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THANK YOU Mission BBQ, Wyomissing

Thu, Jul 11th, 2019 1:58:00 pm - On Wednesday July 10, Jenny Winchester, Community Ambassador for Mission BBQ Wyomissing stopped by Station to provide lunch for the on duty crews. Jenny also presented a Donation Check from the Hometown Hero Cup Contest to the Township of Spring and Wyomissing Smoke Detector Program. Unfortunately we were unable to personally Thank Jenny, due to a Fire alarm response that was dispatched when she arrived. ...Continued

More Ducks
Thu, Jul 4th, 2019 4:43:00 pm - TSFRS personnel provided independence from a sewer for some wayward ducklings on Wyoming Drive in Spring Twp, ironically on Independence Day.  Rescue Engine 85 under Capt McCardell reported to the location identified by local residents and found 8 ducklings at the bottom of a storm sewer.  As a resident had already removed the storm grate, members were able to quickly enter and successfully remove the ...Continued


TSFRS and WFD Celebrate the Fourth

Thu, Jul 4th, 2019 10:58:00 am - TSFRS and Wyo FD members helped celebrate the 4th of July by participating in the annual Wyomissing Borough Fourth of July Parade on the morning of the 4th. Always a highly anticipated and well attended event this year was no exception. The members staffing Tower 79, Rescue Engine 85 and Tanker 85 want to express our thanks for all the waves and well wishes from ...Continued

TSFRS Visits the Spring Twp Library
Thu, Jun 27th, 2019 2:07:00 pm - The regular monthly Book Reading at the Spring Twp Library was attended by 79 moms/dads/grandparents. Fire Prev Lt Steve Gibbs read a book to the kids and later FF Christian demonstrates the gear firefighters wear.  The members from D Shift showed the kids and adults around Rescue Engine 85. ...Continued


Lillyfield Ducklings Saved....Twice ?

Wed, Jun 26th, 2019 3:48:00 pm - Once on Thursday June 27 and again on Saturday June 29, TSFRS personnel were instrumental in rescuing several ducklings from storm sewers on South Cacoosing Drive and Wysteria Court respectively in the Lillyfield development in southern Spring Township.  Personnel removed four from the South Cacoosing location after storing them in an ironic Duck Sauce storage bucket.  Two days later TSFRS personnel returned to Wysteria Ct. ...Continued

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


Flooding in Wyomissing and Spring Twp

Fri, Jun 21st, 2019 9:30:00 pm - During the early morning hours of Thursday June 21, TSFRS and Wyo FD crews were faced with an onslaught of calls due to extremely heavy rains following on the heels of a wet spring.  5" total rainfall arrived in just a few hours resulting in flash flooding in both municipalities. TSFRS and Wyo FD units handled over 30 calls in 4 ½ hours.  Most notable ...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