On April 7th, 2015 the Chester County Department of Emergency Services released the following about a new text-to-911 service being offered by the County 911 center:
Text-to-911 April 7, 2015
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, today launched Text-to-9-1-1 services. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service for emergency situations when calling 9-1-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters used specialty ATVs to get fight a brush fire deep in the woods in Franklin Township. Three companies worked for about two hours to handle this brush fire.
Dry conditions, a strong breeze and complicated terrain challenged firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company and two surrounding companies on Sunday afternoon.
Originally dispatched for a brush fire along Hillcrest Drive, off Gurnsey Road in Franklin Township, the WGFC had to navigate remote terrain to ultimately put the fire out. Arriving at Hillcrest Drive, crews from Engine 22 confirmed a ... (Full Story & Photos)
When a 7 year old girl sets her mind to something, look out -- she's determined! Every parent knows this, no more so than the parents of little Lexi Whisler of West Grove. When their daughter wanted thank the US military for saving her dog (who is a rescue pet from Afghanistan), the name of the soldier responsible could not be determined -- so Lexi became determined to thank all of the heros. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Lexi Whisler and her dog Jasper visited the WGFC as part of Lexi's campaign to thank her heroes.
A large garage was heavily damaged at this home along Clay Creek Road in London Grove, a fire which led to responses from the West Grove Fire Company, along with five other companies.
Explosions and a column of smoke darkened the skies near Avondale this afternoon, as a large garage caught on fire in London Grove township, requiring the response of several area fire companies, including the West Grove Fire Company.
Dispatched just before the 3pm Sunday, the initial dispatch was for an attached garage on fire, along Clay Creek Road, near the intersection with Sullivan Station Road. ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC members completed a 9 hour hose deployment and management training module consisting of three sessions. Each session concentrated on the basics of quick and efficient deployment of hose lines that may be too long or too short. Members drilled on techniques to position long lengths of hose in very tight spaces while not compromising the flow of water through the line. Techniques to quickly add ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crew positioning for the exterior attack phase of the Transitional attack.
This home in Thompson Estates in Franklin Township was the scene of an early morning fire handled by the WGFC and neighboring fire companies.
Fire pagers alerted members of the West Grove Fire Company of a house fire in the Thompson Estates development along Parsons Road in Franklin Township at 104am Saturday morning. The fire, at the intersection of Thompson Circle and Forest Gump Road was originally reported in a bathroom.
Also dispatched on the call were fire and ambulance units from Avondale Fire Company (23) and an ambulance from ... (Full Story & Photos)
A fire in an unoccupied structure on Scarlett Road in New Garden Township turned into a tragedy early on Saturday, February 28 when volunteer firefighters discovered a fire victim inside.
Crews from the Avondale, Kennett, Longwood, Hockessin, and West Grove fire companies were dispatched at 407am for a fire. A passerby called 911 to report seeing the back of a house on fire. Crews were advised ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladder 25's crew works to extinguish a fire at a house fire in New Garden Twp. The unoccupied structure fire turned deadly when crews discovered a fatality inside. West Grove Fire Company crews assisted at this scene.
WGFC life member, volunteer firefighter, and line officer has been named a Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.
Longtime West Grove volunteer fireman Tom Glass has been named as Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. This career appointment caps a lifelong career of emergency services for Tom, who is a Life Member of the WGFC and has served in a variety of roles, including line and administrative officer positions. Tom currently serves as Assistant Engineer at the WGFC. ... (Full Story & Photos)