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, 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.
WCFD Units were dispatched to the 800 block of Jordan Road in East Bradford Township around 4:30 pm today for a reported house fire. Callers were reporting flames visible from the side of the house. West Chester PD arrived and reported a working house fire. WCFD Units arrived quickly and were able to place the fire under control in a matter of minutes. The quick work limited fire extension and saved ... (Full Story)
It is with a very heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of one of our own. Jim "Lt Dan" McCabe passed away yesterday morning after a very valiant fight against cancer. Jim was a life member and active firefighter with Fame. He was a long time Lieutenant and mentored many, many firefighters not only at Fame but within the West Chester Fire Department too. His calm demeanor and professionalism ... (Full Story & Photos)
At 0314 hours, CCFR alerted the West Chester Fire Department along with Rescue 54 from Goshen Fire Co to the 100 Block of Bantery Road for the reported garage on fire attached. As units went responding, Chief 53 was advised that there were multiple calls of a reported house on fire and PD arriving stating the garage was fully involved and extending into the house. Chief 53 requested the Working Fire ... (Full Story)
On a very cold Saturday morning, 9 members participated in our monthly Technical Rescue Training held at the West Chester Fire Department Training Center. Crews reviewed the set up and operation of the Stanley System for concrete cutting and breaching/breaking. Crews practiced techniques on the collapse rubble pile. Once the equipment was stowed and the temperatures were a little warmer, crews set ... (Full Story & Photos)
Crews worked hard today to transfer equipment from our 20+ year old Saulsbury heavy rescue truck to our 2017 CustomFIRE Apparatus/Spartan heavy rescue. It took only seven days to place this truck into service. This has been the culmination of more than two years of work by the rescue committee. Several manufacturers were interviewed and CustomFIRE Apparatus was selected. A great deal of thought and ... (Full Story & Photos)