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Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

Fri, Nov 17th, 2017 5:28:00 pm - As you plan your Thanksgiving menu don't forget about fire safety. Did you know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires? The number of home fires double on Thanksgiving. So, let's add a pinch of fire safety to the menu. Keep these safety tips in mind as you prepare your meal. Turkey: If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a ...Continued

Fri, Nov 17th, 2017 4:31:00 pm - Today all the hard work and dedication over the past few weeks came to a completion as several members of TSFRS delivered this year's collection of Coats for Kids coats. Members of TSFRS B-Shift, Deputy Chief Schartel and his better half delivered over 400 new and gently used coats to 3 charities that benefit children in need in Berks county. Over the past several weeks ...Continued

Thank you Veterans

Sun, Nov 12th, 2017 7:55:00 am - Your service to our great country never goes unappreciated. Thank you for your service!  ...Continued

SCBA Challenge Drill
Mon, Nov 6th, 2017 8:06:00 pm - Regular Monday night drill for October 30 was a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus challenge course set up in the basement of Station 79.  The course was set up to follow a hose line with blacked out facepieces and while on air.  The course wound its way thru and around several obstacles including passing thru the center of a tire.  All members participated, including the old guy ...Continued


House Fire, Telford Ave, Spring Twp

Sun, Nov 5th, 2017 11:31:00 am - A structure fire assignment was dispatched for a reported dryer fire on Telford Ave in the West Lawn section of the township on Sunday morning November 5. TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Rhoads and Wyo FD Engine 79 under Captain Yeager responded, along with our mutual aid partners from Western Berks Fire (Ladder 18), Reading (Ladder 1), Shillington (Engine 36), West Reading (Engine 64), ...Continued

Mission BBQ Donation
Fri, Nov 3rd, 2017 4:18:00 pm - On Thursday November 2, personnel from TSFRS and WFD were invited to lunch at Mission BBQ in Wyomissing.  After crews finished with a wonderful lunch, Jenny Winchester Mission BBQ's Community Ambassador presented a check in the amount of $2,769.50 to the TSFRS-WFD Smoke Detector Fund.  Mission BBQ raised the money on their Red Cup Program.  The TSFRS-WFD Smoke Detector Program is funded solely through donations. ...Continued


Motor Vehicle Crash, Woodland Road, Wyomissing Borough

Fri, Nov 3rd, 2017 11:43:00 am - On Saturday night October 28, a vehicle accident with possible entrapment and fire occurred on Woodland Road between the Berkshire Mall and Mall West.  Wyo. FD Engine 79 under Captain Holmes along with TSFRS Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads, Western Berks Medic 6512 and TSFRS Fire Police responded.  E79 arrived and found a vehicle on its side and one injured subject who had apparently self-extricated ...Continued

3rd Alarm Fire, Bern Township
Wed, Nov 1st, 2017 8:54:00 pm - What started as an automatic fire alarm assignment for a commercial food wholesaler in neighboring Bern Township on Sunday evening October 22 escalated into a three-alarm fire when the investigating companies discovered a working fire.  Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads was already on the scene of a kitchen fire in Ountleanuee Township when the assignment was upgraded to a structure fire to which Station 85 ...Continued


Motorcycle Accident, 222 North at Spring Ridge, Spring Twp

Wed, Nov 1st, 2017 8:50:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79, along with WBEMS Medic 6511 and Squad 650 were dispatched to Rte 222 in the northbound lane near the Spring Ridge exit for a vehicle accident with injuries Sunday afternoon October 22. R85 under Acting Capt Wertz and E79 under Captain Holmes responded and were advised by dispatch that this would be a motorcycle accident with one patient, ...Continued

Mutual Aid Structure Fire, Cumru Township
Tue, Oct 31st, 2017 10:12:00 pm - LATE ENTRY TSFRS Engine 85 was dispatched on automatic mutual aid to assist Cumru Twp with a reported structure fire with entrapment on Old Lancaster Pike in Cumru Township on Wednesday October 12. Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Conner responded from a fire prevention detail at Whitfield Elementary.  Additional information provided by Communications indicated a stove fire with two occupants still inside. Chief 85 (Hackman) ...Continued


Happy Halloween!

Tue, Oct 31st, 2017 10:09:00 pm - The TSFRS were getting into the holiday spirit! Personnel enjoyed the night meeting members of the community and handing out candy. Thank you to all of you who stopped by to visit us! See you next year! ...Continued

Halloween Parade in Spring Township
Tue, Oct 31st, 2017 6:37:00 pm - The Spring Township Lions Club once again sponsored the annual Halloween Parade through West Wyomissing on Wednesday evening October 18. And as in years past, TSFRS was happy to support this community event.TSFRS Fire Police assisted Twp. Police with keeping the parade route safe while minimizing traffic interference. TSFRS's apparatus were staged strategically along the parade route to provide lighting so the onlookers would be ...Continued


Fire Prevention Activities for the Week of October 16

Sat, Oct 21st, 2017 11:19:00 pm - Even though Fire Prevention Week was over on October 14, TSFRS continued to support the theme by taking the message to children in several local schools. On Monday October 16, members visited Cornwall Terrace Elementary where they did two fire prevention assemblies for 511 students and 75 staff members in grades K-5. Then on Tuesday October 17, they visited St. Albans Learning Center where they ...Continued

Lunchtime at Spring Ridge
Wed, Oct 18th, 2017 1:00:00 pm - Fire Prevention Week and National School Lunch Week collided this year. To celebrate both, TSFRS personnel visited the Spring Ridge Elementary School on Friday October 13 where the Fire Prevention and D Platoon members helped the cafeteria staff serve lunch to over 400 students as guest servers. ...Continued


CO Condition at Local Gym

Sun, Oct 15th, 2017 10:16:00 am - An automatic fire alarm call transformed into a 4-hour investigation of potentially harmful levels of CO in a local athletic complex on Sunday morning October 15. The initial dispatch resulted in the response of TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 under Acting Captain DeMarte, Wyo FD Engine 79 under Captain Yeager, Western Berks Fire Ladder 18, and Greenfields Engine 55, for a general fire alarm. RE85 reported ...Continued

Fire Prevention Open House
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017 9:37:00 am - The Township of Spring Fire Rescue Service held an Open House at station 85 on Saturday October 14. We were joined by Wyo FD Engine 79, Western Berks EMS, and the Spring Twp Police. A constantly flowing crowd estimated at approximately 200 children and adults visited the station between 9AM and 1PM. Visitors were able to tour the station, view all the firefighting equipment, practice ...Continued


Structure Fire, Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing Borough

Fri, Oct 13th, 2017 9:18:00 pm - Completing a very busy October 10 morning, Wyo FD Engine 79 under Captain Holmes and TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Neubert were alerted for a second structure fire in less than an hour in Wyomissing Borough. This was reported to be at the Bon Ton in the Berkshire Mall, for a fire in a 2nd floor storage area. Also dispatched were Western Berks Fire ...Continued

Smoke Condition on Lawndale Rd
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017 8:11:00 pm - In the middle of the morning of October 10, Wyo FD Engine 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine 85, Western Berks Ladder 18, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Shillington Engine 36, Reading Ladder 1, Temple Rescue 11, and Western Berks Medic 6513 were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Lawndale Rd in Wyomissing Borough. Deputy 85 (Schartel) arrived and reported smoke showing from the ...Continued


Fire Prevention at Lakeside Preschool

Wed, Oct 11th, 2017 9:31:00 am - The 33 kids at the Lakeside Preschool, located at Glad Tidings Church in the North Whitfield section of the Township, were treated to a visit by TSFRS Fire Prevention and on duty personnel on Wednesday October 11.  The visit, which is one of many conducted not only during Fire Prevention Week but also throughout the year, featured visits with the firefighters and demonstration of fire ...Continued

Vehicle Rescue, Jefferson Blvd. Spring Township.
Tue, Oct 10th, 2017 6:33:00 pm - ON the morning of October 10, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79, Western Berks FD Engine 18-2, and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched to the 2300 block of Jefferson Blvd in the West Wyomissing section of Spring Township for a vehicle crash, reported to be with entrapment and fire.  One vehicle was reported into a parked car and smoking. R85 under Captain ...Continued