Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
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 23
Total 486

2017 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
13 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
2016 475
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530

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Since
March 25, 2014
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Dec 14, 2017
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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.

2017 Letter Drive

Our 2017 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!

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Early Morning House Fire

Watchdesk, December 08

This morning at 0747 hours, the WCFD was alerted along with Ambulance 55 to the reported house on fire in the 500 Block of Jeroma Lane. Crews were advised that the caller was reporting the mattress to be on fire. Chief 53 and Ladder 53 arrived and began investigating. Ladder 53 split it's crew and began an interior search. Crews were met with a moderate smoke condition on the first floor and located ... (Full Story)


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Photos by West Chester Borough Police Department

Accident With Entrapment in West Chester Borough

Lt Bill Cummings, November 21

Shortly after 5:30 pm this evening, Stations 53, 51 and Ambulance 55 were dispatched to the area of S. High Street and E. Rosedale Ave in West Chester Borough for an accident with a vehicle overturned and an occupant trapped inside. Engine 51-2 was enroute to an automatic fire alarm in their local and redirected to the more serious call. They arrived to find a car on its side with one trapped. Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fatal Crash on Route 202 at Matlack Street

Lt Bill Cummings, November 12

Yesterday afternoon, Station 53, Station 55 (Good Fellowship EMS) and Medic 91 (Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital ALS) were dispatched to Route 202 and Matlack Street for an accident with fire. Chester County 911 were receiving reports of an accident with possible entrapment involving several cars and a tractor trailer on fire. Assistant 51 (K. Green) responded immediately and was advised by Chester ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo by Dave Smiley, Jr
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Accident With Entrapment

Lt. Bill Cummings, October 05

Crews from Rescue and Engine 53 just cleared a multi-vehicle accident with one trapped in an overturned SUV. The accident occurred at Phoenixville Pike and West Chester Bypass (Rt 322). Rescue 53's crew stabilized the vehicle using Paratech Rescue Struts then removed the roof using HURST Tools to gain access to the victim. Engine 52-1 crew manned a charged hose line while Fame members performed the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Car Fire in Alley

Member Bill Cummings, September 28

Around 1:30 pm this afternoon, Station 53 was dispatched to the 500 block of Mechanics Alley in West Chester Borough for a car fire. Upon arrival, Engine 53 had a car fully involved in a parking spot adjacent to an occupied dwelling. Due to the close proximity to the occupied dwelling, Assistant 53 (Scanlon) upgraded the assignment to a Dwelling Fire. Stations 51 and 52 and Ambulance 55 were alerted. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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