First West Chester Fire Company

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2017 Incidents
Jan 52
Feb 55
Mar 38
Apr 0
May 0
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 145

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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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.

Credit Anthony Klucznik
Credit Anthony Klucznik

Working House Fire Box 51-02

Lieutenant Bret Baker, February 27

Shortly after 3am WCFD units along with Goshen Fire Company and Good Fellowship Ambulance were dispatched to the 100 block of Bantery Road for a reported garage fire. Multiple callers were reporting an attached garage on fire extending into the home. West Goshen Police were quickly on location confirming a fully involved attached garage. Engine 51-2 arrived and began a transitional attack hitting ... (Full Story & Photos)

Busy Weekend for Volunteers

Captain Justin McClure, February 26

Just before midnight on Saturday, February 25, Station 51 was alerted as the RIT assignment along with Ladder 53 for a reported commercial building fire assist to the Downingtown Fire Department. While Engine 51-2, Ladder 53, and Assistant 51 were enroute, Assistant 45 reported a malfunctioning refrigeration unit and returned the West Chester units.

Immediately after turning around, Engine 51-2, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Auto Fire in Westtown Township.
Auto Fire in Westtown Township.

Brush Fire in East Bradford Township

Captain Justin McClure, February 20

In the early afternoon hours of February 19, Station 51 was dispatched to the 900 block of Hillsdale Road for a brush fire. Responding units located a brush fire between two properties. The fire was rapidly contained and crews spent the next hour mopping up and extinguishing two controlled burns which led to the cause of the fire.... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Fire in Box 5204

Captain Justin McClure, February 15

At 1942 hours Stations 51, 52, 53, 54 (RIT), and 55 Ambulance were dispatched to the unit block of Greenbank Avenue in West Goshen Township for a reported house fire. Initial calls to 911 stated that there were flames coming from the wood burning stove attached to the home. West Goshen Police quickly arrived and confirmed the report. With that information, Chief 53 upgraded the assignment to a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Fire in Pocopson Township

Lieutenant Bret Baker, February 09

Last night just before 10:30 pm Stations 51, 25 (Longwood Fire Company), 36 (Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company), and Station 52 (Good Will Fire Company), were alerted to the 400 block of West Creek Road in Pocopson Township for a reported house fire. Initial calls were of fire from the roof near the chimney. Assistant 51 arrived on location and confirmed the report shortly followed by Engine 51-2 who began ... (Full Story & Photos)


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