39 members gave up their Saturday to sharpen their skills at the West Chester Training Center. Members practiced live fire training in truck and engine company work. Other members were there for EMS/rehab and support. WGFC training committee and Chester County Fire School instructors guided members through 5 realistic scenarios. This training will benefit the residents of the WGFC community. The WGFC ... (Full Story & Photos)
Antique 22 drew crowds of the curious and photographers while on display in the Hale booth at FDIC in Indianapolis. This shot was taken from high up on the a new ladder truck in the next display area - a new truck destined for the FDNY as Ladder 29.
The West Grove Fire Company's antique fire truck, known as "Elsie," is in Indianapolis this week at the world's largest fire and emergency services expo -- the FDIC, the Fire Department Instructors Conference.
Antique 22 is serving as the centerpiece of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Hale Corporation, the truck's manufacturer in 1928. Hale requested the West Grove Fire Company provide ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched today to assist the Cochranville Fire Company (Station 27) on a reported woods fire on Faggs Manor Road in Londonderry Township. The fire turned out to be a multi-hour response involving fire units from Cochranville, West Grove, Oxford and Avondale.
What began as a trash pile burning behind a large mushroom farming complex, began to spread into nearby ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crews battled a large trash pile burning along Faggs Manor Road in Londonderry Township. The fire damaged an adjacent outbuilding and involved units from West Grove, Cochranville, Oxford and Avondale.
PHS Testing Unit positioned in the Engine Room of Station-32.
The leading cause of firefighter on duty deaths are stress and cardiac-related, which historically have accounted for nearly half of all firefighter fatalities. WGFC leadership responded to this trend and implemented a medical screening program in 2007. The program included a basic physical exam and respiratory fitness evaluation. Our most valuable resource in emergency services is our personnel and ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday February 15th members of the West Grove Fire Company were honored to attend the Heart of Hope Benefit at the Hockessin Fire Company. The Heart of Hope Foundation was founded for Caralynn Titter who went home to be with the Lord on August 8, 2012. Cara had a rare heart disease and by the time she was just over a year old she had had two heart transplants. Attending was Ryan Markland ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1422 hours the Company was alerted for an appliance fire in the 100 BLK of East Avondale Road in London Grove Township. Reports stated flames visible in the electric stove. Ladder 22 with four, Tanker 22 with one, Engine 22 with two and Ambulance 22-1 all made the response followed by Chief 22.
Ladder 22 arrived to meet with the homeowner to get a better understanding of the ... (Full Story & Photos)
The members of the West Grove Fire Company are today mourning the death of brother firefighter and 1st Assistant Engineer William Michael "Mike" Predmore who passed away last evening with his family at his side.
Known all across the region for his smile, strong sense of humor, and his commitment to the fire company, Mike was a beloved husband, father, Boy Scout leader, and emergency director for ... (Full Story & Photos)
Want to support your local fire company in West Grove and Avondale? Want to get a great pancake breakfast on a Sunday morning with your family?
You can do both at the Annual Avon Grove Lions Club & West Grove-Avondale Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast to be held this year on Sunday, March 30, from 8am to 1pm. Proceeds from this annual event benefit both the Avondale and the West Grove Fire Companies.