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.

Santa Has Landed

Lieutenant Justin McClure, December 20

Santa has arrived! His first stop will be the Bradford Plaza shopping center at 9:45, from there he will travel to the Kenmara development. Check our Facebook page for updates of Santa's location throughout the day! (Full Story & Photos)

One Extricated on Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown

Lieutenant Justin McClure, December 06

While returning from an apartment fire in Downingtown Borough, units from 51 responded to an accident with unknown injuries at Lancaster Avenue and Bell Tavern Road in East Caln Township. Engine 51-2 quickly arrived on the scene and reported one subject still in the vehicle which required extrication due to mechanism of injury. Assistant 51 established the Lancaster Avenue Command and requested ... (Full Story & Photos)

RIT Response to Downingtown

Lieutenant Justin McClure, December 06

On December 6 at 1216 hours, the Downingtown Fire Department was dispatched to the Chestnut Village apartments in Downingtown Borough for an automatic fire alarm. The assignment was quickly upgraded to an apartment fire after Chester County 911 received a call reporting a kitchen on fire. This added Station 51 for the RIT assignment and Engine 47-5.

Assistant 51 and Engine 51-2 quickly made the ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due Car Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, December 02

Shortly after 2230 pm Station 51 was dispatched to the 1000 block of Longview Drive for a reported car fire. Initial reports were for a car next to a garage on fire. Chief 51 went on location with single vehicle, engine compartment involved. Engine 51-2 arrived and extinguished the fire. Upon investigation it was determined that the vehicle had been inside the garage and was removed to the outside ... (Full Story)

Chimney Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, November 29

Shortly after 1700 Stations 51, 52 (Goodwill Fire Company), 53 (Fame Fire Company), 54 (Goshen Fire Company), and 55 (Good Fellowship Ambulance), were dispatched to the 300 block of Sissinghurst Drive for a reported house fire. Initial reports were flames from the roof of a house. Police were quickly on location with flames from a chimney. Engine 51-1 arrived as first due engine, laid a supply line ... (Full Story & Photos)


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