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.

Weekend Burn Drill

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, September 12

This Saturday, members from First West Chester met with members from Good Will Fire Company #2 for some live fire training. Crews met at 8 am at the West Chester Fire Training Center on Snyder Avenue in West Chester. Multiple scenarios were held simulating a first floor fire with extension to the second floor. Each team consisted of a member from 51 and a member from 52 to reinforce our teamwork as ... (Full Story)

Thornbury Township Brush Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, August 19

Shortly after 1pm Station 53 and Brush 51 were dispatched to the area of Cheney Road and East Street Road for a possible brush fire. Initial reports were for an unsupervised controlled burn to the rear of a residence in that area. Police were first on location and were able to provide a more exact location. Chief 53 arrived and found a 20 ft x 20 ft burn pile that had become out of control. Crews ... (Full Story & Photos)

The Passing of Past Assistant Chief James Heal

Lieutenant Justin McClure, August 13

It is with deep regret that the Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company announce the passing of past Assistant Chief James "Jimmy" Heal, age 74. James passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Rosebud County Health Care center in Montana after a battle with cancer.

Jimmy joined the First West Chester Fire Company in 1963. He was active with both ... (Full Story)

Afternoon Dryer Fire

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, August 13

Shortly before noon Station 52 (Goodwill Fire Company) was alerted to the YMCA at 1 East Chestnut Street for a fire alarm. Imeditally after the fire alarm dispatch, calls to Chester County 911 were reporting a dryer on fire in the basement. With that information Chester County dispatch upgraded the assignment to an appliance fire adding Stations 51,53 and 55 ambulance. Engine 51-1 arrived on location ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Fire on West Union Street

Lieutenant Justin McClure, August 09

Just after 2300 hours on August 7, Stations 51 and 53 were dispatched to South Darlington Street and Holly Alley in West Chester for a house fire. Multiple calls to Chester County 911 advised that the rear of a house was on fire with multiple explosions. A West Chester Police officer in the area quickly arrived on location and updated the address to the 100 Block of West Union Street, reporting ... (Full Story & Photos)


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