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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 01/30/2015: Dispatch 21:24 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 200 SYCAMORE DR ,58 PENN
  • 01/30/2015: Dispatch 21:01 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS STATION 27 (NV)
  • 01/30/2015: Dispatch 17:37 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 303 WHITESTONE RD ,59 LGROVE
  • 01/30/2015: Dispatch 02:32 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 122 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN
  • 01/29/2015: Dispatch 19:00 SEIZURES - BLS 1570 BALTIMORE PK ,56 LWROXF
  • 01/29/2015: Dispatch 15:57 HOUSE FIRE 90 COLONIAL FARM DR ,60 NGARDN
  • 01/29/2015: Dispatch 08:51 ALARM - EMS/MEDICAL - BLS 165 S DEER RUN DR ,71 NEWLON
  • 01/28/2015: Dispatch 13:39 UNCONSCIOUS PERSON - ALS 661 MARTIN DR ,59 LGROVE
  • 01/28/2015: Dispatch 07:47 SEIZURES - ALS 6 FRIENDS DR ,05 WGROVE
  • 01/28/2015: Dispatch 04:43 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 124 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN

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This home in Kennett Square became the last call of 2014 and the first fire of 2015 for the West Grove Fire Company.  Engine 32 joined more than a half dozen companies from across Chester County in this three hour battle.
This home in Kennett Square became the last call of 2014 and the first fire of 2015 for the West Grove Fire Company. Engine 32 joined more than a half dozen companies from across Chester County in this three hour battle.

West Grove Fire Company Assists Kennett on New Year's Eve Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 01

WGFC firefighters capped off a busy year and a very busy December with a long night of firefighting in Kennett Square.

Responding to assist the Kennett Fire Company and fire companies from across Chester County at a house fire on Linden Street, firefighters from West Grove were sent just before 11pm on New Year's Eve and completed their work at 3:00am on New Year's Day.

Engine 32 responded from ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Takes Delivery of our New Ambulance

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, December 31

West Grove Fire Company is proud to announce the arrival of our 2014 Chevy G4500, Type III, PL Custom Medallion 170. Thank you to the Ambulance Committee (John Crowley, Matt Gialloreto, Lisa Glass and Lary Hicks) for your hard work, it certainly paid off. A BIG thank you to Robert Bainbridge, Spitler Ambulance & Rescue for assuring a seamless process and delivery. The new unit will be placed into ... (Full Story & Photos)

A Magical Visit!
A Magical Visit!

Santa Visits our Community!

Firefighter Charles Foy Sr, December 30

Starting in late November, the men and women of the West Grove Fire Company were proud to escort Santa throughout our community on the front of a fire truck, stopping to hear the wishes of hundreds of children, and taking photos with them and their families. The visits continued almost nightly through December, until Santa had racked up almost 30 visits and handed out almost 1,000 candy canes!

If ... (Full Story & Photos)

Annual Skills Review

EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, December 21

West Grove EMS personnel in conjunction with Union Fire Co. EMS and Cochranville Fire Company QRS staff recently completed their annual skills reviews. The skills review is conducted by our medical director, Dr. Derek Isenberg, and aims to ensure proficiency in the care being delivered by our crews. In addition, challenging scenarios are reviewed such as a birthing complications, anaphylactic shock, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Dr. Isenberg reviews pit crew CPR with his group.
Dr. Isenberg reviews pit crew CPR with his group.

Fire showing from this one-story dwelling in Toughkenamon. (Photo courtesy of Avondale Fire Company)
Fire showing from this one-story dwelling in Toughkenamon. (Photo courtesy of Avondale Fire Company)

Downtown Toughkenamon House Fire

West Grove Volunteers, December 20

Fire Box - 2304

At 1148 hours West Grove Fire Company was alerted for an Engine & Truck to assist Avondale Fire Company (Station 23) on a house fire in the Toughkenamon section of New Garden Township. Calls reported a house on fire in the 200 block of Maple Lane with the occupants evacuated. Chief 23 was the first to arrive to report a one-story masonry bungalow with heavy fire showing, well involved. ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Units Assist Newark on Fatal House Fire

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 15

At 513am, West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Newark, Delaware's Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company on a reported fire on Fawn Drive in Newark, off Barksdale Road. There were multiple calls to the 911 Center in New Castle County reporting a working fire with a subject trapped inside.

WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded and assisted with fire overhaul on the scene, alongside of more than ... (Full Story & Photos)

This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another.  WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.
This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another. WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.

This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.
This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.

5th Working Fire in 11 Days for WGFC -- Elkton Area House Heavily Damaged

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, December 06

West Grove Fire Company units were dispatched to assist the Elkton Fire Company at a fast-moving house fire on a cold, rainy, foggy Saturday morning -- the fifth working house fire in 11 days during this holiday season.

West Grove was requested for an engine and tanker to assist Cecil 3,13 & 14 (Elkton) on Barksdale Court, off Appleton Road (near the Milburn Orchards). Shortly after dispatch, Cecil ... (Full Story & Photos)

Christmas Tree Safety

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, December 05

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and Christmas trees are being put up and decorated daily in celebration of the holiday. Decorated Christmas trees are beautiful but they can also be very dangerous if not cared for properly. Between 2007 and 2011 U.S. Fire Departments responded to over 230 house fires per year that started with Christmas trees, resulting in costly damages, injuries and even ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 61 191
Feb 68 216
Mar 39 194
Apr 52 156
May 49 227
Jun 54 193
Jul 47 147
Aug 50 188
Sep 45 191
Oct 57 180
Nov 60 176
Dec 37 185
Total 619 2244

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 64
London Britain 38
London Grove 119
New London 76
Penn 147
West Grove 34
Mutual Aid 141
Total 619

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 152
London Britain 98
London Grove 281
Londonderry 93
New London 223
Penn 1043
West Grove 147
Mutual Aid 207
Total 2244

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2014 619 2244
2013 577 2095
2012 577 1957
2011 534 2035
2010 588 1782
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624
2007 584 1624
2006 554 1412

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