First West Chester Fire Company

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2011 525
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2009 538
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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.

 
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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)

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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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Automobile Fire in Bradford Plaza

Lieutenant Justin McClure, August 18

Just after 0800 hours, Station 51 was dispatched for an automobile fire at the Bradford Plaza in the 600 Block of Downingtown Pike. West Chester Police and Chief 51 arrived, reporting a fire in the engine compartment, followed by Engine 51-1 who’s crew extinguished the fire. Station 51 units returned available at 0837 hours.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Passing of Past Assistant Chief Frank J McCormick Jr

Lieutenant Justin McClure, August 04

First West Chester Fire Company regrets to announce the passing of Past Asst. Chief Frank J. McCormick, Jr. Frank's fire service career spanned 64 years, he held the office of President, Asst. Fire Chief, Chief Engineer, Founding Board Member of the West Chester Fire Department Training Center, Board Member of the Fireman's Relief Association and a PA State Fire Academy Fire Instructor.

Services ... (Full Story)


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RIT to Downingtown

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, July 27

Shortly before 0600 Station 51 was alerted to assist Station 45 (Alert Fire Company No.1), Station 46 (Minquas Fire Company No.2), and Station 47 (Lionville Fire Company) with a reported shed fire. Engine 51-2 responded as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). Police and Downingtown chief officers were quickly on location with shed fire that had extended into a nearby mobile home. With this information ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photos Property of Lionville Fire Company
Photos Property of Lionville Fire Company

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