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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Residents of West Chester Borough,
Fame Fire Co. #3, one of the three all-volunteer fire companies in West Chester, is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2013. In honor of this occasion the annual convention and parade for the Firemen’s Association State of Pennsylvania will be held in West Chester this year. The parade will take place on Saturday September 28, 2013 starting at 12PM, and proceeding until about 3:30pm through West Chester Borough. The parade route will start at W. Market, & N. New Sts. The parade will go north on New St to W. Gay St, east on Gay St. to
N. Walnut St., then south onto E. Market St.(past the site of the former fire station 1846 - 1974), then turning down S. High St. to E. Rosedale Ave., and ending at S. Matlack St. (site of the current fire station).
We are expecting over 300 fire units in the parade, as well as numerous marching bands (local and statewide) marching units, floats, and much more. We are estimating anywhere from ten to fifteen thousand people lined up along the parade route to watch. Due to the large number of fire apparatus, marching bands, and marching units in the parade, we will require quite a bit of space to stage everyone before the parade. On Saturday,
September 28th between 6:30AM-2PM, the following streets will be affected:
W. Market St between N. New St & Bradford Ave (Road will be closed to traffic)
S. Brandywine St between W. Miner St & W. Nields St (Road will be closed to traffic.
Apparatus will move north on Brandywine St to W. Market when parade begins)
W. Nield St between S. Wayne St & Bradford Ave
S. New St between W. Union St & Price St
W. Union St between S. New & S. Brandywine St
W. Market St between N. New St & S. Church St (After 11:30AM. Road will be closed to
Please be aware that these areas could change depending on the number of fire apparatus that register. While some of the roads in the apparatus staging area will remain open to local traffic, delays are possible. 4
Beginning at 11:30AM, traffic detours will begin to take place along the parade route, and trucks will begin moving to line up for the beginning of the parade. After the parade trophies will be awarded at the West Chester Fire Training Center and plans are in place to close S. Matlack Street in West Goshen Township to vehicle traffic between Rosedale Ave. and the Rt. 202 by-pass the day of the parade from 7am to 7pm leaving
pedestrian/fire truck only access to Snyder Avenue for post parade activities. We are sending out this notice because we know that changes to the traffic patterns are an inconvenience. Our hope is with enough advance notice folks can plan accordingly and minimize these impacts. Look for more information about the parade in the coming months in your local newspapers, at other local events, and at our website - www.famefireco.org.
Also, you can follow us on Facebook (2013 FASP Convention), and Twitter (@Fame175th) for up to date information.
Please come out and join in on this once in a lifetime opportunity, and help us in celebrating 175 years of volunteer service! We thank you for all your support!