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Solar Eclipse Information

Thu, Aug 17th, 2017 12:08:00 am - Information regarding counterfeit eclipse glasses: Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and viewers sold by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Crash, Van Reed Rd and Paper Mill Rd, Spring Twp
Sat, Aug 12th, 2017 10:09:00 am - On Saturday morning, August 12, TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched along with Western Berks EMS for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  The initial report was two vehicles involved with a roll over.  An EMT on location advised negative injuries, but Capt. Conner on Rescue 85 advised they would be continuing to the scene emergency speed for fluid and debris control. While still on the ...Continued


Drill August 8

Tue, Aug 8th, 2017 7:05:00 pm - Monday Night Drill, Berks DES Decon Trailer Setup The regular Monday night drill for August 7 was the setup and operation of the Berks County DES Mass Decontamination Trailer.  The Trailer is now housed at Station 85 and is subject to call anywhere decontamination of large numbers of people may be necessary due to exposure to hazardous chemicals.  The drill was instructed by County DES ...Continued

National Night Out 2017
Tue, Aug 1st, 2017 3:53:00 pm - National Night Out has emerged as a nucleus for community awareness and involvement in public safety across the country. In Spring Township, the Township Police take the lead and organize the event, and the Lincoln Park Swimming Association provides the venue. This year, over 1000 residents visited the festival. TSFRS has always been an active participant and this year was no exception. Fire Prevention Captain ...Continued


Drill July 31

Mon, Jul 31st, 2017 5:19:00 pm - TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel trained in the Willow Hall section of the Woods Residential Area of PSU Berks on Monday night July 31.  The topic was the use of the wide area search rope as an anchor for a center hallway search operation.  The search rope is deployed by the team leader in the center of the hall and the searcher uses it as ...Continued

Structure Fires, Wyoming Drive and Wilson School Court
Sat, Jul 29th, 2017 3:51:00 pm - Saturday evening July 29 proved extremely busy for TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel along with our mutual aid partners due to a pair of structure fires within a mile of each other about 3 hours apart. On the first fire, Rescue Engine 85 under Acting Captain Riegel, along with Tower 79 under Captain Yeager and our mutual aid partners responded for a report of a kitchen ...Continued


Shakespeare Drive, Vehicle Accident

Fri, Jul 28th, 2017 11:54:00 am - TSFRS and Western Berks EMS, along with Wyo FD for Engine 79 and Western Berks Fire for Engine 18-2 were dispatched to Shakespeare Drive around noon on Friday July 28 for a reported car crash with entrapment. Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads responded and was advised by Communications that there was one vehicle that impacted a parked car and overturned. On request of the Township ...Continued

Special Visitor
Wed, Jul 26th, 2017 8:43:00 am - TSFRS had the great opportunity to meet Praxedis Lindsay, who stopped by the Township of Spring Fire Rescue on his journey walking from Massachusetts to Virginia to raise awareness for Homeless Veterans and Veterans who suffer from PTSD and physical & mental disabilities. The TSFRS personnel provided Praxedis shelter from the heat, a shower and some camaraderie & ice cream before he continued his journey ...Continued


Kenhorst Fire Company Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Tue, Jul 18th, 2017 10:19:00 am - The Kenhorst Fire Company will be holding their 49th annual Kauffman's Chicken BBQ on Sunday August 6th from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  The price per meal is $8.00 and includes 1/2 Chicken, Bake Potato, Corn on the Cob, Applesauce or Peppper Cabbage & a Roll. For advanced tickets, Call: 610-775-1914 or Email: Kenhorst Fire Company 411 S Kenhorst Blvd. Shillington, PA 19607 ...Continued

RIP Pennsyvania State Trooper Michael Stewart
Fri, Jul 14th, 2017 3:16:00 pm - Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael Stewart. Trooper Stewart was 26 years of age and succumbed to the injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County. ...Continued


Structure Fire, West Wyomissing Ct, Spring Township

Sat, Jul 8th, 2017 12:31:00 pm - A properly operating automatic sprinkler system prevented a tragedy from occurring in a condo complex on West Wyomissing Ct. in the Township on Saturday July 8.  TSFRS and Wyo FD along with our mutual aid partners from Shillington, Western Berks Fire, Mohnton, Kenhorst, West Reading, Cumru and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to 1400 West Wyomissing Court for a reported Structure Fire with possible entrapment. ...Continued

TSFRS and Wyo FD Honor the 4th
Thu, Jul 6th, 2017 3:24:00 pm - Wyo FD Tower 79, TSFRS Rescue 85, Tanker 85 and Deputy 85 honored the 4th of July by participating in the annual Wyomissing Boro 4th of July Parade.  Wyo FD and TSFRS Fire Police also served by assisting in traffic control at one of the most popular holiday parades in the area. ...Continued


Duckling Rescue, Cacoosing Drive Spring Twp

Sat, Jul 1st, 2017 10:53:00 am - There are those times when we are called upon to assist our residents with feathers and webbed feet.  This generally happens when Mom Duck walks across a storm sewer grate and doesn't realize that her feet can span the grate opening, but those of the little ones behind cannot.  Such was the case on Saturday morning July 1 on Cacoosing Drive in the Lillyfield neighborhood ...Continued

Van Reed and Prendergast Rds, Spring Twp Vehicle Crash
Fri, Jun 30th, 2017 2:27:00 pm - TSFRS, along with Western Berks EMS, was alerted for a motor vehicle crash on Van Reed Rd at Prendergast Rd in northern Spring Township on Friday afternoon June 30.  Rescue 85 under Acting Captain McMillan.  Lt 85-1 (Christian) arrived on scene first and reported a 2- vehicle accident with an off duty WBEMS medic attending to one female still in her vehicle. Rescue 85 arrived ...Continued


Restaurant Fire, Sinking Spring

Wed, Jun 28th, 2017 8:39:00 pm -  TSFRS and Wyo FD were dispatched to assist our neighbors at Western Berks Fire for a possible structure fire at a restaurant on Woodrow Ave in the Borough of Sinking Spring on Saturday evening June 28. Rescue Engine 85 responded under Acting Captain Mike Wertz and on arrival split laid a supply line with WBFD Engine 18-2. The crew then pulled a hose line to ...Continued

Our Condolences
Mon, Jun 26th, 2017 8:49:00 am - We are saddened by the loss of Firefighter Matthew Schneck of the Reading Fire Department. Matthew has been with the Reading Fire Department since 2013 and is currently assigned to Engine 5. We send our deepest condolences to Matthews family and friends during this difficult time. ...Continued


Our Condolences

Sun, Jun 25th, 2017 1:15:00 pm - We are saddened by the loss of Firefighter Timothy A. Moll from the Shillington Fire Company. Timothy was involved in a motorcycle accident on June 24, 2017. Timothy was a member of the Shillington Fire Company since September 7, 2010. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to Moll family and friends during this difficult time. ...Continued

Smoke Condition, Shillington Rd, Spring Twp
Sun, Jun 25th, 2017 12:04:00 pm - A report of smoke in the building resulted in the response of a full structure assignment to a local bowling alley on Sunday afternoon June 25.  TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Bingaman, TSFRS Tanker 85 under FF Angstadt, WFD Tower 79 under Captain Nester along with Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Mohnton Engine 57, Western Berks Fire Ladder 18, West Reading Rescue 64 ...Continued


Remembering the Charleston 9

Fri, Jun 16th, 2017 9:03:00 pm - Sunday, 6-18-2017 will mark 10 years since the tragedy which lost 9 Charleston Firefighters at the Sofa Superstore. Please take a moment to reflect on the lessons learned and pay tribute to the "Charleston 9". Remember, "Everyone Goes Home" ...Continued

Grill Fire and Possible Smoke Condition
Thu, Jun 15th, 2017 3:52:00 pm - A pair of small fires with bigger potential occurred in the Township last week. A grease fire on an outdoor grill at a single residence on Cecil Ave in the West Lawn section of Spring Township resulted in response of TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 and Rescue 85 on Tuesday evening June 13.  The fire was contained to the appliance in the rear yard by the ...Continued