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.


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

No Caption Winter Storm Causes Fires in the Borough

Captain Justin McClure, March 02

On March 2, at 20:09, Station 51 was dispatched for a lamp post on fire in front of 10 S Church Street. The caller reported a lamp post on fire with black some on the street. Engine 51-1 arrived and 2 minutes later requested a building response due to an underground transformer fire. A priority 1 PECO response was requested.

Engine 51-2 and Assistant 51 arrived and staged in the 100 Block of W ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tragic Accident in West Goshen Township

Captain Justin McClure, February 13

Just before midnight on Saturday, February 10, Station 51, along Rescue 53 and Good Fellowship EMS, was dispatched to the 1000 block of Pottstown Pike for an accident with entrapment. Calls to Chester County 911 reported a three vehicle accident with persons trapped and serious injuries. Units arrived determined that there were a total of 4 patients, two of which were trapped inside of a vehicle. ... (Full Story)

No Caption Fatal Crash Box 51-01

Lieutenant Bret Baker, February 03

Around 1830 the WCFD along with WCPD and EMS were dispatched to the area of Church Street and West Market Street for a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Initial calls were reporting a vehicle into a building with possibly two people trapped underneath. Officers from WCPD were quickly on location confirming two people under the vehicle with one critically injured. Crews worked to quickly ... (Full Story & Photos)

2017: A Year in Review

Captain Justin McClure, January 05

As we move into the first week of 2018, the Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company would like to take a moment and reflect on 2017. There were changes, challenges, and numerous success throughout the year. Members spent countless hour responding to incidents, participating in training, and attending community events.

One of the most notable occurrences of 2017 was call volume. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Keith Green being sworn in as Assistant Chief.
Keith Green being sworn in as Assistant Chief.

1400 block of W Strasburg Road
1400 block of W Strasburg Road

Back to Back Fires in West Bradford Township

Captain Justin McClure, December 24

Just after noon on December 23, Station 51 was dispatched for both engines as part of the house fire assignment with Station 39 to the 1000 block of Appleville Road in West Bradford Township. Calls to Chester County 911 reported a fire on the porch of the home. Chief 39 arrived on location and reported a mobile home well involved, requesting two additional tankers. Engine 51-2 arrived as the second ... (Full Story & Photos)


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