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2019 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 55 254
Feb 0 0
Mar 0 0
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 55 254

2019 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 7 17
London Britain 2 11
London Grove 7 28
Londonderry 0 7
New London 4 28
Penn 18 124
West Grove 4 21
Mutual Aid 13 18
Total 55 254

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
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SCBA Annual Refresher Drill

Training Division, February 10

This past Monday evening 36 active WGFC members refreshed their skills with the companies Self Contained Breathing Apparatus ( SCBA).
SCBA is a critical piece of equipment which permits first responders to operate in hazardous atmospheres. Basic skills such as donning the equipment, emergency operations, cleaning and maintenance was covered by the Captains and Lieutenants. The group was broken down ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members reviewing the basic donning and operations of the SCBA.
Members reviewing the basic donning and operations of the SCBA.

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The former Tanker 22 of the WGFC has been sold to the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Company of West Virginia.
The former Tanker 22 of the WGFC has been sold to the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Company of West Virginia.

Former Tanker 22 Off to West Virginia

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 09

Officers of West Virginia's Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Company arrived in West Grove yesterday to inspect and purchase West Grove Fire Company's retired water supply tank truck.

Ravenswood Fire Company is located 408 miles from WGFC, southwest of Parkersburg, WV, along the Ohio River -- about a seven hour drive from West Grove. Their Chief reports that the truck will maintain it's "classic" WGFC ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Records Busiest Month in its Ambulance Service History

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 06

There is no question that there is an increasing volume of emergency calls for West Grove Fire Company's ambulances That trend has continued since WGFC first began ambulance services nearly some 60 years ago. The increasing volume has never been more evident than in January 2020, when WGFC recorded its busiest month in the history of the ambulance service. EMS dispatches received last month totaled ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC operates three BLS ambulances.
WGFC operates three BLS ambulances.

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This accident was on Hilton Road in London Grove.
This accident was on Hilton Road in London Grove.

Auto Accidents Keep the WGFC Busy in London Grove

Secretary Bill Wohl, February 06

2020 continues to shape up to be another busy year for the West Grove Fire Company. Of the many types of calls we received last year, a large number of the 651 calls in 2019 were dispatches for auto accidents.

Here are two calls from the past few days in London Grove Township:

Route 1 Bypass

On Friday, January 31 at 3:51am, West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for an auto accident on Route ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Creates a Culture of Continuous Training - 2245 Hours of Training Recorded in 2019

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 27

Throughout the month of January, members of the West Grove Fire Company are sitting in class nearly every Monday evening taking part in annual training refresher classes. Topics like Hazardous Materials, First Aid & CPR, and reviews of the company’s Standard Operating Procedures are part of kicking off the year with classes that apply to nearly everyone who responds to emergencies.

But behind the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Continuous training is a hallmark of the WGFC organization, with members committing thousands of hours learning and practicing skills in 2019.
Continuous training is a hallmark of the WGFC organization, with members committing thousands of hours learning and practicing skills in 2019.

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WGFC and area fire crews battle this house fire along Oxford Road. Union Fire Company crews advance the first hose line in the front door while Ladder 21 arrives
WGFC and area fire crews battle this house fire along Oxford Road. Union Fire Company crews advance the first hose line in the front door while Ladder 21 arrives

Fire Damages East Nottingham House

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 12

At 7:37am on Saturday morning, January 11, pagers for multiple local fire companies sounded the alarm -- a house was reportedly on fire in East Nottingham Township.

The home, located along Oxford Road about halfway between New London and Oxford, was seen by passers-by with smoke coming from the ground floor windows. The emergency was located in the fire district of the Union Fire Company No. 1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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New Year's Eve Fire - East Nottingham Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, January 01

The call came into the Chester County 911 Center at 9:25pm on New Year's Eve -- "My house is on fire in the bedroom, we are evacuating," and then the caller disconnected.

Dispatch alerts were issued for the Union Fire Company of Oxford for Little Elk Creek Road, south of Oxford Road for the dwelling fire. Also dispatched were assisting companies, including the West Grove Fire Company, Rising Sun, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire heavily damaged this East Nottingham Twp. home on New Year's Eve, as the WGFC assisted Oxford.
Fire heavily damaged this East Nottingham Twp. home on New Year's Eve, as the WGFC assisted Oxford.

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Chief John Buckman from Indiana will be the featured speaker at a special training class to be held in January by the WGFC
Chief John Buckman from Indiana will be the featured speaker at a special training class to be held in January by the WGFC

Training Announcement: Surviving the Job

Secretary Bill Wohl, December 31

As part of its continued commitment to training, the West Grove Fire Company is announcing a special training opportunity in January.
The class -- Surviving the Job -- covers behavioral wellness, cancer exposure reduction, leading toward the future, community involvement, incident safety and fire dynamics, all important topics for the fire service. This special learning opportunity is open to emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

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