Monthly Calls
 Month
Fire
 Jan
157
 Feb
150
 Mar
119
 Apr
0
 May
0
 Jun
0
 Jul
0
 Aug
0
 Sep
0
 Oct
0
 Nov
0
 Dec
0
 Total
426

Calls By Year
2017
1,807
2016
1,771
2015
1,770
2014
1,636
2013
1,283
2012
1,318
2011
1,292
2010
977
2009
898

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Vehicle Accident, Reedy Road, Spring Twp

 
Mon, Apr 23rd, 2018 3:04:00 pm - An automobile left the roadway on Reedy Road in Spring Township early Saturday evening April 14 and collided with a concrete drain culvert. TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched. One patient was evaluated by WBEMS, and Rescue 85 under Acting Captain McMullen stood by until the tow company removed the car. A fluid leak was then covered by R85's members after which the company ...Continued

First 2018 Structural Burn
Sat, Apr 21st, 2018 12:57:00 pm - The first TSFRS burn building drill at the Berks County Fire Training Site for 2018 was conducted on Saturday morning April 21.  The scenarios included at least two fires per evolution, with three crews plus an outside RIT on each.  The fires were intended to present situations in which a fire on one floor extends to additional floors. Every interior qualified firefighter from TSFRS and ...Continued

 

Grilling Safety

 
Fri, Apr 20th, 2018 1:29:00 pm - When the warmer weather hits, there's nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there's an increased risk of home fires. In 2011 – 2015, fire departments went to an annual average of 9,600 home fires involving ...Continued

PA American Water 2018 Fire Department Grant
Thu, Apr 19th, 2018 3:01:00 pm - On Wednesday April 19, 2018 John Rothwell, Operations Supervisor for Pa American Water delivered a check for $750.00 to the Township of Spring Fire Rescue Service.  This check was awarded through the 2018 Fire Department Grant funded by Pa American Water.  TSFRS applied for the grant to purchase a Task Force Tip Blitz Fire Ground Monitor. On behalf of the membership of the Township of ...Continued

 

2nd Alarm House Fire, N Wyomissing Ave, Shillington Borough,

 
Sat, Apr 14th, 2018 1:30:00 am - Early in the morning of Saturday April 14, Rescue 85 under Capt Bingaman responded for RIT service to a working fire involving a semidetached home with reported entrapment in Shillington. This was followed quickly by a 2nd alarm that saw Engine 85 and Tower 79 also dispatched. R85 arrived and was immediately put to work by Command to perform a primary search in the exposure ...Continued

4th Alarm House Fire, S. Wyomissing Ave, Cumru Twp
Fri, Apr 13th, 2018 3:03:00 pm - TSFRS and Wyo FD assisted Cumru Twp on a fast-moving fire on South Wyomissing Ave on Friday April 13 that involved a wood frame duplex residence. Rescue 85 under Capt Bingaman responded on the 2nd alarm as the RIT unit, followed by Engine 85 under Lt. Ahrens on the 3rd and Engine 79 under Capt Yeager on the 4th. On arrival, R85 was put to ...Continued

 

Shrubs and Fencing, Cloister Ct, Spring Twp

 
Fri, Apr 13th, 2018 2:40:00 pm - Sta 85 was dispatched to the rear of a bank occupancy on Cloister Court at Shillington Road for a fire, reported to involve a tree near a dumpster, on Friday afternoon April 13. Deputy 85 (Schartel) responded and was provided with additional information from Communications that the fire was involving several trees and a dumpster and was threatening vehicles in the parking lot. Based on ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Crash, Wyomissing Blvd, Wyomissing Borough
Wed, Apr 11th, 2018 11:30:00 am - Late in the morning of April 11, a motor vehicle crash, with possible entrapment on Wyomissing Blvd near Penn in Wyomissing Boro resulted in the dispatch of Wyo FD Engine 79, TSFRS Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS.  Additional info from Communications reported two vehicles, with one on its side plus two injured parties, one of whom was entrapped. E79 arrived and confirmed a vehicle ...Continued

 

Stove Fire, Cleveland Ave, Spring Twp

 
Mon, Apr 9th, 2018 12:30:00 am - Just barely into Monday April 9, a structural fire assignment for an oven fire was dispatched to a home on Cleveland Ave in the West Wyomissing section of the Township, summoning TSFRS along with Wyo FD Tower 79, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Shillington Engine 36, West Reading Engine 64, Mohnton Engine 57, Temple Rescue 11, and Western Berks EMS. TSFRS Engine 85 responded under ...Continued

Vehicle Crash with Fire, Rte 222 Southbound, Cumru Twp
Fri, Apr 6th, 2018 11:39:00 am - On Friday morning April 6, TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched to Route 222 Southbound at the Mohnton exit in Cumru Township for a vehicle accident with both injuries and fire. When R85 under Capt. Rhoads responded, County Communications reported a single vehicle possible rolled over with a single patient with neck pain. This was updated shortly thereafter that police were on location with a fully ...Continued

 

Vehicle Rescue, Penn Street Bridge, West Reading Borough

 
Thu, Mar 29th, 2018 12:10:00 pm - On Thursday morning March 29, TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 was requested by West Reading Captain 64 to assist with a vehicle crash with one person trapped. The accident was located in the eastbound lanes of the Penn Street Bridge. RE85 under Capt. Rhoads responded and was advised by County Communications that police were on location reporting a three-vehicle crash with heavy entrapment, and that Captain ...Continued

City of York Fire Rescue Memorial Services
Sat, Mar 24th, 2018 2:09:00 pm - The public is invited to attend a Memorial Service for City of York Fire Rescue Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony. The service will be held at the York Expo Center - Memorial Hall, 334 Carlisle Ave., York Pa. on Wednesday, March 28 from 1 to 3pm. Private Funeral for Fire Fighter Ivan Flanscha: A private funeral service for family, friends, and members of the ...Continued

Kidde Recalls 2 Smoke Alarm Models

 
Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018 10:12:00 am - Kidde has issued a recall for two models of its dual-sensor smoke alarms. A yellow cap that was left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the smoke sensors, a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The cap can compromise the alarm's ability to detect smoke, posing a risk that people may not be alerted to a fire in their home. ...Continued

City of York Fire Rescue LODD
Thu, Mar 22nd, 2018 7:39:00 pm - We are saddened by the loss of City of York Fire Rescue Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony. Firefighter Flanscha and Firefighter Anthony died in the Line of Duty from injuries sustained when a building collapsed just before 4 pm in the 100 block of North Broad Street on Thursday March 22nd.  We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to their families, friends and the City ...Continued

 

West Wyomissing Court Structure Fire, Spring Twp

 
Mon, Mar 19th, 2018 10:20:00 am - On Monday morning March 19, TSFRS Engine 85, Wyo FD Station 79, Shillington Engine 36 and Western Berks Fire Ladder 18 were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm originating from a senior living center at 1400 West Wyomissing Ct. in Spring Township. As units responded, additional information was provided by County Communications that a call had been received from the premise reporting fire on the ...Continued

Structure Fire, North Meridian Blvd, Spring Township
Mon, Mar 19th, 2018 1:10:00 am - A structure fire assignment was dispatched to a fast food restaurant on North Meridian Blvd in the Broadcasting Square Shopping Center early in the morning of Monday March 19. TSFRS Engine 85 under Capt Conner plus Wyo FD Engine 79 under Capt Holmes responded, along with Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Reading FD Ladder 1, Greenfields Engine 55, Kenhorst Engine 69, West Reading Engine 64, ...Continued

 

Structure Fire, Dauphin Ave, Wyomissing

 
Thu, Mar 15th, 2018 10:31:00 pm - A report of a chimney fire Thursday night March 15th sent Wyo FD Engine 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine 85, West Reading Ladder 64, Reading Ladder 1, Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Mohnton Engine 57, Temple Rescue 11, and Western Berks EMS Medic 6521 to the 1300 block of Dauphin Ave in Wyomissing Borough. Additional information from Communications reported a chimney fire with the home ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Crash with Entrapment, 222 NB, Wyomissing Boro
Thu, Mar 15th, 2018 8:26:00 am - A busy Thursday morning on March 15 continued as Wyo FD Engine 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to northbound Rte 222 for a MVA with entrapment. RE85 under Captain Conner and E79 under Captain Holmes both responded from previous vehicle fire on 222 approximately 2 miles south of the accident location. Additional information from County Communications reported a dump ...Continued

 

Vehicle Fire, 222 Southbound, South of Penn, Wyomissing

 
Thu, Mar 15th, 2018 8:11:00 am - In the morning of Thursday March 15, TSFRS Engine 85 and Tanker 85 plus Wyo FD Engine 79 were dispatched for a vehicle fire on Route 222 south bound, south of Penn Avenue in Spring Township. Companies went responding, and received additional information from County Communications of a passenger vehicle on the shoulder, fully involved.E79 under Captain Holmes and Chief 85 (Hackman) arrived and found ...Continued

Smoke in the Building, Keiser Blvd, Spring Twp
Tue, Mar 13th, 2018 2:54:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon, March 13, a report of smoke on the first floor of an occupied health care office building on Keiser Blvd in Spring Township resulted in the dispatch of a structure fire assignment consisting of TSFRS Engine 85, Wyo FD Engine 79-1, Reading Fire Ladder 1, Western Berks Fire Ladder 18, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Greenfields Engine 55, Temple Rescue ...Continued