First West Chester Fire Company

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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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PIO team, January 25

Last evening volunteers of the WCFD received training on traumatic brain injuries. Kevin McDonald, a past line officer with the WCFD, reviewed signs and symptoms our crews would encounter when assisting a traumatic brain injury survivor.
Thank You Kevin for bring this awareness training to the department.... (Full Story & Photos)

Car fire training

PIO team, January 11

Station 51 trained on a live car fire last evening while station 53 conducted live burn sessions in the training buildings.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption FF Bailey Coon & FF Dale McClure recognized for service at annual department banquet

WCFD PIO team , December 27

Last month the West Chester Fire Department held its annual banquet at the Penn Oaks Country Club to recognize the time and dedication of our volunteers.

During the evening, many awards were presented to members of the department which included our Firefighter of the Year awards. The 2022 Firefighters of the year were presented to:

Bailey Coon of First West Chester Fire Co., Engine Co. 51

Justin ... (Full Story & Photos)

Company delivers Santa for the holidays

WCFD PIO, December 15

This month the company escorted Santa through the First West Chester local with multiple events across the weekends preceding Christmas. Thank you to all of those that came out to wave Santa on his way!... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Chimney fire in East Bradford

WCFD PIO , December 11

East Bradford Township, PA - December 11, 2022.

At approximately 9:45 PM the WCFD along with Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute and Goshen Fire Company for Tower 54 were dispatched to the 300 block of Highview Circle, East Bradford Township for a reported chimney fire.

Chief 51 (Pelna) arrived as operations, Assistant 51 (McClure) command and Assistant 53 (Division 2). The assignment ... (Full Story & Photos)


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