First West Chester Fire Company

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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.

Assist to Downingtown on Working House Fire (photos & video)

Lieutenant Josh Willson, March 22

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Video Credit: Chesco Fire Rescue Photography (

On Wednesday March 22nd, Station 51 was dispatched as RIT to assist Downingtown Fire Department on a working house fire in Downingtown Borough. Crews from Station 51 laddered the exposure dwelling, assisted with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD PIO team, March 16

This evening volunteers of the WCFD gathered at West Chester University for a departmental drill on apparatus access around the dorms at the university.... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney fire - East Bradford Township

WCFD PIO team, March 09

East Bradford Township, PA - March 9, 2023

At 8:00 PM this evening the West Chester Borough Fire Department along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute were dispatched to the 800 block of Hillsdale Road, East Bradford Township for a reported chimney fire.

Volunteers arrived and checked the inside of the property along with the roof and chimney finding no hazards.... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD PIO team, February 27

WCFD volunteers gathered at the West Chester Fire Department Training Center for a department drill on air management.
Crews are spending the evening focusing on the procedures to handle low volumes of breathing air.... (Full Story & Photos)

Chimney fire in West Goshen

WCFD PIO team , February 26

West Goshen Township, PA - February 26, 2023

This evening at approximately 4:40 PM, the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute were dispatched to a reported chimney fire in the 200 block Mackenzie Drive, West Goshen Township.

WCFD volunteers arrived to find a light smoke condition inside the residence with no active fire. Crews shut down the power to a pellet stove and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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