Monthly Calls
 Month
Fire
 Jan
157
 Feb
150
 Mar
119
 Apr
145
 May
173
 Jun
0
 Jul
0
 Aug
0
 Sep
0
 Oct
0
 Nov
0
 Dec
0
 Total
744

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

Upcoming Events
Haz Mat Ops Refreshers 2/18 and 3/5, or 3/3

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West Lawn Library Book Reading

 
Tue, Jun 19th, 2018 6:30:00 pm - On Tuesday morning, personnel made a visit to the West Lawn Library for a book reading. After the book reading was completed, the crew took the children outside for a tour of Rescue Engine 85 and Tanker 85. The West Lawn Library had a great turnout for the event with a total of 60 children and 20 adults.  ...Continued

MVA, Bern Rd, Bern Township
Tue, Jun 12th, 2018 1:29:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 responded on mutual aid to assist Greenfields Co 55 and Western Berks EMS with a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Bernville Road in the Greenfields section of Bern Twp.  Engine 55 arrived on location and reported two vehicles in the intersection with heavy debris and fluids down.  E55 then reported one occupant trapped in a vehicle, pinned under the dash, however, ...Continued

 

Smoke in the Building, Berkshire Blvd. ,Wyomissing Boro

 
Tue, Jun 12th, 2018 10:48:00 am - On Tuesday morning June 12, a structure fire assignment consisting of Wyo FD Tower 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine E85, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Greenfields Engine E55, Reading FD Ladder 1, Temple Rescue 11 as RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 was dispatched to an office building on Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing Boro. Tanker 85 and Air 85 also responded. Communications reported ...Continued

Oven Fire, Clark Ave, Spring Twp
Sun, Jun 10th, 2018 12:13:00 am - A smoky oven fire on Clark Ave in the Midvale Manor section of Spring Twp just after midnight on June 10 resulted in TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Tower 79 being dispatched.  Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Mohnton Engine 57, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, West Reading Rescue 64 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were also sent. Spring Twp PD arrived and ...Continued

 

Structure Fire, Hill Ave, Wyomissing

 
Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 10:23:00 pm - Wyo FD Tower 79 and TSFRS Engine 85, along with Kenhorst Engine 69, Reading FD Engine 3 and Ladder 1, Shillington Engine 36, Greenfields Engine 55, West Reading Ladder 64, Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were sent to a reported structure fire at the former Vanity Fair complex on Hill Avenue in Wyomissing Boro. Further information from dispatch was a burning ...Continued

Gasoline Leak, Elwyn Ave, Sinking Spring
Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 11:56:00 am - Late in the morning of Saturday June 9, TSFRS was dispatched to Elwyn Ave in Sinking Spring Boro to assist Western Berks Fire on a haz mat response for a vehicle leaking gasoline in a garage. Rescue 85 under Capt Bingaman responded, arrived and staged remote from the site, while personnel carried equipment to the scene. Personnel found a vehicle's gasoline tank leaking in a ...Continued

 

Weekly Drill---Saw Use

 
Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 11:37:00 am - The weekly training for Monday June 4 was on the use of power saws to cut thru steel bars and concrete.  The topic was presented by Wyo FD Capt Holmes and his shift and was carried out on the simulator to the rear of the Wyomissing fire station on Penn Avenue ...Continued

Herbicide Leak, Brevity Lane, Spring Township
Mon, Jun 4th, 2018 8:30:00 am - A leak from a truck-mounted tank of herbicide resulted in a haz mat dispatch to the corner of Brevity Lane and Van Reed Road in the Wilshire section of Spring Twp on Monday morning June 4.  Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman arrived, established Van Rd Road Command and assisted the driver with stopping the leak from a plastic tank on the back of a stake ...Continued

 

Vehicle Crash, West Wyomissing Blvd, Spring Twp

 
Mon, Jun 4th, 2018 7:10:00 am - On Monday morning June 4, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Jefferson Ave and W.Wyomissing Blvd. in the West Wyomissing section of Spring Twp, for a vehicle accident with injuries.  Rescue 85 responded under Captain Bingaman and found a two vehicle crash on arrival, with one car in the grass and the other in the intersection. Personnel found one patient ...Continued

Erik Hirner Memorial
Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018 9:42:00 am - We are deeply saddened by the passing of Firefighter/EMT Erik Hirner of the Reading Fire Department. We send our condolences to Erik's family, friends, and the brothers and sisters of the RFD. * Announcement from The Reading Fire Fighters iAFF Local 1803 It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Reading Fire Fighter, Erik Hirner. Erik was critically injured ...Continued

 

Vehicle Accident with Injuries, Penn Ave, Spring Twp

 
Mon, May 28th, 2018 6:45:00 pm - Early Sunday evening May 27, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the 2300 block of Penn Avenue in the West Lawn section of Spring Township for a vehicle accident with injuries. Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman responded and arrived to find one vehicle into one parked car with another one struck as well. Members surveyed the scene and found a single patient in ...Continued

Memorial Day 2018
Mon, May 28th, 2018 10:05:00 am - TSFRS would like to thank all those who served in our nations conflicts and paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.  Please take time today to remember them. ...Continued

 

Memorial Day Parade in Wyomissing Hills

 
Sat, May 26th, 2018 12:15:00 pm - TSFRS personnel joined Wyo FD members in paying tribute to our nation's fallen by participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Borough on Saturday May 26.  Engine and Utility 79 were joined by Rescue Engine 85, Air 85 and Deputy 85 for the procession. ...Continued

Smoke Condition, Penn Ave, Spring Twp.
Wed, May 16th, 2018 4:42:00 am - Early in the morning of Wednesday May 16 an automatic alarm was transmitted for a restaurant in the 3000 block of Penn Avenue in Spring Township. TSFRS Engine 85 under Capt. Bingaman, Wyo FD Tower 79 under Capt. Nester, and Western Berks FD Engine 18-2 were dispatched. While the units were responding, Deputy 85 (Schartel) was advised by County Communications that the police were on ...Continued

 

Dog Rescue, Lincoln Park, Spring Twp

 
Mon, May 14th, 2018 5:01:00 pm - Over the last few weeks, we have been summoned for a cat in a tree and a duck in a drain.  But a call on Sunday May 13 was another breed. In the early afternoon of Sunday May 13, Captain 85 (Bingaman) was paged by County Communications to call in for a detail. When he did, he was notified that Spring Township PD was on ...Continued

Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" Smoke Detector Program
Mon, May 14th, 2018 3:07:00 pm - On Saturday, May 12th, the Tri-County American Red Cross partnered with the Township of Spring Fire Rescue as part of the Red Cross Program "Sound The Alarm". The local program is part of a national effort to install 100,000 alarms in 100 communities between April 28th and May 13th. Approximately 48 volunteers from the American Red Cross and personnel from Township of Spring Fire Rescue ...Continued

 

Foam Trailer Drill at Gulf

 
Thu, May 10th, 2018 10:04:00 pm - The weekly Monday drill on May 7 was conducted at the Gulf West Tank Farm on Mountain Home Rd.  The topic featured operation of our new Foam Trailer, which was provided by Sunoco Logistics.  The drill operated the new trailer using expired foam provided by Gulf.  We also compared the new trailer to the existing foam trailer housed at the Gulf East Facility. Our thanks ...Continued

2nd 2018 Department Structural Burn
Wed, May 9th, 2018 3:01:00 pm - The second 2018 burn session at the Reading Berks Fire Training Site was conducted on Saturday May 5.  Personnel from Co 85 and 79 were joined by three members from Co 18.   The drill focused on hose line management and search and rescue techniques for some of our newer members.  We utilized Wyo FD Engine 79-1 as the attack unit and stretched one hose line ...Continued

 

Duckling Rescue, Paper Mill Rd, Spring Twp

 
Mon, May 7th, 2018 10:55:00 am - TSFRS personnel and equipment are frequently called upon to rescue animals who find themselves in threatening situations.  This time of year, baby ducklings in a storm sewer system is a frequent incident.  The ducklings follow Mom Duck across a sewer grate and, while Mom's feet are big enough to span the grate openings, the little ones are not.  Consequently, one by one they drop thru ...Continued

Dumpster Fire, Broadcasting Square, Spring Twp
Sun, May 6th, 2018 9:28:00 pm - On Monday afternoon April 30, TSFRS was dispatched for a dumpster fire at a fast food restaurant in the Broadcasting Square shopping center on North Meridian Boulevard in Spring Township. Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Rhoads responded and was advised by County Communications that a dumpster was reported to be on fire with different reports of the proximity of the dumpster to buildings, and that ...Continued