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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 15:46 MEDICAL-UNRESPONSIVE PERSON - 200 SYCAMORE DR PENNTP
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 14:11 MEDICAL-HEMORRHAGING - BLS 1011 W BALTIMORE PIKE PENNTP
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 13:53 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 2146 NEWARK RD NEWLND
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 12:33 ACCIDENT-SERIOUS LIMESTONE RD / DALTON RD
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 12:32 MEDICAL-CVA/STROKE - ALS 414 E GLENVIEW DR PENNTP
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 10:50 ALARM-MEDICAL - BLS 12 CHISEL CREEK DR FRNKLN
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 09:12 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 27 VIOLET LN NEWLND
  • 01/18/2018: Dispatch 07:23 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 3 LINDEN CIR NEWLND
  • 01/17/2018: Dispatch 23:27 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 676 LITTLE ELK CREEK RD ENOTT
  • 01/17/2018: Dispatch 18:13 ALARM-CARBON MONOXIDE 428 CHAMBERS WAY WGROVE

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No Caption Chimney and Home Heating Safety Tips

Firefighter Charles Foy, January 17

Winter has certainly made its presence felt here in beautiful Southern Chester County. A recent two-week period with below freezing temperatures stressed many home heating units and chimneys used overtime to keep warm. Each year the West Grove Fire Company responds to several home heating-related incidents ranging from chimney fires to furnace malfunctions to gas odors and leaks. According to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Slick Roads Lead to Rollover in New London Township

Firefighter/EMT Kevin Sweeney, January 11

At 12:19 hours on January 11, 2018 the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to 600 block of West Avondale Road in New London Township for an motor vehicle accident with one overturned.

Chester County 911 center advised responding units that the accident involved one vehicle versus a telephone pole with one overturned. Ambulance 22-1 was the first arriving unit on scene confirming the initial report ... (Full Story & Photos)

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West Grove Fire Company members, employees, family and friends enjoyed a great Philadelphia Flyers game, while being honored as First Responders by the Flyers
West Grove Fire Company members, employees, family and friends enjoyed a great Philadelphia Flyers game, while being honored as First Responders by the Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers Honor First Responders, Including West Grove Fire Company

Andrew Vattilana , January 04

Each year, the Philadelphia Flyers recognize First Responders (fire, police, EMS) at a home game in early January. On Thursday, January 4, the West Grove Fire Company hosted a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flyers First Responders night. This is the third year WGFC members have had the opportunity to enjoy a night out as a group as part of the Flyers first responder celebration night.

Over the past ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Year Marks a New Fire Chief and New President

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 01

The members of the West Grove Fire Company held its annual election of officers in December. Those new officers begin their 12-month term beginning today.

Among the new officers are a new fire chief and new president.

Elected as Fire Chief is Justin Gattorno. Justin joined the fire company in 2006, and has served most recently as Deputy Fire Chief. He holds a wide variety of certifications, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Justin Gattorno has been elected the new Fire Chief of the West Grove Fire Company for 2018.
Justin Gattorno has been elected the new Fire Chief of the West Grove Fire Company for 2018.

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Santa sits on the front of Rescue 22, visiting the Lamborn Hunt development, one of 32 different community visits by Santa and the WGFC this holiday season.
Santa sits on the front of Rescue 22, visiting the Lamborn Hunt development, one of 32 different community visits by Santa and the WGFC this holiday season.

Santa Hangs Up His WGFC Santa Suit and Goes on Vacation After 32 Santa Runs This Year With the WGFC

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 31

As the holiday season winds to a close, Santa Claus has reported that he made more than 32 different trips in the greater Avon Grove community to visit girls and boys of all ages this Christmas season.

Transporting Santa Claus is a very important mission of the West Grove Fire Company each year, something WGFC members look forward to each year. Request for Santa visits to developments begin arriving ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Former NYC Firefighter/Instructor Bob Pressler Teaches WGFC Class

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 07

Firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company received hands on and classroom instruction from retired New York City firefighter and instructor Bob Pressler recently, focusing on truck company operations.

Bob Pressler has been involved in the fire service for more than 40 years and is a retired Lieutenant from FDNY. Previous to FDNY, Bob was a member of both combination and volunteer departments. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Retired NYC firefighter and lieutenant Bob Pressler served as expert instructor for classroom and hands on training for the West Grove Fire Company.
Retired NYC firefighter and lieutenant Bob Pressler served as expert instructor for classroom and hands on training for the West Grove Fire Company.

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Several mushroom houses were destroyed in this Penn Township fire this past weekend.  West Grove FC was assisted by units from Oxford, Cochranville, and Avondale units.
Several mushroom houses were destroyed in this Penn Township fire this past weekend. West Grove FC was assisted by units from Oxford, Cochranville, and Avondale units.

Penn Township Mushroom Houses Destroyed by Overnight Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, November 21

Just before midnight on Sunday, November 19, West Grove Fire Company members were dispatched for a building fire in Kelton, Penn Township. The resulting blaze destroyed multiple mushroom houses and kept firefighters busy most of the night.

The original dispatch called for West Grove full company, along with an engine and ladder from Oxford, an engine from Avondale, and a rapid intervention team ... (Full Story & Photos)

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November Dedicated to Ladder Company Training

Training Committee, November 13

The month of November will be dedicated to the training objectives of Ladder Company operations. Topics covered over the month will include apparatus placement, crew job assignments and situational awareness of the first due ladder company. Familiarizing with equipment on the new ladder truck delivered this summer. Throwing ground ladders in the rescue and fire fighting positions utilizing one ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder-22 at the Avon Grove Charter School Training Session.
Ladder-22 at the Avon Grove Charter School Training Session.

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2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 42 216
Feb 60 191
Mar 70 209
Apr 63 169
May 54 175
Jun 46 161
Jul 70 239
Aug 46 169
Sep 55 203
Oct 50 211
Nov 49 218
Dec 60 233
Total 665 2394

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 71
London Britain 34
London Grove 97
New London 85
Penn 201
West Grove 49
Mutual Aid 128
Total 665

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 193
London Britain 133
London Grove 244
Londonderry 115
New London 258
Penn 1076
West Grove 153
Mutual Aid 222
Total 2394

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2017 665 2394
2016 708 2313
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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