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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 19:00 MEDICAL-SEIZURES - ALS 13 MILLER DR AVNDAL
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 18:31 ALARM-MEDICAL - BLS 74 MCCORMICK WAY NEWLND
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 13:35 ALARM-FIRE 308 CHESTERVILLE RD FRNKLN
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 10:40 MEDICAL-HEMORRHAGING - BLS 205 CHURCH RD LWROXF
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 09:40 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 120 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 06:57 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 516 S GUERNSEY RD LGROVE
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 05:41 MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 4 MILL RACE LN UPROXF
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 03:29 MEDICAL-FALLS - ALS 4408 GREENBRIAR LN PENNTP
  • 09/25/2017: Dispatch 01:44 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 651 MARTIN DR LGROVE
  • 09/24/2017: Dispatch 18:43 MEDICAL-ABDOMINAL PAIN - BLS 305 RED FOX LN FRNKLN

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)

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.

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)

West Grove Marks the Passing of Gwen Cornell

Secretary Bill Wohl, August 11

The members of the West Grove Fire Company have the Cornell family in their thoughts this week, with the passing of Life Member Gwen Cornell of Landenberg, PA.

Gwen was a life long member of the West Grove Fire Company, serving as a volunteer on the ambulance for both emergencies and transports. She also served as an officer, as the Membership Secretary of the Ambulance Division. She was a member ... (Full Story & Photos)

Life Member Gwen Cornell
Life Member Gwen Cornell

West Grove units handled a serious auto accident on Route 896 in Franklin Township early Sunday morning.  The incident sent two patients to a nearby trauma center.
West Grove units handled a serious auto accident on Route 896 in Franklin Township early Sunday morning. The incident sent two patients to a nearby trauma center.

Subject Trapped in Franklin Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, August 06

Early on Sunday morning, at 3:15am, West Grove firefighters were dispatched for an auto accident that turned into a serious incident.

The call was for an accident on Route 896, south of Appleton Road, just below Kemblesville in Franklin Township. Responding units were told it was a single car accident, car vs. tree. West Grove's ambulance crew went on location first, requesting a second ambulance ... (Full Story & Photos)

Auto Accident In The Village of New London

West Grove Fire Company, July 16

WGFC was dispatched to the intersection of SR 896 and State Road for a two vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Asssistant-22 arrived on scene and assumed command. Fortunately there were no injuries to the occupants requiring transport to local health care facilities. Units on scene secured the damaged vehicles, assisted EMS with patient assessment and Fire Police with traffic control. Route 896 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Vehicle accident at the Intersection of Rt.-896 and State Road.
Two Vehicle accident at the Intersection of Rt.-896 and State Road.

WGFC Conducts Water Rescue For First Responders - Awareness Level

WGFC Training Committee, June 26

With the Summer heat and humidity arriving water based activities will draw people to pools, lakes, streams and rivers to cool down. With these activities bring the increase risk of water rescue incidents. Summer weather is very unpredictable which also brings an increase risk of water rescues with flooding and flash flooding conditions developing with little or no warning. To be better prepared to ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC Hosts Regional Training on the Opioid Epidemic

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, June 07

On Wednesday June 7th over 40 EMS and Fire Personnel from West Grove, Union Fire Company #1 and Keystone Valley Fire Department gathered at Station 2 for a training session on combating the opioid epidemic. Dr. Derek Isenberg, an attending Emergency Room Physician at Temple University Hospital who serves as the Medical Director for the 3 aforementioned agencies arranged for Dr. Kristin McCloskey ... (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
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 458 1529

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 51
London Britain 22
London Grove 51
New London 61
Penn 145
West Grove 34
Mutual Aid 94
Total 458

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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