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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WCFD PIO team , December 08

West Chester Borough, PA - December 8, 2022

WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute, West Whiteland Fire Company and West Chester Borough Police Department were dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the 400 block of West Miner Street, West Chester Borough, just after 1:30 PM this afternoon.

Upon arrival, crews advised a fire in a fan was out with a smoke condition ... (Full Story & Photos)

Unattended burning leads to Brush fire in West Goshen Township

WCFD PIO team , November 24

West Goshen Township, PA - November 24, 2022

Just after 2:00 PM today, WCFD’S First West Chester Fire Co., Engine Co. 51 were dispatched to the 1100 block of North New Street, West Goshen Township for a brush fire.

The caller reported an unattended fire pit was spreading to leaves and brush.

Assistant 51 (McClure) arrived on location advising a small fire contained to a small area. Brush 51 and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD PIO team , November 20

East Bradford Township, PA - November 20, 2022

West Chester University South Campus Apartments - 800 block of South Campus Dr.
Just after 9:30 PM, the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute and West Whiteland Fire Company were dispatched to the South Campus Apartments, 800 block of South Campus Drive, East Bradford Township, for a report of smoke inside the building. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Fire in East Bradford

WCFD PIO team , November 11

East Bradford Township, PA - November 11, 2022

At approximately 11:00 AM this morning, the WCFD was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the 700 block of Mercers Mill Lane, East Bradford Township.

Volunteers from First West Chester Fire Co., Engine Co. 51 arrived at the scene and found a small fire in the engine compartment of the vehicle. The fire was extinguished without incident and all units cleared ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Josh Willson, October 29

Our firefighters kept extremely busy during the month of October with community events and training, on top of continuing our trend towards a record number of emergency calls. Attached are a selection of pictures and videos from the following events:

- 7 Fire Prevention Events in our community schools
- Color guard at the West Chester Halloween Parade
- West Goshen Trunk or Treat
- St. Agnes First ... (Full Story & Photos)


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