This home in Kennett Square became the last call of 2014 and the first fire of 2015 for the West Grove Fire Company. Engine 32 joined more than a half dozen companies from across Chester County in this three hour battle.
WGFC firefighters capped off a busy year and a very busy December with a long night of firefighting in Kennett Square.
Responding to assist the Kennett Fire Company and fire companies from across Chester County at a house fire on Linden Street, firefighters from West Grove were sent just before 11pm on New Year's Eve and completed their work at 3:00am on New Year's Day.
West Grove Fire Company is proud to announce the arrival of our 2014 Chevy G4500, Type III, PL Custom Medallion 170. Thank you to the Ambulance Committee (John Crowley, Matt Gialloreto, Lisa Glass and Lary Hicks) for your hard work, it certainly paid off. A BIG thank you to Robert Bainbridge, Spitler Ambulance & Rescue for assuring a seamless process and delivery. The new unit will be placed into ... (Full Story & Photos)
Starting in late November, the men and women of the West Grove Fire Company were proud to escort Santa throughout our community on the front of a fire truck, stopping to hear the wishes of hundreds of children, and taking photos with them and their families. The visits continued almost nightly through December, until Santa had racked up almost 30 visits and handed out almost 1,000 candy canes!
West Grove EMS personnel in conjunction with Union Fire Co. EMS and Cochranville Fire Company QRS staff recently completed their annual skills reviews. The skills review is conducted by our medical director, Dr. Derek Isenberg, and aims to ensure proficiency in the care being delivered by our crews. In addition, challenging scenarios are reviewed such as a birthing complications, anaphylactic shock, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Dr. Isenberg reviews pit crew CPR with his group.
Fire showing from this one-story dwelling in Toughkenamon. (Photo courtesy of Avondale Fire Company)
At 1148 hours West Grove Fire Company was alerted for an Engine & Truck to assist Avondale Fire Company (Station 23) on a house fire in the Toughkenamon section of New Garden Township. Calls reported a house on fire in the 200 block of Maple Lane with the occupants evacuated. Chief 23 was the first to arrive to report a one-story masonry bungalow with heavy fire showing, well involved. ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 513am, West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist Newark, Delaware's Aetna Hose Hook & Ladder Company on a reported fire on Fawn Drive in Newark, off Barksdale Road. There were multiple calls to the 911 Center in New Castle County reporting a working fire with a subject trapped inside.
WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded and assisted with fire overhaul on the scene, alongside of more than ... (Full Story & Photos)
This Newark house fire claimed the life of one man, and injured another. WGFC Engines 22 and 32 responded with seven New Castle County companies on this call.
This Elkton/Newark area home sustained heavy fire damage and a firefighter was injured as units from West Grove, Elkton, Newark, Oxford and six other departments battled the blaze -- the 5th working fire for WGFC in 11 days.
West Grove Fire Company units were dispatched to assist the Elkton Fire Company at a fast-moving house fire on a cold, rainy, foggy Saturday morning -- the fifth working house fire in 11 days during this holiday season.
West Grove was requested for an engine and tanker to assist Cecil 3,13 & 14 (Elkton) on Barksdale Court, off Appleton Road (near the Milburn Orchards). Shortly after dispatch, Cecil ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and Christmas trees are being put up and decorated daily in celebration of the holiday. Decorated Christmas trees are beautiful but they can also be very dangerous if not cared for properly. Between 2007 and 2011 U.S. Fire Departments responded to over 230 house fires per year that started with Christmas trees, resulting in costly damages, injuries and even ... (Full Story & Photos)