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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 05/04/2015: Dispatch 22:06 INJURED PERSON - BLS 15 CAVERSHAM DR ,59 LGROVE
  • 05/04/2015: Dispatch 16:27 COMPOST PILE FIRE POWELL LA/RT 896 ,58 (V)
  • 05/04/2015: Dispatch 06:32 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 402 E GLENVIEW DR ,58 PENN
  • 05/03/2015: Dispatch 12:15 FALLS - ALS 50 LEWIS RD ,58 PENN
  • 05/02/2015: Dispatch 15:27 ACCIDENT - MOTORCYCLE APPLETON RD/STRICKERSVILLE RD ,72 (V)
  • 05/02/2015: Dispatch 06:07 HEART PROBLEMS - ALS 205 CHESTNUT RD ,05 WGROVE
  • 05/01/2015: Dispatch 23:30 ACCIDENT - SERIOUS 2038 GAP NEWPORT PK ,46 LONDER
  • 05/01/2015: Dispatch 23:30 ACCIDENT - UNKNOWN INJURIES 2054 GAP NEWPORT PK ,46 LONDER
  • 05/01/2015: Dispatch 17:47 UNCONSCIOUS PERSON - ALS 2000 GREENBRIAR LA ,58 PENN
  • 05/01/2015: Dispatch 12:37 LACERATIONS - BLS PARKWAY AV/ROSEHILL AV ,05 (V)

Chester County Launches new Text-to-911 Services

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, April 14

On April 7th, 2015 the Chester County Department of Emergency Services released the following about a new text-to-911 service being offered by the County 911 center:

Text-to-911
April 7, 2015

The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, today launched Text-to-9-1-1 services. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service for emergency situations when calling 9-1-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighters used specialty ATVs to get fight a brush fire deep in the woods in Franklin Township.  Three companies worked for about two hours to handle this brush fire.
Firefighters used specialty ATVs to get fight a brush fire deep in the woods in Franklin Township. Three companies worked for about two hours to handle this brush fire.

Brush Fire in Remote Woods Challenges Firefighters

Secretary Bill Wohl, April 13

Dry conditions, a strong breeze and complicated terrain challenged firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company and two surrounding companies on Sunday afternoon.

Originally dispatched for a brush fire along Hillcrest Drive, off Gurnsey Road in Franklin Township, the WGFC had to navigate remote terrain to ultimately put the fire out. Arriving at Hillcrest Drive, crews from Engine 22 confirmed a ... (Full Story & Photos)

The "Lexinator" Visits the West Grove Fire Company

Secretary Bill Wohl, April 07

When a 7 year old girl sets her mind to something, look out -- she's determined! Every parent knows this, no more so than the parents of little Lexi Whisler of West Grove. When their daughter wanted thank the US military for saving her dog (who is a rescue pet from Afghanistan), the name of the soldier responsible could not be determined -- so Lexi became determined to thank all of the heros. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lexi Whisler and her dog Jasper visited the WGFC as part of Lexi's campaign to thank her heroes.
Lexi Whisler and her dog Jasper visited the WGFC as part of Lexi's campaign to thank her heroes.

A large garage was heavily damaged at this home along Clay Creek Road in London Grove, a fire which led to responses from the West Grove Fire Company, along with five other companies.
A large garage was heavily damaged at this home along Clay Creek Road in London Grove, a fire which led to responses from the West Grove Fire Company, along with five other companies.

WGFC Assists Avondale on London Grove Garage Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, March 29

Explosions and a column of smoke darkened the skies near Avondale this afternoon, as a large garage caught on fire in London Grove township, requiring the response of several area fire companies, including the West Grove Fire Company.

Dispatched just before the 3pm Sunday, the initial dispatch was for an attached garage on fire, along Clay Creek Road, near the intersection with Sullivan Station Road. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

 

 

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2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 38 208
Feb 67 187
Mar 38 172
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 143 567

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 16
London Britain 9
London Grove 18
New London 15
Penn 39
West Grove 8
Mutual Aid 38
Total 143

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 37
London Britain 27
London Grove 67
Londonderry 33
New London 49
Penn 259
West Grove 35
Mutual Aid 60
Total 567

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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