First West Chester Fire Company

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2020 Incidents
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2018 608
2017 612
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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.

Photo courtesy Longwood Fire Company
Photo courtesy Longwood Fire Company

Company Responds to Second Alarm Fire in Unionville

Captain Justin McClure, January 03

Just after 3 am, Station 51 was alerted as part of the second alarm assignment assisting the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company on a commercial building fire in East Marlborough Township. Engines 51-2 and 51-1 along with Assistant 51 made the response, assisting crews with extinguishment and overhaul. Rescue 53 was already on location as part of the first alarm assignment. Air 52 made the response to fill ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Years Day Fire in Box 5114

Captain Justin McClure, January 02

Just before 6:30 pm on New Years Day, the West Chester Fire Department and Good Fellowship EMS were dispatched to the 200 block of Blue Rock Road in East Bradford Township for a house fire. The 911 caller reported a significant amount of smoke in the attic and a burning smell. An additional call to 911 reported fire through the roof. Assistant 51 arrived on location and confirmed the callers report. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captain Justin McClure, December 28

Each year, the First West Chester Fire Company takes pause to recognize those members who have gone above and beyond serving both the company and the community. The lifestyle of a volunteer firefighter comes with personal sacrifice and we thank the below members for their ongoing commitment:

Firefighter of the Year (Department) - Josh Willson
Firefighter of the Year (Company) - Dale McClure
Rookie ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Fire in Thornbury Township

Captain Justin McClure, December 26

Just before 9:30pm on Christmas Day, the West Chester Fire Department was alerted for a building fire at the Penn Oaks Country Club in Thornbury Township. The 911 caller reported smoke in the building. Assistant 53 arrived, and upon investigating, found smoke inside the kitchen area and showing from the rear exterior eaves. Engine 51-2 arrived as the first due engine, made entry from the rear of ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2020 Company Officers

Captain Justin McClure, December 17

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 - Stephen Pelna
Captain - Justin McClure
Lieutenant - Nick Braccia, Billy Ronayne, John O'Brien

Administrative Officers
President - Andrew Rongaus
Vice President - Dave Morris
Secretary ... (Full Story)


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