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Rope Rescue Drill

Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017 1:03:00 pm - The Monday night drill for April 17 featured some basic rope rescue evolutions that included establishment of a standard 3:1 Z Rig with belay, patient loading and securing in a Stokes basket, and hoisting a patient and attendant using Tower 79 as a vertical attachment point.  The drill was coordinated by the TSFRS A Platoon personnel ...Continued

Search and Rescue Drill
Wed, Apr 19th, 2017 1:18:00 pm - The Monday night drill on April 10 was coordinated by the staff at Station 79 under Captain Holmes and featured search and rescue hands on training.  The dill was conducted at 3000 Penn Ave under low light conditions to simulate low visibility smoke conditions.  Two specific evolutions were practiced.  One was a large area search using the Station 79 large area search rope bag.  The ...Continued


Mulch and Bushes Fire, Wyomissing Borough

Sun, Apr 16th, 2017 4:26:00 pm - Burning mulch spread to several bushes along State Hill Road in Wyomissing on the afternoon of Easter Sunday.  Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Conner utilized a length of 1 ¾" hose and booster tank water to extinguish them in short order.  Wyomissing Engine 79 would normally have been assigned to this but the crew was manning Tower 79 at a 2-alarm house fire in Birdsboro ...Continued

It's Mulch Fire Season Again !!!
Thu, Apr 13th, 2017 4:31:00 pm - The Phillies are back on TV, the robins are back in the trees, and the fragrance of burning mulch is once again wafting through the area, and Spring Township and Wyomissing are no exceptions.  TSFRS and WyoFD have already handled several of these.  Generally they are a nuisance, but if not controlled, can spread to nearby foliage, vehicles or even buildings.  With a little breeze, ...Continued


Riding Mower Fire, Edgedale Ct., Wyomissing

Thu, Apr 13th, 2017 9:48:00 am - On Thursday morning April 13, Wyo FD Engine 79 and TSFRS Rescue Engine 85 were dispatched to Edgedale Court in the Wyomissing Hills section of the Borough for a reported tractor on fire in the middle of the street.  Deputy 85 (Schartel) arrived on location confirming a commercial lawnmower on fire in the roadway.  Chief Hackman and E79 under Captain Holmes arrived on location and ...Continued

Kenhorst Fire Company Easter Flower Sale!
Sun, Apr 9th, 2017 7:53:00 pm - The Kenhorst Fire Company will have Easter Flowers on sale on April 13, 14th & 15th from 8am to 8pm.  Stop by the station located at 305 South Kenhorst Blvd. to pick up your flowers and support the Kenhorst Fire Company! ...Continued


Structure Fire, Independence Drive, Spring Twp

Sun, Apr 9th, 2017 3:16:00 pm - On Sunday afternoon April 9,  a reported porch fire on Independence Drive in the North Whitfield section of Spring Township was handled by TSFRS and WyoFD, backed up by our mutual aid partners.  Rescue Engine 85 under Capt Neubert, Tower 79 under Capt. Yeager, along with Western Berks Fire Ladder 18, Engine 18-2 and Engine 18-1, West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine 36, Temple Rescue ...Continued

Spring Township Library Book Reading
Wed, Apr 5th, 2017 3:24:00 pm - On Wednesday April 5th, the TSFRS was at the Spring Township Library for firefighter story time. After a short book reading, Fire Prevention Captain Stoudt and Fire Prevention Lt. Gibbs gave the children a tour of Air 85. ...Continued


First Responder Appreciation

Wed, Apr 5th, 2017 3:22:00 pm - On Wednesday April 5th, the Giant Supermarket on Rt. 724 provided lunch for the Township of Spring Fire Rescue, Spring Township Police Department and Wyomissing Fire Department. The TSFRS would like to thank Giant for an outstanding meal! ...Continued

Tanker Drill
Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017 7:00:00 pm - The weekly drill topic on Monday night April 2 was practice in using Tanker 85 as an engine company.  The drill consisted of several evolutions using the tanker in a forward lay, split lay and reverse lay configuration.  The forward and split lays also incorporated pulling an 1 3/4" attack line, and the reverse lay utilized the tanker supplying Tower 79.  This allowed some extra practice on ...Continued


3rd Alarm Building Fire, City of Reading

Sun, Apr 2nd, 2017 10:06:00 am - TSFRS and WyoFD were alerted as part of a third alarm assignment to assist the City of Reading with a working building fire in an abandoned warehouse near 11th and Chestnut Sts.  Tower 79 under Captain Nester and Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman responded, TW79 for work and R85 as RIT.  The companies were joined on the scene by Chief Hackman. On arrival, both units ...Continued

Vehicle Accident, Old Wernersville Rd, Spring Twp
Fri, Mar 31st, 2017 2:53:00 am - In the wee hours of Thursday March 31, TSFRS and WBEMS were dispatched to Old Wernersville Road in Spring Township for reported vehicle crash with unknown Injuries.  Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads responded and was provided an additional report of a single vehicle crash, reported to be into a house. Deputy 85-1 (Strause) and R85 arrived to find a single unoccupied car into the front ...Continued


Tractor Trailer Rollover, Warren Street Bypass, Wyomissing

Thu, Mar 30th, 2017 5:11:00 am - Wyo FD and TSFRS along with Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the Warren St Bypass at Ramp K (near the Inn at Reading) in Wyomissing for a pre-dawn vehicle crash, Thursday morning March 30. The crash was reported as with entrapment involving an overturned tractor trailer.  Engine 79 under Captain Holmes arrived to confirm that the cargo was not hazardous and that the driver ...Continued

Vehicle Crash, Van Reed Road, Spring Twp
Wed, Mar 29th, 2017 4:11:00 pm - A two-car crash on Wednesday afternoon March 29 at the intersection of Van Reed Road and Snyder Road in the Whitfield section of Spring Twp resulted in the dispatch of TSFRS for Rescue 85 along with Western Berks EMS.  Arriving units found two cars in the intersection.  R85 under Captain Bingaman arrived and assisted EMS with obtaining patient information.  They also stabilized and depowered the ...Continued


Assistant Zoning / Construction Code Official

Wed, Mar 29th, 2017 3:26:00 pm - The Township of Spring would like to hire an Asst. Zoning and Constr. Code Official.  See the posted flyer for additional details. ...Continued

Car Accident with Rollover, Reading Blvd, Spring Twp
Tue, Mar 28th, 2017 5:20:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS responded to a vehicle accident in the 2200 block of Reading Blvd in the West Wyomissing section of Spring Twp on Tuesday afternoon,  March 28.  The incident resulted in one vehicle rolling over the sloped grassy median.  Rescue 85's crew provided initial stabilization of the vehicle as EMS provided a patient evaluation on one driver.  Fire Police blocked ...Continued


First Responder Appreciation Donation

Tue, Mar 28th, 2017 10:39:00 am - On Monday March 27, Gladys Balthaser, of Trego Insurance Agency stopped by Station 85 to deliver pizzas for the personnel attending the monthly Department Meeting.  This donation was provided by Farmers Insurance to give thanks to local first responders.  The TSFRS would like to thank Gladys, Trego Insurance Agency and Farmers Insurance for the generous donation. ...Continued

Lieutenant Curtis Ganster Fundraiser
Thu, Mar 23rd, 2017 4:15:00 pm - Lt. Curtis Ganster of the Annville Cleona Fire District in Lebanon County was a member of the legacy West Lawn Fire Company.  He also served in Berks County in the West Reading and Stouchburg Fire Companies. Lt. Ganster was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is currently undergoing aggressive treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.  Annville Cleona is doing a tee shirt ...Continued


Township of Spring Summer Employment Opportunities

Mon, Mar 20th, 2017 11:27:00 am - Spring Township is looking for a few good summer employees.  This is a great opportunity for college students and graduating high school students over the age of 18 to find make some money and work with the Parks and Recreation department. If you know anyone interested please follow the link listed below. ...Continued

Vehicle Fire, Paper Mill Rd and Meridian Blvd
Thu, Mar 16th, 2017 6:10:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon March 16, TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Engine 79 were dispatched to the intersection of Meridian Blvd. and Paper Mill Rd. for a vehicle fire. RE85 responded under Captain Neubert and Engine 79 under Captain Yeager.  While responding, Communications advised the companies that the police were on location reporting a pickup truck fully involved.  Deputy 85 (Schartel) arrived and reported a ...Continued