Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 19
May 0
Jun 0
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 192

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2013 0
2012 0
2011 0
2010 0
2009 0

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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 together 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 District covers about 26.5 square miles.

The other two fire companies in the West Chester Fire Department are First West Chester Fire Company and Goodwill 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 Capital Campaign For Building Expansion Gets Underway

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 equipment for a variety of technical rescue services including trench rescue, collapse rescue, swift water rescue and high angle rescue.  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 our personnel who are currently operating in cramped engine room spaces.  We are expecting delivery of a new Ford F550 stake body truck as part of our rescue apparatus fleet, but don't have anywhere to park it inside.  Our goal is to raise $2 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.  

Silsby Room Banquet Hall

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

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Pig Roast to Benefit the Fame

Member DJ Matthews, April 22

On Tuesday, April 22nd, West Chester University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Delta Rho Fraternities will be hosting a Pig Roast at the Fame to help raise funds for the Capital Campaign.

Tickets are $10 and will include either one pork sandwich, hamburger, or hot dog, baked beans, a bag of chips, and a beverage. The event starts at 5 PM. Bring out your friends and family to help support your local ... (Full Story)


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Rescue Task Force Responds to High Angle Rescue

Captain Bill Cummings, April 07

Sunday April 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm, Stations 48, 49 and EMS units were dispatched to the Cornog Quarry in Wallace Twp for a "Rescue-fall from an elevation". Chester County Communications advised Chief 48 that there was a report of one victim that had fallen more than 50' along a steep cliffside and was stuck about 30' above the waterline. Additionally, reports were being received of at least one other ... (Full Story & Photos)

Squad and Rescue 53 at Wallace Twp High Angle Cliff Rescue (Photo by R. Clark)
Squad and Rescue 53 at Wallace Twp High Angle Cliff Rescue (Photo by R. Clark)

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Passing of Past Chief Ralph Watson, Jr

Member DJ Matthews, March 28

The Fame Fire Company #3 regrets to announce the passing of Ralph B. Watson, Jr. Mr. Watson was a life member of the Fame where throughout his membership, he and his family were very active in the organization. Mr. Watson joined the Fame in 1950 and moved up the ranks at the Fame serving as Lieutenant (1955), Captain (1956-1958), and Assistant Chief (1959-1967) before serving as Chief of the West ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fame Keeps Busy

Member DJ Matthews, March 27

At 1403 hours, Station 53 and Brush 51 was dispatched to the 300 Block of Beech Lane for a brush fire. Homeowner reported that he was conducting a control burn and it got out of hand. Assistant 53 arrived and had roughly a 75 x 100 area of brush involved. Engine 53 arrived and went in service with their booster reel. Brush 51 arrived shortly after and worked the back end of the property. Engine 51-2 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WCFD Runs Box Alarm and Small Basement Fire

Member DJ Matthews, March 26

At 1635 hours, the box alarm was struck for 890 S. Matlack Street at Jefferson Pointe Apartments for the building fire bringing Stations 51, 52, 53 and Tower 54. Assistant 53 arrived on scene with nothing evident. Ladder 53 and Engine 51-2 arrived and searched the second floor for a report of a smoke condition. After investigating for several minutes the source could not be found and units made themselves ... (Full Story)


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