The borough of West Grove was blessed with a cool sunny day for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The equipment was washed and polished and the members arrived in abundant force. A full complement of fire apparatus and EMS vehicles were staffed. Included was the pride of our fleet, the 1928 Hale pumper, affectionately known as "Elsie".
On Friday, May 15th, WGFC members traveled to South Coatesville for the long awaited dedication of the Tactical Village at the Public Safety Training Campus. This is a tremendous accomplishment for those involved in the development and oversight of the project and an incredible resource for Chester County emergency responders. It was a wonderful day at the Public Safety Training Campus for the official ... (Full Story & Photos)
WGFC crews monitor a 1000 gallon buried propane tank as it vents gas after being damaged by construction equipment.
A spring afternoon was disrupted for a dispatch for a gas leak outside that turned into a multi-hour incident for firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company Saturday.
Dispatched just prior to 2pm, initial information indicated a 1000 gallon tank was leaking on a farm off Quimby Road in New London Township. Chief 22 arrived and reported a buried propane tank was self venting propane gas, after ... (Full Story & Photos)
Saturday mid-afternoon the WGFC was alerted to a report of a motorcycle accident in the area of Appleton Road & Strickersville Road. The caller reported two seriously injured subjects. Ambulance's 12-1 & 22-1, Medic's 94-1 & 1-94 made the response followed by Aetna A-7, Rescue-22 , Rescue-12, Squad-32 and Brush-12.
Ambulance 12-1 arrived on scene reporting a motorcycle down with one subject in the ... (Full Story & Photos)
On April 7th, 2015 the Chester County Department of Emergency Services released the following about a new text-to-911 service being offered by the County 911 center:
Text-to-911 April 7, 2015
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, today launched Text-to-9-1-1 services. Text-to-9-1-1 is a service for emergency situations when calling 9-1-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)
Dry conditions, a strong breeze and complicated terrain challenged firefighters from the West Grove Fire Company and two surrounding companies on Sunday afternoon.
Originally dispatched for a brush fire along Hillcrest Drive, off Gurnsey Road in Franklin Township, the WGFC had to navigate remote terrain to ultimately put the fire out. Arriving at Hillcrest Drive, crews from Engine 22 confirmed a ... (Full Story & Photos)
Firefighters used specialty ATVs to get fight a brush fire deep in the woods in Franklin Township. Three companies worked for about two hours to handle this brush fire.
Lexi Whisler and her dog Jasper visited the WGFC as part of Lexi's campaign to thank her heroes.
When a 7 year old girl sets her mind to something, look out -- she's determined! Every parent knows this, no more so than the parents of little Lexi Whisler of West Grove. When their daughter wanted thank the US military for saving her dog (who is a rescue pet from Afghanistan), the name of the soldier responsible could not be determined -- so Lexi became determined to thank all of the heros. ... (Full Story & Photos)
Explosions and a column of smoke darkened the skies near Avondale this afternoon, as a large garage caught on fire in London Grove township, requiring the response of several area fire companies, including the West Grove Fire Company.
Dispatched just before the 3pm Sunday, the initial dispatch was for an attached garage on fire, along Clay Creek Road, near the intersection with Sullivan Station Road. ... (Full Story & Photos)
A large garage was heavily damaged at this home along Clay Creek Road in London Grove, a fire which led to responses from the West Grove Fire Company, along with five other companies.