Monthly Calls

Calls By Year

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3rd Alarm, Douglass St, Reading

Sat, Jun 23rd, 2018 4:54:00 pm - TSFRS was dispatched for Rapid Intervention Team service to the city of Reading for a working fire on West Douglass St, as part of a second alarm assignment early Tuesday evening June 19. Rescue Engine 85 responded under Captain Neubert responded directly from a smoke detector detail on Daisy Court in Spring Township. RE85 arrived on location and reported to command on Side A. City ...Continued

West Lawn Library Book Reading
Tue, Jun 19th, 2018 6:30:00 pm - On Tuesday morning, personnel made a visit to the West Lawn Library for a book reading. After the book reading was completed, the crew took the children outside for a tour of Rescue Engine 85 and Tanker 85. The West Lawn Library had a great turnout for the event with a total of 60 children and 20 adults.  ...Continued


Truck Fire, 222 NB at Mohnton Exit, Cumru Twp

Mon, Jun 18th, 2018 10:18:00 am - TSFRS was dispatched to the Mohn's Hill Road exit of 222 for a truck fire on Monday morning June 18.  However, while enroute, Rescue Engine 85 under Captain Conner discovered the actual location was closer to the Mohnton exit of 222 northbound in Cumru Township and notified Communications accordingly.  Due to fire involvement of the cab with impingement on the trailer, and location remote from ...Continued

MVA, Bern Rd, Bern Township
Tue, Jun 12th, 2018 1:29:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 responded on mutual aid to assist Greenfields Co 55 and Western Berks EMS with a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Bernville Road in the Greenfields section of Bern Twp.  Engine 55 arrived on location and reported two vehicles in the intersection with heavy debris and fluids down.  E55 then reported one occupant trapped in a vehicle, pinned under the dash, however, ...Continued


Smoke in the Building, Berkshire Blvd. ,Wyomissing Boro

Tue, Jun 12th, 2018 10:48:00 am - On Tuesday morning June 12, a structure fire assignment consisting of Wyo FD Tower 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine E85, West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Greenfields Engine E55, Reading FD Ladder 1, Temple Rescue 11 as RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 was dispatched to an office building on Berkshire Boulevard in Wyomissing Boro. Tanker 85 and Air 85 also responded. Communications reported ...Continued

Oven Fire, Clark Ave, Spring Twp
Sun, Jun 10th, 2018 12:13:00 am - A smoky oven fire on Clark Ave in the Midvale Manor section of Spring Twp just after midnight on June 10 resulted in TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Tower 79 being dispatched.  Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Mohnton Engine 57, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, West Reading Rescue 64 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were also sent. Spring Twp PD arrived and ...Continued


Structure Fire, Hill Ave, Wyomissing

Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 10:23:00 pm - Wyo FD Tower 79 and TSFRS Engine 85, along with Kenhorst Engine 69, Reading FD Engine 3 and Ladder 1, Shillington Engine 36, Greenfields Engine 55, West Reading Ladder 64, Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were sent to a reported structure fire at the former Vanity Fair complex on Hill Avenue in Wyomissing Boro. Further information from dispatch was a burning ...Continued

Gasoline Leak, Elwyn Ave, Sinking Spring
Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 11:56:00 am - Late in the morning of Saturday June 9, TSFRS was dispatched to Elwyn Ave in Sinking Spring Boro to assist Western Berks Fire on a haz mat response for a vehicle leaking gasoline in a garage. Rescue 85 under Capt Bingaman responded, arrived and staged remote from the site, while personnel carried equipment to the scene. Personnel found a vehicle's gasoline tank leaking in a ...Continued


Weekly Drill---Saw Use

Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 11:37:00 am - The weekly training for Monday June 4 was on the use of power saws to cut thru steel bars and concrete.  The topic was presented by Wyo FD Capt Holmes and his shift and was carried out on the simulator to the rear of the Wyomissing fire station on Penn Avenue ...Continued

Herbicide Leak, Brevity Lane, Spring Township
Mon, Jun 4th, 2018 8:30:00 am - A leak from a truck-mounted tank of herbicide resulted in a haz mat dispatch to the corner of Brevity Lane and Van Reed Road in the Wilshire section of Spring Twp on Monday morning June 4.  Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman arrived, established Van Rd Road Command and assisted the driver with stopping the leak from a plastic tank on the back of a stake ...Continued


Vehicle Crash, West Wyomissing Blvd, Spring Twp

Mon, Jun 4th, 2018 7:10:00 am - On Monday morning June 4, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Jefferson Ave and W.Wyomissing Blvd. in the West Wyomissing section of Spring Twp, for a vehicle accident with injuries.  Rescue 85 responded under Captain Bingaman and found a two vehicle crash on arrival, with one car in the grass and the other in the intersection. Personnel found one patient ...Continued

Erik Hirner Memorial
Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018 9:42:00 am - We are deeply saddened by the passing of Firefighter/EMT Erik Hirner of the Reading Fire Department. We send our condolences to Erik's family, friends, and the brothers and sisters of the RFD. * Announcement from The Reading Fire Fighters iAFF Local 1803 It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Reading Fire Fighter, Erik Hirner. Erik was critically injured ...Continued


Vehicle Accident with Injuries, Penn Ave, Spring Twp

Mon, May 28th, 2018 6:45:00 pm - Early Sunday evening May 27, TSFRS and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the 2300 block of Penn Avenue in the West Lawn section of Spring Township for a vehicle accident with injuries. Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman responded and arrived to find one vehicle into one parked car with another one struck as well. Members surveyed the scene and found a single patient in ...Continued

Memorial Day 2018
Mon, May 28th, 2018 10:05:00 am - TSFRS would like to thank all those who served in our nations conflicts and paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.  Please take time today to remember them. ...Continued


Memorial Day Parade in Wyomissing Hills

Sat, May 26th, 2018 12:15:00 pm - TSFRS personnel joined Wyo FD members in paying tribute to our nation's fallen by participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Borough on Saturday May 26.  Engine and Utility 79 were joined by Rescue Engine 85, Air 85 and Deputy 85 for the procession. ...Continued

Smoke Condition, Penn Ave, Spring Twp.
Wed, May 16th, 2018 4:42:00 am - Early in the morning of Wednesday May 16 an automatic alarm was transmitted for a restaurant in the 3000 block of Penn Avenue in Spring Township. TSFRS Engine 85 under Capt. Bingaman, Wyo FD Tower 79 under Capt. Nester, and Western Berks FD Engine 18-2 were dispatched. While the units were responding, Deputy 85 (Schartel) was advised by County Communications that the police were on ...Continued


Dog Rescue, Lincoln Park, Spring Twp

Mon, May 14th, 2018 5:01:00 pm - Over the last few weeks, we have been summoned for a cat in a tree and a duck in a drain.  But a call on Sunday May 13 was another breed. In the early afternoon of Sunday May 13, Captain 85 (Bingaman) was paged by County Communications to call in for a detail. When he did, he was notified that Spring Township PD was on ...Continued

Red Cross "Sound The Alarm" Smoke Detector Program
Mon, May 14th, 2018 3:07:00 pm - On Saturday, May 12th, the Tri-County American Red Cross partnered with the Township of Spring Fire Rescue as part of the Red Cross Program "Sound The Alarm". The local program is part of a national effort to install 100,000 alarms in 100 communities between April 28th and May 13th. Approximately 48 volunteers from the American Red Cross and personnel from Township of Spring Fire Rescue ...Continued


Foam Trailer Drill at Gulf

Thu, May 10th, 2018 10:04:00 pm - The weekly Monday drill on May 7 was conducted at the Gulf West Tank Farm on Mountain Home Rd.  The topic featured operation of our new Foam Trailer, which was provided by Sunoco Logistics.  The drill operated the new trailer using expired foam provided by Gulf.  We also compared the new trailer to the existing foam trailer housed at the Gulf East Facility. Our thanks ...Continued

2nd 2018 Department Structural Burn
Wed, May 9th, 2018 3:01:00 pm - The second 2018 burn session at the Reading Berks Fire Training Site was conducted on Saturday May 5.  Personnel from Co 85 and 79 were joined by three members from Co 18.   The drill focused on hose line management and search and rescue techniques for some of our newer members.  We utilized Wyo FD Engine 79-1 as the attack unit and stretched one hose line ...Continued