Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2019 Calls
Jan 38
Feb 34
Mar 41
Apr 41
May 23
Total 177

2019 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
6 1 0

2018 Calls
Jan 50
Feb 46
Mar 47
Apr 41
May 46
Jun 41
Jul 41
Aug 48
Sep 56
Oct 50
Nov 55
Dec 38
Total 559

2018 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
9 9 3

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
2018 559
2017 510
2016 475
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530
Total 4487

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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 looking for more volunteers!! If you have any interest at all in joining our organization, click here!

A load-sharing anchor system is being set up.
A load-sharing anchor system is being set up.

Training Never Ends at The Fame!

Lieutenant Bill Cummings, May 04

Rope rescue was once again the topic for May's monthly technical rescue drill. We were provided the opportunity to conduct realistic training at a cliff area at The Quarry Swim Club. We trained on the two-rope offset rope rescue system. Crews assembled all necessary equipment and hiked up to the training site. Two Arizona Vortex tripods, (used as an artificial high directional), four 300' sections ... (Full Story & Photos)

Trench Rescue Training

April 06

This month’s topic for Technical Rescue Training was Trench Rescue Operations. Crews reviewed SOGs and equipment. They then operated in a T-trench, that was dug at the West Goshen Township Wastewater Treatment Plant. Training lasted about four hours.

Fame is the lead company for Trench/Excavation Rescue on the Chester County Rescue Task Force. Members from Station 38 (Thorndale) and Station 47 (Lionville) ... (Full Story & Photos)

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February 21

Members participated in Crew Drills on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The Rescue Crew traveled to West End Towing N’ Storage to practice vehicle rescue techniques. Lt. Helmke supervised the crews in utilizing Hurst Jaws of Life eDraulic tools to remove doors. They then used Paratech struts and chain to “Crack-The-Egg”. Challenging training scenarios such as this help our rescue technicians hone their ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame Hosts Awareness Training for WCFD and Good Fellowship

February 16

The Fame Fire Company hosted the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Awareness courses taught by WhiteCap Water Rescue Training, LLC. Participants included members from the First West Chester Fire Co., Good Will Fire Co., and our EMS partners at Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute. This was the first departmental trainings in 2019; with many more scheduled ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Passing of Third Class Firefighter Eric Duerr

February 05

It is with a heavy heart that the Fame Fire Co. No. 3 announces the passing of Third Class Firefighter Eric Duerr. Eric joined the Fame in May 2018 and although his tenure was brief, the impact he left will endure within our walls.

Eric attended Unionville High School and graduated from Sanford School in Hockessin, DE. Eric was a student at West Chester University of PA and was an avid supporter ... (Full Story & Photos)


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