Ladder 25's crew works to extinguish a fire at a house fire in New Garden Twp. The unoccupied structure fire turned deadly when crews discovered a fatality inside. West Grove Fire Company crews assisted at this scene.
A fire in an unoccupied structure on Scarlett Road in New Garden Township turned into a tragedy early on Saturday, February 28 when volunteer firefighters discovered a fire victim inside.
Crews from the Avondale, Kennett, Longwood, Hockessin, and West Grove fire companies were dispatched at 407am for a fire. A passerby called 911 to report seeing the back of a house on fire. Crews were advised ... (Full Story & Photos)
Longtime West Grove volunteer fireman Tom Glass has been named as Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. This career appointment caps a lifelong career of emergency services for Tom, who is a Life Member of the WGFC and has served in a variety of roles, including line and administrative officer positions. Tom currently serves as Assistant Engineer at the WGFC. ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC life member, volunteer firefighter, and line officer has been named a Deputy Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.
At 2000 hours the Company was alerted for a chimney fire to the right of 37 Townview Drive in the southeast section of West Grove Borough. Caller reported they could see flames from the top of a neighbors chimney. Deputy 22 was first to arrive to correct the address to 26 Townview drive and stated he had a 2 story, middle of the row townhouse with conditions appearing normal from ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Grove Fire Company was the recipient of the PL Custom Premiere Web Site Vehicle Award for new ambulances delivered in November 2014. Every month they post all of their vehicles being delivered that month (nationwide) for website viewers to vote on their favorite. We are honored to have been selected and thank you to the ambulance committee for your hard work.... (Full Story & Photos)
This three story residence on West Evergreen Street in West Grove was the scene of a fire in sub-zero wind chills at 3:00am.
Fires that start while people are sleeping present the greatest risk to life. That's why smoke detectors are so important. Such was the case very early on the morning of February 16 when a West Grove family were waken by the shrill sounds of smoke detectors, alerting them to fire, and giving them precious seconds to evacuate.
Each year, students from the local schools get involved in learning the basics of science and physics by trying to figure out how to protect a fragile egg from a long fall from height. It's always a lot of fun to participate in these classes, when the West Grove Fire Company gets involved by bringing along Ladder 22 and dropping the class projects from the top of our 75' ladder.
At 1547 hours Chester County Fireboard alerted West Grove for an engine transfer to Cecil County, Maryland Fire Station 13. Engine 22 made the response with a crew of four volunteers. Station 13 and other County Fire Departments were battling a commercial building fire at Triton Marina.
Engine 22 met Rising Sun Engine 28 at Station 13 and stood by to cover the Elkton local until the units at the ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Saturday January 31, 2015, at 14:05 hours, Chester County Fire Board dispatched the West Grove Fire company to the 100 block of E. Hillendale Road to assist Kennett Fire Company (Station 24) on a working house fire. Within minutes of dispatch, Tanker 22 and Engine 32 made the response. Tanker 22 arrived onscene and supplied their water to the water supply operation of the incident. The crew from ... (Full Story & Photos)
West Grove Firefighters staging in Manpower pool under the command of Deputy 24.