Members of the West Grove Fire Company will join with family and friends to mark the passing of Donna L. Brown of Landenberg at a memorial service this weekend.
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 ... (Full Story & Photos)
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.
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.
The annual Strawberry Festival in Coatesville is back. This year it will be benefitting the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company. Station 38 had contacted the West Grove Fire Company with a request to provide an Engine/Rescue crew to standby in their station and cover their first due, while their members made their presence at the Strawberry Festival.
On June 1st, at 5:44am, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to an automobile fire on the Route 1 Bypass. A passerby called 911 stating they saw heavy smoke coming from the engine compartment. Chief 22 went enroute within one minute and was given updated information that there are flames coming from the engine. Engine 22-1 went enroute shortly thereafter. Chief 22 arrived onscene and confirmed ... (Full Story & Photos)
Engine crew beginning to extinguish the fire in the engine compartment
Rescue 22-2 leaves the West Grove station for the final time.
West Grove’s Rescue 22-2 has made its final response. The West Grove Fire Company has retired their 1996 E-One Pumper-Rescue. The apparatus was a reliable vehicle, having answered thousands of calls in its twenty year history. Countless community members in need were helped by the vehicle and its equipment. Over the years the vehicle has been manned by firefighters from at least two generations. ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company was once again honored to participate in the annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade held on Saturday, May 28th. Although warm, Saturday was the nicest day of the holiday weekend. The West Grove Fire fleet was led by Fire Chief John Chambers in the company’s antique pumper. The West Grove units were followed by our neighboring department, the Avondale Fire Company. Both ... (Full Story & Photos)
Chief Chambers and Firefighter Nash lead the West Grove fleet in the Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade.
On the first hot and humid day of the upcoming summer season the West Grove Fire Company pagers heated up as well. The Union Fire Company was alerted to a house fire at 3:19 PM on May 25th in Lower Oxford. The initial dispatch requested mutual aid of one engine from our company. While responding, Chief 21 noted heavy smoke in the air. Upon arrival he found a 2 story log cabin with half the structure ... (Full Story & Photos)
Early Saturday morning Station 22 was dispatched for an Auto Accident at the intersection of Newark Rd. and Hess Mill Rd. Initial information provided from dispatch was a single vehicle into a pole with unknown injuries. Ambulance 122-1 was first on the scene reporting a pick-up truck into a pole with no victim(s) found. Rescue's 1 & 2 responded along with Utility-22 and WGFC Fire Police. Rescue-2 ... (Full Story & Photos)