Westwood Fire Company
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2017 Fire Call Stats
Jan 25
Feb 21
Mar 25
Apr 29
May 18
Jun 22
Jul 20
Aug 19
Sep 14
Oct 24
Nov 21
Dec 0
Total 238

2017 EMS Call Stats
A44 A144
Jan 111 131
Feb 91 101
Mar 109 126
Apr 105 141
May 105 132
Jun 95 104
Jul 85 127
Aug 100 116
Sep 90 120
Oct 92 114
Nov 92 121
Dec 0 0
Total 1075 1333

Past Call Stats
Year Fire EMS
2016 289 2484
2015 312 2329
2014 310 2388
2013 259 2294
2012 284 2045
2011 308 1278
2010 275 621
2009 304 639
2008 314 707
2007 321 663
2006 316 727
2005 344 796
2004 349 742
2003 388 625

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Visitors Since
September 16, 2005:
2,818,250

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Firefighters use hydraulic rescue tools to open a car’s side to free the occupant.
Firefighters use hydraulic rescue tools to open a car’s side to free the occupant.

Extrication on West Lincoln Highway, Valley Township

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, December 26

At 0211 the Westwood Fire Company was dispatched to the 800 block of West Lincoln Highway in Valley Township for an auto accident with entrapment. Ambulance 44-1 and Chief McWilliams made an immediate response, and were advised of one vehicle on its roof and the occupant unable to get out.

Arriving within 6 minutes of being dispatched, EMS assessed the situation and determined their was a patient ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire on North Park Avenue Sends Occupant to the Hospital

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, November 22

On November 22, 2017 at 1956 hours the Westwood Fire Company was dispatched to the unit block of North Park Avenue in Valley Township for a stove fire. The caller had reported smoke detectors sounding and paper towels on a stove top on fire but the fire was out.

Within 5 minutes of being dispatched the first arriving units reported smoke showing from the exterior of the structure and requested a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 44-5 arrived on scene with smoke showing and firefighters immediately deployed a hose line to the front door.
Engine 44-5 arrived on scene with smoke showing and firefighters immediately deployed a hose line to the front door.

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Over 100 gallons of fuel was leaking from this saddle tank.
Over 100 gallons of fuel was leaking from this saddle tank.

Fuel Spill on Airport Road

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, November 21

On Tuesday November 21, 2017 at 1045 the Westwood and Sadsburyville Fire Companies were dispatched to the intersection of Airport Road and Lincoln Highway for a fuel spill. Battalion Chief Sly had been on location and reported a no injury accident however a large amount of diesel fuel was filling the roadway from the tractor trailer involved.

When units arrived they used absorbent pigs and pads ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Auto Accident Causes Rush Hour Traffic Delay

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, November 03

As traffic was hitting its peak on the Route 30 Bypass, Westwood Fire and EMS were alerted to the 272.6 eastbound mile marker for an auto accident involving multiple vehicles. Rescue 44, Engine 44-5, Ambulance 44-1 and Deputy 44 all hit the streets within minutes to answer the call.

Arriving at 0709 Ambulance 44-1 reported the accident just east of Route 82 and confirmed a total of 5 vehicles involved. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue 44 on scene of a 5 vehicle accident on the Route 30 Bypass just east of Route 82.
Rescue 44 on scene of a 5 vehicle accident on the Route 30 Bypass just east of Route 82.

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Engine 44-5 provides water to a fire scene in Lancaster County.
Engine 44-5 provides water to a fire scene in Lancaster County.

2nd Alarm Barn Fire in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, November 01

At 0400 the Pumper Tanker was alerted to the 100 block of Lower Valley Road in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County for a barn reported to be fully involved in flames. Engine 44-5 was part of the 2nd alarm assignment along with the Cochranville Fire Company and several other Lancaster County Fire Companies to provide additional manpower and water to the scene.

Engine 44-5 arrived and delivered 3,000 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Annual Hose Testing

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, October 31

The Westwood Fire Company conducted fire hose testing contracted through a third party company. The purpose of fire hose testing is to provide a reasonable level of safety for users of fire hose and a reasonable degree of assurance that the hose, coupling assemblies, appliances, and nozzles will perform as designed.

Fire hose testing is conducted regularly and is required by NFPA 1962, Standard ... (Full Story & Photos)

All the fire hose was stripped from our apparatus and pressure tested to ensure its durability.
All the fire hose was stripped from our apparatus and pressure tested to ensure its durability.

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Westwood and Modena Firefighters extricate a patient from a vehicle accident down an embankment.
Westwood and Modena Firefighters extricate a patient from a vehicle accident down an embankment.

Accident With Entrapment in East Fallowfield

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, October 30

On Monday October 30, 2017 the Modena Fire Company was dispatched at 2333 to a reported auto accident in front of 2135 Strasburg Road in East Fallowfield Township.

Modena Chiefs arrived and established Strasburg Command. After an assessment they found one patient still inside the vehicle unresponsive. Strasburg command then upgraded the call to entrapment adding Medic 93 and Rescue 44.

Engine 37-1’s ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Trunk or Treat at Rainbow

Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman, October 26

On Thursday October 26th, 2017 the Westwood Fire Company provided lighting assistance to an event held at the Rainbow Elementary School in Valley Township. The event taking place was the annual Haunted Hallways and was attended by nearly 1,000 people of the school and community.

This year’s event added a special trunk or treat held on the exterior of the building. Our assistance was requested to ... (Full Story & Photos)

PLT 44 and Duty Vehicle 44 providing lighting at the Trunk or Treat event in Valley.
PLT 44 and Duty Vehicle 44 providing lighting at the Trunk or Treat event in Valley.

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