First West Chester Fire Company

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2019 Incidents
Jan 48
Feb 39
Mar 52
Apr 41
May 40
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2018 Incidents
Jan 64
Feb 30
Mar 57
Apr 43
May 48
Jun 50
Jul 50
Aug 56
Sep 60
Oct 51
Nov 47
Dec 52
Total 608

Past Incidents
2018 608
2017 612
2016 512
2015 487
2014 542
2013 447
2012 436
2011 525
2010 492
2009 538
2008 525
2007 522
2006 524
2005 591
2004 484

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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.

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No Caption Thursday, June 13th - Give20 Dinner & Fightin' 51st IPA release at Iron Hill West Chester!

2nd Class Firefighter Josh Willson, June 03

The First West Chester Fire Company and Iron Hill Brewery (West Chester) have teamed up again to create the Fightin' 51st IPA, an American Pale Ale Beer.

Members joined the Iron Hill Brewery staff in May to help brew the beer, which will be released on Thursday June 13th in conjunction with a Give20 dinner night that benefits the Fire Company. A dollar of each pint sold and 20% of your dinner bill ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Apartment Fire on the East Side

Captain Justin McClure, February 08

At 5:30am on Thursday, January 31 the West Chester Fire Department, along with mutual aid from the Goshen Fire Company (Tower 54) and Good Fellowship EMS, was dispatched to the Sharpless Works Apartments in West Chester Borough for an apartment building fire. Calls to Chester County 911 reported smoke and flames in an apartment. Assistant 53 arrived with smoke showing and reported a fire in a first ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Annual Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser a Huge Success

Mandy McClure, January 27

The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company would like to extend a big 'Thank You' to everyone who attended our Designer Bag Bingo event! Your support helps our volunteer Fire Company provide quality fire service to the Greater West Chester Area! We hope you had a blast and are looking forward to hosting you again next year!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Congratulations Firefighter Ed Kebbekus

Captain Justin McClure, January 27

The Officers and Members of First West Chester would like to congratulate Firefighter Eddie Kebbekus on his appointment as a Deputy to the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. Eddie was sworn in on Tuesday, January 22nd. Congrats Ed and good luck on your future endeavors!!... (Full Story & Photos)

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2018 Run Statistics

Captain Justin McClure, January 13

2018 was another busy year for the members of the First West Chester Fire Company. The company responded to 608 incidents including:
- 325 Alarms
- 158 Other Fire Responses
- 76 Report Structure Fires
- 35 Medical Assists
- 14 Motor Vehicle Accidents

As a whole, the West Chester Fire Department answered 1,387 calls for service.... (Full Story)


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