West Grove Fire Company
West Grove Fire Company


2024 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 84 322
Feb 45 264
Mar 54 285
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 183 871

2024 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 21 68
London Britain 10 29
London Grove 44 184
London Derry 0 35
New London 21 81
Penn 50 295
West Grove 12 47
Mutual Aid 25 132
Total 183 871

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2023 728 3250
2022 673 3142
2021 611 2896
2020 580 2565
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

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January 20, 2023

Car crashes are one of the top reasons the West Grove Fire Company gets a lot of emergency calls. In 2022, more than 120 dispatches were for motor vehicle accidents. That pace continues into 2023, with two car crashes in less than 24 hours.

West Grove Borough/London Grove Township

On January 19, just before 930am, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for an accident at the intersection of Evergreen Street and North Guernsey Road. That location is on the border of West Grove Borough and London Grove Township. The 911 Center reported a two-vehicle crash blocking the road with two patients, one complaining of serious injuries. The reports of injuries added paramedics from Medic 94 to the dispatch.

The WGFC responded with Engine 22-1, Rescue 22, two ambulances and fire police. West Grove's arriving ambulance crew confirmed the initial reports, and determined that the injuries did not require advanced life support care, so Medic 94 was recalled. Engine 22-1 determined it could handle the call and Rescue 22 was recalled. Crews controlled traffic and hazards until the patients could be transported to Christiana Hospital. Fire police secured the intersection until the vehicles could be towed.

London Britain Township

On January 20, at just before 7:45am, the WGFC was dispatched to an accident on Route 896 at the intersection of Elbow Lane in London Britain Township. Reports indicated a single car had left the roadway and stuck a sign, with injuries.

The WGFC responded with Engine 22-1, Rescue 22, Engine 22-3, two ambulances and fire police. Engine 22-3 arrived to confirm a vehicle partially in the roadway with obvious front end damage and damage to a road sign and hillside -- returning the second engine and rescue. A WGFC ambulance arrived and the patient was transported to Christiana hospital with injuries. Engine 22-3 and the fire police handled traffic along Route 896 and cleared the scene in about 20 minutes.

While these accidents were somewhat minor and "routine," they are indicative of about 20 percent of the fire company's call volume. And, for those persons involved, they are indeed emergencies, and require securing hazards and managing traffic. And 2023 is just getting started...

Units: Engines 22-1 and 22-3, Rescue 22, Ambulances 1 & 2, Fire Police
 
Mutual Aid: Medic 94, PA State Police
 

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