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)
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!
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)