The morning of January 11th turned into a busy morning for the West Grove Fire Company. Roads were ice covered through the early morning hours, which resulted in several automobile accidents during the morning rush. The first one came in at 7:11 at the intersection of Good Hope and Parsons Road. Ambulance 22-1 was the first onscene and found a large box truck struck a small car. Although neither ... (Full Story & Photos)
This Elbow Lane dwelling was the location of a working chimney fire that drew units from five fire companies across PA, Delaware and Maryland.
On January 7, at 18:04 hours, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a house fire on the 500 block of Elbow Lane, in London Britain Township.
WGFC Ladder 22, Engine 22-1, Engine 22-2, Engine 22-3, Chief 22, Asst. 22, Amb 22-3 all responded quickly after dispatch. Mutual aid from 2 surrounding states also responded to assist. Asst 22, along with Squad 9 (Newark Del) were the first to arrive ... (Full Story & Photos)
Starting in late November, the men and women of the West Grove Fire Company were proud to continue the tradition of escorting Santa throughout our community on the front of a fire truck. Santa stopped to hear the wishes of hundreds of children and take photos with them and their families. The visits continued almost nightly until Santa had racked up 30 visits to neighborhoods and Scout packs, and ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company members had a busy day leading into our annual emergency service dinner. At 07:27, as the prep for the dinner was beginning, the company was dispatched for the ladder truck to assist Kennett Fire Company (Station 24) on a building fire at Sam's Sub Shop at 329 E. State Street in downtown Kennett Square. The ladder truck arrived and placed ground ladders to the front of ... (Full Story & Photos)
We took note of the recent stories in the AG Sun and the Daily Local News regarding a press release issued by PA’s Auditor General about an accounting review of the West Grove Fire Company Volunteer Fireman’s Relief Association (“WGFC VFRA”). The Auditor’s press release was, in our view, premature and presented an incomplete picture of a still evolving situation. In addition, ... (Full Story)
Members taking the pre-burn simulator walk through.
In November WGFC members participated in an 8 hour fire flashover training program facilitated by the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (CCPSTC). The program started with a classroom session reviewing key points including incipient phase of fire, fire growth, smoke production, high and low pressure zones, thermal feedback, rollover and flashover. The second session took place at the Flashover ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Consumer Products Safety Commission along with Kidde announced the below recall. If you have smoke alarms that are affected please follow the steps listed on the CPSC and Kidde websites (Both linked below) to get your alarms replaced:
Units: About 3.6 million (in addition 1.5 million were sold in Canada) Description:
On November 2, 2016, at 18:27 hours, The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a front end loader on fire, at Gourmet Delight Mushrooms on Garden Station Road. The chief’s went enroute right after dispatch and was advised of a front end loader that was on fire on the side of the building. Chief 22 arrived on scene at 18:33 hours and confirmed a loader well involved with fire. He advised the incoming ... (Full Story & Photos)