Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A member of the Good Will Fire Department passes away.
Captain Chris Good of the Good Will Fire Company, part of the West Chester Fire Department, passed away after fighting a fire at 1255 Elmwood Avenue in West Goshen Tuesday afternoon. According to firefighterclosecalls.com, Good went to work at his nearby career firefighting job after the fire in West Goshen. Firefighterclosecalls.com reports that Good returned to West Chester on Thursday morning to participate in some fire department pre-planned duties and then went home. While home, Good's wife found him down on the ground in cardiac arrest. CPR was started and EMS responded, but both were unsuccessful, firefighterclosecalls.com reports. Good has been a member fo the West Chester Fire Department since 2002, and according to the Good Will…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The fire department has reportedly been dispatched to South Walnut for a "tree versus building" incident.
According to reports, the West Chester fire department has been dispatched to the 500 block of South Walnut Street for a "tree versus building" incident. According to the report, a tree fell onto the building trapping four inside. The four trapped inside need assistance getting out.
Monday, October 8, 2012
A morning kitchen fire at 129 West Miner Street leaves a building uninhabitable and causes $300,000 in damage.
The West Chester Fire Department battled a kitchen fire Monday morning that left the building uninhabitable and caused an estimated $300,000 in damage. At around 8:45 a.m. the West Chester Fire Department received a 911 call after a third floor resident came home to his apartment and discovered smoke. Fire fighters found the fire in the kitchen at the rear of a second floor apartment. West Chester fire chief Dale McClure said that the fire appeared to be accidental. According to Chief McClure the fire started in or at the apartment's toaster or where the toaster plugged into an electrical outlet in the wall. McClure also said that upon arrival on the scene fire fighters discovered the toaster to be in the down position. McClure added …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A house fire broke out on South Walnut Street late Thursday evening. No one has been reported injured.
The Daily Local reports that a house fire broke out in the 500 block of South Walnut Street in West Chester late Thursday night causing extensive property damaged, but no injuries have been reported. The Daily Local reports: The fire, that reportedly ignited sometime after 9 p.m., brought multiple area fire companies to the 500 block of S Walnut Street to battle the blaze. It was believed to have started in the rear of the building, but, as of 9:45 p.m., a thick column of smoke and flames could be seen rising well above the third floor. To read the complete story on the Daily Local's website please click the link: here.
Friday, August 10, 2012
A fire in West Goshen early Friday morning left two dead.
Two are dead after a fire swept through a home in the 1200 block of Gail Road in West Goshen Township Friday morning. Officials from the West Goshen police and fire departments received a report of a dwelling fire at approximately 7:13 a.m. Upon arrival at the scene, officers saw heavy smoke coming from the roof area. Fire personnel made entry and located two people, one male and one female inside the residence. Medical personnel pronounced both people dead at the scene. The Daily Local reports that the two people have been identified as Robert O’Neill, 85, and Irene O’Neill, 68, according to the West Goshen Police Department. Both were pronounced dead at the scene from what appeared to be smoke inhalation. Stone told the Daily Local that…
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Daily Local reports that a fire Thursday night has left a family temporarily homeless.
The Daily Local reports that a fire Thursday night in the 100 block of Dean Street in West Chester has temporairly displaced a family. Accoding to the Daily Local, the cause of the fire is under investigation, and the estimated damages are in the $40,000 range. “Our crews got in and knocked it out quick,” West Chester fire chief Michael Cotter told the Daily Local. “They did a great job – the got there quickly ... We had it under control within about 10 minutes of getting there.” Do read the full report please click the link: here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta honors both first responders lost on 9/11 and West Chester's first responders.
In a ceremony before the Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday night, West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta honored first responders in West Chester as well as those who responded to the attacks on September 11. Mayor Comitta gathered the commanders of each West Chester emergency response organization and presented them with a certificate for their service.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Borough Council meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
West Chester Borough Council will hold its monthly work session on Tuesday night. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda, and what to expect from council.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The two new trucks could cos as much as $1.6 million.
The West Chester Borough Finance Committee discussed purchasing two new fire trucks for the fire department during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The two fire trucks that the borough would replace are around 20 years old, and it could cost as much as $1.6 million to replace them. “The borough code says that if you want to purchase the trucks you must have the money allocated,” said borough manager Ernie McNeely. “So if you are going to purchase the trucks the budget needs to be changed.” The borough has a contract with neighboring townships that use the West Chester Fire Department services that will help alleviate some of the costs. “Our agreement with the other townships is part of a five-year-plan that says they will pay …