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Fire Prevention Week October 8th - 14th

Wed, Sep 20th, 2017 2:18:00 pm - Fire Safety information from In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That's why this year's Fire Prevention Week theme: "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here's this year's key ...Continued

Foam Trailer Drill
Wed, Sep 13th, 2017 7:18:00 pm - The regular weekly training drill for Monday Sept. 11 covered the operation of the Department's new foam trailer. The trailer was provided to TSFRS by operators of the Sunoco Logistics tank farm on Fritztown Road and will be stored at the fire station. It will be available wherever needed, and can be towed by the Department pickup truck and either of the Fire Chief or ...Continued


Lancaster 9/11 Stair Climb

Tue, Sep 12th, 2017 11:47:00 am - On Sunday September 10, the annual Lancaster 9/11 Stair Climb to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice that day was conducted at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The event is intended to have responders climb the stadium stairs to simulate each step required to travel 110 stories to the top of the World Trade Center. The walkers carried the names and pictures of firefighters and police ...Continued

Vehicle Crash, Reedy Road, Spring Twp
Mon, Sep 11th, 2017 8:38:00 am - On Friday afternoon September 8, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79, Western Berks FD Engine 18-2 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6513 were dispatched to the intersection of Wilshire Blvd and Reedy Rd for a vehicle crash with injuries and fire. R85 under Captain Neubert responded and arrived to find a 2-vehicle accident with one patient being evaluated by EMS. Capt. 85 assumed Reedy ...Continued


Thank You Mission BBQ

Wed, Sep 6th, 2017 4:11:00 pm - On Wednesday September 6, 2017 Mission BBQ stopped by our station to present a check in the amount of $2,893.00 to the Township of Spring and Wyomissing Fire Rescue Smoke Detector Program. Mission BBQ raised the money on their Blue Hometown Heroes Cup Contest. Mission BBQ also provided the crews from both stations lunch. On behalf of the Township of Spring Fire Rescue Service and ...Continued

Rescue from Trench, Gelsinger Road Spring Twp
Tue, Sep 5th, 2017 3:40:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 under Capt. Neubert, Wyo FD Tower 79 under Capt. Yeager, Mohnton Ladder 57 were dispatched for a rescue on Gelsinger Road in southern Spring Township on Friday morning Sept 1. Additional information from BCCC was that Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 was dispatched for a BLS Trauma at 0636 hours and arrived on scene to find the male in a trench with ...Continued


Appreciation Meal From The Olive Garden

Mon, Sep 4th, 2017 5:49:00 pm - Huge thank you to the Olive Garden of Wyomissing who generously supplied members of Spring Twp. Fire Rescue and Spring Twp. Police with an outstanding lunch today! ...Continued

Fri, Sep 1st, 2017 5:58:00 pm - As everyone is aware, there is a catastrophic flooding situation in Texas as the result of Hurricane Harvey. The damage is tremendous and search and rescue operations are underway. Sadly, many firefighters and their families are among the victims who have lost their property and their possessions as a result of the storm. Just recently there was a national call for unused fire shirts for ...Continued


Tractor Trailer Rollover, Rte 222 SB, Wyomissing Boro

Sun, Aug 27th, 2017 10:24:00 am - On Sunday morning August 27, Wyomissing FD Engine 79, TSFRS, Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with unknown injuries on Rt 222 Southbound near the Inn at Reading and the Shoppes at Wyomissing.  E79 under Capt. Nester and R85 under Capt. Rhoads responded, along with a Western Berks medic unit. On arrival, the driver had self-extricated but was ...Continued

Electrical Fire, Oxford Dr, Spring Township
Sat, Aug 26th, 2017 3:37:00 pm - TSFRS for Engine 85, Wyo FD for Tower 79, and our mutual aid partners from Shillington (Engine36), West Reading (Engine 64), Western Berks Fire (Ladder 18), Kenhorst (Engine 69) and Temple (Rescue 11), responded to a reported structure fire on Oxford Avenue, in the Lincoln Park section of Spring Township on Saturday afternoon August 26. The fire was reported to be in an electrical panel ...Continued


Honeywell/Notifier Lunch and Learn Session

Fri, Aug 25th, 2017 6:36:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon August 24th, TSFRS hosted Honeywell Mid Atlantic Regional Sales Manager Garth Dehoff, who presented a lunch and learn educational opportunity on several of their products. Topics discussed included emergency communication systems and its components, aspirating smoke detection, wireless technology, and gas detection systems. This is a first attempt to provide free educational opportunity on fire protection related equipment and processes using manufacturer ...Continued

Gas Leak on Woodside Ave
Thu, Aug 24th, 2017 2:05:00 pm - A gas leak in the street on Woodside Avenue on the Spring/Wyomissing border resulted in the dispatch of TSFRS and Wyo FD on Thursday afternoon August 24.  UGI crews on location reported concentrations of gas outside two residences on the street.  On arrival, Chief 85 (Hackman) established Woodside Command, as Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Bingaman staged at Woodside and Fairview, and Tower 79 positioned ...Continued


School Bus Safety

Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017 9:22:00 pm - Within the next few weeks, children in your communities will be returning to school. We want to remind everyone to use extreme caution in school zones and bus stop locations. Never pass a stopped school bus with flashing red lights on a non divided highway. ...Continued

Elevator Rescue, N Park Rd, Wyomissing.
Sat, Aug 19th, 2017 8:45:00 pm - On Saturday evening August 19, Wyo FD Tower 79 and TSFRS Rescue 85 were dispatched to an apartment complex on North Park Rd in Wyomissing Borough for an elevator rescue with occupants trapped.  TW79 under Acting Captain Canto arrived on location to find the entire apartment complex without power.  Capt. 79 assumed command and requested an operations channel.  TW79 members accessed the Knox box for ...Continued


Storm Details, Spring Township and Wyomissing Boro

Fri, Aug 18th, 2017 4:45:00 pm - During the late afternoon and early evening of Friday August 18, a line of severe thunderstorms crossed through western Berks County, dropping approximately 2 ½" of rain in less than an hour. The rain was accompanied by lightning and high winds as it passed. As is usually the case, storms like this wreak varying degrees of havoc on residents in their path. Our area was ...Continued

Solar Eclipse Information
Thu, Aug 17th, 2017 12:08:00 am - Information regarding counterfeit eclipse glasses: Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and viewers sold by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent ...Continued


Impalement Injury Training

Mon, Aug 14th, 2017 12:34:00 pm - The regular Monday night training for August 14 covered equipment and procedures for rescuing victims of impalement injuries.  The training was held at Station 79 and consisted of a brief introductory classroom session and hands on evolutions behind the station.  The evolutions included a fence impalement and one in the seat of a car. The instructor was Captain Holmes from Station 79 assisted by his ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Crash, Van Reed Rd and Paper Mill Rd, Spring Twp
Sat, Aug 12th, 2017 10:09:00 am - On Saturday morning, August 12, TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched along with Western Berks EMS for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  The initial report was two vehicles involved with a roll over.  An EMT on location advised negative injuries, but Capt. Conner on Rescue 85 advised they would be continuing to the scene emergency speed for fluid and debris control. While still on the ...Continued


Drill August 8

Tue, Aug 8th, 2017 7:05:00 pm - Monday Night Drill, Berks DES Decon Trailer Setup The regular Monday night drill for August 7 was the setup and operation of the Berks County DES Mass Decontamination Trailer.  The Trailer is now housed at Station 85 and is subject to call anywhere decontamination of large numbers of people may be necessary due to exposure to hazardous chemicals.  The drill was instructed by County DES ...Continued

National Night Out 2017
Tue, Aug 1st, 2017 3:53:00 pm - National Night Out has emerged as a nucleus for community awareness and involvement in public safety across the country. In Spring Township, the Township Police take the lead and organize the event, and the Lincoln Park Swimming Association provides the venue. This year, over 1000 residents visited the festival. TSFRS has always been an active participant and this year was no exception. Fire Prevention Captain ...Continued