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Thu, Aug 5th, 2021 2:05:00 pm - For Immediate ReleaseAugust 5, 2021Contact: Chief Colin Hackman610-898-1452Reference: Fire Prevention and Smoke Alarms Each year, needless fire deaths occur in homes due to lack of or non-working smoke detectors. Between January 1 and August 4, 2021, the US Fire Administration reported sixty (60) people died in residential fires because of missing or non-working smoke detectors. Locally, fire deaths may have been prevented had there been ...Continued

Vehicle Accident, Van Reed Rd, Spring Twp
Wed, Aug 4th, 2021 12:35:00 pm - Just after noontime on Wednesday August 4, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79 and Western Berk EMS Medic 6513 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with reported entrapment on Van Reed Road, south of the intersection with Paper Mill Road in northern Spring Township. Additional information provided reported an SUV off the roadway in the woods. WBEMS Squad 650 arrived on scene and ...Continued


Tractor Trailer Rollover, 222 SB at 422 EB, Wyomissing Boro

Wed, Jul 28th, 2021 12:57:00 pm - On Wednesday afternoon July 28, Wyo FD Engine 79 and WRFD Rescue 64 were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with injuries unknown and a tractor trailer rollover on Rt 222 SB near the 422 EB merge in Wyomissing Boro. As Ladder 79 and Rescue 85 were already committed on another crash with entrapment in the Borough, West Reading Engine 64 was dispatched to fill ...Continued

Line of Duty Fatality, Lower Merion Twp
Sat, Jul 24th, 2021 2:32:00 pm - The members of Township of Spring Fire Rescue would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Firefighter Thomas Royds of the Lower Merion Twp FD and Belmont Hills Fire Company in Montgomery County, who was killed in the line of duty while operating at a motor vehicle crash on the Schuylkill Expressway early Saturday morning July 24, 2021. FF Royds ...Continued


Building Fire, Windmill Road, Spring Twp

Fri, Jul 9th, 2021 8:10:00 am - On a hot and muggy Thursday morning July 9, TSFR and Wyo FD, along with mutual aid companies were dispatched for a report of smoke coming from the building in the 2900 block of Windmill Rd in Spring Twp. Rescue Engine 85 under Capt Conner observed a smoke column on the approach and requested a second alarm be struck. Western Berks FD Ladder 18 arrived ...Continued

Penn and Mull MVA
Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021 2:27:00 pm - On Saturday July 3, TSFR Rescue 85 responded into neighboring Sinking Spring Borough on a mutual aid assignment to the Western Berks Fire Department for a motor vehicle crash reported with injuries involving two vehicles at the intersection of Mull and Penn. Arriving on location, the crew assisted WBFD and WBEMS with patient care, fluid mitigation and de-powering of both vehicles. TSFR Fire Police also ...Continued


Garage Fire, Howard St, Spring Townshp

Tue, Jun 29th, 2021 10:37:00 pm - A garage fire on Howard St in the Springmont section of Spring Twp sent TSFR Rescue Engine 85, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Shillington Engine 36, Wyo FD Ladder 79, Mohnton Ladder 57, Muhlenberg Company 66 RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 on a hot and muggy night of June 29. Communications reported multiple reports of a garage on fire with ammunition ...Continued

Structure Fire, Gold Street, Cumru Twp
Tue, Jun 29th, 2021 1:53:00 pm - In the midst of a Excessive Heat Warning on the afternoon of June 29, TSFRS and Wyo FD were alerted as mutual aid for a possible structure fire on Gold Street in the Montrose Manor section of Cumru Twp. Additional information supplied by communications was that the caller reported smoke coming from the windows, doors, roof, with alarms sounding from a neighboring residence. TSFRS Rescue ...Continued


Dryer Fire, Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing

Thu, Jun 10th, 2021 8:02:00 pm - In the evening of Thursday June 10, apparatus from Wyo FD, TSFRS and other departments were dispatched to a shopping center on Berkshire Blvd in Wyomissing for a report of smoke coming from the roof between two businesses. Arriving on location Wyo FD Ladder 79 under Capt. Nester quickly identified that the source was a dryer fire in a laundromat in the center which was ...Continued

Restaurant Fire, Woodland Road, Spring Twp
Sun, Jun 6th, 2021 3:30:00 am - On a very hot and humid Sunday afternoon of June 6, Wyomissing FD Tower 79, TSFR Engine 85, RFD Ladder 1, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69 and Greenfields Engine 55, Muhlenberg FD Co 66 RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were dispatched to 945 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing Borough for a fire in a local restaurant. Mt Pleasant Quint 30 responded as cover ...Continued


Oven Fire, Woodside Ave, Spring Twp

Mon, May 24th, 2021 2:09:00 pm - On Monday afternoon, May 24, TSFRS Engine 85, Wyo FD Tower 79, along with Shillington Engine 36, West Reading Engine 64, Mohnton Engine 57, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Muhlenberg FD 66 for RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6532 were dispatched for a reported residential structure fire in the 300 block of Woodside Avenue, in the West Lawn section of Spring Township. Operations were ...Continued

Robert Desche Memorial
Sat, May 22nd, 2021 9:55:00 am - On Saturday May 22, TSFR personnel gathered to pay tribute to our recently departed brother Robert Desche Jr in a memorial service held at our station. We were joined by members of the Desche family, Laurys Station Fire Co, Wyomissing and Western Berks FD personnel, and members of the Red Knights Motorcycle club. The services were conducted by Fire Chaplain Kindall Wann from the Womelsdorf ...Continued


1st Burn Bldg Drill of 2021

Sat, May 15th, 2021 8:17:00 am - On Saturday morning May 15, members of TSFR along with members of Wyo FD, Western Berks FD and Pioneer Hose of Robesonia conducted the first of three burn building exercises at the Berks County Fire Training Site.  Attendees executed combined engine and truck operations with multiple hand lines on multiple fires as part of four evolutions. TSFR and Wyo FD members are required to complete ...Continued

RIP Robert Desch
Wed, May 12th, 2021 8:12:00 am - The members of Twp of Spring Fire Rescue are saddened to announce the untimely passing of Volunteer Firefighter Robert Desch.  Bob as served the community as a member of TSFR since 2005.  During that period, he was a firefighter, fire apparatus operator and Lieutenant.  He was also President of the Twp of Spring Firefighters Inc organization and was currently the Treasurer of the Twp of ...Continued


Sheds/Woods Fire, Chapel Hill Rd, Spring Twp

Sun, Mar 14th, 2021 12:29:00 pm - On a windy Sunday afternoon March 14, TSFR and Wyo FD, along with mutual aid partners from Western Berks, Brecknock, and Cumru FDs in Berks, and Adamstown, Reinholds, Denver and Smokestown from Lancaster Co. responded to a reported shed fire on a property on Chapel Hill Rd in the southern portion of Spring Twp. E85 under Capt. Conner arrived and reported multiple buildings involved with ...Continued

Western Berks EMS Station 1, Structure Fire, Spring Twp
Thu, Feb 18th, 2021 7:29:00 pm - Early in the evening of Thursday February 18, TSFRS Engine 85, West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine36, Mohnton Engine 57, Wyo FD Tower 79, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Muhlenberg FD 66RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched for a structure fire on Belmont Avenue in the West Lawn section of Spring Township. As companies went responding, additional information was supplied by Communications ...Continued


Structure Fire, Wyomissing Rd, Cumru Twp

Sun, Jan 17th, 2021 12:54:00 am - Just after midnight on Sunday January 17 life got busy for TSFRS and Wyo FD members. A vehicle accident with injuries was reported on Rte 222 NB near Rte 12 in Wyomissing Boro, resulting in WFD Ladder 79 under Capt Holmes, Rescue 85 under Capt. Neubert and WBEMS responding. As the units were arriving, a building fire in Muhlenberg Twp was being dispatched which included ...Continued

Virtual Haz Mat Training
Mon, Jan 11th, 2021 9:57:00 pm - Due to the pandemic, face to face training has undergone a transformation.  Such was the case with the annual Hazardous Materials recertificaiton program for TSFRS and WFD this year.  Using the wonders of social media, 49 members of both companies plus West Side EMA personnel attended a two-night class held January 4 and 11 using the Zoom platform. Instructors from Bucks County Community College led ...Continued



Sun, Dec 20th, 2020 3:48:00 pm - It might not seem like the hydrant is yours, but if there is a fire at your home, the nearest hydrant will be the one that is the most important to you and us.  The latest snowfall that hit our area has hit our hydrants too, especially where the snow plows have unavoidedly buried them. You can help us all out by clearing an area ...Continued

Structure Fire, Gail Cir, Wyomissing Borough
Fri, Dec 11th, 2020 8:28:00 pm - A reported structure fire on Gail Circle in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Borough on Friday afternoon Dec. 11 brought Wyo FD Ladder 79, TSFR Rescue Engine 85, West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Reading Ladder 1, Muhlenberg FD Utility 11 RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512. TSFR Tanker 85 responded as well. Additional info provided by County Communications ...Continued