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, 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 (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)
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)
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)
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.
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)