First West Chester Fire Company

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Jan 40
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Mar 31
Apr 42
May 13
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2014 542
2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
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2005 591
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The First West Chester Fire Company is one of three 100% volunteer fire companies that make the West Chester Fire Department. The Station is located at South Bradford Avenue and West Miner Street in East Bradford Township.  The First West Chester Fire Company provides fire/rescue coverage to West Chester Borough, as well as West Goshen, East Bradford, Westtown, Birmingham, and Thornbury Townships. As the oldest company in the West Chester Fire Department, our volunteer organization has been proudly serving our communities since 1799.

Photos Courtesy IrishEyez Photography
Photos Courtesy IrishEyez Photography

RIT Response to Downingtown Borough

Lieutenant Justin McClure, May 12

At 1656 hours, Station 51 was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team to the 100 block of Wallace Avenue in Downingtown Borough for a building fire. A passerby reported smoke coming from the end unit of a strip mall. Downingtown Fire Department units were clearing another small structure fire and responded immediately. Battalion 46 arrived and reported a two and half story strip mall with smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

Trash Fire at Green Mount Cemetery

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, May 11

Shortly before 1400 Station 51 was dispatched to assist Station 52 with a trash fire in the Green Mount Cemetery on Westtown Road. Brush 51 made the response and upon arrival immediately went to work assisting with fire suppression efforts on an approx 75' by 50' area of trash, woods, and various debris that were burning. Due to the large fire load and limited access issues multiple other units from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Courtesy Daily Local News
Courtesy Daily Local News

CO Leak Prompts Nursing Home Evacuation

Lieutenant Justin McClure, May 03

At 1933 hours, Station 51 was dispatched to the Brandywine Hall Nursing Home in East Bradford Township for a carbon monoxide (CO) incident. Medic 91-2 (Chester County Hospital Paramedics) reported that their personal CO meters had activated while on a medical call inside the facility. Assistant 51 and Engine 51-1 responded and upon arrival encountered high levels of CO inside the front lobby. Due ... (Full Story)

Full Company Assist in Unionville

Lieutenant Justin McClure, May 03

Just before noon on Sunday, May 3rd, Station 51 was dispatched for one engine to relocate to Station 25 (Longwood) while their units operated at a working house fire in East Marlborough Township. Units from Station 36 (Po-Mar-Lin) were originally dispatched for a vehicle fire, but were quickly re-alerted for a house fire with a vehicle on fire inside the attached garage.

As Engine 51-2 was making ... (Full Story)

51 Assists on Unionville Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, April 25

Shortly before 1100 hours, Station 51 was dispatched to assist Station 36 (Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company) to the unit block of Davidson Drive in Pocopson Township for a house fire. Engine 51-1 responded and on arrival was put to work assisting with overhaul on the second floor and attic where the bulk of the fire had been. Crews operated on scene for approximately two hours before being released by command ... (Full Story & Photos)


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