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.
In support our Capital Campaign, there will be a gala inside the renovated barn on Sconneltown Rd that is now the Ice Tool Museum with two centuries of historic tools, ice boxes, vehicles, and informative displays. This is sure to be the event of the season! The date is Friday, April 29th at 6:30PM with tickets $75 per person. There will be food by Arianna's, live music and personalized tours of ... (Full Story & Photos)
This past weekend, three Chester County Rescue Task Force Technicians from Fame had the opportunity to complete a 40 hour FEMA/DHS Technical Search Specialist course at PA Task Force-1 and the Philadelphia Fire Academy funded by the Southeastern PA Regional Task Force. Five to six individuals were selected from each of the four surrounding Philadelphia counties to attend the course (Bucks, Chester, ... (Full Story & Photos)
Class Photo in front of PFD Rescue 1
Victim is successfully rescued after being stuck in the mud for several hours.
Last evening around 7:30 pm, Station 35 (Wagontown) and local EMS were dispatched to the rear of a home in the 200 block of Kingswood Lane in West Brandywine Twp for an injured child with his leg stuck in mud. This "routine" call turned out to be something other than "routine". Initial crews arrived and were directed to a heavily wooded, muddy creek bed about 100 yards to the rear of a home. A young ... (Full Story & Photos)
At approximately 2345 hours, Stations 51, 53 Tower 54 and 55 Ambulance were dispatched for the reported dwelling fire on River Bend Lane. Asst. 51 signed on the air and was advised that PD was on location with a fully involved dwelling and all occupants out. Asst. 51 confirmed and instructed Engine 53 to lay 1200 feet of 5 inch and go in service with master streams. Due to the fire conditions throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 1614 hours, Stations 53, 55 Ambulance and Medic 91 were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Pottstown Pike for an accident reported serious with one ejected. Chief 53 went enroute and was advised by County that they are re-alerting the company for new reports of one subjected trapped under the vehicle in addition to the one victim ejected. Rescue 53 made the response with seven and was on location ... (Full Story & Photos)