First West Chester Fire Company

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2021 Incidents
Jan 26
Feb 43
Mar 58
Apr 44
May 5
Total 176

2020 Incidents
Jan 41
Feb 45
Mar 39
Apr 39
May 45
Jun 55
Jul 68
Aug 49
Sep 41
Oct 50
Nov 47
Dec 44
Total 563

Past Incidents
2020 563
2019 557
2018 608
2017 612
2016 512
2015 487
2014 542
2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
2007 522
2006 524

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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.

2021 Company Officers

Captain Billy Ronayne, January 03

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, Nick Braccia, John Morris

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

Company Assists West Bradford on Mobile Home Fire

Captain Justin McClure, July 19

Just before midnight on July 18, Chester County Fire Board alerted Engine 51-2, who was clearing a cardiac arrest, to assist Station 39 on a reported house fire in West Bradford Township. Calls to 911 advised of a house on fire, with flames from the front. Chief 39 arrived and reported a mobile home with fire throughout. Engine 51-2 arrived seconds later and assumed the first due engine assignment. ... (Full Story)

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)


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