First West Chester Fire Company

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2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 42
Mar 27
Apr 36
May 11
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 183

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.

Shed Fire in Birmingham Township

Lieutenant Justin McClure, April 18

At 1011 hours Stations 51, 53, and Ladder 25 were dispatched to the 1000 block of General Sullivan Drive for a shed fire. Assistant 53 arrived on location and reported a shed fully involved. Engine 51-1 arrived as the first due engine and extinguished the fire. Additional arriving units assisted with overhaul. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hazmat & First Due Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, March 22

Just before 1am crews from 51,52,53, 55 Ambulance, Medic 91 and 58 QRS were alerted to the 700 block of South Church Street for an inside investigation. Initial reports were a unknown leaking substance in the basement of one of the University science buildings. With this information Asst 51 requested HAZMAT 15 be dispatched for a possible hazardous materials incident. WCFD units arrived on location ... (Full Story & Photos)

Car Fire Training

Lieutenant Bret Baker, March 16

Weekly Wednesday night training consisted of car fire evolutions this week. Members reviewed hazards specific to car fires followed by actual live fire training situations.

If this sounds interesting to you, come visit us every Wednesday at 6pm. Our address is 70 South Bradford Ave, West Chester PA... (Full Story & Photos)

51 Assists on 2 Alarm Goshen Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, March 16

Shortly after 07:00 Station 51 was dispatched for two engines to assist Goshen Fire Company on a Second Alarm house fire in the 1100 block of South Chester Road. Both Engines 51-1 and 51-2 made the response and were briefly redirected to a second reported apartment fire in Goshen Fire Company's Local. The initial report was smoke from an apartment balcony. Engine 51-2 was able to quickly determine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Brush Fire in Thornbury Township

Lieutenant Justin McClure, March 12

At 1232 hours on March 12th, Station 53 and Brush 51 were dispatched to the 200 block of Greentree Drive in Thornbury Township. An area of brush was to the rear of a residence was reported to be on fire. Assistant 53 arrived to find a large area of brush on fire which was started by a controlled burn. Brush 51 arrived and began to contain the fire. The fire was placed under control by Chief 53 ... (Full Story & Photos)


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