The members of the West Grove Fire Company are today mourning the death of brother firefighter and 1st Assistant Engineer William Michael "Mike" Predmore who passed away last evening with his family at his side.
Known all across the region for his smile, strong sense of humor, and his commitment to the fire company, Mike was a beloved husband, father, Boy Scout leader, and emergency director for ... (Full Story & Photos)
Want to support your local fire company in West Grove and Avondale? Want to get a great pancake breakfast on a Sunday morning with your family?
You can do both at the Annual Avon Grove Lions Club & West Grove-Avondale Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast to be held this year on Sunday, March 30, from 8am to 1pm. Proceeds from this annual event benefit both the Avondale and the West Grove Fire Companies.
In the early morning hours of March 1, 2014, at 5:24 hours, units from the West Grove Fire Company were dispatched to assist Station 23, Avondale Fire Company, on a working hale bale fire, on Penn Green Road. Avondale units were dispatched with the information of a pile 15’ x 15’ involved at 5:06 hours. Deputy 23 was first on scene and corrected the report of a pile 200’ x 200’ with 25% involved. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Residents of the greater Avon Grove community are digging out from a record snowfall this weekend. As you are clearing driveways and walks -- there are two very important things you can do to speed help in emergencies:
First, make sure your house number is clearly visible for responding fire and EMS personnel. So if snow has covered your mailbox, and house numbers, please be sure to clean those ... (Full Story & Photos)
With the recent and impending ice and snow storms in the area there have been and potentially will be an increased usage of portable generators due to power outages. Portable generators, charcoal grills and vehicle exhaust are just a few items that produce deadly carbon monoxide gas. Carbon Monoxide gas is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can only be detected with the use of a carbon ... (Full Story & Photos)
The West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Cochranville Fire Company, Station 27, with a mobile home fire on Londonderry ct in Londonderry twp. The Southern Chester County area was hit hard and still recovering from the aftermath of a major storm that crippled the area. The dispatch brought Ladder 22, Engine 22, Engine 12, Tanker 22 and Ambulance 22 to assist. Ambulance 22 arrived first ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 2102 hours the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for the ladder truck to assist Avondale Fire Company, Station 23, on a reported Chimney fire. The West Grove members were just completing their monthly First Responders Meeting (An After Action Review of the previous month's calls/events) so the ladder and Engine 32 were on the street within minutes after dispatch. Deputy 23 arrived on scene ... (Full Story & Photos)