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By Captain Tim Shannon
January 11, 2017

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 drivers were injured, the impact was severe enough on the car that the operator could not open the door. The rescue arrived onscene and went to work on removing the front driver’s door. They started off cribbing the vehicle, than used the tools mounted on the front bumper of the Rescue 22, the hydraulic spreaders and “O” cutter. Once the door was removed, the operator got out on his own; refusing any medical treatment. The rescue crew cleaned up all equipment, than assisted with traffic control, until turning the incident over to the PA state trooper that was on location, as they responded to the next emergency.

The second emergency came in at 7:20am to assist Station 21 (Union Fire Co) with traffic control at the intersection of Chesterville and Louisville Roads. Fire Police Lt. Phil Howard handled that assignment, by closing the intersection, as the Oxford crews were working further down the road with an auto accident.

While on scene on Good Hope Road, the department was alerted at 7:52am for another accident, this time in the 100 block of Hess Mill Road. The crew cleared up from Good Hope and responded that incident. Once on scene, the crew found a school bus that lost traction and became stranded on the curve of the road. There was also a car that slid in the same location and hit a telephone pole. That driver was transported to Jennersville Hospital by Ambulance 22-2 with minor injuries. The rescue checked for hazards and conducted traffic control. Fortunately, a road crew from Franklin Township was on scene quickly to assist. They closed the road at Wingate Drive and at Beechwood Drive, until a salt truck was available to salt around the stranded vehicles. The incident was turned over to the PA State Police and the Township.

Units: Rescue 22, Ambulance 22-1, Ambulance 22-2, Fire Police
 
Mutual Aid: PSP Avondale
 
Crews arrived onscene and started cribbing the vehicle
Crews arrived onscene and started cribbing the vehicle
 
Cribbing continues
Cribbing continues
 
Extrication complete
Extrication complete
 
Returning all supplies back to the apparatus
Returning all supplies back to the apparatus
 
Door removed
Door removed
 

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2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 42 216
Feb 60 191
Mar 70 209
Apr 70 169
May 54 178
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Total 296 963

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 27
London Britain 14
London Grove 27
New London 40
Penn 91
West Grove 25
Mutual Aid 72
Total 296

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 52
London Britain 39
London Grove 73
Londonderry 45
New London 92
Penn 369
West Grove 50
Mutual Aid 65
Total 785

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2008 529 1624
2007 584 1624
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