First West Chester Fire Company

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2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 42
Mar 27
Apr 36
May 35
Jun 34
Jul 37
Aug 40
Sep 23
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 341

2015 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 40
Mar 33
Apr 43
May 46
Jun 60
Jul 34
Aug 34
Sep 35
Oct 45
Nov 41
Dec 36
Total 487

Past Incidents
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.

Travis Manion Heroes Run

Lieutenant Bret Baker, October 25

On September 11th, members gathered along with hundreds of others to participate in this years' Heroes Run.
Members and their families walked and ran (some in full structural firefighting gear) between 1 mile and a full 5k.

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k +1M fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tag Day 2016

Lieutenant Bret Baker, October 25

Thank you to all who contributed their time and donations this year to help with our annual Tag Day.

Our company uses fundraisers such as hanging banners, tag day, birthday parties and multiple other events throughout the year to raise funds to support our operations. 100% of your West Chester firefighters are volunteers! In order to keep the operation running we rely on donations and support ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Equipment Training

Lieutenant Bret Baker, October 25

Crews spent drill night this week working with personnel from National Foam. They reviewed the operation of the Terminator II deluge apparatus that is now housed at Station 51. It is an asset that can be used by the region through the SEPA Task Force. The unit is designated as Deluge 51.... (Full Story & Photos)

51-2 Replacement Arrives

Lieutenant Bret Baker, October 18

On Wednesday members spent our weekly training night celebrating the arrival of our new 2016 4 Guys Spartan Gladiator pumper. This unit was purchased to replace our aging 1996 Sutphen pumper. The vehicle will be fully operational once striping, lettering and radio mounting are completed in the next few weeks.... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire in the Borough

Lieutenant Bret Baker, September 29

Shortly after 3pm the West Chester Fire Department along with Goshen Fire Company were alerted to the 200 block of West Gay Street for a building fire. Initial calls reported flames in a closet and in the walls with the reporting party evacuating. Asst 53 arrived on location to find the same. Engine 51-1 arrived and secured a water supply from a hydrant located in front of the building while crews ... (Full Story & Photos)


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