Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 40
May 41
Jun 23
Jul 57
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 334

Past Incidents
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.

2014 Letter Drive

Our 2014 Letter Drive has officially started! Please check your mail for our letter. For convience, we have also provided a Paypal account below that you can also donate through. We THANK YOU in advanced!


14th Annual Golf Outing

Member DJ Matthews, August 18

Come out to the Fame's 14th Annual Golf Outing!

Please see the attached flyers detailing information regarding this years outing. Price is $100 per golfer which includes cart and green fees, lunch, dinner, and gratuity.

We look forward to seeing you on October 3rd!
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Beef and Beer At the Fame

Member Michael McCarthy, August 14

The Fame Fire Comapny will host a Beef and Beer on Friday, September 5th 2014 to help raise money for the Capital Campaign Building for the Future. ... (Full Story)

Knot tying review and practice.
Knot tying review and practice.

Modern Technologies in Rope Rescue Class

Captain Bill Cummings, August 10

This weekend more than 15 Fame firefighters and rescue technicians participated in a two-day training class at the WCFDTC. The class, Modern Technologies in Rope Rescue, was taught by Rescue2Training and focused on real-world ropes and rigging in the urban environment. Instructors Kelly Byrne and Rob Callahan work full-time at DCFD in Our Nation's Capital. FF Byrne is a Private on DCFD Rescue 2 and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ladder assist to Goshen and busy drill night for The Fame

Captain Bill Cummings, July 31

Shortly after 6PM this evening, while Fame members were performing weekly apparatus checks before drill, Stations 54 and 56 (Goshen) were alerted for a building fire on Fairview Road in West Goshen Twp. Multiple calls were reporting smoke from an apartment building. Chief 54 (Everhart) requested the working fire dispatch and confirmed smoke was showing from a two-story apartment complex. Ladder 53 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Smoke Scare From An Unusual Source

Member Michael McCarthy, July 18

On Friday, July 18th, The WCFD (First WC, and Fame) were dispatched to Whitetail Ln in Birmingham Township (Chester Co.) to investigate a possible house fire. The caller stated she had smoke filling the house from an unknown source. Engine 51-1, (First WC), and Ladder 53 arrived and began to search the house to find the source of the smoke. Crews isolated the source to the second floor of the house, ... (Full Story & Photos)


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