Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 40
May 41
Jun 23
Jul 34
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 311

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 together 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 District covers about 26.5 square miles.

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 are expecting delivery of a new Ford F550 stake body truck as part of our rescue apparatus fleet, but don't have anywhere to park it inside.  Our goal is to raise $2 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!


Smoke Scare From An Unusual Source

Member Michael McCarthy, July 18

On Friday, July 18th, The WCFD (First WC, and Fame) were dispatched to Whitetail Ln in Birmingham Township (Chester Co.) to investigate a possible house fire. The caller stated she had smoke filling the house from an unknown source. Engine 51-1, (First WC), and Ladder 53 arrived and began to search the house to find the source of the smoke. Crews isolated the source to the second floor of the house, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame Technician Martin Helmke (center) works on search plan with his team. FEMA Instructor Mike McKenna of TX TF-1 provides guidance.
Fame Technician Martin Helmke (center) works on search plan with his team. FEMA Instructor Mike McKenna of TX TF-1 provides guidance.

Fame Members Are Seen in New TEEX YouTube Video

Captain Bill Cummings, June 25

Last year, Fame bolstered it's staff of Technical Search Specialists when Technicians Liz Fix, Martin Helmke and Jim Leon attended a 50 hour FEMA equivalent Disaster Technical Search Specialist training class held at the world famous Disaster City at Texas A&M University Extension Service (TEEX) in College Station, TX. Members trained alongside rescuers from fire departments and USAR task forces from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue Task Force Assists Station 69 with Rescue at Quarry

Captain Bill Cummings, June 17

This evening around 5 pm, units from Twin Valley FD (Station 69), Elverson EMS (Station 89) and Medic 93 (Brandywine Hospital ALS) were dispatched to the quarry on St. Peter's Road in Warwick Twp. Chief 69 was advised that a victim had fallen approximately 25 feet and was injured on rocks adjacent to the waterline. He requested the Chester County Rescue Task Force for the High Angle Team. Rescue 53, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue 53, as part of the Chester County Rescue Task Force, assists Station 69. Technician Martin Helmke prepares the rescue basket.
Rescue 53, as part of the Chester County Rescue Task Force, assists Station 69. Technician Martin Helmke prepares the rescue basket.

West Chester CC Business Card Exchange

Member DJ Matthews, June 10

Something Big is happening. We are "Expanding for the Future" and we need the help from out commuity.

On Tuesday, June 10th from 5:30-7:30, join us for a social gathering and watch as our volunteers perform demonstrations using specialized collapse rescue equipment. The members will descend on ropes and simulate a high angle rescue. See why we are so highly regarded regionally for our rescue capabilities.

Get ... (Full Story)

Dwelling Fire in 51 Local

Captain Bill Cummings, June 09

This evening around 6pm, Stations 51, 53 and Ambulance 55 were alerted for the dwelling fire in the Bradford Square section of East Bradford Twp. Reports were being received of fire in a second floor kitchen. E51-1 and Assistant 51 responded shortly after dispatch and arrived with smoke showing from the second floor of a middle of the row wood frame building. Engine 51-1 quickly placed an 1 3/4" hose ... (Full Story)


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