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!

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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.

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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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2018 Officers

Captain Justin McClure, December 21

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 - Keith Green
Captain - Justin McClure
Lieutenant - Bret Baker, Nick Braccia, Billy Ronayne

Administrative Officers
President - Tom Barton
Vice President - Dave Morris
Secretary ... (Full Story)


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Lieutenant Bret Baker, December 06

Just before 8:30 pm while members were attending their weekly training night, a reported kitchen fire was dispatched in the 100 block of East Miner Street in West Chester Borough. Initial calls reported a fire on the stove-top. WCFD units arrived quickly to locate a working kitchen fire with "hoarding-like" conditions throughout the structure. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews returned ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fatal Crash Box 53-04

Lieutenant Bret Baker, November 14

Shortly after noon multiple calls were received to the Chester County 911 center for a reported crash involving a tractor trailer in the area of Rt 202 and S Matlack Street in West Goshen Township. Callers reported an overturned tractor trailer on fire with a vehicle possibly underneath the tractor. WCFD units along with mutual aid arrived to find a multi-vehicle collision involving fire. Sadly one ... (Full Story & Photos)

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