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)
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 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)
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.
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)
WGFC crews were dispatched to assist Avondale Fire Company on Monday August 18, 2014 at 0847 for a building fire on Starr Road in New Garden Township. Dispatch information stated that a tractor was on fire, and it was hitched to a hay bailer, parked next to a building. Chief 23 responded just after dispatch with L22 and E23-2. Units were advised that the PD was on location with a tractor well involved ... (Full Story & Photos)
Throughout our first due fire response area and other areas in Southern Chester County, Chester Water Authority (CWA) is conducting routine maintenance on their water distribution system. CWA personnel will be flushing the water system by opening fire hydrants. Please note that all hydrant flushing will be performed during the nighttime hours. All personnel will be in CWA uniforms and company marked ... (Full Story & Photos)
This past June, three members completed a week long Junior Firefighting Academy. They learned about basic skills such as rolling hose, folding tarps, and more. They also took a tour of the KME truck manufacturing facility in Nesquehoning, PA and took a tour of the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society.
Of the three members that attended this summer, two of them were recognized for their achievements ... (Full Story & Photos)
Junior firefighter Jordan Gouge receiving her award of Class Cadet from her father Ed Gouge.