First West Chester Fire Company

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2017 Incidents
Jan 52
Feb 55
Mar 53
Apr 38
May 49
Jun 36
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 283

2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 42
Mar 27
Apr 36
May 35
Jun 34
Jul 37
Aug 40
Sep 44
Oct 33
Nov 47
Dec 70
Total 512

Past Incidents
2016 512
2015 487
2014 542
2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
2007 522
2006 524
2005 591
2004 484

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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.

Commercial Building Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, June 20

Just before 1pm WCFD units were dispatched to the 200 block of Carter Drive in West Goshen Township for a reported chimney fire. Chief 53, Asst 53, and Rescue 53 were clearing from a residential rescue call and responded immediately. The incident was upgraded to a building fire with reports of fire from the roof. Units arrived to find a single story large commercial building with fire in the ventilation ... (Full Story & Photos)

WCFD assists on 3 Alarm Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, June 19

Just before 5 pm, after a strong line of thunderstorms moved through the region, Station 51 was dispatched for and Engine to assist Station 36 (Po-mar-lin Fire Company) on the 2nd Alarm assignment for a working house fire. Station 51 was staffed for the storm and crews responded immediately. Multiple WCFD units ultimately responded as the incident was raised to a 3rd alarm. Crews assisted with ... (Full Story & Photos)

Wessies and Iron Hill Brewery Collaborate

Lieutenant Billy Ronayne, May 20

On Saturday, May 20th, members worked side by side with Iron Hill Brewers to brew a Pale Ale that will help raise funds for First West Chester. Last year Iron Hill and First West Chester started this partnership where members helped brew the beer and when it became available, a portion of the proceeds of each glass purchased was given to the fire company as a donation. Iron Hill was gracious enough ... (Full Story & Photos)

Close Call in the Borough

Lieutenant Bret Baker, May 16

Just before 2100 Stations 51, 53 (Fame Fire Company) and 55 (Good Fellowship Ambulance) were dispatched to the 200 block of North Everhart Street for an inside odor investigation. The caller reported an odor of something burning possibly from a vacant apartment. Engine 51-2 & Ladder 53 arrived to find a small smoldering fire inside the vacant apartment. Fire was extinguished and companies returned ... (Full Story & Photos)

Commercial Building Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, May 11

Just before noon the West Goshen Township Fire Marshal (FM52) advised Chester County Fireboard to dispatch a building fire in the 900 block of Fern Hill Road. The WCFD arrived to find a fire inside of a metal dust/debris collection bin connected to the building. With the assistance of Goshen Fire Company, crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Special thanks to Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company ... (Full Story & Photos)


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