Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2016 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
2 0 0

2016 Calls
Jan 63
Feb 3
Total 66

2015 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
23 7 2

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

Past Calls
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530

Web Counters
Website Visitors
March 25, 2014
Visitors Today
Feb 07, 2016

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 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.

Silsby Room Banquet Hall

Fame has a 150 person capacity banquet hall available for rental by the public.  Click here to learn more.

2015 Letter Drive

Our 2015 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!

West Chester Rotary Club Annual Fruit Sale to Benefit Fame

2nd Class DJ Matthews, February 21

The West Chester Rotary Club is proud to begin their Annual Fruit Sale Campaign. They are proud to announce that the recipient of the Fruit Sale proceeds for 2016 is the Fame Fire Company!

The West Chester Rotary Club was chartered in 1921 and we are now one of 31,000 clubs world wide. In the spirit of our motto of “service above self” they are happy to provide funds to the Fame Fire Company through ... (Full Story)

Snow Causes Partial Building Collapse

2nd Class DJ Matthews, January 26

This afternoon, Station 52 was dispatched for an automatic fire alarm at Schramm, Inc on East Virginia Ave in West Goshen Township. While enroute, Engine 52-2 was advised that police are reporting a partial roof collapse. Engine 52-2 requested the assignment be upgraded to a building fire response bringing Stations 51, 53, Tower 54 and Good Fellowship EMS. Ladder 53, Rescue 53, Utility and Collapse ... (Full Story & Photos)

Initial attack hoseline being stretched.
Initial attack hoseline being stretched.

Dwelling Fire-Box 5301

1st Class FF Bill Cummings, January 11

This evening, WCFD Units (Stations 53 and 51) and Good Fellowship EMS (Station 55) were dispatched to the 100 block of Price Street for a reported dwelling fire. Initial reports received indicated a possible intentionally set fire in a bathroom and the occupants were evacuating the dwelling. Subsequent reports indicated possible entrapment. Chester County dispatch upgraded the call bringing Station ... (Full Story & Photos)

Working Dwelling Fire-Box 5202

Captain Bill Cummings, December 30

Just before 2:30 pm this afternoon, WCFD units (Station 52/53 and Eng 51-1) and Good Fellowship EMS (Station 55) were dispatched to the 900 block of Greystone Drive in West Goshen Twp. for a dwelling fire. Initial calls reported fire in an attached garage. Chief 53 (McDonald) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported a 2-1/2 story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing from Side A/Division ... (Full Story & Photos)

Training Never Ends!

Lieutenant Michael McCarthy, December 12

Fame members took advantage of the warm December weather Saturday, and headed to the West Chester Fire Training Center for a live burn drill. Members focused on riding assignments, hose line advancement, aerial operations, and ground ladder placement. Photos courtesy of Richard Clark. ... (Full Story & Photos)


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