Who are we?
- The Alert Fire Co. No. 1 was formed in 1887 and is the ninth oldest fire company in Chester County, PA, with a motto that still holds true today: “The Danger of our Citizens Prompts us to Action.”
- We are a non-profit, 100% volunteer, full service fire and heavy rescue organization, providing care to the residents of Downingtown Borough, East Caln Township and the surrounding areas.
- We have deep roots and have always been located in the West Ward of Downingtown, to serve our fellow neighbors.
- Alert is one of two fire companies that make-up the Downingtown Fire Department. The other fire company is the Minquas Fire Co. No. 2, located in the East Ward of Downingtown since 1908.
- We have provided service to our community for over 135 continuous years.
- We are a charter member of the Chester County Technical Rescue Task Force (CHESCO RTF-1).
- Alert is a dynamic company known for its professional approach to service, training and a team-oriented environment.
- We provide opportunities for growth, national certification training and advancement within the company.
- We are your neighbors, friends and family, ages 16 years and up.
- If you’re looking for a way to be personally involved in your community, in an exciting town, the Alert Fire Co. No. 1 is the place for you!
Please take a minute to watch these short videos of Station Cribs featuring our members and firehouse, plus Station Rigs featuring Rescue 45, from the Heroes Next Door series.