WGFC members completed a 9 hour hose deployment and management training module consisting of three sessions. Each session concentrated on the basics of quick and efficient deployment of hose lines that may be too long or too short. Members drilled on techniques to position long lengths of hose in very tight spaces while not compromising the flow of water through the line. Techniques to quickly add ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crew positioning for the exterior attack phase of the Transitional attack.
This home in Thompson Estates in Franklin Township was the scene of an early morning fire handled by the WGFC and neighboring fire companies.
Fire pagers alerted members of the West Grove Fire Company of a house fire in the Thompson Estates development along Parsons Road in Franklin Township at 104am Saturday morning. The fire, at the intersection of Thompson Circle and Forest Gump Road was originally reported in a bathroom.
Also dispatched on the call were fire and ambulance units from Avondale Fire Company (23) and an ambulance from ... (Full Story & Photos)
A fire in an unoccupied structure on Scarlett Road in New Garden Township turned into a tragedy early on Saturday, February 28 when volunteer firefighters discovered a fire victim inside.
Crews from the Avondale, Kennett, Longwood, Hockessin, and West Grove fire companies were dispatched at 407am for a fire. A passerby called 911 to report seeing the back of a house on fire. Crews were advised ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladder 25's crew works to extinguish a fire at a house fire in New Garden Twp. The unoccupied structure fire turned deadly when crews discovered a fatality inside. West Grove Fire Company crews assisted at this scene.
WGFC life member, volunteer firefighter, and line officer has been named a Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.
Longtime West Grove volunteer fireman Tom Glass has been named as Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. This career appointment caps a lifelong career of emergency services for Tom, who is a Life Member of the WGFC and has served in a variety of roles, including line and administrative officer positions. Tom currently serves as Assistant Engineer at the WGFC. ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 2000 hours the Company was alerted for a chimney fire to the right of 37 Townview Drive in the southeast section of West Grove Borough. Caller reported they could see flames from the top of a neighbors chimney. Deputy 22 was first to arrive to correct the address to 26 Townview drive and stated he had a 2 story, middle of the row townhouse with conditions appearing normal from ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Grove Fire Company was the recipient of the PL Custom Premiere Web Site Vehicle Award for new ambulances delivered in November 2014. Every month they post all of their vehicles being delivered that month (nationwide) for website viewers to vote on their favorite. We are honored to have been selected and thank you to the ambulance committee for your hard work.... (Full Story & Photos)
Fires that start while people are sleeping present the greatest risk to life. That's why smoke detectors are so important. Such was the case very early on the morning of February 16 when a West Grove family were waken by the shrill sounds of smoke detectors, alerting them to fire, and giving them precious seconds to evacuate.
Each year, students from the local schools get involved in learning the basics of science and physics by trying to figure out how to protect a fragile egg from a long fall from height. It's always a lot of fun to participate in these classes, when the West Grove Fire Company gets involved by bringing along Ladder 22 and dropping the class projects from the top of our 75' ladder.