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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 21:24 ALARM-FIRE 433 DARTMOUTH LN PENNTP
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 18:45 MEDICAL-HEART PROBLEMS - ALS 101 NORTHBANK RD LDNBRT
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 18:24 ALARM-GAS 62 MOCKINGBIRD LN LONDER
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 10:54 FIRE-BUILDING 280 KELTON RD PENNTP
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 10:39 MEDICAL-RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTY 193 S JENNERSVILLE RD PENNTP
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 08:02 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 122 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 07:27 MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 315 E LONDON GROVE RD LGROVE
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 05:01 ACCIDENT-BLS 553 LEWISVILLE RD NEWLND
  • 10/22/2017: Dispatch 02:41 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 29 STRATTON CIR ELKTNM
  • 10/21/2017: Dispatch 22:11 MEDICAL-RESPIRATORY DIFFICULTY 126 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP

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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)

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.

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

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)

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Live Burn Training Session at CCPSTC

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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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

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)

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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)

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.

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Scenario 1- A vehicle that had rear-ended a box truck
Scenario 1- A vehicle that had rear-ended a box truck

Wrapping Up BVR at Blittersdorf's Towing

WGFC Volunteers, September 11

On September 11, members travelled to Blittersdorf's Towing in Avondale to wrap up our month-long training topic of BVR (Basic Vehicle Rescue). Topics covered include removing doors and windows, utilizing air bags to stabilize a vehicle, "dash rolls", and other various techniques we as first responders use to free trapped victims from cars. Blittersdorf's was kind enough to donate four cars, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Air Bag Training

WGFC Volunteers, August 28

Monday evening found the volunteers at West Grove Fire Company engaged with their weekly training, this week's topic was on air bag operations. Air bags are a tool carried on Rescue 22 that will allow the lifting of heavy objects during a rescue operation. Tonight's training centered around becoming proficient in the operation of the air bag controller and well as a tactical objective of lifting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Final height reached using many pieces of cribbing in combination with the air bags to provide the lift during training.
Final height reached using many pieces of cribbing in combination with the air bags to provide the lift during training.

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WGFC Conducts Basic Vehicle Rescue Review in August

WGFC Training Committee, August 14

A comprehensive five session annual Basic Vehicle Rescue review is underway through out the month of August. Training Objectives include:
Vehicle Stabilization & scene assessment, Door And Roof Removal, Dash Roll and Dash Lift techniques, EMS role at the accident scene, A Live cutting session will conclude the review where members will be challenged with rescue scenarios in which to apply their skills. ... (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
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 513 1529

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 55
London Britain 26
London Grove 60
New London 68
Penn 161
West Grove 36
Mutual Aid 107
Total 513

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 124
London Britain 82
London Grove 152
Londonderry 79
New London 175
Penn 694
West Grove 96
Mutual Aid 127
Total 1529

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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