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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 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 442 1917

2020 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 60 163
London Britain 24 82
London Grove 68 201
Londonderry 0 82
New London 54 191
Penn 109 845
West Grove 30 134
Mutual Aid 97 219
Total 442 1917

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.
  • 10/29/2020: Dispatch 18:06 FIRE-BUILDING 27 JENNERS VILLAGE CENTER PENNTP
  • 10/29/2020: Dispatch 17:52 ALARM-FIRE 12 AUTUMN BLAZE LN LGROVE
  • 10/29/2020: Dispatch 09:56 ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT LEWISVILLE RD / GLEN HOPE RD ELKTP
  • 10/28/2020: Dispatch 19:39 ALARM-FIRE 222 LARCHMONT LN PENNTP
  • 10/28/2020: Dispatch 18:54 ACCIDENT-BLS 114 SB RT 1 BYP PENNTP
  • 10/26/2020: Dispatch 13:29 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 35 S SIXTH ST OXFRD
  • 10/26/2020: Dispatch 06:14 ALARM-FIRE 120 JENNERS POND RD PENNTP
  • 10/24/2020: Dispatch 16:50 FIRE-UNKNOWN TYPE FIRE 128 GOOD HOPE RD LDNBRT
  • 10/24/2020: Dispatch 09:50 ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT LONDON TRACT RD / INDIANTOWN RD LDNBRT
  • 10/23/2020: Dispatch 22:42 ACCIDENT-BLS 633 GYPSY HILL RD FRNKLN
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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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Nearly 60 firefighters and EMTs have just completed intensive medical exams as part of the WGFC's health and wellness efforts.
Nearly 60 firefighters and EMTs have just completed intensive medical exams as part of the WGFC's health and wellness efforts.

WGFC Committed to Firefighter Health and Wellness

, October 05

Experts consider firefighters to have the highest risk for heart disease, pulmonary disease and cancer of most any occupation. With the ever-increasing extreme physical requirements, high stress environments, and chaotic schedules fire departments must look towards new methods of prevention and intervention to protect the health and ensure the longevity of their most valuable assets…their volunteers ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Trains on Mechanical Ventilation

September 15

Continuing a proven reputation for ongoing training, the West Grove Fire Company used its Monday drill night to familiarize crews with various methods of ventilation.

When attacking a fire, crews need to move smoke, heat and dangerous gasses out of the burning room (or any enclosed hazardous space) where they are working. A number of methods can be used for ventilation -- some involve mechanical ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC members get familiar with ventilation methods at training night in New London.   Here the firefighters review positive pressure and exhaust fans.
WGFC members get familiar with ventilation methods at training night in New London. Here the firefighters review positive pressure and exhaust fans.

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Tanker 22 supplied Engine 2.
Tanker 22 supplied Engine 2.

New London Dumpster Fire

September 15

Construction debris and trash burned inside a dumpster in New London Township yesterday.

West Grove Fire Company crews were called for a reported dumpster fire at a home being renovated on Thames Drive. Responding were Engines 22-1, 22-2, and 22-3, along with Tanker 22, Brush 22 and the Ambulance. Engine 22-2 arrived and put a 1-3/4" attack line into service on a large trash container with contents ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Volunteers Participate in 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 14

A group of West Grove Fire Company volunteers and family members traveled to Lancaster, PA Sunday to participate in the Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb.

The event, held at Clipper Magazine Stadium, is an annual fundraiser to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which raises funds to support the families of firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty. On September 11, ... (Full Story & Photos)

WGFC firefighters participated in the 10th Annual Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb this past weekend to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
WGFC firefighters participated in the 10th Annual Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb this past weekend to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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