Fame Fire Company
Fame Fire Company
2015 Calls
Working Fires Extrications
7 5

2015 Incidents
Jan 42
Feb 47
Mar 34
Apr 21
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 144    

2014 Incidents
Jan 44
Feb 69
Mar 60
Apr 40
May 41
Jun 23
Jul 57
Aug 31
Sep 41
Oct 41
Nov 35
Dec 30
Total 512

Past Incidents
2014 512
2013 420
2012 476
2011 522
2010 530

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March 25, 2014
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Visitors Today
Apr 25, 2015
170

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.

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 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.  

Silsby Room Banquet Hall

Fame has a 150 person capacity banquet hall available for rental by the public.  Click here to learn more.

2015 Letter Drive

Our 2015 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!

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2nd Annual Pig Roast

Member DJ Matthews, May 03

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will be hosting its 2nd Annual Pig Roast at the Fame! The brothers are selling tickets in which all proceeds will be benefiting the capital campaign for the building expansion. See the attached flyer for more details!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fame Beef and Beer

Member DJ Matthews, April 25

On Saturday, April 25th, the Fame will be hosting a Beef and Beer to benefit the Capital Campaign. Please see the attached flyer for ticket information!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Two Squads prepare a plan for lifting the two slabs so "Little Mo" can make it through.
Two Squads prepare a plan for lifting the two slabs so "Little Mo" can make it through.

Another Weekend of FEMA USAR Training In The Books

Captain Bill Cummings, April 20

This past weekend, 18 Fame members, along with other members from Valley Forge and Norco Fire Companies, took part in the third weekend of the FEMA Structural Collapse Technician class. Topics included heavy lifting and rigging, calculating weights and center of gravity of slabs to be moved, crane operations, advanced metal burning and cutting techniques, overhead cutting and burning with torches ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FEMA USAR Collapse Rescue Training Class Continues

Captain Bill Cummings, April 12

The second weekend of the 80 hour FEMA USAR Structural Collapse Technician course covered emergency rescue shoring for damaged or collapsed structures. The 18 Fame members attending the class were placed in for groups, or "Squads" and rotated through a variety of different training stations.

Saturday was spent building and installing exterior shoring. The Squads had to calculate the load or weight ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lt Helmke (L) and his "Squad" install horizontal bracing for their solid-sole raker.
Lt Helmke (L) and his "Squad" install horizontal bracing for their solid-sole raker.

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FF Jonathon House (L), FF Matt Cohen (Center left), FF Matt Glass (Center right) and FF Scott Talley along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Gladwyne, Lower Merion Twp. (Photo by: WhiteCap Water Rescue)
FF Jonathon House (L), FF Matt Cohen (Center left), FF Matt Glass (Center right) and FF Scott Talley along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Gladwyne, Lower Merion Twp. (Photo by: WhiteCap Water Rescue)

Members Complete Water Rescue Training

Captain Bill Cummings, April 12

Today, six Fame members completed the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Water Rescue and Emergency Response course. Firefighters Matt Cohen, Matt Glass, Jonathon House, Walt Missimo, Jessica Smith and Scott Talley completed the 16 hour training program taught by WhiteCap Water Rescue Training and sponsored by Station 24 (Kennett Fire Company). Students demonstrated proficiency in swimming, self ... (Full Story & Photos)

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