Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
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 20
Total 541

2018 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
9 8 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
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.

2018 Letter Drive

Our 2018 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!

Friday Evening Vehicle Rescue

Watchdesk , November 02

Around 8:00pm on Friday evening, as West Chester University’s Homecoming Weekend was beginning, Stations 51 and 53 were dispatched along with Station 55 EMS to the 800 block of S. New Street in East Bradford Twp for an accident with entrapment. QRS 58 (WCU EMS) and Assistant 53 (Mark Scanlon) arrived and reported a two vehicle accident with one vehicle on its side and three people trapped inside. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Watchdesk , September 29

Three Fame members were activated and deployed with two FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces to the Carolinas in preparation of and response to Hurricane Florence. Captain Steve McDonald is a Rescue Specialist with Maryland Task Force 1, Lt Bill Cummings is a Technical Search Specialist and FF Brad Cosgrove is a Medical Specialist with Pennsylvania Task Force 1. MD TF-1and PA TF-1 were staged, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Door Pop in West Goshen

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, September 17

At 0905 Hours, CCFR alerted Station 53 and 52 for the report of an auto accident with entrapment. MICU55 requested the assignment as they had a sedan vs a tractor trailer with one patient trapped.

Rescue 53 arrived on location and split their crew to stabilize the vehicle and begin extrication efforts. Engine 52-1 arrived shortly after and provided manpower and assisted with controlling the hazards. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Boat 53-2 crew safely removes occupants from flooded dwelling in Willistown Township.
Boat 53-2 crew safely removes occupants from flooded dwelling in Willistown Township.

Swiftwater Rescue Team Activated During Flash Flooding.

Lt Bill Cummings, August 13

Chester County has once again been inundated with heavy rains today. Multiple water rescues have been ongoing throughout the County. Around 8:45 am, Squad and Boat 53-2 were dispatched to Goshen Road and Plumsock Road in Willistown Township to assist Delco Station 41 with a vehicle submerged in water. The vehicle was found unoccupied. They were then assigned to evacuate an elderly couple from a house ... (Full Story & Photos)

Benchmark Criterium Bike Race Stand By

Lt Bill Cummings, August 11

Tonight, Rescue and Squad 53 provided stand by services at the Benchmark Twilight Criterium Bike Race through downtown West Chester. This annual event brings thousands of visitors into the Borough to watch and enjoy this cool event! Fame crews were staged at S. Church Street and West Market Street. We enjoyed seeing all of the visitors and especially enjoyed all of our young visitors who stopped by ... (Full Story & Photos)

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