Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 40
May 41
Jun 23
Jul 57
Aug 31
Sep 18
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 383

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 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 about 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 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 have taken delivery of a new Ford F550 stake body truck as part of our rescue apparatus fleet, but currently are unable 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, October 03

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! ... (Full Story)

Fame Night At Barnaby's of West Chester

Member Michael McCarthy, September 19

Join us as we continue to raise money for the Fame's Capital Campaign Building for the Future! All are invited!... (Full Story & Photos)

RIT Assignment to 47s

Member DJ Matthews, September 15

At 0517 hours, Engine 53 was alerted to respond on the Box Alarm with Station 47 for the dwelling fire. As Engine 53 checked up on the radio, Chief 47 arrived and reported fire and smoke showing. First arriving crews encountered heavy fire from Side "C". Engine 53 arrived and established RIT at the A/D corner. Command decided to switch to an exterior attack as the fire conditions worsened and had ... (Full Story & Photos)

Engine 53's crew standing by on side A.
Engine 53's crew standing by on side A.

WCFD Assists Goshen on the Apartment Fire

Member DJ Matthews, September 03

Today at 1625 hours, the Box Alarm was struck for the 1100 Block of West Chester Pike at the Golf Club Apartments (Goshen Fire Co) for the building fire, bringing Ladder 53 and Engine 53. PD arrived on location with heavy smoke showing. FM52 arrived, confirmed the report and requested the Working Fire Dispatch bringing Rescue 53 to the scene. Assistant 53 arrived and assumed command. Ladder 53 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)

Another Fame member joins the career fire service ranks.

Captain Bill Cummings, September 01

We would like to congratulate FF Stephan McDonald on his recent graduation from the Montgomery County, MD Fire and Rescue Academy. FF McDonald successfully completed 28 weeks of fire, rescue and EMS training and has been assigned to Fire Station 20 in Bethesda, MD. He is the 4th Fame member (current and past) to be employed by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. He joins other Fame members ... (Full Story & Photos)

FF McDonald receiving his diploma from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Fire Chief Steve Lohr.
FF McDonald receiving his diploma from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Fire Chief Steve Lohr.


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