Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2018 Calls
Jan 50
Feb 46
Mar 47
Apr 27
Total 170

2018 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
2 4 1

2017 Calls
Jan 45
Feb 45
Mar 34
Apr 29
May 37
Jun 36
Jul 25
Aug 65
Sep 47
Oct 47
Nov 53
Dec 47
Total 510

2017 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
15 7 1

2016 Calls
Jan 63
Feb 43
Mar 32
Apr 41
May 32
Jun 35
Jul 34
Aug 26
Sep 37
Oct 39
Nov 43
Dec 50
Total 475

2016 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
16 10 6

2015 Calls
Jan 42
Feb 47
Mar 34
Apr 38
May 36
Jun 51
Jul 42
Aug 34
Sep 36
Oct 47
Nov 41
Dec 35
Total 483

2015 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
23 7 2

Past Calls
2017 510
2016 475
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530
Total 3928

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Fame Fire Company of West Chester

The Fame Fire Company No. 3 is one of three 100% volunteer fire companies that make up the West Chester Fire Department.  The WCFD provides fire and rescue services to the residents of the Borough of West Chester, Thornbury Township (Chester County), and portions of West Goshen, Westtown, Birmingham and  East Bradford Townships.  The West Chester Fire Department covers approximately 26.5 square miles.

Fame Fire Company is the dedicated Ladder/Truck Company and Heavy Rescue Company for the West Chester Fire Department. The other two fire companies in the West Chester Fire Department are First West Chester Fire Company and Good Will Fire Company #2.  The specific fire apparatus responding to an emergency may range from a single piece of apparatus from one fire station to many pieces from multiple stations depending on the nature and location of the emergency.

Fame Fire Company is also an integral part of The Chester County Rescue Task Force. Fame is the lead company for swiftwater, trench and structural collapse technical rescue disciplines and operates in a support role in the rope/high-angle and confined space technical rescue disciplines. Check out the Chester County Rescue Task Force Facebook page for additional information.

Fame is always look for more volunteers!! If you have any interest at all in joining our organization, click here!

Fame Capital Campaign For Building Expansion

Fame, as part of the West Chester Fire Department, is honored to be recognized by Fig West Chester as its 2016 Social Mission Partner! For more information, please visit http://figwestchester.com/   

As the community has grown, so has the demand for an expanding set of emergency services.  Fame has responded to this regional need by adding training skill sets and related specialized equipment to handle a variety of complex technical rescue incidents including trench cave-ins, building collapses, swift water rescues and high angle rescues. Our response area for technical rescue services has also expanded, with Fame now participating in regional rescue task forces serving Southeastern Pennsylvania.  

As the menu of rescue services has expanded, so has our need for larger updated quarters so that we don't have to store important rescue equipment outdoors or jeopardize the safety of our personnel who are currently operating in cramped engine room spaces.  We have taken delivery of a new Ford F-550 stake body truck as part of our rescue apparatus fleet, but currently are unable to park it inside.  Our goal is to raise $2.5 million prior to breaking ground on the building expansion project.  Click here to learn more about our capital campaign and how you can contribute to our success. Fame Fire Company #3 of West Chester has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization and accepts tax-deductible donations. Please speak with your accountant regarding tax deduction donation questions.

2017 Letter Drive

Our 2017 Letter Drive has officially started! Please check your mailbox for our letter. For your convenience, we have also provided a PayPal account below that you can also donate through.

PLEASE help US help YOU!

We THANK YOU in advance!

Fame Member Graduates from Prince George County (MD) Academy

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, April 14

Over this weekend, FF Ryan Opiekun completed the fire academy to become one of the newest members of the Prince George County (MD) Fire Department! Ryan completed several weeks of intense training to help give him the necessary knowledge to perform the job well and in a safe matter.

On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Fame, congratulations Ryan and best of luck in your career!

Ryan becomes ... (Full Story)

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Lieutenant DJ Matthews, April 04

Last week, FF Walt Missimo completed the fire academy to become one of the newest members of the Montgomery County (MD) Fire Rescue Department! FF Missimo finished several months of vigorous training geared to give him the knowledge to perform the job well and in a safe matter.

Congratulations Walt from the Officers and Members of Fame! ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame is Prepared for Anything

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, April 02

Training never ends at the Fame and at least once a week, we test our abilities against any and all possible scenarios.

This past week our crews for training were dispatched to a "reported structure fire". Crews arrived on location and reported smoke showing from the structure and began to attack the fire just like any other "routine call". As the ladder crew split and conducted primary searches, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD Fire Chief Jonathan Stafford describes FF Jamie Harkins' heroic actions to save the life of Amy Yozviak in early November 2017.
WCFD Fire Chief Jonathan Stafford describes FF Jamie Harkins' heroic actions to save the life of Amy Yozviak in early November 2017.

Fame Member Receives Medal of Valor

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, March 22

This evening, members of the West Chester Fire Department attended the monthly meeting of the West Chester Borough Council as FF Jamie Harkins was awarded the Medal of Valor.

On November 11, 2017, FF Harkins was in his personal vehicle waiting at a traffic light when a horrible scene unfolded before him as a tractor trailer overturned and crashed into multiple cars, and then bursting into flames. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Winter Storm Causes Fire Uptown

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, March 02

On March 2, at 20:09, Station 51 was dispatched for a lamp post on fire in front of 10 S Church Street. The caller reported a lamp post on fire with black some on the street. Engine 51-1 arrived and 2 minutes later requested a building response due to an underground transformer fire bringing Fame and Goodwill to the incident. A priority 1 PECO response was requested.

Engine 51-2 and Assistant 51 ... (Full Story)


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