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, 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.
The Stadium Grille is back for one and one time only!! This is a rain or shine event scheduled for May 21.
The Stadium Grille in conjunction with the Capital Campaign is having a BBQ Reunion to benefit the building expansion project! Come and get your favorite fixin's from one of our old favorite local restaurants!
At 1752 hours, Engine 53 was dispatched for the reported car fire. Engine 53 arrived within minutes after dispatch to find a well involved engine compartment on fire. Firefighters quickly stretched a 1.75" attack line to extinguish the fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 0900 hours, Station 55 Ambulance was dispatched to the area of Rt. 322 and McCardle Dr for the report of an accident with unknown injuries. At 0906 hours, police had arrived and updated that the car was overturned into a ditch 30 feet down off the roadway, and county upgraded the assignment adding Station 53 and Medic 91. Asst. 53 and Chief 53 arrived and confirmed the report with one subject trapped ... (Full Story & Photos)
On May 4th, at approximately 22:15 hours, Station 53, 55 Ambulance, Medic 91, and WEGO Police were dispatched to Oakborne Road and South Concord Road for an auto accident with entrapment. Rescue 53 responded with a crew of 6, 3 minutes after dispatch. Rescue 53 arrived on scene to find a vehicle down an embankment, overturned, with one occupant still inside the vehicle. The occupant was conscious ... (Full Story & Photos)
This past Sunday, members from the Fame completed training in Firefighter Survival. The class consisted of classroom lectures and ended with a full day of practical training. Safe fireground operations as well as emergency operations were the focal point of the class. During the practical training day, members practiced bailing out of structures via windows onto ladders, bailing out utilizing ... (Full Story & Photos)