First West Chester Fire Company

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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.

Brush Fire in East Bradford

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, March 25

Shortly after 1030 Station 51 was dispatched to the 200 block of South Creek Road for a reported brush fire. Crews from 51 & 53 located and extinguished an approx. 1-2 acre field on fire.

Photo's courtesy DLN.... (Full Story & Photos)

Dumpster Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, February 19

Shortly before noon, Station 51 was dispatched to the rear of 656 Downingtown Pike for a reported trash/dumpster fire. Reporting party stated smoke coming from an unknown size dumpster out back. Engine 51-1 (John Morris IV) made the response and arrived to find a 5 yard dumpster fully involved with no exposures. Crews stretched a 1 3/4" hand line and extinguished the fire. After the situation was ... (Full Story & Photos)

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde United Technologies, February 13

Kidde, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is announcing a voluntary recall to replace certain XL Fire Extinguisher units, because they may lose pressure faster than others due to an off-specification lubricant. This loss of pressure may result in the extinguisher failing to operate when activated. The affected units were manufactured in Mexico between October 2007 and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Cover Companies Get Work

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, February 04

Shortly after 0930 hours while WCFD crews were beginning to clear from an early morning fire, Chester County Fire Board dispatched the Department 1100 block of New Jersey Ave in West Goshen Township for the "Out Building Fire". Reporting party was stating that they could see a shed on fire at a neighbors house but was unsure the exact address.

Cover companies including Ladder 25, Engine 54-1, and ... (Full Story)

Another First Due Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, February 04

This morning shortly before 0700 stations 51,53 and 55 Ambulance were dispatched to the 500 block of River Bend Lane in East Bradford Township for a reported house fire. Reporting party was stating that the kitchen was on fire. Officers from the West Chester Police Department were quickly on location and able to confirm a working fire in the rear of the structure. The police also relayed that the ... (Full Story & Photos)


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