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Longwood Fire Company honors volunteers with years of service

May 06, 2015 11:07AM ● By J. Chambless
The Longwood Fire Company honored volunteer firefighters for multiple years of service during the company’s annual banquet, held on April 18 at the Hockessin Memorial Hall in Hockessin.
Longwood Fire Company President Brad Bowman was awarded a service plaque for 40 years of service. He was also presented with the honorary title Chief Emeritus. Jim Rimmer received a gold and silver leaf framed plaque/clock for completing 25 years of service to Longwood. Also receiving plaque/clocks were Dennis Mellinger for 20 years of service and Tim Moore for 15 years of service.
Those receiving awards for ten years of service were Mike Syska and Paul Dawson. Those recognized for five years of service were Mickey Shone and Dave Thomson.
“Volunteers are the backbone of the fire company,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “They work hard and give up many hours to make our community safe. They deserved to be recognized for their service.”
Longwood Fire Company officers Dennis Mellinger, chief engineer, and Brian McCarthy, lieutenant, were honored for completing their terms as officers.
Longwood Fire Company has served the communities of Kennett, East Marlborough, Pennsbury and Pocopson townships since 1921. Longwood Fire Company provides fire and rescue and emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information see

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