First West Chester Fire Company

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2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 0
Mar 0
Apr 0
May 0
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
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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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  Welcome to the Official Website for the First West Chester Fire Company

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.

 
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New Patches Are In

Lieutenant Bret Baker, February 05

New First West Chester Patches are in and will be available for purchase.

Come visit us Wednesday nights between 6 and 7 pm to buy yours.

The price is $5 per patch.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Volunteers Save Money

Lieutenant Bret Baker, February 04

A recent study was conducted by our neighbors to the north. A study in New York a study was completed to discern how much a volunteer is actually worth. Although these numbers reflect the state of New York exactly, the information provided is relevant to any state that primarily relies on volunteer fire departments.

We have provided some highlights, the full report can be seen at this link

http://1dwuce14590f1spkp61tjfrp.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/02/VFEconomicImpactStudy.pdf


FASNY ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Roadway conditions during the storm
Roadway conditions during the storm

Blizzard ‘Jonas’ Brings Multiple Calls

Lieutenant Justin McClure, January 25

As Winter Storm Jonas crippled Chester County, the volunteers of First West Chester responded to multiple incidents during the weather event. The station was staffed beginning Friday night through Sunday afternoon to ensure prompt responses to calls for service. When crews were not responding to incidents, they spent time making sure the fire house was passible for the apparatus to exit and enter ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Help With Hydrants

Lieutenant Bret Baker, January 21

As everyone is aware by now there will be significant winter weather affecting the West Chester area this weekend. All residents are reminded to help the fire department by digging out fire hydrants. At minimum a 3' x 3' area directly around the hydrant should be cleared out.

Residents are also reminded that with the possibility of power outages, ensure any gas powered generators are in a well ... (Full Story & Photos)

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51 Brews a Lager

Lieutenant Bret Baker, January 20

This past weekend firefighters from First West Chester Fire Co teamed up with staff from Iron Hill Brewery located in downtown West Chester. After a long morning the members of 51 helped to brew "Engine 51"—a traditional German lager with a light straw color and delicately balanced with a firm bitterness and a dry, crisp finish. Make sure to save the date for the release of this special collaboration ... (Full Story & Photos)

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