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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 08/03/2015: Dispatch 23:39 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 315 E LONDON GROVE RD ,59 LGROVE
  • 08/03/2015: Dispatch 19:19 BARN FIRE SB WHITESIDE DR SO LIMESTONE RD ,56 (V LWROXF
  • 08/03/2015: Dispatch 17:18 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 124 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN
  • 08/03/2015: Dispatch 16:42 HYPO TENSION - ALS 300 JOHN WILSON CI ,59 LGROVE
  • 08/03/2015: Dispatch 00:04 ACCIDENT - UNKNOWN INJURIES DEN RD/RT 896 ,72 (V)
  • 08/02/2015: Dispatch 16:50 INJURED PERSON - ALS 198 SEBASTIAN DR ,06 OXFORD
  • 08/02/2015: Dispatch 11:08 INJURED PERSON - BLS 740 SAGINAW RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 08/01/2015: Dispatch 20:51 BUILDING FIRE 1030 GAP NEWPORT PK ,44 WFALLO
  • 08/01/2015: Dispatch 20:30 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 116 HILL LA ,56 LWROXF
  • 08/01/2015: Dispatch 16:36 FALLS - ALS 2058 NEWARK RD ,71 NEWLON

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WGFC is Currently Accepting Resumes for Part Time FF/EMTs

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, July 31

EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The West Grove Fire Company is currently accepting resumes for part time Firefighter/EMTs
Position Minimum Requirements:
-3 years of experience in the emergency services field
-21 Years of age
-Pennsylvania Certified EMT
-National Firefighter 1 Certification
-EMSVO and EVOC Certification
-Vehicle Rescue Technician
Resumes shall be submitted to Career Staff Committee Chairman, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Happy Fourth of July!

Member Todd Mazur/Lauren Mazur, July 06

It was a busy holiday weekend for the West Grove Fire Department. Some members took a well deserved respite from responding to calls and participated in holiday parades. The department was selected to participate in the Philadelphia Welcome America Parade. Elsie, the antique pumper, made the trip along with Rescue 22. The late West Grove Firefighter, Mike Predmore, was honored as his wife Lori ... (Full Story & Photos)

Happy Fourth of July.
Happy Fourth of July.

Chester County DES Urges Residents to Register with ReadyChesco.org for Emergencies

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, July 02

ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotifyPA and allows subscribers to register to receive emergency and non-emergency alerts for the community. The new system, powered by Everbridge, incorporates greater technological capabilities and flexibility. The Department of Emergency Services will be able to contact thousands of residents and business in seconds, when seconds matter.

ReadyChesCo's flexibility means ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Golden Hour

Member Todd Mazur / Lauren Mazur, June 23

We have all had that same sinking feeling. Someone you care about has been involved in a car accident. Your heart starts to race and your stomach tightens until you hear that they are okay. We have this feeling because for so many years hearing word of an auto accident has brought tragedy.

It was not until the 1960s that we understood why such tragic outcomes occurred so often. It was then that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighters remove a vehicle door to gain access to a crash victim.
Firefighters remove a vehicle door to gain access to a crash victim.

This pickup left the roadway striking a utility pole along Route 841 in Franklin Township.  One subject was trapped and removed by WGFC personnel.
This pickup left the roadway striking a utility pole along Route 841 in Franklin Township. One subject was trapped and removed by WGFC personnel.

Franklin Township Crash with Entrapment

West Grove Volunteers, June 19

Rescue Box - 1206

At 1815 hours the Company was dispatched along with Medic 94 and Ambulance 23-2 (Avondale) for a motor vehicle collision (MVC) with entrapment in the 400 block of Chesterville Road in Franklin Township. Ambulances 12-1 & 23-2, Deputy 22, Rescue 22 (w/ 4 firefighters) and Medic 94-1 and 194 all responded minutes after the dispatch. Rescue 12 (w/5) and Engine 32 (w/2) both followed ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Responds to Barn Fire

Member Todd Mazur/Lauren Mazur, June 16

The silence of a hot steamy night was broken by the radio tones of the West Grove Fire Company on Tuesday, June 16. The communication center was contacted around 1:40 A.M. by a passerby who reported a fire at Flint Hill Road and Indiantown Road. Firebox 3201 was dispatched, signaling apparatus from Stations 32, 12, and 22 to respond. Captain Tim Shannon quickly established that a structure at the ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Ladder 22 contains the fire
West Grove Ladder 22 contains the fire

West Grove Firefighters, along with the State Police and Medic 94, simulate a real car crash with multiple victims in a "scared-straight" program at the Avon Grove High School designed to highlight the dangers of distracted driving for student drivers in advance of prom season.
West Grove Firefighters, along with the State Police and Medic 94, simulate a real car crash with multiple victims in a "scared-straight" program at the Avon Grove High School designed to highlight the dangers of distracted driving for student drivers in advance of prom season.

Mock Crash at AGHS Designed to Scare Students Straight on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

EMS Chief Lisa Glass and Secretary Bill Wohl, June 11

Continuing a tradition spanning many years, members of the West Grove Fire Company, working closely with the Avon Grove High School administration, students in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the PA State Police and others, conducted a real-life car crash simulation designed to raise awareness for student drivers just before the annual prom season and summer break.

In previous ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Vehicle Collision on 796

Captain Tim Shannon, June 09

On June 8, 2015 at 8:11pm, just as an intense storm cell drenches our area, units from the West Grove Fire Company were dispatched to a multi-vehicle auto accident at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Route 796. Members were already on station, just completing their weekly training, and quickly got several pieces of apparatus on the street; Rescue 22, Engine 12, Ladder 22, Ambulance 22-1/2/3, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Even with extensive damage, victims from this collision walked away with minor injuries
Even with extensive damage, victims from this collision walked away with minor injuries

 

 

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2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 38 208
Feb 67 187
Mar 38 172
Apr 41 172
May 48 199
Jun 56 183
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 288 1121

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 31
London Britain 23
London Grove 38
New London 32
Penn 77
West Grove 20
Mutual Aid 67
Total 288

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 79
London Britain 62
London Grove 132
Londonderry 54
New London 97
Penn 510
West Grove 76
Mutual Aid 111
Total 1121

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2014 619 2244
2013 577 2095
2012 577 1957
2011 534 2035
2010 588 1782
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624
2007 584 1624
2006 554 1412

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