Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2019 Calls
Jan 38
Feb 34
Mar 41
Apr 41
May 33
Jun 49
Jul 54
Aug 37
Sep 45
Oct 55
Nov 52
Dec 12
Total 491

2019 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
9 3 4

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!

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Fame Fire Company of West Chester is a 100 percent volunteer fire company supported by public donations.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit, donations may be tax deductible.

The members of Fame rely on generous support from the Greater West Chester Community.  In addition to West Chester Borough, Fame provides services in Birmingham, East Bradford, Thornbury, West Goshen and Westtown Townships.  The Chester County Rescue Task Force that Fame is part of also responds to technical rescue incidents in the Southeastern Region of the state with responses in Berks. Chester and Montgomery Counties so far in 2019.


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Watchdesk, October 15

This morning at 0750 hrs, Stations 51 and 53 were alerted to the area of Downingtown Pike and Frank Rd for the Accident with Entrapment. Ambulance 56 was already on location and reported one patient trapped. Rescue 53 responded and arrived and stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver side doors. Engine 51-2 arrived and stretched a hand line for fire protection and assisted the Rescue crew. Engine ... (Full Story & Photos)

Vehicle Rescue in West Goshen Township

August 08

Just before 5 pm this afternoon, Stations 51, 53 and EMS units from Station 55 were dispatched to Route 322 Bypass near N. New Street in West Goshen Twp for a three vehicle accident. One vehicle was reported overturned and down an embankment. EMS units arrived quickly and confirmed that there was entrapment. Rescue 53 arrived on scene to find a vehicle on its side down an embankment in thick brush ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Dumpster moved by flood waters to the middle of East Gay Street.
Dumpster moved by flood waters to the middle of East Gay Street.

Multiple Water Rescue Calls

Lieutenant Bill Cummings, July 18

For the second Thursday in a row, Fame responded to numerous water rescue calls. Flash flooding caused by strong heavy summer storms inundated the greater West Chester Area. Our swiftwater rescue team rescued stranded motorists at Montgomery Ave at East Gay Street in West Goshen Twp. This area frequently floods with heavy rains and has been the site of numerous rescues over the years. While our swiftwater ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue Task Force Trench Rescue Response

June 05

This afternoon, Station 47 (Lionville Fire Company) and Station 87 (Uwchlan Ambulance Corps) were dispatched for a rescue at a construction site on Norwood Road in Uwchlan Township. Information was being received that there was a subject stuck in a trench. A request for additional resources was made and the Chester County Rescue Task Force Trench Rescue Team was dispatched. Fame units responded as ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Briefing by MontCo USAR Task Force Leader Joe Dischler.
Briefing by MontCo USAR Task Force Leader Joe Dischler.

USAR Team Deployed To Montgomery County

May 30

Last evening, a line of very strong and severe storms moved through the region. Upper parts of nearby Montgomery County were especially hard hit. Montgomery County’s USAR Team had worked hard searching and assessing damaged buildings into the night, but there remained a large area still needing to be searched. Around 7:00 am this morning, a request was received from Montgomery County for assistance ... (Full Story & Photos)


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