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 41
Oct 41
Nov 16
Dec 0
Total 463

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 $2.5 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.  

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!

WCFD Firefighter Of The Year

Captain Bill Cummings, November 11

Ryan Opiekun was named the West Chester Fire Department Firefighter of the Year from Fame at the Annual WCFD Banquet held on Saturday November 8th at the American Helicopter Museum. FF Opiekun is among several of our younger members who consistently display a willingness to learn and pitch in where needed. Ryan was recently promoted to 2nd Class FF after completing training and being qualified to ... (Full Story)

Veteran's Day

Captain Bill Cummings, November 11

We would like to acknowledge those current Fame members who have served or who are currently serving in the US Armed Services.

FF Charlie Lang (US Air Force) FF Jim McCabe (US Navy) FF A.J. Pizzi (US Army) FF Adam Huff (US Marine Corps) FF Sam Zengel (US Army ROTC-West Virginia University) Retired FF John Malkoski (US Air Force)

We thank these men and all who have sacrificed for and served this ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame Members Join FEMA USAR PA TF-1

The Watchdesk, November 10

Three members of Fame have been appointed to Pennsylvania Task Force 1 (PA TF-1), the Federal Urban Search And Rescue team sponsored by the Philadelphia Fire Department. Brad Cosgrove will be a Medical Specialist while Kevin Corcoran and Bill Cummings will be Technical Search Specialists. There are 28 FEMA USAR Teams strategically located throughout the United States. These elite teams of firefighters, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Scott Davis (front center with the flag) as he prepares to graduate from the Maryland Natural Resources Police Academy.
Scott Davis (front center with the flag) as he prepares to graduate from the Maryland Natural Resources Police Academy.

Fame Member Starts New Career

Captain Bill Cummings, October 26

Firefighter Scott Davis was one of twenty-one new officers who recently graduated from the Maryland Natural Resources Police Academy. FF Davis has been a top-runner for many years as well as a former line officer at Fame. FF Davis completed six months of rigorous training and classes held at the Maryland State Police Academy and has been assigned to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Scott is currently ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue 53 Assists Goshen on Accident

Firefighter Mike McCarthy, October 14

Monday, October 13 at Approx. 09:30 hrs. Fame Rescue was dispatched to assist Goshen Fire Company on West Chester Pike east of Westtown Way in East Goshen Twp. for an accident with entrapment. The vehicle struck a utility pole splitting the pole forcing live electrical wires down onto the vehicle trapping the subject inside. PECO arrived quickly to shut the power down to the wires and declare the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame and Goshen members work to extricate the subject from the vehicle. (Pic courtesy of Goshen Fire Co)
Fame and Goshen members work to extricate the subject from the vehicle. (Pic courtesy of Goshen Fire Co)


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