First West Chester Fire Company

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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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Lieutenant Josh Willson, January 15

Looking for that New Years Resolution? Have you ever considered giving back to your community?

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at The First West Chester Fire Company. We are looking for members who are 14 and older, NO EXPERIENCE necessary. We will provide 100% of all of the training required at no cost to you. We are seeking Active Firefighters and members who can help with administration ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Odor Investigation inside in East Bradford Township

WCFD PIO team, January 11

East Bradford Township, PA - January 11, 2022

At approximately 10:32 PM, the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute, West Chester Borough Police Department and the West Whiteland Fire Company (Ladder 6) were dispatched to the 1100 block of Meadow Glen Drive for an odor investigation inside a residence.

Crews investigated and located an issue with the heating system. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD PIO team, January 09

East Bradford Township, PA - January 9, 2022

Just minutes after 11:00 AM, the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute and West Chester Borough Police Department were dispatched to a reported shed fire in the 800 block of Lenape Road, East Bradford Township.

Chief 51 arrived on the scene with a 10x10 shed well involved. The crew from Engine 51-2 deployed a hand line and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Accident with Reported Entrapment in East Bradford

WCFD PIO, January 02

East Bradford Township, PA - January 2, 2022

Just after 1:30 PM on January 2, 2022, the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute and the West Chester Borough Police Department were dispatched to the area of SR 162 and Highland Road, East Bradford Township for an auto accident with entrapment.

Chief Pelna arrived at the scene and confirmed there was no one trapped in the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2022 Line and Administrative Officers

January 02

At the December monthly meeting of the First West Chester Fire Company, the following members were elected or ran unopposed for Line Officer and Administrative Officer positions:

Line Officers
Assistant Chief of the Department - Justin McClure
Captain - Billy Ronayne
Lieutenant - John O'Brien, Chris Erwin, Josh Willson

Administrative Officers
President - Andrew Rongaus
Vice President - Dave Morris
Secretary ... (Full Story)


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