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.

No Caption Passing of Dan Chambers, 71-year member and former First West Chester President

Lieutenant Josh Willson, June 18

Dan Chambers, a 71-year life member and a President of First West Chester Fire Company for 13 years, has sadly passed away.

The members of The West Chester Fire Department send our condolences to Dan's friends and family during this difficult time.

Dan's obituary can be found here:

A mass of Christian burial along with a celebration ... (Full Story & Photos)

Hazardous Material Incident @Henderson HS

WCFD PIO team , June 16

West Chester Borough, PA
June 16, 2022 - 6:54 PM
Henderson High School
Hazardous Material Incident

At approximately 6:54 PM, the WCFD (Station 52) was dispatched for a fire alarm at the school. As crews were investigating they located an unknown spill of a substance in the boiler room area.

The incident was upgraded dispatching the remainder of the WCFD, Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Firefighter Physical Fitness Challenge @WC Fire Training Center

WCFD PIO team , June 08


Tonight’s drill focused on Physical Fitness and members participated in a Firefighter Challenge course. Each member went through 7 firefighter skill based stations. It was a fun but challenging night for all. A special thanks to Minquas Fire Company #2 for the use of their homemade Keiser Sled.... (Full Story & Photos)

Building fire in the Boro

WCFD PIO team , June 05

West Chester Borough, PA
June 5, 2022
Building Fire

On June 5, 2022 at approximately 5:25am, the West Chester Borough Fire Department, Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute, West Whiteland Fire Company, West Chester Borough Police Department were dispatched for a building fire in the 100 block of North Church Street, West Chester Borough.

Crews arrived finding fire showing on the front ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Shed fire in Thornbury Township

WCFD PIO team , May 27

Thornbury Township, Chester County PA
May 27, 2022
8:43 AM
Shed Fire

At 8:43 AM the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute and Longwood Fire Company we’re alerted for a house fire in the 200 block of Greentree Drive, Thornbury Township, Chester County PA.

Crews arrived on-scene reporting a shed on fire located close to the main house. The fire was extinguished without ... (Full Story & Photos)


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