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.
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!
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