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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 10/01/2014: Dispatch 15:36 INJURED PERSON - BLS 200 WICKERSHAM RD ,06 OXFORD
  • 10/01/2014: Dispatch 12:11 ACCIDENT - INJURIES SB RT 1 BP SO CHATHAM RD ,59 (V) LGROVE
  • 10/01/2014: Dispatch 08:24 LACERATIONS - BLS 110 STATE RD ,59 LGROVE
  • 10/01/2014: Dispatch 07:07 FALLS - BLS / LIFT ASSIST 124 JENNERS POND RD ,58 PENN
  • 09/30/2014: Dispatch 17:13 ACCIDENT - UNKNOWN INJURIES NB RT 896 NO OXFORD RD ,71 (V) NEWLON
  • 09/30/2014: Dispatch 14:50 ACCIDENT - PEDESTRIAN STRUCK E EVERGREEN ST/OAKLAND AV ,05 (V)
  • 09/29/2014: Dispatch 18:01 HEART PROBLEMS - ALS 200 SYCAMORE DR ,58 PENN
  • 09/29/2014: Dispatch 16:29 BUILDING FIRE 1570 BALTIMORE PK ,56 LWROXF
  • 09/29/2014: Dispatch 15:23 HYPO TENSION - ALS 2006 NEWARK RD ,71 NEWLON
  • 09/29/2014: Dispatch 07:16 SYNCOPE/FAINTING - ALS 206 E HILLCREST AV ,05 WGROVE

West Grove Members Train in Water Moving Drill

Training Division, September 29

Over 20 WGFC active members attended a water moving exercise held at a local quarry. Members drilled on moving large volumes of water using conventional drafting techniques with a pumper at the waters edge, along with a newer device (Turbo Draft) which enables firefighters to access water supplies up to 200 feet away from the pumper. With a large rural district to cover, this device provides West ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members preparing the Turbo Draft device for deployment into the quarry.
Members preparing the Turbo Draft device for deployment into the quarry.

The WGFC at Penn Township Day
The WGFC at Penn Township Day

WGFC Display Delights at Penn Township

Firefighter/EMT Bill Wohl, September 28

Under a huge American flag, the West Grove Fire Company proudly displayed fire and EMS apparatus at the annual Penn Township Day events on September 28.

The fire company showed off a full array of the company's equipment, and hundreds of area residents, visitors and especially children toured the fire trucks and ambulances throughout the afternoon.

WGFC displayed Engines 12, 22 and 32, Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC Receives New Breathing Apparatus

Chief Eric Felker, September 26

West Grove Fire Company recently received all new breathing apparatus. WGFC purchased 40 new Scott Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). These units are state of the art and meet the new National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 2013 standard. The new units are Scott Air-Pak X3 models with some of Scott's latest options. Breathing apparatus are the single most important safety equipment ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove Volunteers attend Propane Training Class

Assistant Chief Bob Hannan, September 18

On Tuesday, September 16, six members of the WGFC joined Mill Creek Fire Company at the NCC De Fire Training Center for a class on controlling propane fires. The goal of the class was to prepare firefighters on the proper techniques and teamwork required to safely control and shut off the source to a propane tank fire. The technique requires two teams of 5-6 firefighters each manning a hose line ... (Full Story & Photos)

West Grove participates in 9/11 Memorial

Assistant Chief Bob Hannan, September 18

On September 7, the West Grove Fire Company, along with multiple other companies participated in the 343 Miles for 343 Firefighters Walk in Del Castle Park in New Castle County Delaware. WG was represented by an Engine, Command vehicle, and 9 members. The purpose of the event is to walk a mile for every firefighter who perished on September 11, 2001. The distance also symbolizes the distance the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde Announces Recall of Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, September 12

Kidde in conjunction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a recall yesterday involving some hard wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. Follow the links provided below to see whether or not your alarm is affected by the recall and if so what you need to do to get a replacement.

If your home is not protected by a smoke alarm please get one now. Early detection ... (Full Story & Photos)

Congratulations To WGFC FF/EMT Chuck Foy Jr

The West Grove Fire Company, September 10

The WGFC would like to congratulate past EMS Chief Chuck Foy Jr. and his wife Vicki on the birth of their daughter Isabella Lee Foy. Isabella was born on September 3rd at Chester County hospital weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring 20.5" in length.

Congratulations to Mom and Dad!!... (Full Story & Photos)

Areas of charring behind the propane fireplace insert.
Areas of charring behind the propane fireplace insert.

Odor Investigation Inside

Deputy Chief Justin Gattorno, August 31

The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to 498 Lewisville rd in New London twp for an odor investigation inside the residence. Deputy 22 along with Engine 12, Engine 32 and Ladder 22 all made the response. Upon arrival the homeowner reported an odor of smoke inside the residence after a nearby lightning strike. Strong thunderstorms had just come through the area and the homeowner said lightning ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 61 191
Feb 68 216
Mar 39 194
Apr 52 156
May 49 227
Jun 54 193
Jul 47 147
Aug 50 188
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 420 1512

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 41
London Britain 25
London Grove 85
New London 56
Penn 96
West Grove 23
Mutual Aid 94
Total 420

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 103
London Britain 65
London Grove 178
Londonderry 69
New London 145
Penn 705
West Grove 104
Mutual Aid 143
Total 1512

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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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West Grove Fire Company
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