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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 0 235
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 284 1482

2020 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 32 122
London Britain 11 53
London Grove 44 150
Londonderry 0 64
New London 33 150
Penn 78 665
West Grove 21 114
Mutual Aid 65 164
Total 284 1482

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.
  • 08/11/2020: Dispatch 08:07 ACCIDENT-BLS 476 CHESTERVILLE RD FRNKLN
  • 08/10/2020: Dispatch 12:27 ACCIDENT-BLS W STREET RD / UNIONVILLE RD EMARLB
  • 08/10/2020: Dispatch 04:48 FIRE-POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER F 294 CHATHAM RD LGROVE
  • 08/08/2020: Dispatch 00:49 ALARM-GAS 17 QUAIL DR FRNKLN
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 23:30 ALARM-FIRE 123 STONEY RIDGE RD LDNBRT
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 20:19 FIRE-RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS 1001 E BALTIMORE PIKE KNTTWP
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 20:17 FIRE-POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER F CHADDWYCK LN / BRINTONS BRIDGE RD PNSBRY
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 19:41 FIRE-RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS 301 DALMATIAN LN KNTSQR
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 19:20 FIRE-WATER RESCUE 649 W SOUTH ST KNTTWP
  • 08/07/2020: Dispatch 19:01 FIRE-HOUSE FIRE 347 E HILLENDALE RD KNTTWP
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Ladder 22 is deployed to fight this barn fire in Londonderry Township on White Horse School Road.  Numerous Chester and Lancaster County fire companies were on the scene.
Ladder 22 is deployed to fight this barn fire in Londonderry Township on White Horse School Road. Numerous Chester and Lancaster County fire companies were on the scene.

Barn Fire in Londonderry Township

August 09

Just before 3:00am Friday morning, southern Chester County fire companies were dispatched for a reported barn fire in Londonderry Township. West Grove Fire Company was called to assist Cochranville, Station 27, for the fire located on White Horse School Road, between Hilton Road and Route 41. Also dispatched were Oxford, Avondale, and units from other companies such as Kennett Square, Longwood, Parkesburg ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Handles Kitchen Fire in London Britain Township

August 09

Late on Wednesday afternoon, WGFC was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm just off of Chambers Rock Road in London Britain Township. That call turned out to be fortuitous for a family on Reynard Drive off of Strickersville Road as WGFC firefighters were nearby when they experienced a kitchen fire.

Ladder 22 was just turning onto Chambers Rock Road when the second call was received -- with reports ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder 22 was first on arrival at this London Britain Township home on Reynard Drive which experienced a kitchen fire.
Ladder 22 was first on arrival at this London Britain Township home on Reynard Drive which experienced a kitchen fire.

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Tankers 22 and 23 dump water into portable tanks during a Tanker Water Operations class held Wednesday evening at Avondale's fire station.
Tankers 22 and 23 dump water into portable tanks during a Tanker Water Operations class held Wednesday evening at Avondale's fire station.

WGFC Visits Avondale for Tanker Water Supply Training

August 05

On Wednesday evening, Tanker 22 visited the Avondale Fire Company to assist that fire company on their training night, for a class to review tanker water supply.

As Avondale (like West Grove) is located in a rural area, there are still many locations without fire hydrant service. As such, fire companies must bring their water to the scene in Tanker trucks which usually carry 3,000 gallons or more. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Rescues Family of Five - Tropical Storm Response

August 04

A wild morning of torrential rain and wind resulted in 12 calls for the West Grove Fire Company, including a water rescue of a family along Route 896.

Tropical Storm Isais arrived with heavy rain early this morning, then added intense winds after 930am, along with a tornado warning. Rain and wind lasted until mid day, with numerous roads closed due to downed trees and power lines.

Just after ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder 22 was used to rescue a family from this mini-van, stuck in rising flood waters during the Tropical Storm.
Ladder 22 was used to rescue a family from this mini-van, stuck in rising flood waters during the Tropical Storm.

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3-6 inches of rain are expected in the next 36 hours from Tropical Storm Isaias.  Avoid flooded areas -- Turn Around, Don't Drown!
3-6 inches of rain are expected in the next 36 hours from Tropical Storm Isaias. Avoid flooded areas -- Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Tropical Storm Is Past - Be Safe!

August 03

Tropical Storm Isaias has left our area. But these safety tips still apply in the aftermath of the storm:

The most significant risk in our area is for flash flooding. Creeks have overflowed their banks, and roadways are still covered in the usual spots. Remember: do NOT drive into standing water, as the risk for drowning is very real. Even slow moving water can easily carry a car or small truck ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC Conducts Annual Hose Testing

July 29

Fire hose is among the most important equipment used by a fire company. Hose is used to move water for two primary purposes -- primarily to fight fires, and secondarily to supply water for fire fighting.

West Grove Fire Company operates with approximately 17,000 feet of hose across its apparatus fleet. About 1/3 of that total is large diameter, 5" supply hose designed to move large volumes of ... (Full Story & Photos)

Nearly 11,000 feet of hose was tested for safe operation during WGFC's annual test held at the New London Station.
Nearly 11,000 feet of hose was tested for safe operation during WGFC's annual test held at the New London Station.

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WGFC firefighters extinguish a fire in a large commercial trash truck in Franklin Township.
WGFC firefighters extinguish a fire in a large commercial trash truck in Franklin Township.

Trash Truck Fire in Franklin Township

July 29

Early in the morning, long before the sun would come up, West Grove Fire Company handled a large truck fire near Kemblesville.

At 2:50am, WGFC was dispatched for a vehicle fire along Route 896 between Good Hope Road and Appleton Road. Dispatchers reported that a large commercial trash truck was on fire. WGFC Engines 22-1 (West Grove) and 22-3 (London Britain) responded, along with Tanker 22 (West ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WGFC "Next Generation" Firefighters Graduate

July 21

Two volunteer members of the West Grove Fire Company have recently completed a significant milestone, graduating high school in the Class of 2020.

The next generation of firefighters at WGFC comes from an active effort to recruit and train young people in high school, exposing them to the community service that is the hallmark of the fire service. The programs are designed to give these talented ... (Full Story & Photos)

Teaching young children fire safety, with Ally Colgan WGFC volunteer and Class of 2020 graduate. Ally is one of two WGFC firefighters to graduate this year.
Teaching young children fire safety, with Ally Colgan WGFC volunteer and Class of 2020 graduate. Ally is one of two WGFC firefighters to graduate this year.

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