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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


Chimney Fire, Amherst Ave, Spring Twp

Wed, Mar 15th, 2017 7:44:00 pm - On Wednesday night March 15, TSFRS was dispatched for Engine 85 and Wyo FD for Tower 79 for a reported structure fire, with flames coming from the chimney and smoke in the dwelling located in the Lincoln Park section of the Township.  Also dispatched were Shillington Engine 36, Western Berks Ladder 18, West Reading Engine 64 as RIT, Kenhorst Engine 69 and Mohnton Engine 57.  ...Continued

Clear Your Neighborhood Fire Hydrants!
Tue, Mar 14th, 2017 4:36:00 pm - Please take time to clear out your neighborhood fire hydrants! During an emergency every second counts! Clearing the fire hydrant helps us locate them quickly. If possible, keep a minimum of 3' cleared on all sides for us to locate and connect our hose to it! THANK YOU! ...Continued


Burning Odor, Octagon Avenue, Spring Twp.

Mon, Mar 13th, 2017 2:52:00 pm - Captain Bingaman received a call at the station on Monday afternoon March 13, from a resident reporting an odor of something burning in her home on Octagon Avenue in the Wilshire section of the Township. The Captain reported the incident to Berks County Communications and requested that a structure fire assignment be dispatched. Rescue 85 responded and on arrival reported a 2.5 story split-level home ...Continued

Vehicle Fire, Johnston St., Sinking Spring Boro
Sun, Mar 12th, 2017 11:53:00 am - On Sunday morning March 12, TSFRS was dispatched to assist Western Berks Fire with a fire that was originally reported as a car fire but upgraded to multiple vehicles in proximity to a structure.  Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Nuebert responded and was advised that the police were on location reporting multiple vehicles on fire with an exposure approximately 15' away. RE85 arrived on location ...Continued


Harrisburg LODD

Sun, Mar 12th, 2017 9:42:00 am - We are saddened by the news from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. We send our deepest condolences to Lt. DeVoe's family, friends and the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire. RIP Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe. ...Continued

Residential Chimney Fire, Cheltenham Drive Wyomissing Boro
Sat, Mar 11th, 2017 7:16:00 pm - On Saturday evening March 11, WFD Tower 79 and TSFRS Rescue Engine 85, along with our mutual aid partners from West Reading (Eng 64), Kenhorst (Eng 69), Shillington (Eng 36), Reading Fire (Lad 1, Car 7), Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched to a possible structure fire on Devonshire Drive in the Wellington Downs section of Wyomissing Boro.  The dispatch ...Continued


Motor Vehicle Crash, Spohn Rd Spring Twp.

Sat, Mar 11th, 2017 3:23:00 pm - Just before 3:30 PM on Saturday March 11, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the area of Spohn Road and Shillington Rd. in the Township for a report of a vehicle crash with unknown injuries.  Rescue 85 responded and once on location found one vehicle into a traffic light pole with one occupant still in the driver's seat. On further investigation, the crew ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment, Old West Penn Ave and Penn Ave, Lower Heidelberg Twp.
Sat, Mar 11th, 2017 12:31:00 am - Just after midnight on Saturday March 11, Rescue 85 was dispatched to Penn Avenue and Old West Penn Avenue in Lower Heidelberg Township to assist Western Berks Fire as the third due rescue on a vehicle accident with multiple persons trapped. Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads responded immediately. Additional information provided by Robesonia Chief 26 on location reported a two-vehicle collision with people trapped in ...Continued



Thu, Mar 9th, 2017 10:55:00 pm - Spring Township Police will be offering a free class on identifying scams at the Township Police Building, 2800 Shillington Road.  The class is to protect you and your family from con artists and scammers.  Contact the STPD at 610-678-3431 to register for the program. ...Continued

Tractor Trailer Rollover, Rte 222 NB at Spring Ridge
Tue, Mar 7th, 2017 2:30:00 am - Early in the morning of Tuesday March 7, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79, and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to Route 222 and Spring Ridge for reported Motor Vehicle Accident with unknown injuries and a tractor trailer rolled over. Rescue 85 under Captain Rhoads responded and was advised by Communications that one tractor trailer had rolled over into the median, and the driver ...Continued


In Honor of the Charleston 9

Sat, Mar 4th, 2017 12:00:00 pm - On Saturday March 4, the Western Berks Fire Department and the Township of Spring Fire Rescue Service jointly sponsored a seminar, attended by upwards of 65 firefighters, by Dr. David Griffin entitled "In Honor of the Charleston 9--A Study of Change Following Tragedy ". Dr. Griffin is a career Captain in the Charleston (SC) Fire Department. On June 18, 2007, he was serving as a ...Continued

Guest Book Reader at Whitfield Elementary School
Tue, Feb 28th, 2017 7:23:00 pm - On Tuesday February 28th, Public Education Lieutenant, Steve Gibbs visited Whitfield Elementary.  Lieutenant Gibbs was a guest reader for a room full of second graders during Reading Across America Week.  ...Continued


Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher Training

Tue, Feb 28th, 2017 2:16:00 pm - TSFRS members have recently completed their annual Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher training for 2017.  The 6 hour program included both a classroom component and a hands-on final exercise.  The hands-on portion involved the use of air monitors and litmus paper to identify unknown fluids. Two classes were held, one being on two consecutive Monday nights (2/13,20) and another session on a Saturday (2/25).  The instructor ...Continued

Working Smoke Alarms In Your Home
Tue, Feb 28th, 2017 11:04:00 am - Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and having working smoke alarms in your home gives you time to evacuate to a safe location.  Sleep with your bedroom doors closed. Haveing your door closed will slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. ...Continued


PA American Water Grant

Mon, Feb 27th, 2017 6:53:00 pm - On Monday morning February 27, John Rothwell, Operations Supervisor for PA American Water presented a check to the TSFRS in the amount of $500.00 for a grant that was submitted by TSFRS.  PA American Water hosts an annual grant for Fire Departments in their areas of operation.  TSFRS will be utilizing the grant to update our Lock-Out Tag-Out Equipment.  The Officers and Members of TSFRS ...Continued

Wilson Southern Middle School Firefighters Appreciation
Fri, Feb 24th, 2017 10:22:00 am - On Friday February 24, 2017 personnel from TSFRS was invited to attend the morning announcement at Wilson Southern Middle School for a Firefighter appreciation recognition.  The crew was presented with gift cards by the Wilson Southern Student Council thanking the Firefighters for their service to the community. TSFRS would like to thank the Wilson Southern Student Council for the generous gift cards and the chance ...Continued