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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 12/16/2017: Dispatch 17:58 MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 204 JOYCE CIR LGROVE
  • 12/16/2017: Dispatch 19:45 MEDICAL-RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTY 106 PROSPECT AVE WGROVE
  • 12/16/2017: Dispatch 18:39 MEDICAL-HEMORRHAGING - ALS 1406 GREENBRIAR LN PENNTP
  • 12/16/2017: Dispatch 13:42 FIRE-VEHICLE 18 JAMISON CIR LGROVE
  • 12/15/2017: Dispatch 15:11 MEDICAL-INJURED PERSON - BLS 100 S JENNERSVILLE RD PENNTP
  • 12/15/2017: Dispatch 15:03 ACCIDENT-BLS W STATE RD / S GUERNSEY RD LGROVE
  • 12/15/2017: Dispatch 15:00 ACCIDENT-BLS 112 SCHOOL HOUSE RD LGROVE
  • 12/15/2017: Dispatch 13:24 MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 849 W BALTIMORE PIKE PENNTP
  • 12/15/2017: Dispatch 00:47 MEDICAL-INJURED PERSON - BLS 201 WALNUT ST WGROVE
  • 12/14/2017: Dispatch 20:15 MEDICAL-CHEST PAINS - ALS 200 SYCAMORE DR PENNTP

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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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A Penn Township business on Kelton Road sustained damage as West Grove and area fire crews made quick work of a fire on Sunday morning.
A Penn Township business on Kelton Road sustained damage as West Grove and area fire crews made quick work of a fire on Sunday morning.

Penn Township Business Damaged by Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, October 22

A passerby reported smoke from a garage, located on the property of a mini-storage company on Kelton Road in Penn Township Sunday morning.

Just before 11:00 am, the West Grove Fire Company was alerted for a possible building fire on Kelton Road. Also on the initial dispatch were units from Oxford and Avondale. First to arrive was a West Grove FC fire police lieutenant who reported smoke from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Emergency Services Day at Lowes Avondale

Firefighter/EMT Lisa Glass, October 21

Saturday, Lowes in London Grove township hosted an Emergency Services Day.

Apparatus from West Grove, Avondale, Po-Mar-Lin, SCCEMS, Christiana Life Flight, PSPA, CC Sheriffs K9 Unit and companion K9 were on display.
We saw well over 200 families today, sharing many fire safety tips and showing the equipment to everyone. A demonstration of vehicle extrication was shown as well as several fire engines, ... (Full Story & Photos)

String bag with fire bear on board!
String bag with fire bear on board!

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WGFC Training Committee, October 14

WGFC members participated in a live burn training event at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (CCPSTC) in South Coatesville. With the assistance of Chester County instructor staff, members were confronted with different fire scenarios to identify and overcome. This training session also provide members the opportunity to work with the companies new ladder truck as well. Three evolutions ... (Full Story & Photos)

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October Fire Prevention Month

WGFC Volunteers, October 06

October is Fire Safety Month and the West Grove Fire Company is proud share our knowledge of fire safety. Every year at this time, volunteers and career staff under the tremendous lead of the Fire Prevention Committee Chair Lisa Glass or commonly known by the youth of the Avon Grove community as "Fire Lisa" head out to the elementary schools; kindergarten centers and day care centers to spread the ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Volunteer Fire Company Lieutenant Rob Kloss doing a fire prevention program at a local school
West Grove Volunteer Fire Company Lieutenant Rob Kloss doing a fire prevention program at a local school

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Crews from all of southern Chester County's fire companies responded to this London Grove Township house fire on Saturday, which took more than two hours to bring under control.
Crews from all of southern Chester County's fire companies responded to this London Grove Township house fire on Saturday, which took more than two hours to bring under control.

House Fire in London Grove Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, September 26

On a Saturday evening at approximately 5:45pm, nearly all area fire companies were called to assist the Avondale Fire Company with a house fire on East Avondale - New London Road, at the intersection of Clay Creek Roads and Inniscrone Drive. The fire, which took nearly 2.5 hours to control, caused extensive damage to the home.

The initial dispatch indicated the home was on fire with many calls ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 42 216
Feb 60 191
Mar 70 209
Apr 70 169
May 54 175
Jun 46 161
Jul 70 239
Aug 46 169
Sep 55 203
Oct 50 211
Nov 49 218
Dec
Total 612 2161

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 67
London Britain 31
London Grove 80
New London 78
Penn 189
West Grove 43
Mutual Aid 124
Total 612

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 179
London Britain 119
London Grove 218
Londonderry 109
New London 224
Penn 966
West Grove 138
Mutual Aid 208
Total 2161

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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