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Longwood Fire Company promotes Matt Eick to EMS assistant chief

03/08/2021 04:20PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Matt Eick, a 19-year veteran of EMS, was promoted to assistant chief of Emergency Medical Services by Longwood Fire Company.

Eick was previously captain with total oversight of the ambulances and Emergency Medical Services. 

Chief A. J. McCarthy said, “Matt deserves the promotion. He’s an accomplished leader of the EMS crew. For close to two decades, Matt has been a valued member of Longwood.”

Eick began his EMS career in 2002 and became an Emergency Medical Technician in 2003 and a Paramedic in 2008. “I started at Longwood as a staff paramedic part time in June of 2010 and took a full-time position in January of 2011,” Eick said. 

In 2014 Longwood restructured the management approach for the EMS side of the fire company and Eick was promoted to one of three EMS lieutenant positions. Eick said, “The primary focus at that time was to manage the staff throughout the day and each lieutenant had some extra tasks. I was in charge of the community outreach/training and the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement.” 

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