West Grove Fire Company

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 11/24/2014: Dispatch 09:34 POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER FIRE 500 CHURCH HILL RD ,72 FRNKLN
  • 11/23/2014: Dispatch 11:00 NOTIFY MUNICIPAL FIRE MARSHAL 7 VIOLET LA ,71 NEWLON
  • 11/23/2014: Dispatch 08:34 FUEL SPILL 420 CHAMBERS WY ,05 WGROVE
  • 11/23/2014: Dispatch 07:59 SYNCOPE/FAINTING - ALS 469 W AVONDALE RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 11/22/2014: Dispatch 18:46 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 2000 GREENBRIAR LA ,58 PENN
  • 11/22/2014: Dispatch 17:47 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 249 AZALEA LA ,58 PENN
  • 11/21/2014: Dispatch 17:01 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 122 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN
  • 11/21/2014: Dispatch 15:56 ACCIDENT - MOTORCYCLE 292 WOODVIEW RD ,58 PENN
  • 11/21/2014: Dispatch 14:53 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 900 W BALTIMORE PK ,58 PENN
  • 11/20/2014: Dispatch 19:25 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 257 STATE RD ,59 LGROVE

Be Aware of Phone Fund Raising Scams -- Especially at the Holidays

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, November 20

Residents in the Avon Grove area have reported getting phone calls in the last few days from people saying they are raising money for the fire company. This often happens during the holiday season.

We want you to know:

The West Grove Fire Company NEVER solicits for donations by telephone. We handle all of our own fundraising directly, and do NOT use third party companies or agencies to seek ... (Full Story)

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, November 13

Nationally Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. As Thanksgiving approaches the West Grove Fire Company would like to share some Thanksgiving safety tips regarding the use of Turkey Deep Fryers:

Turkey Deep Frying- The National Fire Protection Agency discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These ... (Full Story & Photos)

The combined efforts of several fire departments from PA and MD helped put a stop on a fire in detached garage and wood shop in Elk Township, PA.  More than 1000 feet of large diameter hose was laid to provide a water supply, and apparatus placement was challenging on the hillside property.
The combined efforts of several fire departments from PA and MD helped put a stop on a fire in detached garage and wood shop in Elk Township, PA. More than 1000 feet of large diameter hose was laid to provide a water supply, and apparatus placement was challenging on the hillside property.

West Grove Assists Oxford on Elk Twp. Building Fire

Firefighter Austin Van der Mooren, November 08

West Grove Fire Company was dispatched at 11:04 saturday morning to assist Station 21(Union Fire Company) on a building fire, in the 300 block of Blake Road, Elk Township. The building was reported to be an unattached 2 story garage, that was being used as a cabinet shop, with heavy smoke inside.

West Grove units that responded were Tanker 22, Engine 22, Engine 32 and an ambulance. Tanker 22 assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)

Jennersville Crash

West Grove Volunteers, November 07

Rescue Box - 2204

At 0715 hours the Company was alerted for a motor vehicle crash in front of the 800 block of Old Baltimore Pike in the Jennersville section of Penn Township. This crash was called in by FF O'Connell who was just on his way to work. He reported a one vehicle crash with the vehicle off the roadway and into a hedgerow and stone wall with one subject still belted in the drivers seat.

FF ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove crews handled this early morning crash.
West Grove crews handled this early morning crash.

Assist 21 (Oxford) on a Working Building fire

West Grove Volunteers , November 04

At 10:34 WGFC was dispatched to assist Union Fire company of Oxford on a working building fire at the Octorara Hotel. As well as Quarryville (57) and Rising Sun (8). Upon arrival assistant 21 upgraded the incident to a working building fire with entrapment. Engine 21-1 was the first apparatus on scene hooking up to a hydrant and knocking the fire. Ladder 21 was the second piece on scene, crews laddered ... (Full Story & Photos)

Accident with Entrapment on Route 796

Assistant Chief Bob Hannan, November 04

On Tuesday November 4th at 0755the West Grove Fire Company along with Medic 94-1, Medic 194 and Ambulance 21-3 were dispatched for an accident with entrapment on Jennersville Road (RT 796) North of Ledum Run Rd. The accident was reported as one vehicle on top of the other with 2 trapped. Rescue 22, Rescue 12, Engine 32, Amb 22-1, Amb 22-2, Amb 21-3, Medic 94-1, Medic 194-1 West Grove Fire Police ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Personnel Complete Sim Lab

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, November 03

On Wednesday October 29th EMS Personnel participated in a simulation lab with Union Fire Co #1 personnel. It was hosted by our medical director Dr. Isenberg. Hi-tech simulation manikins were used for CPR and childbirth with an emphasis on delivery complications. Training like this allows our providers to stay on the cutting edge of pre-hospital care. Thanks to everyone who participated. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries on November 2, 2014

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, October 30

When you set your clocks back this Sunday- change the batteries in your smoke detectors (wireless and hard wired alarms) and in your carbon monoxide alarms.

A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut in half your family's risk of dying in a home fire — but only if they work. So, when you ... (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 47 147
Aug 50 188
Sep 45 191
Oct 57 180
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 522 1883

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 53
London Britain 31
London Grove 101
New London 63
Penn 123
West Grove 31
Mutual Aid 120
Total 522

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 127
London Britain 75
London Grove 233
Londonderry 81
New London 182
Penn 881
West Grove 129
Mutual Aid 175
Total 1883

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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West Grove Fire Company
PO Box 201
West Grove, PA, 19390
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