We have all had that same sinking feeling. Someone you care about has been involved in a car accident. Your heart starts to race and your stomach tightens until you hear that they are okay. We have this feeling because for so many years hearing word of an auto accident has brought tragedy.
It was not until the 1960s that we understood why such tragic outcomes occurred so often. It was then that ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1815 hours the Company was dispatched along with Medic 94 and Ambulance 23-2 (Avondale) for a motor vehicle collision (MVC) with entrapment in the 400 block of Chesterville Road in Franklin Township. Ambulances 12-1 & 23-2, Deputy 22, Rescue 22 (w/ 4 firefighters) and Medic 94-1 and 194 all responded minutes after the dispatch. Rescue 12 (w/5) and Engine 32 (w/2) both followed ... (Full Story & Photos)
This pickup left the roadway striking a utility pole along Route 841 in Franklin Township. One subject was trapped and removed by WGFC personnel.
The silence of a hot steamy night was broken by the radio tones of the West Grove Fire Company on Tuesday, June 16. The communication center was contacted around 1:40 A.M. by a passerby who reported a fire at Flint Hill Road and Indiantown Road. Firebox 3201 was dispatched, signaling apparatus from Stations 32, 12, and 22 to respond. Captain Tim Shannon quickly established that a structure at the ... (Full Story & Photos)
EMS Chief Lisa Glass and Secretary Bill Wohl, June 11
Continuing a tradition spanning many years, members of the West Grove Fire Company, working closely with the Avon Grove High School administration, students in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the PA State Police and others, conducted a real-life car crash simulation designed to raise awareness for student drivers just before the annual prom season and summer break.
West Grove Firefighters, along with the State Police and Medic 94, simulate a real car crash with multiple victims in a "scared-straight" program at the Avon Grove High School designed to highlight the dangers of distracted driving for student drivers in advance of prom season.
Even with extensive damage, victims from this collision walked away with minor injuries
On June 8, 2015 at 8:11pm, just as an intense storm cell drenches our area, units from the West Grove Fire Company were dispatched to a multi-vehicle auto accident at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Route 796. Members were already on station, just completing their weekly training, and quickly got several pieces of apparatus on the street; Rescue 22, Engine 12, Ladder 22, Ambulance 22-1/2/3, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Volunteer firefighters leave their dinner tables, their children's ballgames, and family events to answer calls for help. They do this for no money. Their reward is the satisfaction of helping people in need. Their families allow them to do this without hesitation on one premise, they will return home. They rely on the unwritten rule of firefighters, that everyone who gets on the truck will come ... (Full Story & Photos)
The borough of West Grove was blessed with a cool sunny day for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The equipment was washed and polished and the members arrived in abundant force. A full complement of fire apparatus and EMS vehicles were staffed. Included was the pride of our fleet, the 1928 Hale pumper, affectionately known as "Elsie".
On Friday, May 15th, WGFC members traveled to South Coatesville for the long awaited dedication of the Tactical Village at the Public Safety Training Campus. This is a tremendous accomplishment for those involved in the development and oversight of the project and an incredible resource for Chester County emergency responders. It was a wonderful day at the Public Safety Training Campus for the official ... (Full Story & Photos)