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New Year Marks a New Fire Chief and New President
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By Secretary Bill Wohl
January 1, 2018

The members of the West Grove Fire Company held its annual election of officers in December. Those new officers begin their 12-month term beginning today.

Among the new officers are a new fire chief and new president.

Elected as Fire Chief is Justin Gattorno. Justin joined the fire company in 2006, and has served most recently as Deputy Fire Chief. He holds a wide variety of certifications, and has been active across a range of WGFC activities. Recently, he served as Chairman of the new ladder truck committee, and also oversaw all emergency radios for the company, the web site, and the IT committee.

Elected as WGFC President is Jeffrey Simpson. Jeff is a life member of the fire company, joining in 1987. He has served in a number of different elected positions in the organization, including serving as fire chief. He is an experienced firefighter and officer, with a broad range of certifications and often is involved in firefighter training.

Here are the elected officers of the West Grove Fire Company for 2018

Administrative Officers:

President- Jeff Simpson
Vice Pres. – Mike Miller
Treasurer- Mark Neils
Secretary- Bill Wohl
Membership Sec. - Matt Imming
Delegate to the State Convention - Steve Flegal
Alt. Delegate- John Chambers

Line Officers:

Fire Chief- Justin Gattorno
Deputy Chief- John Chambers
Asst. Chief- Eric Felker
Captains- Andrew Vattilana and Tim Shannon
Lieutenants- Tony Gialloreto and Mike Keiser
Chief Engineer- Lary Hicks
Asst. Engineers- Charlie Harrison and Scott McLimans
Fire Police Capt. - Craig Miller
Fire Police Lt. - Phil Howard

Please join us in congratulating all these volunteers for their service and leadership.

Justin Gattorno has been elected the new Fire Chief of the West Grove Fire Company for 2018.
Justin Gattorno has been elected the new Fire Chief of the West Grove Fire Company for 2018.
Jeff Simpson has been elected President of the WGFC for 2018.
Jeff Simpson has been elected President of the WGFC for 2018.

Comment Comment 1 Comment(s)

Cindy Gallante-Boyer January 02, 2018 at 4:09 AM
Congratulations! You have great leadership to start the year!

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 42 216
Feb 60 191
Mar 70 209
Apr 63 169
May 54 175
Jun 46 161
Jul 70 239
Aug 46 169
Sep 55 203
Oct 50 211
Nov 49 218
Dec 60 233
Total 665 2394

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 71
London Britain 34
London Grove 97
New London 85
Penn 201
West Grove 49
Mutual Aid 128
Total 665

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 193
London Britain 133
London Grove 244
Londonderry 115
New London 258
Penn 1076
West Grove 153
Mutual Aid 222
Total 2394

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
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
2007 584 1624
2006 554 1412

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