For the third consecutive time, the First West Chester Fire Company has been certified by the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner to the 100% recognition level as part of the Participating Department Recognition Program. The program recognizes those departments that support, promote, and encourage their emergency response personnel to voluntarily certify at various levels in accordance with nationally recognized and sanctioned Professional Qualification Standards.
In 2010, the West Chester Fire Department was the FIRST multi-company 100% volunteer department to achieve this level of certification in the state. That standard of excellence continues to this day.
The active crew of First West Chester continues to train and obtain state and national level certifications to better serve the residents of the greater West Chester area.