West Grove Fire Company

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 01/23/2017: Dispatch 03:54 MEDICAL-MATERNITY/LABOR PAIN - 617 NEILL ST LONDER
  • 01/22/2017: Dispatch 15:56 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 608 GYPSY HILL RD FRNKLN
  • 01/22/2017: Dispatch 12:02 MEDICAL-FALL / LIFT ASSIST - B 568 WICKERTON RD LGROVE
  • 01/22/2017: Dispatch 08:31 MEDICAL-HEART PROBLEMS - ALS 223 COLUMBA ST LONDER
  • 01/20/2017: Dispatch 14:28 MEDICAL-CHEST PAINS - ALS 455 WOODVIEW RD PENNTP
  • 01/20/2017: Dispatch 08:35 ALARM-FIRE 6 TOWER LN NEWLND
  • 01/20/2017: Dispatch 05:37 ACCIDENT-BLS 154 NB RT 1 BYP LGROVE
  • 01/20/2017: Dispatch 05:08 MEDICAL-SICK PERSON - BLS 1570 BALTIMORE PIKE LWROXF

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Busy Icy Morning Commute

Captain Tim Shannon, January 11

The morning of January 11th turned into a busy morning for the West Grove Fire Company. Roads were ice covered through the early morning hours, which resulted in several automobile accidents during the morning rush. The first one came in at 7:11 at the intersection of Good Hope and Parsons Road. Ambulance 22-1 was the first onscene and found a large box truck struck a small car. Although neither ... (Full Story & Photos)

Extraction Complete
Extraction Complete

This Elbow Lane dwelling was the location of a working chimney fire that drew units from five fire companies across PA, Delaware and Maryland.
This Elbow Lane dwelling was the location of a working chimney fire that drew units from five fire companies across PA, Delaware and Maryland.

London Britain Township Chimney Fire

Captain Tim Shannon, January 07

On January 7, at 18:04 hours, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a house fire on the 500 block of Elbow Lane, in London Britain Township.

WGFC Ladder 22, Engine 22-1, Engine 22-2, Engine 22-3, Chief 22, Asst. 22, Amb 22-3 all responded quickly after dispatch. Mutual aid from 2 surrounding states also responded to assist. Asst 22, along with Squad 9 (Newark Del) were the first to arrive ... (Full Story & Photos)

Santa Visits the Community!

Firefighter Charles Foy, December 23

Starting in late November, the men and women of the West Grove Fire Company were proud to continue the tradition of escorting Santa throughout our community on the front of a fire truck. Santa stopped to hear the wishes of hundreds of children and take photos with them and their families. The visits continued almost nightly until Santa had racked up 30 visits to neighborhoods and Scout packs, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Busy Day Leads up to WGFC'S Annual Emergency Services Dinner

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, December 16

The West Grove Fire Company members had a busy day leading into our annual emergency service dinner. At 07:27, as the prep for the dinner was beginning, the company was dispatched for the ladder truck to assist Kennett Fire Company (Station 24) on a building fire at Sam's Sub Shop at 329 E. State Street in downtown Kennett Square. The ladder truck arrived and placed ground ladders to the front of ... (Full Story & Photos)

An Open Letter to the Community:

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 09

To Avon Grove Residents:

We took note of the recent stories in the AG Sun and the Daily Local News regarding a press release issued by PA’s Auditor General about an accounting review of the West Grove Fire Company Volunteer Fireman’s Relief Association (“WGFC VFRA”). The Auditor’s press release was, in our view, premature and presented an incomplete picture of a still evolving situation. In addition, ... (Full Story)

Members taking the pre-burn simulator walk through.
Members taking the pre-burn simulator walk through.

WGFC Conducts Flashover Training

Training Committee, November 21

In November WGFC members participated in an 8 hour fire flashover training program facilitated by the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (CCPSTC). The program started with a classroom session reviewing key points including incipient phase of fire, fire growth, smoke production, high and low pressure zones, thermal feedback, rollover and flashover. The second session took place at the Flashover ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde Announces Recall of Hardwired Combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, November 11

The Consumer Products Safety Commission along with Kidde announced the below recall. If you have smoke alarms that are affected please follow the steps listed on the CPSC and Kidde websites (Both linked below) to get your alarms replaced:

Recall Notice:

About 3.6 million (in addition 1.5 million were sold in Canada)

This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC crews work to extinguish this front end loader fire on Garden Station Road.
WGFC crews work to extinguish this front end loader fire on Garden Station Road.

Working Front End Loader Fire

Captain Tim Shannon, November 03

On November 2, 2016, at 18:27 hours, The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a front end loader on fire, at Gourmet Delight Mushrooms on Garden Station Road. The chief’s went enroute right after dispatch and was advised of a front end loader that was on fire on the side of the building. Chief 22 arrived on scene at 18:33 hours and confirmed a loader well involved with fire. He advised the incoming ... (Full Story & Photos)



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2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 69 190
Feb 50 193
Mar 49 171
Apr 62 190
May 41 180
Jun 55 185
Jul 68 197
Aug 57 203
Sep 59 187
Oct 62 182
Nov 80 214
Dec 56 201
Total 708 2293

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 78
London Britain 43
London Grove 114
New London 69
Penn 195
West Grove 49
Mutual Aid 160
Total 708

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 93
London Britain 62
London Grove 133
Londonderry 50
New London 127
Penn 519
West Grove 62
Mutual Aid 63
Total 1109

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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