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, 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.
President - Don Powers Vice-President - Bill Ronayne Secretary - Liz Fix Treasurer - Julie McCarthy Assistant Treasurer - Dave Thomas Membership Secretary - Greg Witmer Trustee Jim Leon Trustee Spencer Ring Trustee Joe Carlin
WCFD Fire Chief - Mike McDonald Assistant Fire Chief - Mark Scanlon Captain - Steve McDonald Lt Martin Helmke Lt Patrick Dixon Lt ... (Full Story)
Around 1:30 this morning, Station 53, Medic 91 and Station 55 EMS were dispatched to West Street Road in Westtown Twp for a serious accident with possible entrapment. Police and EMS units arrived quickly and confirmed one person was heavily trapped in a vehicle that had left the roadway, struck a tree and was down an embankment. The incident location was changed to S. New Street, north of Rt. 926. ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1950 hours, Chester County Fire Radio dispatched Stations 51, 52, 53, and 55 Ambulance to the 500 Block of West Market Street for the house on fire. Multiple callers were calling to report fire on the back porch of a twin home and spreading rapidly due to the windy conditions last night. Engine 51-2 arrived first in and reported fire showing from Side C. Ladder 53 arrive at the same time and split ... (Full Story)
At 2312 hours, CCFR dispatched Delco Station 59 (Concordville) along with Station 53 for the RIT and Station 25 for an engine for a reported house fire on the 1300 Block of Birmingham Road. The initial caller indicated that there was fire coming from the rear of the house and an additional caller stated that an individual was still inside. Rescue 59 arrived and laid up the driveway and began initial ... (Full Story & Photos)
This evening, Fame crews participated in the monthly "Technical Rescue Monday" training. This month's topic was confined space rescue. We were fortunate to be invited to conduct our training at a local chemical plant. The plant, Arkema Chemical, has a large vertical vessel that is being prepared for demolition. The scenario involved an employee who fell from his rope and became impaled by a rod within ... (Full Story & Photos)