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2019 Incidents
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Jan 55 205
Feb 44 183
Mar 57 205
Apr 61 243
May 48 184
Jun 59 197
Jul 65 227
Aug 53 191
Sep 53 207
Oct 63 216
Nov 50 199
Dec 43 185
Total 651 2442

2019 Incidents by Municipality
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Franklin 57 182
London Britain 30 97
London Grove 113 273
Londonderry 0 100
New London 78 253
Penn 186 1112
West Grove 38 153
Mutual Aid 149 272
Total 651 2442

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2019 651 2442
2018 657 2612
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

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
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WGFC and area fire crews battle this house fire along Oxford Road. Union Fire Company crews advance the first hose line in the front door while Ladder 21 arrives
WGFC and area fire crews battle this house fire along Oxford Road. Union Fire Company crews advance the first hose line in the front door while Ladder 21 arrives

Fire Damages East Nottingham House

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 12

At 7:37am on Saturday morning, January 11, pagers for multiple local fire companies sounded the alarm -- a house was reportedly on fire in East Nottingham Township.

The home, located along Oxford Road about halfway between New London and Oxford, was seen by passers-by with smoke coming from the ground floor windows. The emergency was located in the fire district of the Union Fire Company No. 1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Year's Eve Fire - East Nottingham Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 01

The call came into the Chester County 911 Center at 9:25pm on New Year's Eve -- "My house is on fire in the bedroom, we are evacuating," and then the caller disconnected.

Dispatch alerts were issued for the Union Fire Company of Oxford for Little Elk Creek Road, south of Oxford Road for the dwelling fire. Also dispatched were assisting companies, including the West Grove Fire Company, Rising Sun, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire heavily damaged this East Nottingham Twp. home on New Year's Eve, as the WGFC assisted Oxford.
Fire heavily damaged this East Nottingham Twp. home on New Year's Eve, as the WGFC assisted Oxford.

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Chief John Buckman from Indiana will be the featured speaker at a special training class to be held in January by the WGFC
Chief John Buckman from Indiana will be the featured speaker at a special training class to be held in January by the WGFC

Training Announcement: Surviving the Job

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 31

As part of its continued commitment to training, the West Grove Fire Company is announcing a special training opportunity in January.
The class -- Surviving the Job -- covers behavioral wellness, cancer exposure reduction, leading toward the future, community involvement, incident safety and fire dynamics, all important topics for the fire service. This special learning opportunity is open to emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Announces 2020 Officers

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 23

The West Grove Fire Company has announced the organization's administrative and line officer leadership for 2020:

The membership elected Justin Gattorno as Fire Chief, and Jeff Wilmot as President. Gattorno served as Fire Chief in 2019, and Wilmot served as Vice President in 2019. These two senior leaders will oversee the company with the support of additional officers as follows:

2020 Administrative ... (Full Story & Photos)

Justin Gattorno, elected Fire Chief for 2020
Justin Gattorno, elected Fire Chief for 2020

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WGFC Ladder 22 arrives on scene to a barn fire in New London Township.  The barn and two adjacent sheds were destroyed.
WGFC Ladder 22 arrives on scene to a barn fire in New London Township. The barn and two adjacent sheds were destroyed.

Barn Fire in New London Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 08

Saturday afternoon filled with the sounds of sirens as fire trucks were dispatched to a barn fire along Mt. Hope Road.

The West Grove Fire Company and area fire departments got the call about 3pm for a barn on fire along Mt. Hope Road near Brae Court. The initial reports from the 911 Center indicated a two-story barn with fire through the roof, and animals nearby.

The WGFC responded first with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Hay Bale Fire in London Grove

Secretary Bill Wohl, November 30

A Saturday morning dispatch for a small brush fire, became a multi-hour event involving a large pile of hay bales off of North Guernsey Road in London Grove Township.

First dispatched at 10:28am for the West Grove Fire Company, the brush fire brought a response including Engines 22-1, 22-2, and 22-3, along with Tanker 22 and Brush 22. Chief 22 was advised en route that a 400 square foot brush fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC units fought a hay bale fire in London Grove Township for several hours, assisted by fire companies from Cochranville and Avondale.
WGFC units fought a hay bale fire in London Grove Township for several hours, assisted by fire companies from Cochranville and Avondale.

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4,400 feet of new 5" supply line has been placed in service at the WGFC.  Here is the hose load on Engine 22-1, showcasing the use of sections of red hose to signal to the crew that they have deployed half the supply, and then again to signal the end of the supply line.
4,400 feet of new 5" supply line has been placed in service at the WGFC. Here is the hose load on Engine 22-1, showcasing the use of sections of red hose to signal to the crew that they have deployed half the supply, and then again to signal the end of the supply line.

New 5" Supply Hose In Service

Secretary Bill Wohl, November 28

The West Grove Fire Company has completed an upgrade and replacement of its 5" supply hose, across the entire fire apparatus fleet.

The WGFC maintains thousands and thousands of feet of hose for firefighting. Across our fleet of fire apparatus, hose is used for two primary purposes: to attack and extinguish fire, and to supply larger volumes of water to support fire fighting. Smaller diameter hose ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Visits Dansko Facilities

Secretary Bill Wohl, November 26

In a continuing effort to gain an understanding of area buildings and facilities, the West Grove Fire Company dedicated an evening to touring the Dansko headquarters and warehouse facilities in Penn Township. As part of the WGFC's effort to pre-plan buildings in its first-due fire district, WGFC personnel were given an overview of both buildings.

The first stop was the company headquarters, located ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Dansko Distribution Center is a 200,000 square foot building handling all world-wide shipping from Jennersville.  (Courtesy Andy Shelter Photography)
The Dansko Distribution Center is a 200,000 square foot building handling all world-wide shipping from Jennersville. (Courtesy Andy Shelter Photography)

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