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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 12/21/2014: Dispatch 14:09 SYNCOPE/FAINTING - ALS 552 LINCOLN ST ,06 OXFORD
  • 12/21/2014: Dispatch 13:33 BRUSH FIRE 167 SUNNYSIDE RD ,58 PENN
  • 12/21/2014: Dispatch 13:07 SYNCOPE/FAINTING - ALS 445 N THIRD ST ,06 OXFORD
  • 12/21/2014: Dispatch 12:30 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 20 RADENCE LA ,59 LGROVE
  • 12/20/2014: Dispatch 11:49 HOUSE FIRE 232 MAPLE LA ,60 NGARDN
  • 12/20/2014: Dispatch 08:46 ACCIDENT - INJURIES APPLETON RD/STRICKERSVILLE RD ,72 (V)
  • 12/20/2014: Dispatch 07:37 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 20 RADENCE LA ,59 LGROVE
  • 12/19/2014: Dispatch 19:33 HEMORRHAGING - BLS 40 S FOURTH ST ,06 OXFORD
  • 12/18/2014: Dispatch 21:16 HEMORRHAGING - ALS 1140 STATE RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 12/18/2014: Dispatch 16:26 INJURED PERSON - BLS 100 SYCAMORE DR ,58 PENN

West Grove Units Assist Newark on Fatal House Fire

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 15

At 513am, West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Newark, Delaware's Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company on a reported fire on Fawn Drive in Newark, off Barksdale Road. There were multiple calls to the 911 Center in New Castle County reporting a working fire with a subject trapped inside.

WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded and assisted with fire overhaul on the scene, alongside of more than ... (Full Story & Photos)

This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another.  WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.
This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another. WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.

This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.
This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.

5th Working Fire in 11 Days for WGFC -- Elkton Area House Heavily Damaged

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 06

West Grove Fire Company units were dispatched to assist the Elkton Fire Company at a fast-moving house fire on a cold, rainy, foggy Saturday morning -- the fifth working house fire in 11 days during this holiday season.

West Grove was requested for an engine and tanker to assist Cecil 3,13 & 14 (Elkton) on Barksdale Court, off Appleton Road (near the Milburn Orchards). Shortly after dispatch, Cecil ... (Full Story & Photos)

Christmas Tree Safety

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, December 05

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and Christmas trees are being put up and decorated daily in celebration of the holiday. Decorated Christmas trees are beautiful but they can also be very dangerous if not cared for properly. Between 2007 and 2011 U.S. Fire Departments responded to over 230 house fires per year that started with Christmas trees, resulting in costly damages, injuries and even ... (Full Story & Photos)

Courtesy of: www.nobomagazine.com
Courtesy of: www.nobomagazine.com

This Thanksgiving Eve fire was the second major fire in less than 24 hours for WGFC and southern Chester County firefighters.  This fire destroyed several apartments and left one adult burned.
This Thanksgiving Eve fire was the second major fire in less than 24 hours for WGFC and southern Chester County firefighters. This fire destroyed several apartments and left one adult burned.

Second Major Fire in 24 Hours Taxes Southern Chester County Firefighters

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 01

A working house fire dispatched just before 8pm on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26 was the second house fire in less than 24 hours for fire crews, who battled snowy conditions in New Garden Township. The fire was located on Newark Road at Hillendale Roads.

Dispatched as a fire in a bedroom spreading to the rest of the house, the initial call requested units from Avondale, West Grove, Kennett, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Firefighters Assist Avondale on House Fire in Franklin Township

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 01

Early in the morning on November 26 at 1:16am, southern Chester County firefighters were alerted for a possible woods fire in Franklin Township near Church Hill Road. Responding Avondale units were advised the alarm was being upgraded to a fully involved house fire, adding in units from West Grove, Kennett, and Hockessin. This was the second call for WGFC at the same time, with firefighters from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder 22's elevated waterway is used to extinguish this house fire on Hilltop Road in Franklin Township.  (Photo credit:  Avondale Fire Company)
Ladder 22's elevated waterway is used to extinguish this house fire on Hilltop Road in Franklin Township. (Photo credit: Avondale Fire Company)

This London Britain Township home was damaged by fire put out by crews from the West Grove Fire Company.
This London Britain Township home was damaged by fire put out by crews from the West Grove Fire Company.

Third Fire Station Once Again Proves Its Value at London Britain House Fire

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 01

When the West Grove Fire Company proposed and then build a third fire station in London Britain Township, the belief was that the new station would speed response to a rural area distant from existing WGFC stations in West Grove and New London, and in between more distant fire stations in Avondale, Elkton and Newark, DE. That faster response was demonstrated several times in the past 18 months, ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC Firefighters Use "Jaws of Life" on Chambers Rock Road

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 01

Just before 11:00pm on Thanksgiving evening, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for a motor vehicle crash reported serious in London Britain Township. Callers to the 911 center reported a possible victim unconscious in a car vs. tree crash.

The initial dispatched called for the WGFC, along with advanced life support units from Medic 94 and an ambulance from Newark's Aetna Hook, Hose & Ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC volunteers use the "Jaws of Life" to gain access to this heavily damaged car that hit a tree along Chambers Rock Road in London Britain Township on Thanksgiving night.
WGFC volunteers use the "Jaws of Life" to gain access to this heavily damaged car that hit a tree along Chambers Rock Road in London Britain Township on Thanksgiving night.

Be Aware of Phone Fund Raising Scams -- Especially at the Holidays

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, November 20

Residents in the Avon Grove area have reported getting phone calls in the last few days from people saying they are raising money for the fire company. This often happens during the holiday season.

We want you to know:

The West Grove Fire Company NEVER solicits for donations by telephone. We handle all of our own fundraising directly, and do NOT use third party companies or agencies to seek ... (Full Story)


 

 

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2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 61 191
Feb 68 216
Mar 39 194
Apr 52 156
May 49 227
Jun 54 193
Jul 47 147
Aug 50 188
Sep 45 191
Oct 57 180
Nov 60 176
Dec 0 0
Total 582 2059

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 58
London Britain 36
London Grove 112
New London 71
Penn 139
West Grove 34
Mutual Aid 132
Total 582

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 140
London Britain 86
London Grove 254
Londonderry 86
New London 200
Penn 969
West Grove 135
Mutual Aid 189
Total 2059

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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