First West Chester Fire Company

Recent Headlines

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 32
Total 588

2017 Incidents
Jan 52
Feb 55
Mar 53
Apr 38
May 49
Jun 48
Jul 45
Aug 40
Sep 63
Oct 53
Nov 57
Dec 59
Total 612

Past Incidents
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

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
April 20, 2012
808,841
Visitors Today
Dec 12, 2018
107

Participating Dept Seal

Health and Wellness

Know Before You Burn
Email Email Print Print PDF PDF RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By Captain Justin McClure
April 15, 2018

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 only does burning affect your property, but it can affect your neighbor's as well.

- The West Chester Fire Department protects residences and businesses in the Borough of West Chester and the six surrounding municipalities. Each municipality has
different rules and regulations when it comes to burning outdoors. Familiarize yourself with these rules before you burn. Copies of the municipal burning ordinances can be found on our website in the Public Information section.

- Before burning takes place, call the Chester County 911 Center at 610-692-5100 and provide your address and telephone number. This aids the Fire Department in the event someone calls 911 because they smell or see a fire and they aren't sure if its a controlled burn.

- Never leave a fire unattended and always have a sustained water source at the ready. Even fires in 'burn barrels' can spread to nearby brush.

- No burning should take place on high fire danger or 'Red Flag' days. Warnings such as these from the National Weather Service mean that there is an increased or high risk of fire spread due to certain weather conditions. Small fires can quickly become out of control posing great risk to open land, fields, woods, and buildings.

No Caption
 

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)


Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
First West Chester Fire Company
70 South Bradford Avenue
West Chester, PA 19382

Emergency Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 610-431-1580
Station Fax: 610-431-9628
E-mail: Info@firstwestchester.org
Copyright © 2018 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)