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2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 65 239
Feb 36 176
Mar 56 191
Apr 61 227
May 51 226
Jun 46 221
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Total 315 1280

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 40
London Britain 22
London Grove 52
New London 28
Penn 85
West Grove 17
Mutual Aid 71
Total 315

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 108
London Britain 53
London Grove 156
Londonderry 43
New London 102
Penn 598
West Grove 67
Mutual Aid 153
Total 1280

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2017 665 2394
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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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 07/15/2018: Dispatch 17:53 ACCIDENT-BLS 691 STATE RD PENNTP
  • 07/15/2018: Dispatch 02:01 FIRE-GARAGE 335 OLD CREEK RD ENOTT
  • 07/14/2018: Dispatch 16:44 FIRE-MULCH 602 WICKERTON RD LGROVE
  • 07/14/2018: Dispatch 14:06 FIRE-FIRE POLICE REQUEST 847 STATE RD NEWLND
  • 07/13/2018: Dispatch 08:46 FIRE-GAS LEAK OUTSIDE 316 WELCOME AVE LGROVE
  • 07/13/2018: Dispatch 05:39 ACCIDENT-ALS GAP NEWPORT PIKE / E BALTIMORE PIKE LGROVE
  • 07/12/2018: Dispatch 06:14 FIRE-ODOR INVESTIGATION INSIDE 120 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 07/11/2018: Dispatch 18:41 FIRE-FIRE POLICE REQUEST FLINT HILL RD / GOOD HOPE RD LDNBRT
  • 07/10/2018: Dispatch 17:38 ALARM-FIRE 1 FARM LN NEWLND
  • 07/10/2018: Dispatch 15:13 ACCIDENT-BLS 118 S GUERNSEY RD LGROVE
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Assist on Toughkenamon House Fire

First Captain Tim Shannon & Secretary Bill Wohl, July 11

In the early morning hours of the 4th of July, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to the 100 block of Maple Lane in Toughkenamon for a working house fire to assist Station 23 Avondale. Moments after dispatch, Chief 23 arrived on scene with a two and a half story house with smoke showing, with fire in the walls. Ladder 22 went responding at 4:30am with a crew of five volunteers. Ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC assisted the Avondale Fire Company on an early morning fire in Toughkenamon on July 4th.
WGFC assisted the Avondale Fire Company on an early morning fire in Toughkenamon on July 4th.

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Photo by FF/EMT Brian Vickers
Photo by FF/EMT Brian Vickers

WGFC Participates in Freedom Fest

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, July 07

On Saturday July 7, crews spent the evening assisting Station 21 at Freedom Fest in Nottingham Park. Crews stood by as thousands gathered for an annual Southern Chester County tradition. Kudos to all of the participating emergency services agencies who contributed to providing a safe event for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to Station 21 for having us and we look forward to next year.... (Full Story & Photos)

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First Summer Heat Wave: Excessive Heat Warning

Secretary Bill Wohl, June 30

With temperatures in the mid-90s and high humidity, the next five days will bring the first real summer heat wave to the Avon Grove community, and, with it, risks to health and safety.

The US Weather Service has issued an "Excessive Heat Warning: ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT MONDAY... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 105 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S, ... (Full Story & Photos)

The first summer heat wave is upon us.  Follow this advice from the West Grove Fire Company and the Weather Service.  Stay safe!
The first summer heat wave is upon us. Follow this advice from the West Grove Fire Company and the Weather Service. Stay safe!

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No Caption WGFC Conducts Vehicle Rescue Training

WGFC volunteers, June 25

On June 25, 2018, WGFC Volunteers participated in vehicle rescue training at Station 122 in New London. Members reviewed vehicle hazards, scene assessment, vehicle stabilization and extrication procedures. Utilizing various Hurst hydraulic extrication equipment, groups practiced door removal, roof removal, and dash roll/lift techniques.

* special thanks to Mason Dixon Auto & Truck for supplying ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Participates In Regional EMS Training

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, June 19

West Grove Fire Company, in partnership with Union Fire Company #1 of Oxford, participated in quarterly training with our Medical Director, Dr. Derek Isenberg.

Tonight's guest lecturer was Dr. Wasserman of Temple University Hospital Emergency Department. She lectured on hemorrhage control, tourniquet usage, and the pre-hospital management of penetrating trauma. Dr. Isenberg followed up with a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Dr. Deena Wasserman presenting to our staff
Dr. Deena Wasserman presenting to our staff

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FF/EMT Vattilana, EMT Brown, and Sgt Cazillo receiving their clinical save commendation
FF/EMT Vattilana, EMT Brown, and Sgt Cazillo receiving their clinical save commendation

WGFC Personnel Receive Commendations

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, June 19

The Annual Chester County EMS Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Chester County EMS Council, was held at the Red Clay Room, and several West Grove Fire Company Members and Staff were among the award recipients.

A clinical save commendation is awarded to a member of the Emergency Services Community involved in a pre-hospital clinical save of a patient who initially is pulseless and apneic; intervention ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Volunteer Tom Glass Receives IAFC Award

Secretary Bill Wohl, June 17

West Grove Fire Company Life Member Tom Glass was the recent recipient of the "Making a Difference Award" presented by the International Association of Fire Chiefs at the IAFC HazMat Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tom has served in a variety of roles in emergency services, not only at West Grove Fire Company, but also as the (retired) Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Services of ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC officer and volunteer Tom Glass has been recognized by the IAFC for a distinguished award for his many years of service to the fire service and, especially, in hazmat response.  Congratulations Tom!
WGFC officer and volunteer Tom Glass has been recognized by the IAFC for a distinguished award for his many years of service to the fire service and, especially, in hazmat response. Congratulations Tom!

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The West Grove Fire Company's oldest and newest apparatus were on display at the 10th Annual Community Day at Paradocx Vineyard on Flint Hill Road in Franklin Township.
The West Grove Fire Company's oldest and newest apparatus were on display at the 10th Annual Community Day at Paradocx Vineyard on Flint Hill Road in Franklin Township.

West Grove Fire Company Units at Paradocx Vineyard Annual Community Day

Secretary Bill Wohl, June 10

The 10th Annual Paradocx Vineyard Community Day was held on Saturday, June 9 and units of the West Grove Fire Company were on hand to show off the oldest and newest apparatus.

With 30 acres of ground under vine, Paradocx is one of the community's most established vineyards. This year, the team at Paradocx decided the event would benefit the West Grove Fire Company. Several hundred people attended ... (Full Story & Photos)

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