Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 40
May 41
Jun 23
Jul 57
Aug 31
Sep 41
Oct 9
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 415

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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 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 about 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 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 have taken delivery of a new Ford F550 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.  

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!

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Rescue 53 Assists Goshen on Accident

Firefighter Mike McCarthy, October 14

Monday, October 13 at Approx. 09:30 hrs. Fame Rescue was dispatched to assist Goshen Fire Company on West Chester Pike east of Westtown Way in East Goshen Twp. for an accident with entrapment. The vehicle struck a utility pole splitting the pole forcing live electrical wires down onto the vehicle trapping the subject inside. PECO arrived quickly to shut the power down to the wires and declare the ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fame and Goshen members work to extricate the subject from the vehicle. (Pic courtesy of Goshen Fire Co)
Fame and Goshen members work to extricate the subject from the vehicle. (Pic courtesy of Goshen Fire Co)

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Rescue and Engine 53 crews, along with Ambulance 55 EMTs and Medic 91 work a serious accident with two occupants heavily entrapped.
Rescue and Engine 53 crews, along with Ambulance 55 EMTs and Medic 91 work a serious accident with two occupants heavily entrapped.

Serious Accident with Entrapment in East Bradford Township

Captain Bill Cummings, October 11

Shortly before 1 am, Station 53, Ambulance 55 and Medic 91 were dispatched to West Strasburg Rd east of N. Creek Rd in East Bradford Twp for a serious accident. West Chester PD arrived and reported two subjects trapped in an overturned vehicle. Rescue 53 responded quickly with six technicians. Fame units arrived to find a single vehicle accident that was on it's roof against an embankment and telephone ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thornbury Township Accident with Entrapment

Captain Bill Cummings, October 03

Shortly after 4 pm today, Rescue 53 and Medic 91 (Chester County Hospital) were alerted to assist Ambulance 55 (Good Fellowship EMS) at an accident with entrapment in the 1300 block of Westtown-Thornton Rd. in Thornbury Twp. Rescue 53 responded with a crew of six rescue technicians. Crews arrived to find a two-vehicle accident with one vehicle off of the roadway and heavily damaged. The female drive ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rescue 53 crews work hard to free a driver heavily trapped in a two vehicle accident.
(Photo credit: Pete Bannan-Daily Local News)
Rescue 53 crews work hard to free a driver heavily trapped in a two vehicle accident. (Photo credit: Pete Bannan-Daily Local News)

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Fame Rescues Worker From Scaffolding

Member DJ Matthews, September 29

Fame rescuers were alerted to 300 Block of Taylor's Mill Road for the report of a high angle rescue. 55 Ambulance and Medic 91 arrived and reported a worker having a medical issue atop 15' in the air on scaffolding, semi-conscious. Ladder 53 arrived and threw ground a ground ladder to access the patient. Rescue 53 arrived and stabilized the scaffolding while EMTs stabilized the patient. Rescuers then ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Engine 53 assists Station 52

Member DJ Matthews, September 27

After several members just finished up a day of training, Engine 53 was dispatched to assist Station 52 units on the scene of a working truck fire on Southbound Route 202 north of Paoli Pike. Assistant 53 arrived and reported a box truck on fire. Engine 52-1 arrived and put a 1.75" line in service and utilized foam to extinguish the fire. Tanker 52 arrived and supplied the Engine. Engine 53 arrived ... (Full Story & Photos)

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