Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2018 Calls
Jan 50
Feb 46
Mar 33
Total 129

2018 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
2 4 1

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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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!

Busy Start to February

Member Bill Cummings, February 03

It was a cold and busy 24 hours at Fame! Saturday morning we held our monthly Technical Rescue training at the West Chester Fire Training Center. Crews reviewed and practiced rappelling and rope skills using the Arizona Vortex. We trained for several hours before returning to the warmth of the station. Later that afternoon, around 4:30 pm, Rescue 53 and Engine 53 were dispatched to assist MICU 55 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame , as a part of the Chester County Rescue Task Force, assisted the Downingtown FD at this early morning vehicle accident in East Caln Twp. Fame and CCRTF crews installed vertical shoring to support parts of this damaged building so the car could be safely removed.
Fame , as a part of the Chester County Rescue Task Force, assisted the Downingtown FD at this early morning vehicle accident in East Caln Twp. Fame and CCRTF crews installed vertical shoring to support parts of this damaged building so the car could be safely removed.

No Caption Ice Rescue Technician Training

Member Bill Cummings, January 07

Taking advantage of the recent very cold weather, several Fame members were joined by other rescuers from Chester County and successfully completed the PA Fish and Boat Commission Ice Rescue Technician course taught by instructors from Bucks County Community College. Members learned about ice characteristics, proper personal protective equipment and demonstrated proper techniques for self-rescue, ... (Full Story & Photos)

New West Chester Fire Department Fire Chief

Member Bill Cummings, January 01

As 2018 begins, we would like to wish much success to Chief Jon Stafford as he begins his term as WCFD Fire Chief. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Chief Mike McDonald for his many years of leadership to Fame and the WCFD. Chief McDonald served as a chief fire officer for the past 12 years and served many years before that as a Captain and Lieutenant. While his time wearing a white hat ... (Full Story)

Fire conditions upon Ladder 53 arrival.
Photo by AJ Pizzi
Fire conditions upon Ladder 53 arrival. Photo by AJ Pizzi

Several Fires Keep Fame Busy

Lieutenant Bill Cummings, December 24

In the days leading up to Christmas, the volunteers at Fame and the entire West Chester Fire Department were kept busy. Crews assisted Station 39 (West Bradford) and operated at two working house fires in less than 24 hours in West Bradford Township.

On Saturday afternoon, December 23rd, fire units from WCFD were dispatched to assist Station 39 for a dwelling fire in the Appleville section of West ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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