In November WGFC members participated in an 8 hour fire flashover training program facilitated by the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (CCPSTC). The program started with a classroom session reviewing key points including incipient phase of fire, fire growth, smoke production, high and low pressure zones, thermal feedback, rollover and flashover. The second session took place at the Flashover ... (Full Story & Photos)
We took note of the recent stories in the AG Sun and the Daily Local News regarding a press release issued by PA’s Auditor General about an accounting review of the West Grove Fire Company Volunteer Fireman’s Relief Association (“WGFC VFRA”). The Auditor’s press release was, in our view, premature and presented an incomplete picture of a still evolving situation. In addition, ... (Full Story)
Nationally Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. As Thanksgiving approaches the West Grove Fire Company would like to share some Thanksgiving safety tips regarding the use of Turkey Deep Fryers:
Turkey Deep Frying- The National Fire Protection Agency discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil. These ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Consumer Products Safety Commission along with Kidde announced the below recall. If you have smoke alarms that are affected please follow the steps listed on the CPSC and Kidde websites (Both linked below) to get your alarms replaced:
Units: About 3.6 million (in addition 1.5 million were sold in Canada) Description:
On November 2, 2016, at 18:27 hours, The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to a front end loader on fire, at Gourmet Delight Mushrooms on Garden Station Road. The chief’s went enroute right after dispatch and was advised of a front end loader that was on fire on the side of the building. Chief 22 arrived on scene at 18:33 hours and confirmed a loader well involved with fire. He advised the incoming ... (Full Story & Photos)
Avon Grove Library recently purchased an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to provide rapid on site treatment in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. West Grove Fire Company provided them with CPR and AED training as well as a framework for their program management. Congratulations to Avon Grove Library for taking this big step in improving outcomes in cardiac arrest survival!!
October's training agenda centered around an acquired structure located on the property owned by The Assumption BVM Parish of West Grove. This type of structure is commonly found in our Borough's and Towns across Chester County, having access to train in such a structure is a rare opportunity. The West Grove Fire Company would like to thank Father Scott Brockson of the Assumption BVM Parish for offering ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Grove Fire Company's antique was recently on display at one of the East Coast's most prestigious antique car show, the Auburn Heights Invitational, held on the grounds of the Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn, Delaware.
Held each year to raise money to support the Marshall Steam Museum on the Preserve, the annual Auburn Heights Invitational features an exceptional array of historic automobiles ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC's Antique 22 was among 20+ antique cars displayed at the prestigious 2016 Auburn Heights Invitational held in Yorklyn, Delaware. Shown here is a 1910 Thomas Flyer Model M Runabout.