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2019 Incidents
Fire EMS
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
Nov
Dec
Total 558 1842

2019 Incidents by Municipality
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Franklin 49 144
London Britain 29 78
London Grove 101 220
Londonderry 0 71
New London 68 183
Penn 157 830
West Grove 27 117
Mutual Aid 127 199
Total 558 1842

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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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  • 11/17/2019: Dispatch 14:37 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 257 TOWNSHIP RD LWROXF
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  • 11/12/2019: Dispatch 15:06 ACCIDENT-BLS 793 LITTLE ELK CREEK RD ENOTT
  • 11/12/2019: Dispatch 06:03 ALARM-FIRE 294 KELTON RD PENNTP
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The WGFC provided an escort as the AG High School Marching Band left for nationals competition at MetLife Stadium outside New York City.
The WGFC provided an escort as the AG High School Marching Band left for nationals competition at MetLife Stadium outside New York City.

WGFC Sends Off the Avon Grove High School Band

Secretary Bill Wohl, November 10

When the Avon Grove High School marching band competed in national championships in New York City this past weekend, the West Grove Fire Company got involved.

Engine 22-1, Tanker 22 and Brush 22 were all involved in providing a lights and sirens escort for the band as they departed from the High School to MetLife Stadium in the New York City area. The WGFC units escorted two buses through West Grove ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Junior Firefighter and New Member Training!

Firefighter Charles Foy.Sr, October 24

New members and junior members went through a class in both Vehicle Rescue and Emergency Medical first aid. Vehicle rescue training included stabilizing the vehicle with wooden blocks (called "cribbing") as well as newer stabilizing technology - the AUTO CRIB-IT™ tool. To extricate someone from a vehicle whose door will not open due to damage, new members learned how to safely break glass, cut glass, ... (Full Story & Photos)

A triple-laminated windshield is no match for new member Kelley Dinsmore and her Glas-Master rescue tool.
A triple-laminated windshield is no match for new member Kelley Dinsmore and her Glas-Master rescue tool.

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Practice burns are used to demonstrate how fire moves through brush as West Grove firefighters train on the techniques of handling wildfires
Practice burns are used to demonstrate how fire moves through brush as West Grove firefighters train on the techniques of handling wildfires

WGFC Conducts Introduction to Wild Land Fire Class

Training Division, October 15

This past Monday evening, 31 WGFC members concluded a two-part Introduction to Wild Land Fire Class.

The first part consisted of a classroom session covering the environmental factors of fuels, weather and topography that affect the start and spread of wild land fire. Operational tactics such as water supply, containment, fire suppression, were also covered. Fire ground safety review included the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Tests 14,360 feet of Hose

Captain Danny O'Connell, October 10

It may surprise you to learn that the West Grove Fire Company uses 14,360 feet of hose ranging from the 1" forestry lines up to our 5" large diameter supply hose and 6" soft suction. That’s 2.72 miles of hose which is carried on the WGFC fleet: 1 Brush unit, 3 Engines, 1 Rescue Engine, and a Tanker, each carrying a wide variety of fire attack and water supply hose.

To be sure all of that hose ... (Full Story & Photos)

Nearly 1,000 feet of 5" supply line failed during annual hose testing at the West Grove Fire Company.
Nearly 1,000 feet of 5" supply line failed during annual hose testing at the West Grove Fire Company.

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Arrival photo from WGFC Engine 1 shows a large volume of fire at a home on Old Schoolhouse Road in Franklin Township.
Arrival photo from WGFC Engine 1 shows a large volume of fire at a home on Old Schoolhouse Road in Franklin Township.

Major House Fire in Franklin Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, October 05

October 1 began with a major house fire in Franklin Township, with many area fire companies responding to assist the West Grove Fire Company early on a Tuesday morning. Area residents awoke to the sounds of sirens and news helicopters circling overhead.

Fire company pagers began sounding at 5:31am for a house fire with reports of a single family dwelling fire reported through the roof. The call ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire Prevention Week - October 6th to the 12th!

Firefighter Charles Foy.Sr, October 05

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, West Grove Fire Company reminds residents:
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™

October 4, 2019 – The West Grove Fire Company is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears ... (Full Story & Photos)

Educating school students and the public on fire prevention is a core program of the West Grove Fire Company -- it's Fire Prevention Week!
Educating school students and the public on fire prevention is a core program of the West Grove Fire Company -- it's Fire Prevention Week!

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WGFC units were called to assist Newark and numerous New Castle County Fire Departments for this multi-alarm blaze at the Fairfield Apartments in Newark.
WGFC units were called to assist Newark and numerous New Castle County Fire Departments for this multi-alarm blaze at the Fairfield Apartments in Newark.

West Grove Assists Newark on Multi-Alarm Apartment Building Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, September 25

On one of its busiest days of the year, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Aetna Hook, Hose & Ladder Company of Newark, Delaware for a reported working structure fire in Newark. The call came at about 5:30pm on a day in which this call was the seventh incident for the WGFC among a total of 12 emergencies for September 24.

The dispatch requested the WGFC to join a large number ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Responds to Eleven Emergencies -- A Very Busy Day

Secretary Bill Wohl, September 24

September 24 was a busy day for the West Grove Fire Company, with eleven emergencies dispatched.

Here is a rundown of the calls:
-- 8:37am ambulance call Penn Township
-- 8:39am ambulance call Penn Township with fire dispatched for assist
-- Assumption BVM school tour 2nd grade class at the West Grove Station
-- 9:16am elevator rescue Penn Township
-- 9:22am fuel spill/tractor trailer accident ... (Full Story & Photos)

This house fire in Fair Hill, Maryland required equipment from more than six fire companies to put out, and was one of many calls handled on a single busy day for the WGFC.
This house fire in Fair Hill, Maryland required equipment from more than six fire companies to put out, and was one of many calls handled on a single busy day for the WGFC.

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