First West Chester Fire Company

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2014 Incidents
Jan 48
Feb 78
Mar 46
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May 31
Jun 25
Jul 43
Aug 0
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Nov 0
Dec 0
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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.

Auto Accident

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, October 19

In the evening of October 19th Stations 51, 53, 55 Ambulance, and Medic 91 were dispatched to the intersection of Sunset Hollow Road and Pottstown Pike for an auto accident involving fire. Initial reports were a vehicle versus a pole with flames from under the hood. Engine 51-2 made the response and was advised while en-route to the scene that the fire was out. The incident was held to Engine 51-2 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Back to Back Afternoon Fires

Lieutenant Justin McClure, September 26

Just before 1300 hours, the West Chester Fire Department was dispatched for a reported apartment fire at the Apartments for Modern Living at 201 S Matlack Street in the Borough. Assistant 53 arrived and reported a three story apartment building with smoke showing and established the “Matlack Street Command”. Engine 52-1 and Ladder 53 arrived and began fire suppression and ventilation. Additional ... (Full Story)

The Passing of Don "Doc" Dougherty

Lieutenant Justin McClure, September 25

The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company regret to announce the passing of Don "Doc" Dougherty. Doc was a 47 year member of First West Chester and will be missed by all who knew him.

Donald M. "Doc" Dougherty, 65 of West Chester, PA died Tues. Sept. 23, 2014 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA Born May 3, 1949 in West Chester, PA he was the son of the late Thomas ... (Full Story & Photos)

Company Burn Drill

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, September 10

Crews spent the evening at the West Chester Fire Training Center doing a structural burn session. Crews practiced 1st floor as well as basement fires. This was also an opportunity for some of the members in our drivers training program to get some practice with pump operations. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Storms Strike Area

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, September 02

Strong storms moved through the area around 2000 hours last night bringing with them rain, wind, lightning and calls.

During the storm Engine 51-1 responded to an automatic fire alarm in the 500 block of South Maryland Ave in the borough.

Engine 51-2 responded to the Pocopson Home in Pocopson Township for a reported building fire. While on location crews were given the task of supporting Engine ... (Full Story)


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