Saturday morning at 9:05am the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a reported auto accident northbound Route-1 at mile marker 13.7 in London Grove township. Initial information provided at dispatch stated a vehicle over the guardrail down an embankment subject out of the vehicle. Supplemental information provided indicated a possible ejected subject which added Medic-94. Rescue-21 and Amb. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Late Friday evening the company handled two auto accidents within a two hour time period. The first incident occurred in the vicinity of Lewisville Road and Church Road, New London Township. Deputy-22 arrived on scene reporting a single vehicle into a tree with a subject down in the roadway. Fire and EMS arrived shortly after and began patient assessment and secured the scene. The victim was prepared ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members of the WGFC Ladder Truck Committee spent a couple days at the Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, Wisconsin where a new Ladder Truck will be built during the next few months. This trip is an important one that allows the committee to review the details of the vehicle to make sure everything we are expecting will be there when the vehicle is completed next spring.
Monday evening the WGFC was dispatched to the 500 block of Church Hill Road for an auto accident with a vehicle reported overturned. Chief 22 responded shortly after dispatch followed by Ambulances 122-1 & 23-1, Engine 22-2, Rescue-22 and Utility-22. Ambulance 23-1 arrived on scene reporting a pick-up truck on it side blocking the roadway, with minor injuries to the driver. Units remained on scene ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crew in final stage of debris clean-up prior to vehicle removal.
FF-Mike P. demonstrates how to establish an anchor point with webbing.
WGFC conducted two training sessions focused on a review of basic firefighting knot tying, construction and maintenance of rescue and work rope, tying off and hoisting a variety of firefighting equipment. The second session focused on a review of our Anchor, Belay and Lowering Systems used in a basic Litter rigging scenario.
With recent Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incidents dominating the national and world news headlines, the reality of this type of incident occurring is a real threat. No community is immune which is why emergency preparedness is imperative to a successful response. This past Monday evening WGFC conducted a drill consisting of two scenarios which involved establishing Incident Command, search & rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire/Rescue and EMS crews receiving incident assignments.
5 Inch supply hose being laid out from the Engine in preparation for testing.
Fire hose is a critical component in the delivery of water from a water source (such as a hydrant) to fire scene and then from the scene to the seat of the fire. The purpose of testing our hose annually is to provide a reasonable level of safety for the user of the hose and that the hose will performed as designed. The testing procedure follows the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1962 ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company along with mutual aid from Station 23 (Avondale Fire Company), New Castle County Station 8 (Aetna Fire Company) and New Castle County Station 19 (Hockessin Fire Company) were dispatched to 335 Indiantown Road for a reported house fire. Within minutes of dispatch, Engines 22-2, 22-3, 23-1, and Deputy 22 were responding. Upon Engine 22-3's departure from the station, Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)