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.


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Captain Justin McClure, April 15

As warmer days begin to become common, residents in the area will begin their spring clean up which may involve the burning of yard debris. The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company ask that any one who choose to take such action keep in mind several important safety tips and regulations.

- The burning of any material can be dangerous and should only be done by adults. Not ... (Full Story & Photos)

Warmer Weather Keeps Volunteers Busy

Captain Justin McClure, April 15

On Friday, April 13, the First West Chester Volunteers kept busy throughout the day answering multiple calls for service. At 1102, Station 51 was dispatched for a brush fire in the area of Ridge Crest Drive and Hillsadale Road in East Bradford Township. Brush 51 responded and located a controlled burn in the 800 block of Peter Christopher Drive which had spread to nearby brush. The fire was quickly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Justin McClure, April 08

At 0848 hours, Station 51 was dispatched for a report of a van on fire at Mayfield Avenue and W Virginia Avenue in West Chester Borough. Captain 52 was in the area and arrived to find a van on the side of the roadway with fire in the engine compartment. Engine 51-2 arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. All units were available a short time later.... (Full Story & Photos)

Dryer Fire Box 51-01

Lieutenant Bret Baker, March 12

Crews were dispatched the unit block of South Church Street in West Chester Borough for a reported building fire. Initial callers reported flames from the roof with a fire alarm activation. West Chester University Police were in the area and reported a dryer on fire with heavy smoke from the front of the buildings. WCFD crews, with assistance from West Chester Police and Good Fellowship EMS, quickly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Winter Storm Causes Fires in the Borough

Captain Justin McClure, March 02

On March 2, at 20:09, Station 51 was dispatched for a lamp post on fire in front of 10 S Church Street. The caller reported a lamp post on fire with black some on the street. Engine 51-1 arrived and 2 minutes later requested a building response due to an underground transformer fire. A priority 1 PECO response was requested.

Engine 51-2 and Assistant 51 arrived and staged in the 100 Block of W ... (Full Story & Photos)


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