With recent Active Shooter / Mass Casualty Incidents dominating the national and world news headlines, the reality of this type of incident occurring is a real threat. No community is immune which is why emergency preparedness is imperative to a successful response. This past Monday evening WGFC conducted a drill consisting of two scenarios which involved establishing Incident Command, search & rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire/Rescue and EMS crews receiving incident assignments.
5 Inch supply hose being laid out from the Engine in preparation for testing.
Fire hose is a critical component in the delivery of water from a water source (such as a hydrant) to fire scene and then from the scene to the seat of the fire. The purpose of testing our hose annually is to provide a reasonable level of safety for the user of the hose and that the hose will performed as designed. The testing procedure follows the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1962 ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company along with mutual aid from Station 23 (Avondale Fire Company), New Castle County Station 8 (Aetna Fire Company) and New Castle County Station 19 (Hockessin Fire Company) were dispatched to 335 Indiantown Road for a reported house fire. Within minutes of dispatch, Engines 22-2, 22-3, 23-1, and Deputy 22 were responding. Upon Engine 22-3's departure from the station, Lieutenant ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1101 hours on the hot and muggy morning of July 14, the Avondale Fire Company (23) was alerted to the 200 block of Ellicott Road in New Garden Township for a pile of hay bales on fire. Engine 23-2 went on location with approximately 800 hay bales on fire in the the middle of the pile. Close to the burning bales was a much larger pile of bales that were unaffected by the fire. Deputy 23 established ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Union Fire Company in the early morning hours. West Grove supplied two engines and a Tanker. Squad 22 and Brush 22 also made the response. Squad 22 was dispatched to an assist the ambulance call en route back to the station. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Ladder 21 battles a mulch fire. Photo by Todd Mazur.
On July 6th, at 4:16am, Station 36 (Po-Mar-Lin) and Station 25 (Longwood) were dispatched to a building fire in the 200 block of Line Road, in New Garden Township. MICU 25 was first onscene at 4:27am with “multiple vehicles on fire with extension into the building.” Chief 36 arrived shortly thereafter, establishing “Line Road Command.” He requested the Working Fire Dispatch, which is a predetermined ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members of the West Grove Fire Company marked the passing of Donna L. Brown of Landenberg at a memorial service recently.
Donna was a Life Member of the WGFC, and served as a volunteer member since 1991. She was an officer as well, serving as Treasurer of the former Ambulance Division, and Treasurer of the Fire Police. Donna was an emergency medical technician and was a very active member of ... (Full Story & Photos)
Former Ambulance Division and Fire Police Treasurer Donna L. Brown of Landenberg.
Former Assistant Chief Cliff Bennett takes his final ride to his resting place aboard Antique 22. Chief John Chambers is driving, with Cliff's son Bob (former Chief of the Christiana Fire Company of Delaware) riding as his passenger.
Officers, firefighters and friends of the West Grove Fire Company marked the passing of two wonderful members of the WGFC family today at the joint funeral of Cliff and Betty Bennett of West Grove. In a lovely ceremony held at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, memories were shared of the couple, who passed away this past weekend within hours of each other.