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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 47 212
Dec 45 222
Total 580 2565

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Franklin 76 218
London Britain 31 116
London Grove 91 280
Londonderry 0 105
New London 74 259
Penn 145 1142
West Grove 41 171
Mutual Aid 122 274
Total 580 2565

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2020 580 2565
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

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Commitment to Training Evident at WGFC in 2020 Despite Covid-Issues
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December 21, 2020

The leadership, membership and staff at the West Grove Fire Company has a strong commitment to continuous training. Changes to fire fighting tactics, new equipment, and new EMS protocols mean that the learning must be continuous if WGFC is to meet its commitment to providing the very best fire, rescue and emergency medical services to the greater Avon Grove community.

Evidence of that commitment can be found in the recently completed results of WGFC's training program for 2020. That's because the challenges of the Covid pandemic impacted the ability of the Fire Company to conduct training this spring and late fall, and the Department still managed to amass a near record number of training hours this year.

In the recently completed report of training in 2020, the Fire Company logged an impressive 2,402.5 hours of training, just shy of the training results for 2019, even with in person training suspended this spring and winter due to Covid restrictions. That's an impressive 1,154 "people" training, over a total of 92.5 class hours, in 43 different class sessions.

Training at the Fire Company includes annual refresher classes in January and February (like CPR, hazardous materials, etc.); Monday evening training drills (like hose line operations, ladder operations, rescue tool evolution, etc.); and classroom led training. Special training sessions are also held with junior members, helping them build basic skills and become further integrated into the fire service as we develop the "next generation" of emergency responders. A sub-section of members also attended external classes in topics like fire command, emergency vehicle operations, and pipeline safety.

At WGFC, training classes are used to develop new skills, practice routine firefighting tasks, and to simulate emergency calls to practice a variety of emergency situations. In the end, the goal is to keep skills sharp, emphasize safety, and assure WGFC is ready no matter what the emergency.

 

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