WGFC crews were dispatched to assist Avondale Fire Company on Monday August 18, 2014 at 0847 for a building fire on Starr Road in New Garden Township. Dispatch information stated that a tractor was on fire, and it was hitched to a hay bailer, parked next to a building. Chief 23 responded just after dispatch with L22 and E23-2. Units were advised that the PD was on location with a tractor well involved ... (Full Story & Photos)
Throughout our first due fire response area and other areas in Southern Chester County, Chester Water Authority (CWA) is conducting routine maintenance on their water distribution system. CWA personnel will be flushing the water system by opening fire hydrants. Please note that all hydrant flushing will be performed during the nighttime hours. All personnel will be in CWA uniforms and company marked ... (Full Story & Photos)
This past June, three members completed a week long Junior Firefighting Academy. They learned about basic skills such as rolling hose, folding tarps, and more. They also took a tour of the KME truck manufacturing facility in Nesquehoning, PA and took a tour of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society.
Of the three members that attended this summer, two of them were recognized for their achievements ... (Full Story & Photos)
Junior firefighter Jordan Gouge receiving her award of Class Cadet from her father Ed Gouge.
When a lacrosse coach’s heart stopped while he was speaking at a banquet celebrating Penncrest High's state lacrosse title, WGFC Paramedic / Firefighter Joe Montgomery took quick action with his AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and undoubtedly saved the coach’s life.
Congratulations Joe on a job well done! Best Wishes to Coach Derrick on a speedy recovery!
In the middle of a hot and humid Saturday afternoon, the West Grove Fire Company (12, 22, 32) was dispatched to assist the Union Fire Company of Oxford (21) on a reported house fire on Elkview Road, near the intersection of Kimble Road in Lower Oxford Township.
Engine 21-1 and Engine 12 responded quickly, along with Assistant Chief 21. Units were advised that the residents had evacuated and were ... (Full Story & Photos)
The WGFC was dispatched to assist Oxford 21 on a fire in this home on Elkview Road in Lower Oxford Township. The fire was contained to a second floor bedroom and bathroom, with no injuries.
Engine 32 is "in quarters" in Elkton along with a crew from Oxford for a standby cover during a house fire in Maryland.
Supporting each other in times of emergency is the at the heart of the volunteer fire service in America.
Such was the case on the evening of July 10 when the neighboring fire company in Elkton, Maryland was involved in fighting an extensive house fire. An engine from the West Grove Fire Company and an engine from the Union Fire Company of Oxford were requested to cover Elkton's Station 13.
Just past noon on July 10, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for an accident on Route 896 near the intersection with Walnut Glen Road in Franklin Township.
First dispatched for Station 12 and Station 22 ambulance, the nature of dispatch was accident unknown. Early reports from Chester County Dispatch provided information that callers were reporting a rolled over tractor trailer, and then ... (Full Story & Photos)
This tractor trailer rolled over on Route 896 in Franklin Township. Fortunately, the truck was carrying only water and there were minor injurie
The powerful thunderstorms that rolled in from the west brought the West Grove Volunteers to work. At 2003 hours the box was alerted for a residential rescue in the Oxford Village Mobile Home park for a tree that fell into the house. Reports stated a tree fell into the house and there was a vehicle in the driveway but the reporting party was unsure if the home was occupied. With ... (Full Story & Photos)