Firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company were alerted to trapped residents as they arrived to a house fire along Paschall Mill Road in Penn Township just before 1:00pm on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
Already in the middle of two separate fire dispatches -- first to assist Oxford on a brush fire in Lower Oxford Township and, second, an automatic fire alarm on Chambers Rock Road in London Britain ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire blows out the bedroom window on Side B of a residence along Paschall Mill Road in Penn Township. This photo, taken from arriving Ambulance 22-1 is taken just as Engine 22 has arrived, with the crew stretching an initial hose line. One resident was rescued from this home.
At the 23rd annual Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute Conference Dinner, WGFC Life Member Steve Flegal was presented with the President’s Award.
Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute President Brian Connely commented on how "Steve knows everyone." President Connely praised Steve for his assistance during the year and the ability to always provide a contact. The dinner ... (Full Story & Photos)
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)
On Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th Junior Firefighters from multiple companies across Chester county gathered at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center in South Coatesville for a Junior Firefighter training course. The training course is designed to acclimate Junior Firefighters to duties that they can safely perform, under the child labor laws of the Commonwealth, on a fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
When you set your clocks back on Sunday- change the batteries in your smoke detectors and 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 turn your clocks back on November 3, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Delaware Trooper 2 sits running in front of Engine 12 at Aetna Station 10, with a child being loaded aboard for flight to AI DuPont Hospital. This was one of two calls handled by WGFC volunteers while standing by for Newark.
Volunteer firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company helped out their neighbors from the south on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon, standing by in Newark at Station 8.
With the members of the Aetna Hook, Hose, and Ladder Companies participating in the annual Newark Halloween Parade, WGFC Engine 12 was standing by at one of Aetna's four stations -- this time in Station 8 along Delaware 273 on ... (Full Story & Photos)
The area's local newspaper, the Avon Grove Sun, in it's current issue, has shed a positive light on the service the West Grove Fire Company provides to its local community in an editorial published this week.
You can view the editorial on the paper's website listed below.
We are grateful to the Avon Grove Sun for this editorial, and provide it here as a courtesy to the readers of the WGFC website:
The Pa State Police and the Secretary of Transportation put out this press release to remind motorists to Steer Clear of Emergency responders while they are operating on the roadway. Please read below.
News for Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2013
PennDOT, State Police Advise Motorists to Steer Clear of Emergency Responders