water during a fire is curcial as water is what puts the fire out. Please take the time to clear a 3 foot section of snow from around your local hydrants. Seconds save lives and property.

Driver Training
Monday, February 23, 2015
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.

Chimney Fire
Saturday, February 21, 2015
On Saturday morning the LCFC and its crew responded to a chimney fire. The crew split into two teams; one team headed to the roof and another to inside the house. Both teams worked together to clear the chimney and ensure that no fire has breached the walls of the house.

We Need Your Support
Tom Gramling
   Tom Gramling
Fire Companies are not just a group of people who come together to do a job. Fire Companies are a family of men and women who stand together during times of need. The LCFC is proud to have the Gramlings as part of our family. Linda and Joel have given their time to this fire company during many calls, events and over many years. As part of our family we are asking our supporters to support them. Tragically Joel and Lindaís son Tom Gramling lost his life in a car fire. Tom leaves behind a loving wife and two children who are soon to be off to college. The Gramlings are holding a Beef Ní Beer fundraiser at our fire company in Griffith Hall on March 28th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All of the money will be going to a fund for Tomís childrenís education. If you would like tickets or would like to make a donation please send a check or cash to Karin Pierce at 6 Joseph Court, Downingtown, PA 19335. Checks are to be made payable to Karin Pierce. Please also note whether you would like your tickets to be mailed to you or to be waiting for you at the door. There will be music, dancing, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, gift baskets, wine, beer and food! This event is to celebrate the life of Tom Gramling and to help support his childrenís future. Please come out and support one of your local fire families!

Congratulations Tom Glass!
Thursday, February 19, 2015 
The Ludwigs Corner Fire Company would like to congratulate Tom Glass on being named the Deputy Director of Emergency Management. Tom has been a huge part of Chester County Emergency Services; over the years he was a dispatcher and later shift supervisor, a fire service instructor and also the Chief of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. For Ludwigs Corner Fire Company Tom has been a teacher and a resource. Tom has taught hazmat to our firefighters of the years and has always been a source of great knowledge when it comes to anything related to hazmat and or emergency services. Again we would like to congratulate you Tom, we know you will do amazing things in this position.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 
The LCFC now has a facebook page. If you have a facebook account, be sure to like us on facebook for news, calls and upcoming events.

Loss of a Founding Father
Friday, January 9, 2015 
It is with heavy hearts that the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company has to say goodbye to one of our founding fathers. Bob Heitzman was and will ever be a large influence on the LCFC. In the early 70ís, when the fire company was founded, Bob and his wife Joan allowed the fire company to have a home. They allowed the trucks and gear to live in their shop, rent free. Bob was a mechanic by trade which was a great help to a fire company just starting out. He had many stories about fixing the trucks because the company didnít have the option of buying new. In his later years of life Bob enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days and telling stories from the past to the younger members of our station. His words of encouragement and confidence in us, has given members a sense of pride. He has seen the company from where it started to where it is today and all the time in between, contributing in many ways the whole way. Not having his always infections smiling face at events will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob we have got it from here.

Bob at the 2014 Ludwigs Corner Fire Company Open House in October
   Bob at the 2014 Ludwigs Corner Fire
      Company Open House in October
The first home of the LCFC
   The first home of the LCFC
Santa Claus Is Coming to Ludwigs Corner
Saturday, December 20, 2014 
SANTA IS COMING TO LUDWIGS CORNER On December 20th Santa will be making his way around the Ludwigs Corner area. He will make stops in Upper Uwchlan and West Vincent Townships. Be on the look out for "Santa Run Stop" signs. On Saturday when you hear the sirens in your area be ready to go to your stop and come out and meet Santa. Listed below are the stops for this years Santa Run. The fire trucks will be leaving the station at 9:00 am and will start making there way around to each of these stops. the stops are split in two both will start at 9:00 am. Side 1: - Carriage Lane and Surrey Lane - Stonehedge and the 2nd Indian Springs - Stonehedge and Deer Haven - Rabbit Run and Fox Chase - Pheasant and Fawn - #1 Fawn - Collingwood Ct. and McGraw lane - #658 Collingwood Terrace - Collingwood Ct. (in the culdesac) - Meadow Creek and Quail Run - Somers and Aran Glen - Saybrooke and Diamond Cir. - Saybrooke and Seaberry The Reserve at Eagle - Donovan and Prescott - Benson and Prescott - The club house Eagle Hunt Development - Magnolia and Bayberry - magnolia and Hemlock Windsor Ridge - Windsor Ridge Club House - Churchill and Mount Rose - Churchill and Harding - Garrison and Cavalier - Pierce and Prospect Hill Side 2: Oxford Rise Appartments Weatherall Estates - #38 South Iroquois Lane - #13 Seneca Court - North Iroquois Lane by the park - #14 Shawnee Court and North Iroquois Lane - #93 North Iroquois Lane - Oneida Court and North Iroquois Lane Barrington Lane - #24 Barrington Lane - #87 Barrington Lane Stonecroft - Lilly Pond Lane and Laymens Way Matthews Meadows - #38 Daniel Drive - Kyle Drive and Lauren Lane Weatherstone - Lindon Ave. and Fairmont Drive - Fairmont Dr. and Windgate by the park - Pinehurst and Fairmont - Rosewood and Windgate Byers Station - Sweet Birch Land and Lobella Court - Eagle Farms Rd and Powell Rd - Cresent Drive

The 6th Annual LCFC Beef N' Beer
Saturday, November 15, 2014 
It is that time of year again..THE LUDWIGS CORNER FIRE COMPANY BEEF N' BEER!! Come out for a night of food, beer and dancing! Tickets are $25.00 a piece. You can buy your tickets at Ludwig's Corner Supply Co., Frames Power Equipment, or at The Blue Buddha Studio during regular business hour., You can also get them at the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company on Monday nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm! Any of those options not work for you also feel free to email Amanda at amanda@ludwigscornerfire.com or call Betsy at 484-238-6218 with any ticket information needed or other questions about the event. Just like every year there will be enough food and beer to last the night and the wide variety of raffle baskets where you are sure to find something that you can not live without! There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing! Food will be by Montesano Brothers Catering and the music will be provided by Moore Music. This is one night you want to make sure to write on your calender and one night you do not want to miss!!

LCFC Open House
Monday, October 6, 2014 
Last nights Open House was a huge success!! Everyone had so much fun playing games, learning about the fire company and its many different types of responders and of course watching the awesome car fire and air bag demo!! We would like to thank the West Vincent Police Department and Uwchlan Ambulance Corps for coming out and showing off their vehicles and spending time talking with the public! A special and most deserving thanks goes out to all who attended our event. It is great to see everyone come out and have fun and enjoy spending their night with us at the firehouse!! We hope to see everyone next year!!!!

QRS Coordinator Jeff Patrick showing the families what to do in the event of a medical emergency
   QRS Coordinator Jeff Patrick showing the
      families what to do in the event of a
      medical emergency
The LCFC Crew
   The LCFC Crew
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