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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 03/28/2015: Dispatch 19:09 HYPER TENSION - BLS 100 SYCAMORE DR ,58 PENN
  • 03/28/2015: Dispatch 15:09 ALARM - FIRE 696 MORRISEINNA LA ,59 LGROVE
  • 03/28/2015: Dispatch 08:36 SEIZURES - BLS 597 MOUNT HOPE RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 03/28/2015: Dispatch 00:04 ASSAULT W/ INJ (JO/IP 116 WALNUT ST ,05 WGROVE
  • 03/27/2015: Dispatch 22:40 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS STATION 24 (NV)
  • 03/27/2015: Dispatch 17:25 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 409 E GLENVIEW DR ,58 PENN
  • 03/27/2015: Dispatch 16:32 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 1000 GREENBRIAR LA ,58 PENN
  • 03/27/2015: Dispatch 06:01 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 1931 NEWARK RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 03/27/2015: Dispatch 05:27 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 120 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN
  • 03/26/2015: Dispatch 15:18 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS STATION 08 (NV)

Attack Hose Deployment and Management Training

Training Division, March 23

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.
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.
This home in Thompson Estates in Franklin Township was the scene of an early morning fire handled by the WGFC and neighboring fire companies.

House Fire in Franklin Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, March 14

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)

WGFC Units Assist Avondale on Fatal House Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 28

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.
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.
WGFC life member, volunteer firefighter, and line officer has been named a Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.

West Grove Life Member, Volunteer & Officer Named Chester County Emergency Services Deputy Director

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 25

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)

Chimney Fire in the Borough

West Grove Volunteers, February 19

Fire Box - 2201

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)

New Ambulance Wins an Award

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, February 18

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)

Smoke Detectors Save Lives, Firefighters Battle Bitter Cold, Make Fast Stop at West Grove House Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 16

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.

Firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company made quick work of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

This three story residence on West Evergreen Street in West Grove was the scene of a fire in sub-zero wind chills at 3:00am.
This three story residence on West Evergreen Street in West Grove was the scene of a fire in sub-zero wind chills at 3:00am.

WGFC Mike Miller and ladder operator Mike Predmore Jr. watch the proceedings.
WGFC Mike Miller and ladder operator Mike Predmore Jr. watch the proceedings.

Annual Egg Drop at Assumption BVM School

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 09

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.

Recently, classes ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 38 208
Feb 67 187
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 105 395

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 12
London Britain 7
London Grove 13
New London 14
Penn 30
West Grove 3
Mutual Aid 26
Total 105

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 21
London Britain 19
London Grove 50
Londonderry 22
New London 35
Penn 182
West Grove 19
Mutual Aid 47
Total 395

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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