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2019 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 55 205
Feb 44 183
Mar 57 205
Apr 61 243
May 48 184
Jun 59 197
Jul 65 227
Aug 53 191
Sep 53
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Total 495 1635

2019 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 43 136
London Britain 26 72
London Grove 96 197
Londonderry 0 59
New London 59 159
Penn 138 731
West Grove 22 104
Mutual Aid 111 177
Total 495 1635

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2018 657 2612
2017 665 2394
2016 708 2313
2015 560 2208
2014 619 2244
2013 577 2095
2012 577 1957
2011 534 2035
2010 588 1782
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624

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Latest 911 Dispatches for the West Grove Fire Co.
  • 10/20/2019: Dispatch 10:18 ACCIDENT-BLS 1987 NEWARK RD NEWLND
  • 10/20/2019: Dispatch 10:00 ACCIDENT-BLS STATE RD / SCHOOL RD NEWLND
  • 10/20/2019: Dispatch 00:37 ACCIDENT-BLS 131 NB RT 1 BYP PENNTP
  • 10/19/2019: Dispatch 18:57 FIRE-FUEL SPILL 6 MORNINGSIDE CT WGROVE
  • 10/19/2019: Dispatch 08:20 MEDICAL-CARDIAC PROBLEMS - ALS 100 SYCAMORE DR PENNTP
  • 10/19/2019: Dispatch 08:10 ACCIDENT-ALS HOOD RD / STREET RD LONDER
  • 10/18/2019: Dispatch 23:48 FIRE-BUILDING PENNSYLVANIA AVE / FIRST ST AVNDAL
  • 10/18/2019: Dispatch 20:49 FIRE-CHIMNEY 25 OLD LINE CT FIRHLL
  • 10/18/2019: Dispatch 19:19 FIRE-HAYBALES 1301 BROAD RUN RD NGARDN
  • 10/17/2019: Dispatch 15:58 FIRE-ODOR INVESTIGATION INSIDE 238 STATE RD LGROVE
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WGFC Conducts Introduction to Wild Land Fire Class

Training Division, October 15

This past Monday evening, 31 WGFC members concluded a two-part Introduction to Wild Land Fire Class.

The first part consisted of a classroom session covering the environmental factors of fuels, weather and topography that affect the start and spread of wild land fire. Operational tactics such as water supply, containment, fire suppression, were also covered. Fire ground safety review included the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Practice burns are used to demonstrate how fire moves through brush as West Grove firefighters train on the techniques of handling wildfires
Practice burns are used to demonstrate how fire moves through brush as West Grove firefighters train on the techniques of handling wildfires

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Nearly 1,000 feet of 5" supply line failed during annual hose testing at the West Grove Fire Company.
Nearly 1,000 feet of 5" supply line failed during annual hose testing at the West Grove Fire Company.

WGFC Tests 14,360 feet of Hose

Captain Danny O'Connell, October 10

It may surprise you to learn that the West Grove Fire Company uses 14,360 feet of hose ranging from the 1" forestry lines up to our 5" large diameter supply hose and 6" soft suction. That’s 2.72 miles of hose which is carried on the WGFC fleet: 1 Brush unit, 3 Engines, 1 Rescue Engine, and a Tanker, each carrying a wide variety of fire attack and water supply hose.

To be sure all of that hose ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Major House Fire in Franklin Township

Secretary Bill Wohl, October 05

October 1 began with a major house fire in Franklin Township, with many area fire companies responding to assist the West Grove Fire Company early on a Tuesday morning. Area residents awoke to the sounds of sirens and news helicopters circling overhead.

Fire company pagers began sounding at 5:31am for a house fire with reports of a single family dwelling fire reported through the roof. The call ... (Full Story & Photos)

Arrival photo from WGFC Engine 1 shows a large volume of fire at a home on Old Schoolhouse Road in Franklin Township.
Arrival photo from WGFC Engine 1 shows a large volume of fire at a home on Old Schoolhouse Road in Franklin Township.

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Educating school students and the public on fire prevention is a core program of the West Grove Fire Company -- it's Fire Prevention Week!
Educating school students and the public on fire prevention is a core program of the West Grove Fire Company -- it's Fire Prevention Week!

Fire Prevention Week - October 6th to the 12th!

Firefighter Charles Foy.Sr, October 05

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, West Grove Fire Company reminds residents:
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™

October 4, 2019 – The West Grove Fire Company is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears ... (Full Story & Photos)

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West Grove Assists Newark on Multi-Alarm Apartment Building Fire

Secretary Bill Wohl, September 25

On one of its busiest days of the year, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Aetna Hook, Hose & Ladder Company of Newark, Delaware for a reported working structure fire in Newark. The call came at about 5:30pm on a day in which this call was the seventh incident for the WGFC among a total of 12 emergencies for September 24.

The dispatch requested the WGFC to join a large number ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC units were called to assist Newark and numerous New Castle County Fire Departments for this multi-alarm blaze at the Fairfield Apartments in Newark.
WGFC units were called to assist Newark and numerous New Castle County Fire Departments for this multi-alarm blaze at the Fairfield Apartments in Newark.

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This house fire in Fair Hill, Maryland required equipment from more than six fire companies to put out, and was one of many calls handled on a single busy day for the WGFC.
This house fire in Fair Hill, Maryland required equipment from more than six fire companies to put out, and was one of many calls handled on a single busy day for the WGFC.

WGFC Responds to Eleven Emergencies -- A Very Busy Day

Secretary Bill Wohl, September 24

September 24 was a busy day for the West Grove Fire Company, with eleven emergencies dispatched.

Here is a rundown of the calls:
-- 8:37am ambulance call Penn Township
-- 8:39am ambulance call Penn Township with fire dispatched for assist
-- Assumption BVM school tour 2nd grade class at the West Grove Station
-- 9:16am elevator rescue Penn Township
-- 9:22am fuel spill/tractor trailer accident ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Junior Member/New Member Training for West Grove Volunteers

Training Division, September 06

West Grove Fire Company junior firefighters and new members attended a training session at the New London station on Thursday September 5. Six junior/new members attended the training session. The session was designed for new members with little to no previous firefighting experience. The instructors explained the various types of portable ladders and how they are used. Each attendee practiced ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC assisted Union of Oxford on this home struck by lightning in Upper Oxford Township.
WGFC assisted Union of Oxford on this home struck by lightning in Upper Oxford Township.

WGFC Assists Oxford on House Struck by Lightning

Secretary Bill Wohl, August 25

A summer thunderstorm delivered a lightning strike to a home on University Road in Upper Oxford Township Thursday evening, involving area fire companies for more than one hour.

Dispatched just before 10:00pm, the call for a house fire was in the area served by the Union Fire Company of Oxford. Assisting were the West Grove Fire Company and Cochranville Fire Company, with other departments also dispatched.

Units ... (Full Story & Photos)

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