West Grove Fire Company
West Grove Fire Company


2022 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 70 281
Feb 45 223
Mar 49 218
Apr 61 274
May 51 273
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total 276 1269

2022 Incidents by Municipality
FIRE EMS
Franklin 25 92
London Britain 28 61
London Grove 55 240
London Derry 0 64
New London 36 143
Penn 62 454
West Grove 16 75
Mutual Aid 54 140
Total 276 1269

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2021 611 2896
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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June 15, 2022

Numerous West Grove Fire Company volunteers have completed training in recent weeks, with four attaining Fire 1 certification, and four becoming EMT’s.

Skyler Benasutti, William Ginn, John Ryan, and Sophia Crossan have achieved Fire 1 status – meaning they are qualified to do interior firefighting. Skyler graduated from the Octorara Area Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy, with Will, John and Sophia completing Chester County Fire School training. These classes prepare firefighters by teaching skills needed for fire fighting from hose handling, to ladder placement, to use of self-contained breathing apparatus, to how to handle fires in various situations. Students are exposed to real fire conditions and must successfully demonstrate these skills to operate in the environments they may experience while responding to emergency calls with the WGFC. John runs out of the WGFC New London Station, with Skyler, Will and Sophia responding from the London Britain Station.

This video from the County of Chester explains more about the Fire School class recently completed by Sophia Crossan.

Zach Felker, Jack Wharry, Aidan Keller-Moore and his father Mike have also completed training to be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians enabling them to care for patients in emergency situations and on the ambulance. This program requires dozens of hours of classroom and practical skills training, and students must pass state- and national-level certification testing. Jack is a volunteer in West Grove, Zach volunteers in New London, anAidan and Mike are volunteers at the London Britain station and will take national certification tests shortly.

Continuous training is a hallmark of the West Grove Fire Company, with volunteers and career staff constantly participating in on-going training. WGFC holds in-house training every Monday evening, and everyone is offered the opportunity to advance skills with outside classes. WGFC members have already participated in numerous county, state and national classes in 2022. It is also not unusual for members and staff to throw together an ad-hoc session to flow water, practice hose line deployment to or to familiarize themselves with new apparatus. Thousands of hours of training are recorded each year at the WGFC, something the organization is very proud of.

Congratulations to Skyler, Will, John, Sophia, Aidan, and Mike on earning these new certifications.



 

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