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Junior firefighter Jordan Gouge receiving her award of Class Cadet from her father Ed Gouge.
Junior firefighter Jordan Gouge receiving her award of Class Cadet from her father Ed Gouge.

Junior Members Complete Junior Fire Academy

The WGFC Members, July 20

This past June, three members completed a week long Junior Firefighting Academy. They learned about basic skills such as rolling hose, folding tarps, and more. They also took a tour of the KME truck manufacturing facility in Nesquehoning, PA and took a tour of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society.

Of the three members that attended this summer, two of them were recognized for their achievements ... (Full Story & Photos)

Off Duty WGFC Paramedic / Firefighter Saves a Life

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, July 15

When a lacrosse coach’s heart stopped while he was speaking at a banquet celebrating Penncrest High's state lacrosse title, WGFC Paramedic / Firefighter Joe Montgomery took quick action with his AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and undoubtedly saved the coach’s life.

Congratulations Joe on a job well done! Best Wishes to Coach Derrick on a speedy recovery!

The article can be viewed by clicking ... (Full Story)


The WGFC was dispatched to assist Oxford 21 on a fire in this home on Elkview Road in Lower Oxford Township.  The fire was contained to a second floor bedroom and bathroom, with no injuries.
The WGFC was dispatched to assist Oxford 21 on a fire in this home on Elkview Road in Lower Oxford Township. The fire was contained to a second floor bedroom and bathroom, with no injuries.

West Grove Assists 21with Lower Oxford Township House Fire

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, July 12

In the middle of a hot and humid Saturday afternoon, the West Grove Fire Company (12, 22, 32) was dispatched to assist the Union Fire Company of Oxford (21) on a reported house fire on Elkview Road, near the intersection of Kimble Road in Lower Oxford Township.

Engine 21-1 and Engine 12 responded quickly, along with Assistant Chief 21. Units were advised that the residents had evacuated and were ... (Full Story & Photos)

Station 32 Covers Cecil County Station 13

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, July 12

Supporting each other in times of emergency is the at the heart of the volunteer fire service in America.

Such was the case on the evening of July 10 when the neighboring fire company in Elkton, Maryland was involved in fighting an extensive house fire. An engine from the West Grove Fire Company and an engine from the Union Fire Company of Oxford were requested to cover Elkton's Station 13.

Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 32 is "in quarters" in Elkton along with a crew from Oxford for a standby cover during a house fire in Maryland.
Engine 32 is "in quarters" in Elkton along with a crew from Oxford for a standby cover during a house fire in Maryland.

This tractor trailer rolled over on Route 896 in Franklin Township.  Fortunately, the truck was carrying only water and there were minor injurie
This tractor trailer rolled over on Route 896 in Franklin Township. Fortunately, the truck was carrying only water and there were minor injurie

Tanker Roll Over On Route 896

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, July 12

Just past noon on July 10, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for an accident on Route 896 near the intersection with Walnut Glen Road in Franklin Township.

First dispatched for Station 12 and Station 22 ambulance, the nature of dispatch was accident unknown. Early reports from Chester County Dispatch provided information that callers were reporting a rolled over tractor trailer, and then ... (Full Story & Photos)

Evening Storms Tally A Run

Firefighter Danny O'Connell, July 08

Rescue Box - 2204

The powerful thunderstorms that rolled in from the west brought the West Grove Volunteers to work. At 2003 hours the box was alerted for a residential rescue in the Oxford Village Mobile Home park for a tree that fell into the house. Reports stated a tree fell into the house and there was a vehicle in the driveway but the reporting party was unsure if the home was occupied. With ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tanker 22 assist the London Britain Township road crew in clearing clogged culverts under Mercer Mill Road.
Tanker 22 assist the London Britain Township road crew in clearing clogged culverts under Mercer Mill Road.

WGFC Helps London Britain Township

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, July 07

At the West Grove Fire Company, we are grateful for the support we have from our local municipalities, and our strong relationship with township supervisors and borough officials. This is also true of the various township employees and staff.

So when they ask for help and assistance, we are happy to respond. This was just the case on July 9 when London Britain Township asked for help clearing ... (Full Story & Photos)

Advanced Extrication Drill

WGFC Volunteers, June 30

Rescue Box - 1201

This evening at 1900 hours members of the Company gathered at their respective stations for Monday Night Drill. Crews all gathered at Station 12 to have a brief discussion on the objectives of the drill. Some objectives that were covered in this drill included but not limited to Apparatus Placement, Cribbing Awareness, Plans A, B, C to Z covered, Command Structure, Communication ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 61 191
Feb 68 216
Mar 39 194
Apr 52 156
May 49 227
Jun 54 193
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 323 1177

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 29
London Britain 17
London Grove 58
New London 44
Penn 80
West Grove 19
Mutual Aid 76
Total 323

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 77
London Britain 52
London Grove 130
Londonderry 55
New London 113
Penn 555
West Grove 83
Mutual Aid 112
Total 1177

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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