West Grove Fire Company

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 21:48 F-FIRE-BARN 404 GLEN HOPE RD ELKTP
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 20:16 F-MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 448 WHEELER BLVD OXFRD
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 17:19 F-MEDICAL-CHOKING - BLS 221 LEWISVILLE RD NEWLND
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 11:18 F-MEDICAL-INJURED PERSON - BLS 122 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 10:15 F-MEDICAL-CHEST PAINS - ALS 122 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 10:07 F-MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - 124 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 08/26/2016: Dispatch 09:21 F-MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - 327 MCNEIL LN PENNTP
  • 08/25/2016: Dispatch 23:05 F-MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 200 SYCAMORE DR PENNTP
  • 08/25/2016: Dispatch 17:35 F-MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 404 GLENVIEW DR PENNTP
  • 08/25/2016: Dispatch 13:48 F-MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 122 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP

Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill

Training Division, August 08

With recent Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incidents dominating the national and world news headlines, the reality of this type of incident occurring is a real threat. No community is immune which is why emergency preparedness is imperative to a successful response. This past Monday evening WGFC conducted a drill consisting of two scenarios which involved establishing Incident Command, search & rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire/Rescue and EMS crews receiving incident assignments.
Fire/Rescue and EMS crews receiving incident assignments.

5 Inch supply hose being laid out from the Engine in preparation for testing.
5 Inch supply hose being laid out from the Engine in preparation for testing.

WGFC Conducts Annual Hose Testing Program

Lieutenant Anthony Gialloreto, July 21

Fire hose is a critical component in the delivery of water from a water source (such as a hydrant) to fire scene and then from the scene to the seat of the fire. The purpose of testing our hose annually is to provide a reasonable level of safety for the user of the hose and that the hose will performed as designed. The testing procedure follows the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1962 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Multiple Companies Battle London Britain Township House Fire

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, July 16

The West Grove Fire Company along with mutual aid from Station 23 (Avondale Fire Company), New Castle County Station 8 (Aetna Fire Company) and New Castle County Station 19 (Hockessin Fire Company) were dispatched to 335 Indiantown Road for a reported house fire. Within minutes of dispatch, Engines 22-2, 22-3, 23-1, and Deputy 22 were responding. Upon Engine 22-3's departure from the station, Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assist Avondale on the Hay Bales Fire

Junior Firefighter Tyler Simpson, July 14

At 1101 hours on the hot and muggy morning of July 14, the Avondale Fire Company (23) was alerted to the 200 block of Ellicott Road in New Garden Township for a pile of hay bales on fire. Engine 23-2 went on location with approximately 800 hay bales on fire in the the middle of the pile. Close to the burning bales was a much larger pile of bales that were unaffected by the fire. Deputy 23 established ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Assist Union Fire Company on Mulch Fire

Member Todd Mazur, July 09

West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Union Fire Company in the early morning hours. West Grove supplied two engines and a Tanker. Squad 22 and Brush 22 also made the response. Squad 22 was dispatched to an assist the ambulance call en route back to the station. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder 21 battles a mulch fire.  Photo by Todd Mazur.
Ladder 21 battles a mulch fire. Photo by Todd Mazur.

Initial crew attacking fire
Initial crew attacking fire

Company dispatched to assist in New Garden building fire

Captain Tim Shannon, July 06

On July 6th, at 4:16am, Station 36 (Po-Mar-Lin) and Station 25 (Longwood) were dispatched to a building fire in the 200 block of Line Road, in New Garden Township. MICU 25 was first onscene at 4:27am with “multiple vehicles on fire with extension into the building.” Chief 36 arrived shortly thereafter, establishing “Line Road Command.” He requested the Working Fire Dispatch, which is a predetermined ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC Marks the Passing of Former Officer Donna Brown

Secretary Bill Wohl, June 24

Members of the West Grove Fire Company marked the passing of Donna L. Brown of Landenberg at a memorial service recently.

Donna was a Life Member of the WGFC, and served as a volunteer member since 1991. She was an officer as well, serving as Treasurer of the former Ambulance Division, and Treasurer of the Fire Police. Donna was an emergency medical technician and was a very active member of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Former Ambulance Division and Fire Police Treasurer Donna L. Brown of Landenberg.
Former Ambulance Division and Fire Police Treasurer Donna L. Brown of Landenberg.

Former Assistant Chief Cliff Bennett takes his final ride to his resting place aboard Antique 22.   Chief John Chambers is driving, with Cliff's son Bob (former Chief of the Christiana Fire Company of Delaware) riding as his passenger.
Former Assistant Chief Cliff Bennett takes his final ride to his resting place aboard Antique 22. Chief John Chambers is driving, with Cliff's son Bob (former Chief of the Christiana Fire Company of Delaware) riding as his passenger.

Fire Company Family Marks the Passing of Cliff and Betty Bennett

Secretary Bill Wohl, June 23

Officers, firefighters and friends of the West Grove Fire Company marked the passing of two wonderful members of the WGFC family today at the joint funeral of Cliff and Betty Bennett of West Grove. In a lovely ceremony held at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, memories were shared of the couple, who passed away this past weekend within hours of each other.

Bonded as partners in marriage for ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 69 190
Feb 50 193
Mar 49 171
Apr 62 190
May 41 180
Jun 55 185
Jul 68 197
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 394 1306

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 45
London Britain 23
London Grove 64
New London 33
Penn 111
West Grove 29
Mutual Aid 89
Total 394

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 93
London Britain 62
London Grove 133
Londonderry 50
New London 127
Penn 519
West Grove 62
Mutual Aid 63
Total 1109

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2015 560 2208
2014 619 2244
2013 577 2095
2012 577 1957
2011 534 2035
2010 588 1782
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624
2007 584 1624
2006 554 1412

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