First West Chester Fire Company

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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.


Assist to Delco 59 on Large Woods Fire

Lieutenant Justin McClure, April 15

At 1250 hours Brush 51 and Brush 25 were dispatched to assist Delaware County Station 59 with a woods fire in the unit block of Big Woods Drive in Concord Township. Station 51 crews also responded with Squad 51 with additional manpower and tools.

Crews from Station 51, as well as Chester County Stations 24, 25, and 36 operated for three hours on scene containing, extinguishing, and overhauling the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy TK4.
Photo courtesy TK4.

Fire in the Marsh on Box 5114

Lieutenant Justin McClure, April 15

At 1240 hours on April 12, Station 51 was dispatched for a brush fire in the 400 block of Cottage Lane in East Bradford Township. The caller reported a 50’ by 50’ area of brush on fire and spreading. Brush 51 arrived on location reporting a large brush fire in a marsh and requested Brush 25. Tanker 52 was also requested to the scene.

Units from Station 51 quickly contained the fire to 1 acre. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney Fire in the First Due

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, April 06

Shortly before 1730 hours, Station 51 was dispatched to the 200 block of North High Street at the Chester County Historical Society for an automatic fire alarm. Just after arriving on location Chester County Fire Radio alerted Asst 51 that they were dispatching a Chimney Fire in the 800 block of Brettingham Court. Asst 51 was quickly able to mitigate the fire alarm and redirect all 51 resources along ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo courtesy TK4.

Photo courtesy TK4.
Photo courtesy TK4.

Pi Kappa Alpha Raises Funds for First West Chester

Lieutenant Justin McClure, April 05

Over the week of March 30, members of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity held their 1st Annual Firefighters Challenge which benefited the First West Chester Fire Company. Pi Kappa Alpha created the 4 day event and involved multiple sororities across the West Chester University campus.

The events included an opening ceremony, percentage night at Barnaby’s on South High Street, dodge-ball tournament, and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Past Department Chief Ralph Watson, Jr

Lieutenant Justin McClure/Fame Fire Company, March 29

The Fame Fire Company #3 regrets to announce the passing of Ralph B. Watson, Jr. Mr. Watson was a life member of the Fame where throughout his membership, he and his family were very active in the organization. Mr. Watson joined the Fame in 1950 and moved up the ranks at the Fame serving as Lieutenant (1955), Captain (1956-1958), and Assistant Chief (1959-1967) before serving as Chief of the West ... (Full Story & Photos)


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