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 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 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.
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.
Fame has once again been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS and the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner's Office for it's rescue services. We have re-certified for the THIRD time at the ADVANCED Level for Vehicle and Machinery Rescue, the highest level possible through the State's certification system. We have also re-certified for the THIRD time as a Swiftwater Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)
Chester County Department of Emergency Services Letter
During the evening hours, Stations 54 and 56 were dispatched to the 500 Block of Valley Drive in East Goshen for the reported apartment on fire. Engine 54-1 arrived on location soon after and reported a 3-Story garden style apartment with smoke showing from the third floor. Assistant 54 arrived on location and requested the working fire dispatched and an additional aerial on the assignment. This brought ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fame is actively looking for members to join our team! Do you live or work in the West Chester area? Are you an incoming West Chester University student? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want to belong to something bigger than you? Do you want to learn new skills and experience what it is like to help people in need? If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, consider joining ... (Full Story & Photos)
Shortly after 9:30 am today, Stations 52, 53 and 55 (Good Fellowship EMS) were dispatched to the unit block of S. Concord Road in West Goshen Twp for a house fire. Chief 53 (McDonald) arrived a few minutes later and reported smoke and fire from a second floor bedroom of a two and a half story wood frame dwelling. Engine 52-2 arrived and stretched a hoseline inside and quickly extinguished the fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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