West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Union Fire Company of Oxford for a house fire on Monday April 18 at 1128 hours. The initial dispatch included Oxford units with assistance from Community Fire Company of Rising Sun and West Grove Fire Company. Assistant Chief 21 responded shortly after the initial dispatch and was informed by Chester County Fire board that this was going to be a working ... (Full Story & Photos)
An arriving weather front brought 60 mph winds, heavy rain, a severe thunderstorm warning, and a long night and day of cold winds, leaving Chester Country fire companies scrambling to meet emergency demands.
The West Grove Fire Company responded to 14 alarms, including: - 1207am Relocate to Kennett Fire Company - 1230am Auto accident south of Kennett borough - 0651am Ambulance call Penn Township - ... (Full Story & Photos)
On a wind-swept day, the WGFC was very busy, responding to 14 calls. Just after 10:00am, the company was dispatched to a reported building fire in a mushroom house near the intersection of South Guernsey and Pennock Bridge Roads in Franklin Township. Avondale fire company was also dispatched for an engine and ambulance.
The West Grove Fire Company held a live fire burn training on Saturday March 26th at the Chester County Emergency Services Training Center in Coatesville PA. This was the second time West Grove has used the new facility since it went operational for County Fire Companies to use last fall. We had previously used the training tower in November for live fire Propane fed fire hi-rise training. This ... (Full Story & Photos)
On March 20, the Chester County 911 Center received a report of a chimney fire in Penn Township. A neighbor spotted flames burning six feet high out of the chimney of a house on Corby Road and made the emergency call.
West Grove Fire Company volunteers received the call at 1141am and responded. Deputy 22 arrived on location confirming the report. Engine 2 arrived stretching an 1-3/4 line and fans ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire was about six feet out of this chimney at a house on Corby Road when WGFC crews arrived.
West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to Harmony Road in West Grove Borough for a house fire on Monday March 21 at 1423 hours. Avondale Fire Company and Union Fire Company of Oxford were dispatched to assist. WGFC responded with 27 members. A crew was on scene from the borough station within 4 minutes of the 911 call. The homeowner and WGPD officers were able to ensure that all occupants were ... (Full Story & Photos)
The leading cause of firefighter line of duty deaths are stress and cardiac-related, which historically have accounted for nearly half of all firefighter fatalities. WGFC leadership responded to this trend and implemented a medical screening program in 2007. The program included a basic physical exam and respiratory fitness evaluation. Our most valuable resource in emergency services is our personnel ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 0813 the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for the Ladder truck to assist KVFD, Station 8, with a fully involved house fire in the 500 block of West Fourth Avenue in Parkesburg. The ladder arrived and staged about a block away sending the crew up to the scene. The bulk of the fire was knocked prior to Ladder 22's arrival, the crew assisted with checking exposure structures for fire extension ... (Full Story & Photos)