Support health care heroes when you sip, shop & dine in West Chester this weekend

WEST CHESTER — 100% of QR code donations will go to local fire departments, police departments, EMS and health care workers when you sip, shop and dine in West Chester this weekend. It’s all part of First Responders & Health Care Heroes Weekend coming up December 10-12 during Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester. “This is an initiative we’re promoting all month...

Chesco health partnering with EMS to deliver vaccines at home

Kerri Barrett, Good Fellowship Ambulance Paramedic, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an at-home individual. WEST CHESTER — As part of its effort to ensure every eligible Chester County resident who chooses to have a COVID-19 vaccine is able to receive one, the Chester County Health Department has partnered with local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies to schedule at-home vaccine appointments...

Grant program helps add volunteers for fire/EMS, but more are still needed

Paul Mattes A three-year, grant-funded effort to recruit volunteer firefighters for Chester County’s 45 fire companies and 32 ambulance companies yielded over 300 prospective new volunteer submissions. Of those who responded are now volunteer firefighters or EMTs, while others are still in the process, said Neil Vaughn, Past President for the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association, which received...

Longwood Fire Co. salutes EMS personnel

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 44th annual National EMS week begins May 20 and Longwood Fire Company is recognizing its EMS personnel. “EMS professionals provide such a valuable service to the community every week of the year,” said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy. “Their life-saving skills are invaluable.” Longwood Fire Company is providing lunch for the EMS crew each day next week.   ...

Eick new EMS Captain for Longwood FC

Matt Eick Matt Eick, a 16-year veteran of EMS, is the new Captain of EMS for Longwood Fire Company. He began his duties in February. “In my new role I have total oversight of the ambulances and Emergency Medical Services,” Eick said. “I manage a staff of nine full time, 14 part time and 10 volunteer EMS staff. Aside from responding to emergencies, we offer CPR Training, EMS outreach programs,...