Fame Fire Company ha s become the FIRST (1st) All-Volunteer Fire Company in Chester County and the fifth (5th) all-volunteer fire company in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to achieve 100% state certification in the voluntary state certification program.
The 49 Active Firefighters have participated in a Voluntary Pennsylvania State Certification Process following guidelines from the National Fire Protection Association, and recently achieved 100% fire professional certification.
To achieve this goal, in 2007 the 49 active firefighters attended numerous training classes in firefighting, rescue and special hazards that totaled more than 10,000 hours in preparation for the written and practical skills competency validation of the National Firefighter Standards.
Fame Fire Company is proud to be the first All-Volunteer Fire Department in Chester County and the 5th out of 2,500 fire departments to receive 100% certification. Fame is the 29th overall fire department out of 466 other departments that are participating in the certification process.
For more information, contact Captain Kevin Corcoran at the Fame (610)692-5404.
Like any large projects, the Building Expansion is ever changing and complex. Currently the expansion project chosen will extend the side of the building out towards S. Matlack St. and allow for additional bays to be put in place.
These additional bays will house our Structural Collapse Rescue and Trench/Excavation Rescue Trailers as well as our current fleet of Rescue Boats.
This addition is extremely important to the equipment we house as well as the community. Housing these items will allow the equipment to be prepared and maintained in a climate control environment to ensure their sustainability and performance are unhindered whenever called upon.
In addition to the additional bays, the current fire house location will receive an entire internal upgrade to ensure our services are unmatched.
As a 100% Volunteer Organization we rely heavily on our community support and guidance in all the directions we may go. Please support our 2012 Letter Drive to ensure we can service our community with the only way we know how, our motto: “With Willing Hearts We Hasten to Assist”
Fame serves as the lead agency for Collapse Rescue with the Chester County Rescue Task Force and as such, we maintain a wide variety of specialized equipment. One such piece of equipment is the Stanley Hydraulic System. These tools are used to cut, breach and break concrete to gain access to search for and rescue victims that may be trapped in or under a collapsed structure. Fame's Collapse Rescue Technicians have logged hundreds of hours each in learning advanced rescue techniques. They have attended training classes at local centers, as well as, at national training centers such as Texas A&M University's Disaster City.
> On Friday March 29th, six collapse technicians went to the Collapse Training area ("The Riggtown Rubble Pile") at the West Chester Fire Training Center to break in the new Stanley System. Members used the concrete cutting chainsaw and rotary saw, the hammer drill and various jack-hammers and choppers on the props. This valuable asset is now available for service in Chester County. While we hope we never have the need to use this special equipment, Fame Technicians will always train and be ready at a moments notice to respond. As our motto states, " With Willing Hearts We Hasten to Assist". For more information about the Rescue Task Force and it's capabilities, please visit their Facebook page or stop by the station.
We would like to congratulate FF Frank Doyle on his recent promotion at work. Frank has served with the Montgomery County, MD, Department of Fire and Rescue Services for many years, most recently as Station Captain at Fire Station 710 (Cabin John). Frank has been promoted to Battalion Chief and is currently responsible for managing the stations and operations in his Battalion. Fame is very proud of Frank and his accomplishments. We and the rest of the West Chester FD are very fortunate to have such an experienced and talented member serving alongside us. Best of Luck "Chief Doyle".
This year the Fame Fire Company is celebrating its 175th anniversary in the volunteer fire service. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion and the Fame’s continuous dedication to it’s community, a print of the Fame's proud history is for sale.
The prints are not framed and cost $30.00 per print.
The print can be bought with an optional brass date plate for $35.00.
The print can also be bought with an optional
brass plate and frame for $70.00.
Please show your support and purchase a limited edition print by contacting President Don Powers at (610) 476 - 1919 or email@example.com.