First West Chester Fire Company

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2017 Incidents
Jan 52
Feb 55
Mar 53
Apr 38
May 49
Jun 48
Jul 45
Aug 40
Sep 45
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 425

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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  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.


In memory of members who have passed on: Luigi V. 'Lou' Launi and Franic M. 'Pidge' Polito

We are always looking for volunteers. Click to find out how you can help your community!

Water Heater Fire in the Borough

Captain Justin McClure, September 20

Just before 0730 on September 16, Station 51 was alerted for an automatic fire alarm in the 100 block of W Lafayette Street in West Chester Borough. Additional calls to Chester County 911 reported an odor of smoke in the building. An upgrade was requested adding the balance of the Department. Engine 51-2 arrived on location and encountered a smoke condition in the basement. The source of the smoke ... (Full Story & Photos)

Congratulations Nick and Kevin

Lieutenant Bret Baker, September 07

The officers and members of the First West Chester Fire Company wish to extend their well wishes to Lieutenant Nick Braccia and 3rd Class Fire Fighter Kevin Hare who begin their careers as full time fire fighters next month. Kevin has been hired by the Arlington County, Virginia Fire Department and Nick has been hired by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services in Maryland. Over the next few ... (Full Story & Photos)


West Chester native flies Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopter

Southern Chester County News, September 01

Mayport, FL

A 2011 Devon Preparatory School graduate and West Chester, Pennsylvania native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

Lt. j. g. Ryan Litchert is a pilot with the “Airwolves” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 40, a Mayport, Florida based squadron that operates the Navy’s next generation submarine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Trap Shoot Fundraiser

Lieutenant Bret Baker, August 04

Come join members of the 100% Volunteer First West Chester Fire Company for our first ever trap shoot fundraiser!

When: October 7th 10am-4pm (Rain Date Oct. 21st)
Where: West Chester Gun Club 200 E. Boot Road West Chester PA, 19380
Tickets: $50 for 50 clays (ammo NOT included)
Eye and Ear protection provided
Shooting coach and gun rentals available for beginner shooters
50/50 available and a raffle ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Fire Box 53-09

Lieutenant Bret Baker, July 09

On Sunday, June 9, the WCFD was dispatched just after 1pm to the 900 block of Norwood Road in Westtown Township for a reported house fire. Initial callers reported flames from the roof with a vehicle in the driveway. Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police were quickly on location confirming "heavy fire". With this information Engine 51-2 requested the Working Fire Dispatch. Crews arrived to find ... (Full Story & Photos)


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