First West Chester Fire Company

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2018 Incidents
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Mar 57
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2017 Incidents
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2016 512
2015 487
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2012 436
2011 525
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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 Garage Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, September 30

Sunday afternoon, the West Chester Fire Department along with Good Fellowship EMS, were dispatched to the 1100 block of Ashbridge Road in West Goshen Township for a reported garage on fire. WCFD arrived to find a detached garage well involved in fire. Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire with no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshals ... (Full Story & Photos)

WCFD Release Recruitment Video

Lieutenant Billy Ronayne, September 05

As a 100% volunteer organization we welcome members of our community who are looking to giving back. We are looking for not only firefighters but administrative support, fundraising and fire police. If you or know someone who would like to join please share the video below. We want to thank Emergency Nexus for their expertise in the production of this video.... (Full Story)

No Caption Another Busy Weekend

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)

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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