Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2016 Incidents
Working Fires Extrications Rescue TF Calls
15 9 6

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 1
Total 426

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

Web Counters
Website Visitors
March 25, 2014
Visitors Today
Dec 04, 2016

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!

All Hands House Fire in the Boro

1st Class DJ Matthews, November 20

At 1950 hours, Chester County Fire Radio dispatched Stations 51, 52, 53, and 55 Ambulance to the 500 Block of West Market Street for the house on fire. Multiple callers were calling to report fire on the back porch of a twin home and spreading rapidly due to the windy conditions last night. Engine 51-2 arrived first in and reported fire showing from Side C. Ladder 53 arrive at the same time and split ... (Full Story)

Engine 53 Assists Delco 59 on Fatal Dwelling

Watchdesk, October 26

At 2312 hours, CCFR dispatched Delco Station 59 (Concordville) along with Station 53 for the RIT and Station 25 for an engine for a reported house fire on the 1300 Block of Birmingham Road. The initial caller indicated that there was fire coming from the rear of the house and an additional caller stated that an individual was still inside. Rescue 59 arrived and laid up the driveway and began initial ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rigging Team setting up Arizona Vortex
Rigging Team setting up Arizona Vortex

Technical Rescue Monday

Watchdesk, October 17

This evening, Fame crews participated in the monthly "Technical Rescue Monday" training. This month's topic was confined space rescue. We were fortunate to be invited to conduct our training at a local chemical plant. The plant, Arkema Chemical, has a large vertical vessel that is being prepared for demolition. The scenario involved an employee who fell from his rope and became impaled by a rod within ... (Full Story & Photos)

Update on Cyrus

Watchdesk, October 16

The link below is a news story from CBS3 on Cyrus. Take a few minutes and see how well he is doing. Fame FF/Rescue Technican Steve Amway is featured in the story.... (Full Story)

Cyrus being attended to by the veterinary team.
Cyrus being attended to by the veterinary team.

Large Animal Rescue in Thornbury Township

Watchdesk, October 05

This morning WCFD Chief 53 (McDonald) was notified of a special request for assistance at a local farm. Reports were that a large horse was stuck in a muddy hole and was in need of help getting out. He alerted Station 53 personnel to standby on station while he assessed the scene. He quickly realized that the resources and personnel from the Chester County Rescue Task Force would be needed to extricate ... (Full Story & Photos)


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