Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
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 20
Total 541

2018 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
9 8 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
2017 510
2016 475
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530
Total 3928

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By Lieutenant DJ Matthews
March 2, 2018

On March 2, at 20:09, Station 51 was dispatched for a lamp post on fire in front of 10 S Church Street. The caller reported a lamp post on fire with black some on the street. Engine 51-1 arrived and 2 minutes later requested a building response due to an underground transformer fire bringing Fame and Goodwill to the incident. A priority 1 PECO response was requested.

Engine 51-2 and Assistant 51 arrived and staged in the 100 Block of W Market Street. Crews encountered high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in several buildings on W Market and S Church Streets. As West Chester crews arrived, they began to evacuate occupants of the affected buildings. Chief 52 arrived and established Command. Evidence of an underground electrical fire was noted as smoke and an odor of burning electric was emanating from multiple points in the street. This included electrical service covers and conduits.

Just prior to 20:51, smoke begin to show from the front door of 110 W Market Street where a fire was then located in the basement. Crews stretched multiple hand lines to extinguish the fire, open up, and check for extension. Overhaul was hampered by the energized electric service to the building and pockets of fire along the foundation wall.

Smoke then began to show from the basement of 108 W Market Street and a recon team was sent to investigate. Crews on the exterior reported visible fire from the sidewalk entrance. A sprinkler activation was noted and crews stretched a hand line down the exterior basement steps, encountered fire in the ceiling area, and began suppression efforts. A second line was stretched to the rear apartment and the walls were opened up and checked for extension.

PECO Electric arrived on location and secured power to a large section of the Borough. Overhaul was completed in both buildings and the Chester County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene for the investigation.

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