Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2019 Calls
Jan 38
Feb 16
Total 54

2019 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
1 0 0

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 look for more volunteers!! If you have any interest at all in joining our organization, click here!

Fame Capital Campaign For Building Expansion

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!

Passing of Third Class Firefighter Eric Duerr

February 05

It is with a heavy heart that the Fame Fire Co. No. 3 announces the passing of Third Class Firefighter Eric Duerr. Eric joined the Fame in May 2018 and although his tenure was brief, the impact he left will endure within our walls.

Eric attended Unionville High School and graduated from Sanford School in Hockessin, DE. Eric was a student at West Chester University of PA and was an avid supporter ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2019 Company and Line Officers

Watchdesk , January 01

Here are the 2019 Company Officers;

President Don Powers
Vice-President Bill Ronayne
Secretary Liz Fix
Treasurer Julie McCarthy
Assistant Treasurer Dave Thomas
Membership Secretary Andrew Fitzgerald

Trustees: Jim Leon, Spencer Ring, Bob Torrens

Here are the 2019 Line Officers;

Assistant Fire Chief Mark Scanlon

Captain Greg Witmer
Lieutenant Bill Cummings
Lieutenant Martin Helmke
Lieutenant ... (Full Story)

One rescued from stranded vehicle in high water

Lieutenant DJ Matthews, December 21

On Friday afternoon, Station 53 was dispatched to the area of Creek Rd north of Rt. 926 for a water rescue. Squad 53 with Boat 53-2 went responding and was advised by CCFR that there was one occupied vehicle stranded in high water. Much of the Chester county region received 2-3" of water over the last 24 hours which caused the Brandywine Creek to rise above 9 feet and flood many local roads. Squad ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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)

Members Deploy With FEMA US&R Task Forces

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)

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