First West Chester Fire Company

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2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 42
Mar 27
Apr 36
May 35
Jun 34
Jul 37
Aug 40
Sep 23
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 341

2015 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 40
Mar 33
Apr 43
May 46
Jun 60
Jul 34
Aug 34
Sep 35
Oct 45
Nov 41
Dec 36
Total 487

Past Incidents
2015 487
2014 542
2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
2007 522
2006 524
2005 591
2004 484

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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.

51-2 Replacement Arrives

Lieutenant Bret Baker, October 18

On Wednesday members spent our weekly training night celebrating the arrival of our new 2016 4 Guys Spartan Gladiator pumper. This unit was purchased to replace our aging 1996 Sutphen pumper. The vehicle will be fully operational once striping, lettering and radio mounting are completed in the next few weeks.... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire in the Borough

Lieutenant Bret Baker, September 29

Shortly after 3pm the West Chester Fire Department along with Goshen Fire Company were alerted to the 200 block of West Gay Street for a building fire. Initial calls reported flames in a closet and in the walls with the reporting party evacuating. Asst 53 arrived on location to find the same. Engine 51-1 arrived and secured a water supply from a hydrant located in front of the building while crews ... (Full Story & Photos)

Members Train for FireFighter Survival

3rd Class Firefighter Josh Willson, September 26

This past weekend three members participated in a 16 hour Firefighter Survival course, hosted by the Chester County Department of Emergency Services. The course was a physically demanding comprehensive program designed to train firefighters on the skills necessary for self rescue in the case of a catastrophic event. As part of the course our members completed evolutions on emergency breathing & ... (Full Story & Photos)

New 51-2 Update

Lieutenant Bret Baker, September 09

New Photos of the new engine designed to replace our current 1996 Sutphen. Due to arrive in Fall of 2016... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Overturned in the Borough

Bret Baker, September 06

Just after 11pm Stations 51, 53, 55 and Medic 91 were dispatched to the intersection of West Gay Street and North Everhart Street for an auto accident reported serious. Engine 51-1 arrived to find a single vehicle on its side with one still confined inside. Engine 51-1 placed a safety hand-line in service and set up scene lighting. Rescue 53 arrived and extricated one patient. Once patient was in ... (Full Story & Photos)


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