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2020 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 55 254
Feb 61 221
Mar 53 202
Apr 37 179
May 43 207
Jun 35 184
Jul 44 235
Aug 71 224
Sep 43 211
Oct 46 214
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 488 2131

2020 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 66 185
London Britain 28 97
London Grove 76 228
Londonderry 0 88
New London 60 205
Penn 119 939
West Grove 31 143
Mutual Aid 108 246
Total 488 2131

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2019 651 2442
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.
  • 11/23/2020: Dispatch 06:19 ALARM-CARBON MONOXIDE 219 CHESTERVILLE RD FRNKLN
  • 11/22/2020: Dispatch 15:28 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE SINGERLY RD / BIG ELK CHAPEL RD ELKTNM
  • 11/21/2020: Dispatch 13:17 ACCIDENT-BLS GAP NEWPORT PIKE / HONEYCROFT BLVD LONDER
  • 11/19/2020: Dispatch 19:49 FIRE-TRASH/DUMPSTER FIRE 123 E SUMMIT AVE WGROVE
  • 11/19/2020: Dispatch 14:43 ALARM-FIRE 112 SAGINAW RD NEWLND
  • 11/19/2020: Dispatch 13:50 ALARM-FIRE 21 COMMERCE BLVD PENNTP
  • 11/19/2020: Dispatch 11:15 ALARM-FIRE 159 SUNNYSIDE RD PENNTP
  • 11/18/2020: Dispatch 16:34 ALARM-FIRE 124 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 11/18/2020: Dispatch 10:32 ACCIDENT-BLS NB RT 1 BYP / CHATHAM RD LGROVE
  • 11/18/2020: Dispatch 10:24 ALARM-FIRE 120 MILL HOUSE DR NEWLND
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Paving is underway at the WGFC's New London Station as part of a driveway maintenance project.
Paving is underway at the WGFC's New London Station as part of a driveway maintenance project.

Paving Underway in New London

November 18

A parade of dump trucks and construction equipment was evident in New London Wednesday as paving was underway at the West Grove Fire Company's Station 122.

The much-needed repair and replacement of the driveway and parking areas got underway last week as the old surface was milled and the base area under the pavement was prepared for paving. Wednesday's paving was part of a two-step process: ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Driver Trapped in Franklin -- Perhaps for Hours

November 16

Early on Sunday morning, a car left the roadway in Franklin Township, crashed through a brush line and fence, rolled, and wound up on its side with a teenager entrapped. There were no witnesses to the actual accident, until after the sun rose and the car was seen by a nearby resident.

At 7:49am, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched for an auto accident alone Route 841, south of Flint Hill ... (Full Story & Photos)

This vehicle crashed along Route 841 in Franklin Township, with the driver having to be extricated with rescue tools by the WGFC.
This vehicle crashed along Route 841 in Franklin Township, with the driver having to be extricated with rescue tools by the WGFC.

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It is time to check those smoke detectors and change batteries says the West Grove Fire Company.
It is time to check those smoke detectors and change batteries says the West Grove Fire Company.

Time to Check Those Smoke Detectors

November 03

With the clocks falling back, temperatures getting cold, and November arriving, it's time to make home and family fire safety a priority.

Twice each year, it's important to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. The change in seasons and/or the change to and from daylight savings time is a perfect reminder to go around the house and replace batteries on all smoke detectors...and don't forget ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Propane Leak in Franklin Township

November 02

The smell of leaking propane and buzzing hornets were a nasty combination in Franklin Township this morning. Strong wind gusts felled a tree in the 100 block of Peacedale Road, with the falling tree trunk striking a large propane tank, causing it to roll over.

As a result, gas began leaking from the 500 gallon tank located behind the home, prompting the residents to call 911. The West Grove Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

A tree fell onto this 500 gallon propane tank causing it to roll over and begin leaking along Peacedale Road in Franklin Township.
A tree fell onto this 500 gallon propane tank causing it to roll over and begin leaking along Peacedale Road in Franklin Township.

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Emergency responders like firefighters, EMTs and fire police face real safety risks while helping motorists.  National Move Over Day is October 17.  Please learn more and be safe out there.
Emergency responders like firefighters, EMTs and fire police face real safety risks while helping motorists. National Move Over Day is October 17. Please learn more and be safe out there.

Move Over: It's The Law

October 16

Every day, here in this area, across Pennsylvania, and country wide, emergency responders and highway workers risk their own safety to come to the aid of others on roadways.

Not only does this include members and staff of the West Grove Fire Company, it also includes tow truck operators, police, highway workers and others. The danger comes from distracted drivers, and drivers who are also drunk, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Launches 2020 Fire Prevention for Kids

October 16

Thousands of students may be stuck at home because of the pandemic, but that is not stopping Firefighter Lisa and the WGFC from doing fire prevention education this year.

Known across the area and the Commonwealth for its pro-active and successful fire safety education effort, the West Grove Fire Company routinely reaches thousands of school-age children with fire safety education programs each ... (Full Story & Photos)

Firefighter Lisa explains smoke detectors as the WGFC launches fire safety education for school children in this year of pandemic-forced home schooling.
Firefighter Lisa explains smoke detectors as the WGFC launches fire safety education for school children in this year of pandemic-forced home schooling.

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Kitchen fires can happen when no one is home -- as happened in Penn and London Britain Townships recently.
Kitchen fires can happen when no one is home -- as happened in Penn and London Britain Townships recently.

Kitchen Fires When You are Not Home -- 4 Safety Reminders from WGFC

October 12

Several recent fire incidents in our area should serve as safety lessons for homeowners about the risk of fires in the kitchen -- and the importance of working fire detection systems.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), US Fire Departments responded to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires per year started by cooking activities in 2014-2018. These fires ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Receives Grants from the PA Office of the State Fire Commissioner

October 12

The West Grove Fire Company will receive two grants, part of $50 million worth of grant funding to fire, rescue, and EMS across the Commonwealth to offset expenses related to COVID-1 announced by Governor Tom Wolf.

The purpose of this funding is to provide much-needed financial assistance to first responders who have found it difficult to keep their operations running due to COVID-19. Of the $50 ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Governor has announced more than $40,000 in grants to WGFC for COVID pandemic financial support.
The Governor has announced more than $40,000 in grants to WGFC for COVID pandemic financial support.

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