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History Book


The West Grove Fire Company is pleased to announce the availability of a newly-published book that covers the fire company’s history.  “This History of the WGFC – A Century of Protection” was written by noted local author R. Scott Steele of West Grove.  


First commissioned to help celebrate the fire company’s 100th anniversary, the 302-page book tells the story of the fire company year by year, starting with the first West Grove citizens who chartered the WGFC in 1904, the shift from horse-powered to motorized apparatus, the growth years, the addition of a second station, the return of the company’s antique “Elsie,” until the expansion of the fire company to its third station in London Britain in 2013.  From significant fire company decisions pulled from 100 years of meeting minutes to anecdotes gained from press coverage and interviews, the author tells the narrative of its men and women volunteers serving their community through good times and tough times.   


Scott Steele is a lifelong resident of West Grove, and previously-published historical author.  Scott co-authored a book on the history of West Grove and Avondale in 1982 as part of the Chester County Tri-Centennial Celebration, and also published a pictorial history of West Grove as part of the boroughs Centennial in 1993. 


A limited run of 500 copies of the book are available, and can be ordered on this website by choosing one of the purchasing options listed below.  The book includes nearly 30 pages of photographs, as well as historical listings of apparatus and officers of the organization.  The $30.00 price covers the cost of printing. 


Purchasing options:

- Elect to pay $32** with a credit card using the paypal link below and pick up your book at our main station in West Grove, directions can be found by clicking here

- Elect to pay $38** with a credit card using the Paypal link below and have the book shipped to your address

- Contact "Sales@wgfc.org" to arrange a time to pickup your book and drop off a check for $30 payable to "West Grove Fire Company"

- Contact author Scott Steele at 610-869-7059 to arange purchase

**Please note that the additional costs added on over the $30 cost of the book are related to credit card processing and shipping.

Anniversary Book

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 65 239
Feb 36 176
Total 101 415

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 12
London Britain 4
London Grove 20
New London 13
Penn 22
West Grove 6
Mutual Aid 24
Total 101

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 43
London Britain 16
London Grove 49
Londonderry 17
New London 36
Penn 177
West Grove 23
Mutual Aid 54
Total 415

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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