Monthly Calls
 Month
Fire
 Jan
160
 Feb
132
 Mar
153
 Apr
135
 May
165
 Jun
137
 Jul
146
 Aug
145
 Sep
147
 Oct
147
 Nov
156
 Dec
0
 Total
1,623

Calls By Year
2015
1,770
2014
1,636
2013
1,283
2012
1,318
2011
1,292
2010
977
2009
898

Upcoming Events
IN HONOR OF THE CHARLESTON 9--A Study of Change Following Tragedy with Dr. David Griffin, Sat. March 4 2017

Step Up Your Teams Seminar---December 3





Christmas Tree Safety Tips & Video

 
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016 3:20:00 pm - 1. When choosing a tree, look for one that is fresh and has green needles that don't fall out. Brownish needles mean the tree is dried out and more prone to catch fire. 2. Water your tree daily to prevent it from drying out. 3. Check the manufacturer's labels to ensure you use only lights and decorations that are flame-retardant. 4. Check holiday lights for ...Continued

Turkey Fryer Safety
Wed, Nov 30th, 2016 12:11:00 pm - If you are planning to use a turkey fryer this holiday season, please follow these safety tips.   ...Continued

 

Motor Vehicle Crash, Paper Mill Rd and Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing Boro

 
Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016 10:56:00 am - Wyo FD, TSFRS, and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Paper Mill Road and Berkshire Blvd. in Wyomissing Boro in the late morning of Tuesday Nov. 22.  Tower 79 under Captain Yeager and Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads were on radio performing a pre fire plan at another location in the Boro and responded immediately. Deputy 85 (Schartel) arrived on location and ...Continued

Forcible Entry Part 2
Mon, Nov 21st, 2016 7:01:00 pm - The second part of a one-two forcible entry class was conducted at Station 85 on Monday night Nov. 21.  The first part was two weeks prior at Station 79.  This night the participants viewed a video produced by Fairfax County (VA) Fire-Rescue on conventional forcible entry using the traditional halligan/flat head axe marriage.  We also viewed a video produced by Irons and Ladders Training on ...Continued

 

Elevator Rescue and Structure Fire, Muhlenberg Twp

 
Sat, Nov 19th, 2016 4:13:00 pm - Late in the morning of Saturday Nov. 19, Company 85 was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team for a commercial structure fire in a commercial bakery on Bellevue Ave in Muhlenberg Township, which was reported as a fire in an industrial bake oven.  However, prior to response Rescue Engine 85 was dispatched to an elevator rescue due to a power outage in a department store ...Continued

Close Your Door !
Tue, Nov 15th, 2016 9:33:00 pm - In a fire, having your doors closed can save your life. Please review the study by UL to see the research done to show the importance of keeping your doors closed. https://closeyourdoor.org/ ...Continued

 

Long Line Respirator Drill

 
Mon, Nov 14th, 2016 7:00:00 pm - The regular weekly drill on Monday Nov. 14 focused on the use of the long –line respirator and associated air supply systems.  17 members from TSFRS and WyoFD set up an air supply hose from Air 85 to supply one of our portable air carts.  The cart then supplied air to a two person team who went on air and then proceeded approximately 80 feet ...Continued

Garbage Truck Fire, Van Reed and N Wyomissing Blvd, Wyomissing
Fri, Nov 11th, 2016 12:07:00 pm - Wyo FD and TSFRS were dispatched to the intersection of Van Reed Road and N Wyomissing Blvd in the Berkshire Hgts section of the borough around noon on Friday Nov. 11 for a reported trash truck on fire.  Tower 79 under Captain Holmes was in the area and responded immediately, reporting on location with smoke from the cab and engine compartment area.  Command was established by ...Continued

 

Thank you Veterans

 
Fri, Nov 11th, 2016 7:55:00 am - Your service to our great country never goes unappreciated. Thank you! ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Crash, Shillington Rd, Spring Twp
Wed, Nov 9th, 2016 8:36:00 am - In the morning of Wednesday November 9, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to Shillington Road in the area of Lowes for vehicle accident with injuries. Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman and WBEMS Medic 6511 responded.  Even before the units were able to report as responding, County Communications upgraded the assignment to "with entrapment" and automatically added Wyo FD Engine 79 and WBEMS Medic ...Continued

 

Rail Transport of Flammable Liquids Seminar

 
Sat, Nov 5th, 2016 8:48:00 am - On Saturday Nov 5, a free seminar on Railroad Transportation of Flammable Liquids was presented in the Training Room of TSFRS Station 85.  The class was instructed by Jamie Goode and Martin Greene from the Security and Emergency Training Center of Pueblo, CO, and was arranged thru our West Side Emergency Management Agency.  Funding for the program was provided by the US DOT thru their ...Continued

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries!
Fri, Nov 4th, 2016 4:27:00 pm - Sunday November 6th is the end of daylight savings. Remember to change your clocks back one hour. This is a great time for you to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Check to make sure they're working and change the batteries. Your life depends on it! ...Continued

 

Structure Fire, Ontelaunee Twp

 
Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016 3:37:00 pm - Station 85 was dispatched for Rescue 85 for a structure fire to 509 Snyder Rd in Ontelaunee Twp as the rapid intervention team (RIT) Wednesday afternoon November 2.  Early indications from County Communications were that this would be a working fire.  Rescue 85 responded under Acting Captain McMullen and arrived on location to a one story home with heavy smoke and fire issuing.  On arriving, ...Continued

Vehicle Crash with Entrapment, State Hill Road, Spring Township
Mon, Oct 31st, 2016 11:25:00 am - Around noontime on Monday October 31, TSFRS Rescue 85, along with Wyo FD Engine 79, Western Berks Fire Engine 18-2 and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to State Hill Rd near Leland Way for a reported vehicle accident with a trapped victim.  Upon response units were advised further that the accident would be a single car into a utility pole, with the driver unable to ...Continued

 

FD Photographer Considers Career Change!

 
Sun, Oct 30th, 2016 6:53:00 pm - We almost lost our photographer Connie Bauder to another fire department when she was signed up as an "Honorary Disneyworld Volunteer Firefighter" at Disneyworld earlier this month.  As she strolled down Main Street USA,  she stopped to talk to the character in the fire gear and revealed that she served as a fire department photographer.... whereupon, he conferred the title on her on the spot. Apparently ...Continued

BE AWARE OF WHERE YOU PARK YOUR VEHICLE!
Thu, Oct 27th, 2016 10:48:00 am - During the fall season, be aware of the potential danger and fire hazard that can occur by parking your vehicle in piles of leaves on the side of the roadway.  The hot exhaust system components of your vehicle coming in contact with the fallen dry leaves, specifically the catalytic converter, can cause the leaves to start on fire which will immediately spread to your vehicle. The catalytic ...Continued

 

MVA, Century and Paper Mill, Oct 20

 
Thu, Oct 20th, 2016 12:34:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon October 20, Station 85 and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Paper Mill Rd and Century Blvd in the northern end of the Spring Township for a reported vehicle accident with injuries.   Lt 85-1 (Christian) arrived first and reported a two vehicle crash in the intersection. One party was found to be still in his vehicle with a first ...Continued

Mohns Hill Road, Spring Twp, Vehicle Fire
Wed, Oct 19th, 2016 3:26:00 pm - LATE ENTRY October 12, 2016 In the morning of Wednesday October 12, TSFRS Engine 85 and Tanker 85, Wyo FD Engine 79, Adamstown Engine 11-1, and Brecknock Tanker 72 were dispatched to Mohns Hill Rd. on the Route 222 overpass for a vehicle fire. RE85 responded under Captain Nuebert as did E79 under Acting Captain Miller and were advised by Communications that they received multiple ...Continued

 

Light Ballast Smoke Condition, Penn Ave, Spring Twp

 
Wed, Oct 12th, 2016 7:32:00 pm - On Wednesday evening October 12, TSFRS for Engine 85 and Wyo FD for Tower 79 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in a business on Penn Avenue in Spring Twp.  In addition, our mutual aid partners from West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine 36, Mohnton Engine 57, Reading Ladder 1, Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 responded.  As units responded, additional ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Accident, Paper Mill Road at Ethan Drive, Spring Twp
Mon, Oct 10th, 2016 3:11:00 pm - On Monday afternoon October 10, TSFRS Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to Paper Mill Rd in the vicinity of Ethan Drive in the northern section of Spring Twp, for a vehicle accident with unknown injuries.  Rescue 85 arrived on location and found a two vehicle accident in the intersection with one patient being evaluated by EMS.  Rescue 85's crew applied absorbent to ...Continued