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TSFRS Supports the Spring Twp Summer Playground Program

Tue, Jun 25th, 2019 8:54:00 pm - TSFRS personnel will be involved with the Township's Summer Playground program by visiting all the playgrounds including Drexelwood, Colony Park, Breneman Park, Lenoak Park and Red Caboose Park.  THe crew of Engine 85 visited Drexelwood on Tuesday June 25 and were joined by 4adults and 24 children. ...Continued

2nd Alarm, Grandview Blvd, Wyomissing
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 6:26:00 pm - 2nd Alarm Structure Fire, Grandview Blvd Wyomissing Boro Early Saturday evening June 15, Wyo FD and TSFRS along with our mutual aid partners from West Reading (Engine 64), Shillington (Engine 36), Kenhorst (Engine 69), Reading FD (Ladder 1), Temple (Rescue 11) and Western Berks EMS, were sent to Grandview Blvd in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Boro for a structure fire. Communications advised that ...Continued


Vehicle Crash with Injuries, Paper Mill Rd, Spring Twp

Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 6:44:00 pm - Early in the evening of Friday, June 14, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash, with entrapment on Paper Mill Road at Century Boulevard in Spring Township. As the units responded and additional information was received from County Communications reporting two vehicles in traffic with entrapment. Chief 85 (Hackman) arrived to find ...Continued

Vehicle Crash, Old Fritztown Rd. and Regency Dr., Spring Twp
Sat, Jun 8th, 2019 3:06:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS Medic 653-1 were dispatched to the intersection of Old Fritztown Rd and Regency Drive for a vehicle crash with injuries early in the evening of Saturday June 8. The initial report was for two vehicles that collided head on. R85 responded under Capt Nuebert. Shortly after responding, County Communications advised the units that the police were on location ...Continued


TSFRS at the Library

Wed, Jun 5th, 2019 10:46:00 pm - Reading with a Firefighter has become a major attraction for the Spring Township Library on Broadcasting Road and is held on the first Wednesday of each month. TSFRS Rescue 85 visited the Spring Township Library on Broadcasting Road on Wednesday May 1 to interact with the children and their families. FF Fritz read two books to the 28 kids and 27 adults who attended. Then ...Continued

Vehicle Fire on Dwight St, Spring Twp
Sat, Jun 1st, 2019 3:47:00 pm - In the afternoon of June 1, TSFRS Engine 85, along with Engine 79 from Wyo FD and Engine 18-2 from Western Berks FD were dispatched for a vehicle fire, reported to be 15 feet from a building on Dwight St in Spring Twp. Engine 85 under Captain Conner responded and arrived on location to find a small engine compartment fire. Bystanders had already used a ...Continued


Commercial Structure Fire, 2nd Alarm, Muhlenberg Twp.

Tue, May 28th, 2019 10:32:00 am - On Tuesday morning May 28, TSFRS was dispatched as the Rapid Intervention Team to a commercial structure fire on Georgia Road in Muhlenberg Twp. Engine 85 responded under Capt Conner and was staged on the Charlie side on arrival at the request of a Company 10 officer to be used as an attack engine. Capt 85 accepted the assignment and confirmed that Command was requesting ...Continued

Memorial Day Parade in Wyomissing Hills
Mon, May 27th, 2019 3:42:00 pm - TSFRS and WFD participated in the Annual Wyomissing Hills Memorial Day Parade on Saturday May 27.  However, as luck would have it, Rescue Engine 85 was dispatched to a medical emergency in Spring Township just before the parade kicked off.  Then, about 6 blocks into the procession a reported gas odor in a business on Shillington Rd. resulted in the departure of the rest of ...Continued


Working House Fire, Kathleen Lane, Spring Township

Fri, May 17th, 2019 3:12:00 pm - On Friday afternoon May 17, TSFRS and Wyo FD were dispatched to the 100 block of Kathleen Lane in the Spring Ridge section of Spring Twp for a reported house fire.  Also dispatched were Greenfields Engine 55, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, and Reading FD Ladder 1. Rescue Engine 85 under Capt. McCardell responded while returning from another ...Continued

Sound the Alarm Smoke Detector Canvass, Spring Twp
Thu, May 16th, 2019 11:10:00 pm - The American Red Cross Tri County Chapter along with volunteers from UGI Corporation assisted TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel with conducting a neighborhood door-to-door smoke detector installation canvass in the Lincoln Park section of Spring Township. The canvass was conducted on Saturday morning April 27, and resulted in visits to 430 homes, with 99 detectors installed in 36 homes. The Red Cross provided all detectors ...Continued


Rescue, EMS, Patient Recovery Drill

Thu, May 16th, 2019 1:45:00 pm - On Wednesday morning May 15, TSFRS, Wyo FD, Western Berks Ambulance, Muhlenberg Ambulance, Southern Berks Ambulance and Tower Health Reading Hospital Trauma Center conducted a drill at the Spring Township Wastewater Treatment Plant on Reedy Road. All radio transmissions were clear that this was a drill and a formal communications plan had been created in advance so as not to confuse other responders and overload ...Continued

Now Hiring Part Time Fire Safety Inspectors
Mon, May 13th, 2019 3:57:00 pm - The Township of Spring is seeking applicants for the position of part-time Fire Safety Inspector. TSFRS is a progressive and professional combination career-volunteer system providing skilled EMS, Fire Suppression, Haz-mat Response, Technical Rescue, Fire Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation and Public Education/info services. TSFRS promotes the values of compassion, integrity, respect, and service in everything we do. As a part-time Township of Spring employee, you will ...Continued


Structure Fire, Penn Avenue, Wyomissing

Sat, May 11th, 2019 9:46:00 pm - On Friday night, May 10, Wyo FD along with TSFRS Engine 85, Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Mohnton Engine 57, West Reading Ladder 64, Mt. Penn Rescue 1 for RIT, and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the 1600 block of Penn Ave. in Wyomissing for a possible structure fire. The fire was reported to be the side of a dwelling on fire. Tower ...Continued

Vehicle Crash, State Hill Rd. and Cheltenham Dr., Spring Township
Wed, May 8th, 2019 3:38:00 pm - TSFRS and Wyo FD, along with Western Berks EMS Medic 652-1 were dispatched to the intersection of State Hill Road and Cheltenham Drive for a reported vehicle crash with fire on Wednesday evening May 8.  Engine 79 under Capt Yeager  arrived and confirmed no fire or entrapment, and one patient for EMS. Rescue 85 under Acting Capt. Rissel arrived and provided blocking on the scene ...Continued


First Responder Appreciation Day, Glad Tidings Assembly of God

Sun, May 5th, 2019 9:56:00 am - On Sunday May 5, the congregation of Glad Tidings Assembly of God, in cooperation with Thunder Outreach, held its annual First Responder Appreciation Day at the church, located in the Whitfield section of the Township. The sponsors provided a hot breakfast for all responders courtesy of the Penn Grillle in West Lawn and featured the emergency services in their 9 and 11 AM services.TSFRS and ...Continued

Vehicle Rescue, Penn Ave, Sinking Spring Borough
Wed, May 1st, 2019 9:33:00 am - TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched to the intersection of Penn Avenue and Park Avenue in Sinking Spring on Wednesday morning April 27 to assist Western Berks FD Co 18 with a car accident with entrapment. R85 under Capt. McCardell arrived on location and was advised by FC18 (Renshaw) that there was one person trapped in one vehicle and another injured party in a second car. ...Continued


Vehicle Accident with Rescue, 5th and Chesnut Sts, West Reading Boro

Wed, May 1st, 2019 5:30:00 am - Just before dawn on Saturday April 27, TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched to the intersection of 5th and Chesnut Sts in West Reading to assist West Reading Company 64 on a vehicle accident with entrapment. Capt 64 arrived and reported four vehicles involved, with multiple injuries and one person entrapped. Capt 64 requested that R85 prepare for a roof removal on arrival. R85 under Capt ...Continued

Duckling Rescue, Broadcasting Rd, Spring Twp
Tue, Apr 30th, 2019 9:12:00 pm - TSFRS was dispatched on Tuesday night April 30, for ducklings reported by Spring Twp PD to be trapped in a storm drain on Broadcasting Road near the intersection with Paper Mill Rd in Spring Twp. Rescue Engine 85 under Capt. Conner reported non-emergency and arrived to find 6 ducklings in the drain. Personnel removed grate, removed the ducklings with a net and placed them safely ...Continued


First Burn Drill of 2019

Wed, Apr 24th, 2019 10:17:00 pm - TSFRS conducted its first burn drill at the Berks County Fire Training Site on Saturday April 6. TSFRS was joined by Western Berks FD members in conducting 5 live fire evolutions that were designed to provide practice in deploying our hose packs in high rise standpipe evolutions. TSFRS and Wyo FD members must participate in one live fire burn session each year to maintain interior ...Continued

Kitchen Fire, Berks Place, Spring Twp
Wed, Apr 17th, 2019 10:44:00 pm - On Wednesday afternoon April 17, a structure fire assignment consisting of TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Engine 79, along with Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Western Berks FD Ladder 18 and Engine 18-1, Mohnton L57, Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS was dispatched for a residential structure fire on Berks Place in the Whitfield section of Spring Twp. The fire was reported ...Continued