Leadership

Chester County Communities Cooperate to Set Water to Fire

Issue 2 and Volume 102.

Chester County Communities Cooperate to Set Water to Fire About thirty miles south of Philadelphia in Chester County, on Route 1, is Longwood Farms, Inc., one of the largest flower gardens and conservatories in the area. Two and one-half miles to the east is the Borough of Kennett Square, also on Route 1 in the same county. Both communities are fire conscious; both have volunteer fire companies and both have faced the same problem of how to get water on a fire when there are no hydrants, and little static supply available. The Longwood Fire Company has a 500 GPM triple combination pumper with 200 gallon booster tank. The Kennett Fire Company No. 1 also has a 500 triple combination GPM pumper with 200 gallon booster tank. There is also a triple combination pumper of 1,000 gallons capacity with a 100 gallon booster tank. The latter does not go outside…

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