First West Chester Fire Company

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Jan 48
Feb 78
Mar 46
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2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
2007 522
2006 524
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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.


Attention Members: Don't forget Wessie Weekend Saturday, August 2nd.  Softball game starts at 12pm.

We are always looking for volunteers. Click to find out how you can help your community!

Passing of Edward 'Ed' Atkins

DLN / First West Chester Fire Company, June 10

The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company extend their heartfelt condolences to the Atkins family and the Chester County Department of Emergency Services on the passing of Edward ‘Ed’ Atkins, Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. Director Atkins was a true leader, colleague, and friend to everyone involved in emergency services in Chester County. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Courtesy Chester County DES
Photo Courtesy Chester County DES

Fire in the First Due

1st Class Firefighter Bret Baker, June 09

Shortly before 1800 stations 51, 53, and 55 Ambulance were dispatched to the 300 block of Macintosh Lane for a reported house fire. The caller reported a kitchen fire on the second floor. Assistant 51 went on location with smoke showing from a two story end of the row townhouse. Engine 51-1 dropped a supply line at Scotch Way and Macintosh Lane which was picked up by Engine 51-2. Crews from 51-1 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assist to Longwood on the Working House

1st Class Firefighter John Morris IV, May 20

On Tuesday, May 20 at 1356 hours Station 51 was dispatched for an engine to assist Longwood Fire Company on a working house fire. Engine 51-2 quickly made the response with 6 volunteers. Longwood’s MICU arrived on scene and reported a garage fully involved that was beginning to extend to the house. Longwood’s Engine arrived, pulled a 2 1/2 attack line and began knocking the garage down.

Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo courtesy Michael Price, DLN
Photo courtesy Michael Price, DLN

Former West Chester Firefighter on Tornado Front Lines

Daily Local News / Firefighter Scott Joblin, April 28

Below is an account of the devastation in the greater Little Rock, Arkansas area by Firefighter Scott Joblin. Scott was active with First West Chester for over 15 years before moving to Little Rock 2 years ago.

Editor’s Note: The following is a first person account from a former Chester County resident who responded to a Daily Local News Facebook request seeking stories from people on the ground ... (Full Story)

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)


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