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 63 216
Nov 50 199
Dec 43 185
Total 651 2442

2019 Incidents by Municipality
Franklin 57 182
London Britain 30 97
London Grove 113 273
Londonderry 0 100
New London 78 253
Penn 186 1112
West Grove 38 153
Mutual Aid 149 272
Total 651 2442

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2019 651 2442
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

Members Area Login
Lost password?

Web Counters
Website Visitors
January 1, 2016
Visitors Today
Jan 19, 2020
West Grove Assists Newark on Multi-Alarm Apartment Building Fire
Email Print RSS Facebook Twitter

By Secretary Bill Wohl
September 25, 2019

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 of New Castle County fire companies responding into Newark to Country Club Drive off of New London Road to the Fairfield Apartments. Initial reports from 911 indicated a large number of emergency calls from the building reporting a fire in an apartment on the third floor. The apartment buildings are behind the Food Lion shopping center. An off duty state trooper then reported a large volume of fire on the third floor, and the first in Newark fire officer reported fire through the roof.

WGFC responded with three Engines, one from each station. The crew of WGFC members joined dozens of firefighters and EMTs from Delaware in a fire fighting effort that lasted just over two hours. When WGFC units arrived, fire was burning through the roof, and most of third floor at the building's west end was completely involved, with some roof collapse.

During the incident, Engines from Newark, Millcreek, Christiana, and Five Points were in service. Ladder trucks from Newark, Five Points, Millcreek (two), and Christiana were on the scene and/or operating. Specialty Units from New Castle County Emergency Dispatch, Saint Francis Hospital, New Castle County EMS, and the State Fire Marshal's office were on the scene, along with police from Newark, and various fire police.

WGFC firefighters were on the second and third floor of the building, and then assisted in rolling and repacking hose so that Newark and other units could get back into service.

Additional pictures and video are available here:;-11-units-damaged/5565478/

No injuries were reported, and late evening news reports said that the Fire Marshal believes burning candles may have contributed to the fire.

(Some photos taken from videos with our thanks to KYW and WPVI)

Units: Engines 22-1, 2 and 3
Mutual Aid: New Castle County Fire Departments

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)

Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
West Grove Fire Company
PO Box 201
West Grove, PA, 19390
Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 610-869-9326
Station Fax: 610-869-4217
Copyright © 2020 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)