Nationally Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. As Thanksgiving approaches the West Grove Fire Company would like to share some Thanksgiving safety tips regarding the use of Turkey Deep Fryers:
Turkey Deep Frying- The National Fire Protection Agency discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These ... (Full Story & Photos)
The combined efforts of several fire departments from PA and MD helped put a stop on a fire in detached garage and wood shop in Elk Township, PA. More than 1000 feet of large diameter hose was laid to provide a water supply, and apparatus placement was challenging on the hillside property.
West Grove Fire Company was dispatched at 11:04 saturday morning to assist Station 21(Union Fire Company) on a building fire, in the 300 block of Blake Road, Elk Township. The building was reported to be an unattached 2 story garage, that was being used as a cabinet shop, with heavy smoke inside.
West Grove units that responded were Tanker 22, Engine 22, Engine 32 and an ambulance. Tanker 22 assisted ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 0715 hours the Company was alerted for a motor vehicle crash in front of the 800 block of Old Baltimore Pike in the Jennersville section of Penn Township. This crash was called in by FF O'Connell who was just on his way to work. He reported a one vehicle crash with the vehicle off the roadway and into a hedgerow and stone wall with one subject still belted in the drivers seat.
At 10:34 WGFC was dispatched to assist Union Fire company of Oxford on a working building fire at the Octorara Hotel. As well as Quarryville (57) and Rising Sun (8). Upon arrival assistant 21 upgraded the incident to a working building fire with entrapment. Engine 21-1 was the first apparatus on scene hooking up to a hydrant and knocking the fire. Ladder 21 was the second piece on scene, crews laddered ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Tuesday November 4th at 0755the West Grove Fire Company along with Medic 94-1, Medic 194 and Ambulance 21-3 were dispatched for an accident with entrapment on Jennersville Road (RT 796) North of Ledum Run Rd. The accident was reported as one vehicle on top of the other with 2 trapped. Rescue 22, Rescue 12, Engine 32, Amb 22-1, Amb 22-2, Amb 21-3, Medic 94-1, Medic 194-1 West Grove Fire Police ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Wednesday October 29th EMS Personnel participated in a simulation lab with Union Fire Co #1 personnel. It was hosted by our medical director Dr. Isenberg. Hi-tech simulation manikins were used for CPR and childbirth with an emphasis on delivery complications. Training like this allows our providers to stay on the cutting edge of pre-hospital care. Thanks to everyone who participated. ... (Full Story & Photos)
When you set your clocks back this Sunday- change the batteries in your smoke detectors (wireless and hard wired alarms) and in your carbon monoxide alarms.
A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut in half your family's risk of dying in a home fire — but only if they work. So, when you ... (Full Story & Photos)