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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.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 21, 2015 
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 
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
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
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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Like Us on Facebook
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
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