Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2016 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
10 7 3

2016 Calls
Jan 63
Feb 43
Mar 32
Apr 41
May 32
Jun 35
Jul 34
Aug 22
Total 302

2015 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
23 7 2

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

Past Calls
2015 483
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530

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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 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.

Silsby Room Banquet Hall

Fame has a 150 person capacity banquet hall available for rental by the public.  Click here to learn more.

2016 Letter Drive

Our 2016 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!

Well involved dwelling fire as WCFD units arrived on scene.

Photo courtesy of Good Fellowship EMS
Well involved dwelling fire as WCFD units arrived on scene. Photo courtesy of Good Fellowship EMS

Dwelling Fire-Box 5304

1st Class FF Bill Cummings, August 19

WCFD Units (Stations 51,52 and 53) along with Good Fellowship EMS (Station 55) were dispatched around 3:00 pm this afternoon to the 1100 block of Talleyrand Road in Westtown Twp. for a dwelling fire. Chief 53 arrived first to find a large 1 1/2 story dwelling fully involved. Ladder 53 and Engine 52-2 were next to arrive followed shortly afterwards by Engine 51-1. Chief 53 established Talleyrand Command ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rope Rescue Training

1st Class FF Bill Cummings, July 18

This past weekend, a dozen Fame members participated in a weekend of rope rescue training provided by Rescue2Training. Instructors, Kelly Byrne and Rob Callahan from DCFD, reviewed practical rope rescue skills utilizing our current equipment cache of CMC MPDs, CMC AZTEK Pro Kits and the Arizona Vortex. Crews practiced two-tensioned rope systems using the MPDs. "Appalachian Doortex" using the Arizona ... (Full Story & Photos)

Trench Rescue Training with Chester County Rescue Task Force

Member Bill Cummings, June 21

This evening, Rescue 53, Squad 53 with Collapse Trailer 2, Utility 53 with Collapse Trailer 1 participated in refresher training with other CCRTF Trench Rescue personnel in the trench prop at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville. Fame trench technicians joined other technicians from Stations 35 (Wagontown), 38 (Thorndale), 47 (Lionville), and 68 (Valley Forge). Crews ... (Full Story & Photos)

RIT Assist on Lionville Box

1st Class FF Bill Cummings, June 18

Engine 53, with a crew of 4 assigned as RIT, assisted Station 47 (Lionville Fire Co) and other companies this morning on a working dwelling fire in Upper Uwchlan Twp. Once the IC stood down the RIT, Engine 53 was assigned to assist with salvage on the main floor of the dwelling. Once that assignment was completed, Engine 53 was released from the fireground and returned to West Chester.... (Full Story)

Ladder 53 arriving on scene as Engine 51-1 crew stretches a hoseline.
Ladder 53 arriving on scene as Engine 51-1 crew stretches a hoseline.

Dwelling Fire on West Chestnut Street

1st Class FF Bill Cummings, June 17

WCFD units (51,53) and Good Fellowship EMS (55) were dispatched early on Friday morning to the 200 block of West Chestnut Street in the Borough for a reported dwelling fire. Assistant 51 (Pelna) arrived and reported fire showing from an occupied 3 story brick twin dwelling and requested the Working Fire Dispatch bringing Station 52, Medic 91 and Station 54/56 (Goshen) for RIT. Engine 51-1 and Ladder ... (Full Story & Photos)


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