First West Chester Fire Company

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2016 Incidents
Jan 67
Feb 42
Mar 27
Apr 36
May 35
Jun 34
Jul 37
Aug 40
Sep 44
Oct 33
Nov 47
Dec 8
Total 450

2015 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 40
Mar 33
Apr 43
May 46
Jun 60
Jul 34
Aug 34
Sep 35
Oct 45
Nov 41
Dec 36
Total 487

Past Incidents
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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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.

WCU Foundation Gives Back to the Fightin’ 51st

Daily Local News Staff Report, December 05

WEST CHESTER >> West Chester University Foundation Executive Director Richard T. Przywara presented a $3,000 donation to Thomas E. Barton, president of the First West Chester Fire Company, located at 70 S. Bradford Ave.

“We are grateful that the WCU Foundation recognizes and supports our operation,” Barton said. “In part because of our ongoing relationship with West Chester University and the Foundation, ... (Full Story)

West Chester Christmas Parade

Lieutenant Bret Baker, December 02

Tonight members from First West Chester participated in West Chester's annual Christmas Parade. Members from the company marched along with the newly placed into service Engine 51-2.

All photos by Billy Ronayne Jr. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Assist to West Whiteland

Lieutenant Bret Baker, November 23

Early this morning just before 3:30am Station 51 was dispatched to assist Station 06 (West Whiteland Fire Company) in the 1300 block of Phoenixville Pike with a dwelling fire. Engine 51-2 and Squad 51 quickly responded as R.I.T for the incident. First arriving units located a single family dwelling with fire showing. Units assisted on scene until just after 5:30am.

The cause of the fire is under ... (Full Story & Photos)

First Due Fire

Lieutenant Bret Baker, November 20

Just before 8pm WCFD units were alerted to the 500 Block of West Market Street for a reported dwelling fire. Multiple 911 calls were received stating the rear porch of a residence was on fire. WCPD were quickly on location confirming the report of the rear of a twin home on fire. Engine 51-2 quickly arrived with Ladder 53. Multiple hand-lines were stretched and with an aggressive interior attack the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo Credit Daily Local News
Photo Credit Daily Local News

Accident With Entrapment

Lieutenant Bret Baker, November 14

Shortly after 9am as Engine 51-2 was clearing from a reported trash fire, Chester County fireboard dispatched an accident reported serious in the area of Rt 202 and Stanton Ave in Westtown Township. Engine 51-2 was added to the crash and arrived to find a two vehicle collision with one still inside a vehicle. Upon the arrival of Rescue 53 it was determined extrication was needed to remove the occupant. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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