First West Chester Fire Company

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2020 Incidents
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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.

We are always looking for volunteers. Click to find out how you can help your community!


Due to today's inclement weather, the 2020 Trap Shoot scheduled to start at 10am has been cancelled. Tickets purchased via PayPal will be refunded this morning.

We hope to see everyone next year!

No Caption Crews Make Quick Work of Mid-Morning Fire

Captain Justin McClure, July 09

At 09:10 am, Chester County 911 received a call for a roof on fire in the 400 block of N Everhart Street in West Chester Borough. West Chester Police arrived in the area and updated the location to Hannum Gardens on Downingtown Pike, reporting a fire in a second floor bathroom.

Assistant 52 arrived and reported smoke showing from the roof of a two story town home. A working fire dispatch was requested. ... (Full Story & Photos)

RIT response to West Whiteland

2nd Class Firefighter Josh Willson, March 01

On Sunday evening 3/1/20 Station 51 was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team to assist Station 6 on working dwelling fire in West Whiteland Township. Engine 51-2, Squad 51 and Assistant 51 made the response.

Assistant 51 assisted with fire ground operations while the squad and engine crews established RIT on side A and C of the fire building. 51 crews later assisted with overhaul operations. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Crews Assist on Working House Fire in West Whiteland

Captain Justin McClure, February 23

At 11:20 am, Station 51 was alerted to assist Station 06 and other mutual aid companies for a house fire on Brecknock Drive in West Whiteland Township. Chief 06 arrived with smoke showing and requested a working fire dispatch. Crews from Station 51 provided the RIT, as well as assisted with suppression and overhaul.

51 units returned to the Borough just after 1 pm. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Reported dwelling fire in box 51-12

2nd Class Firefighter Josh Willson, February 16

At approximately 4am the West Chester Fire Department, along with Good Fellowship Ambulance and West Chester Borough Police, were dispatched to box 51-12 in East Bradford Township for the reported dwelling fire.

51-2 arrived as the first due engine and laid approximately 1200 feet of five inch supply line up the long driveway to the setback residence.

Crews determined that a fire had occurred ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Accident with Reported Entrapment

2nd Class Firefighter Josh Willson, February 15

On 2/15/20 Stations 51, 53, and 55 Ambulance along with West Chester Borough Police responded to the intersection of Price and South Brandywine Streets for an accident with reported entrapment.

Upon arrival Assistant 51 confirmed that all occupants had self extricated and the response was scaled back.

Crews from 51-2 secured the vehicles and cleared the scene a short while later. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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