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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Lieutenant Bret Baker, June 20

This weekend kept volunteers busy again with multiple working fires. First crews responded early Friday morning to the 1100 block of New York Ave in West Goshen Township for a reported house on fire. Crews arrived to find a single story single family home with fire showing. The WCFD worked quickly to extinguish the fire.

Later that morning crews responded to assist Goshen Fire Company with a reported ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Memorial Day Weekend

Lieutenant Bret Baker, May 30

This holiday weekend kept the West Chester Fire Department volunteers busy with multiple working fires.

First Crews were alerted around midnight Friday for a reported fire alarm in the 100 block of West Market Street in West Chester Borough. The caller reported hearing a smoke detector going off in the apartment above the second floor. Crews arrived, forced entry into the apartment and located ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Know Before You Burn

Captain Justin McClure, April 15

As warmer days begin to become common, residents in the area will begin their spring clean up which may involve the burning of yard debris. The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company ask that any one who choose to take such action keep in mind several important safety tips and regulations.

- The burning of any material can be dangerous and should only be done by adults. Not ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Warmer Weather Keeps Volunteers Busy

Captain Justin McClure, April 15

On Friday, April 13, the First West Chester Volunteers kept busy throughout the day answering multiple calls for service. At 1102, Station 51 was dispatched for a brush fire in the area of Ridge Crest Drive and Hillsadale Road in East Bradford Township. Brush 51 responded and located a controlled burn in the 800 block of Peter Christopher Drive which had spread to nearby brush. The fire was quickly ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Justin McClure, April 08

At 0848 hours, Station 51 was dispatched for a report of a van on fire at Mayfield Avenue and W Virginia Avenue in West Chester Borough. Captain 52 was in the area and arrived to find a van on the side of the roadway with fire in the engine compartment. Engine 51-2 arrived and quickly extinguished the fire. All units were available a short time later.... (Full Story & Photos)

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