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First 2017 Dept Burn Session

Mon, May 22nd, 2017 8:36:00 pm - TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel participated in the first of three burns scheduled for 2017 at the Berks County Fire Training Site on Saturday morning May 20.  The program consisted of four live fire evolutions conducted in the residential portion of the fire training building.  15 members participated, organized into four teams plus pump operators.  Each team served one evolution as the attack hose group, squad ...Continued

Connie's Race
Mon, May 22nd, 2017 8:12:00 pm - Our intrepid and omnipresent photographer Connie Bauder recently took some well-deserved beach time on Long Beach Island, NJ.  While she was there, she supported the brothers and sisters from the Surf City Fire Company and EMS Squad by participating in their 5K fund raiser.  Most of us would probably have read the whole sign and passed on the race to stick around for the pancakes ...Continued


Motorcycle Crash, Old Fritztown Rd, Spring Twp

Mon, May 22nd, 2017 5:56:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon May 16, TSFRS Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman was heading to the Township Building for fuel after a call, and opted to take Old Fritztown Road instead of Shillington Road due to traffic.  As they crested the hill approaching Hain Road, they encountered two motorcycles in the intersection, with two riders down in the road.  Capt. 85 immediately radioed an urgent message ...Continued

Open House / Firefighter Olympics
Wed, May 17th, 2017 10:57:00 am - On June 10th from 9am-1pm the TSFRS will be holding an Open House / Junior Firefighter Olympics. Stop by our station at 2301 Monroe Avenue so your children can experience what Firefighters do! In addition to the Firefighters, you will be able to meet a Spring Township Police Officer and see a Western Berks Ambulance! The Spring Township Library will also be there to read ...Continued


Vehicle Crash, Spring Ridge Drive

Tue, May 16th, 2017 4:15:00 pm - On Monday afternoon May 16, TSFRS was dispatched for Rescue 85, along with Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 to the intersection of Paper Mill Rd and Spring Ridge Drive in Spring Township for a reported vehicle accident with injuries.  On arrival, R85 under Captain Rhoads found two vehicles in traffic with occupants still sitting inside. Further size up revealed three patients in need of attention ...Continued

Vehicle Accident, Grandview and Woodside Aves, Spring Twp
Sat, May 6th, 2017 7:47:00 pm - On Saturday evening May 6, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79 and Western Berks FD Engine 18-2, were dispatched along with Western Berks EMS to the intersection of Grandview Blvd and Woodside Avenues right on the Spring /Wyomissing line for a reported accident with fire, but injuries unknown.  R85 under Captain Conner responded and arrived on location to find a two car accident in ...Continued


Blue Marsh Boat Launch, Bern Twp, Search Assist

Sat, May 6th, 2017 9:28:00 am - TSFRS Air 85 with Lt. Christian assisted the Greenfields Fire Co with a search and recovery mission for a missing boater on Saturday morning May 6.  The incident was located at the Blue Marsh Lake Dry Brooks Boat Launch in Bern Twp.  Air 85 was used to refill SCUBA divers' air cylinders during the operation, which lasted for several hours. ...Continued

Kitchen Fire, Birchwood Rd. , Wyomissing
Thu, Apr 27th, 2017 1:30:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon April 27, WyoFD with Tower 79 and TSFRS with Rescue Engine 85 were dispatched to a home on Birchwood Road in the Greenwood Mall section of the Borough for a reported kitchen fire. Joining them were Ladder 18 (Western Berks Fire), Engine 64 (West Reading), Engine 55 (Greenfields), Engine 69 (Kenhorst), Rescue 11 as RIT (Temple) and Western Berks EMS (Medic 6521) ...Continued


Brush and Debris Fire, Wernersville

Mon, Apr 24th, 2017 5:49:00 pm - During a string of virtually simultaneous calls in the afternoon of Monday April 24, including a CO alarm and reported car into a house, Rescue Engine 85 and Engine 79 were dispatched to Church Road in Wernersville for an unknown type fire with a large column of black smoke.   The TSFRS and Wyo FD units were covering for Western Berks Fire (who were still operating at ...Continued

Rope Rescue Drill
Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017 1:03:00 pm - The Monday night drill for April 17 featured some basic rope rescue evolutions that included establishment of a standard 3:1 Z Rig with belay, patient loading and securing in a Stokes basket, and hoisting a patient and attendant using Tower 79 as a vertical attachment point.  The drill was coordinated by the TSFRS A Platoon personnel ...Continued


Search and Rescue Drill

Wed, Apr 19th, 2017 1:18:00 pm - The Monday night drill on April 10 was coordinated by the staff at Station 79 under Captain Holmes and featured search and rescue hands on training.  The dill was conducted at 3000 Penn Ave under low light conditions to simulate low visibility smoke conditions.  Two specific evolutions were practiced.  One was a large area search using the Station 79 large area search rope bag.  The ...Continued

Mulch and Bushes Fire, Wyomissing Borough
Sun, Apr 16th, 2017 4:26:00 pm - Burning mulch spread to several bushes along State Hill Road in Wyomissing on the afternoon of Easter Sunday.  Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Conner utilized a length of 1 ¾" hose and booster tank water to extinguish them in short order.  Wyomissing Engine 79 would normally have been assigned to this but the crew was manning Tower 79 at a 2-alarm house fire in Birdsboro ...Continued


It's Mulch Fire Season Again !!!

Thu, Apr 13th, 2017 4:31:00 pm - The Phillies are back on TV, the robins are back in the trees, and the fragrance of burning mulch is once again wafting through the area, and Spring Township and Wyomissing are no exceptions.  TSFRS and WyoFD have already handled several of these.  Generally they are a nuisance, but if not controlled, can spread to nearby foliage, vehicles or even buildings.  With a little breeze, ...Continued

Riding Mower Fire, Edgedale Ct., Wyomissing
Thu, Apr 13th, 2017 9:48:00 am - On Thursday morning April 13, Wyo FD Engine 79 and TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 were dispatched to Edgedale Court in the Wyomissing Hills section of the Borough for a reported tractor on fire in the middle of the street.  Deputy 85 (Schartel) arrived on location confirming a commercial lawnmower on fire in the roadway.  Chief Hackman and E79 under Captain Holmes arrived on location and ...Continued


Kenhorst Fire Company Easter Flower Sale!

Sun, Apr 9th, 2017 7:53:00 pm - The Kenhorst Fire Company will have Easter Flowers on sale on April 13, 14th & 15th from 8am to 8pm.  Stop by the station located at 305 South Kenhorst Blvd. to pick up your flowers and support the Kenhorst Fire Company! ...Continued

Structure Fire, Independence Drive, Spring Twp
Sun, Apr 9th, 2017 3:16:00 pm - On Sunday afternoon April 9,  a reported porch fire on Independence Drive in the North Whitfield section of Spring Township was handled by TSFRS and WyoFD, backed up by our mutual aid partners.  Rescue Engine 85 under Capt Neubert, Tower 79 under Capt. Yeager, along with Western Berks Fire Ladder 18, Engine 18-2 and Engine 18-1, West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine 36, Temple Rescue ...Continued


Spring Township Library Book Reading

Wed, Apr 5th, 2017 3:24:00 pm - On Wednesday April 5th, the TSFRS was at the Spring Township Library for firefighter story time. After a short book reading, Fire Prevention Captain Stoudt and Fire Prevention Lt. Gibbs gave the children a tour of Air 85. ...Continued

First Responder Appreciation
Wed, Apr 5th, 2017 3:22:00 pm - On Wednesday April 5th, the Giant Supermarket on Rt. 724 provided lunch for the Township of Spring Fire Rescue, Spring Township Police Department and Wyomissing Fire Department. The TSFRS would like to thank Giant for an outstanding meal! ...Continued


Tanker Drill

Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017 7:00:00 pm - The weekly drill topic on Monday night April 2 was practice in using Tanker 85 as an engine company.  The drill consisted of several evolutions using the tanker in a forward lay, split lay and reverse lay configuration.  The forward and split lays also incorporated pulling an 1 3/4" attack line, and the reverse lay utilized the tanker supplying Tower 79.  This allowed some extra practice on ...Continued

3rd Alarm Building Fire, City of Reading
Sun, Apr 2nd, 2017 10:06:00 am - TSFRS and WyoFD were alerted as part of a third alarm assignment to assist the City of Reading with a working building fire in an abandoned warehouse near 11th and Chestnut Sts.  Tower 79 under Captain Nester and Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman responded, TW79 for work and R85 as RIT.  The companies were joined on the scene by Chief Hackman. On arrival, both units ...Continued