Over 20 WGFC active members attended a water moving exercise held at a local quarry. Members drilled on moving large volumes of water using conventional drafting techniques with a pumper at the waters edge, along with a newer device (Turbo Draft) which enables firefighters to access water supplies up to 200 feet away from the pumper. With a large rural district to cover, this device provides West ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members preparing the Turbo Draft device for deployment into the quarry.
West Grove Fire Company recently received all new breathing apparatus. WGFC purchased 40 new Scott Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). These units are state of the art and meet the new National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 2013 standard. The new units are Scott Air-Pak X3 models with some of Scott's latest options. Breathing apparatus are the single most important safety equipment ... (Full Story & Photos)
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)