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Vehicle Fire, Penn Ave, Wyomissing

Mon, Nov 16th, 2020 10:38:00 am - On Tuesday morning November 17, WFD Engine 79 and TSFRS Engine 85 were dispatched for a vehicle fire in the parking lot of a convenience store located in the 800 block of Penn Avenue in Wyomissing Borough. Additional information provided by Berks Co Communications was a fire under the vehicle not near anything. Ladder 79 under Capt. Yeager responded in place of Engine 79 and ...Continued

MVA with Injuries, Van Reed and Spring Sts, Wyomissing Boro
Fri, Oct 30th, 2020 12:15:00 pm - WFD Ladder 79, TSFRS Rescue 85, and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched to the intersection of Van Reed Road and Spring Street in Wyomissing Boro on Friday afternoon October 30 for a vehicle crash with entrapment. Communications reported two vehicles involved with one occupant unable to get out of the vehicle. L79 under Capt Yeager arrived on scene and reported two vehicles in ...Continued


Check Your Smoke/CO Detectors

Wed, Oct 28th, 2020 11:10:00 am - While changing your clocks Saturday night, remember to change the batteries and test your SMOKE ALARMS & CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS!NFPA Smoke Alarm Report September 2015:Report highlights:- Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire, giving people additional escape time. In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.- Three of every five home fire ...Continued

PSU Berks Bonfire
Sat, Oct 10th, 2020 7:59:00 pm - TSFRS Tanker 85 manned by FFS Matyasich and Hall provided a standby firesafety detail in support of the annual Penn State Berks bonfire on Saturday evening October 10.  The crew assisted with lighting the fire and ensuring that it stayed in the pit. ...Continued


Van Reed Road, Spring Twp, Motor Vehicle Accident

Tue, Sep 29th, 2020 1:27:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon September 29, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyomissing Engine 79 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Van Reed Road at Village Drive in Spring Township. As the companies responded, Communications reported that Fire Police LT85 (Siekierka) was on the scene and reported two vehicles, one occupant heavily entrapped, with fluids and debris down. Western ...Continued

Final Department Burn Session
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020 8:20:00 am - The final department burn of 2020 was conducted at the Reading Berks Fire Training School on Morgantown Rd on Saturday September 26. Three evolutions were carried out on the residential side of the structural burn building, each of which required two hose teams to operate at different locations in the building. All TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel certified for interior fire operations are required to ...Continued


Smoke Condition, Shillington Rd, Spring Twp

Thu, Sep 24th, 2020 9:02:00 pm - On Thursday night September 24, TSFRS Engine 85, Wyo FD Ladder 79, and mutual aid units were dispatched for a structure fire in a store in the 3100 block of Shillington Rd in Spring Twp. Communications advised that the business was reporting smoke inside and an odor of something burning. E85 under Capt McCardell arrived on location to find a single-story business with strobes showing. ...Continued

Vehicle Crash with Entrapment, Broadcasting Rd, Spring Twp
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:24:00 pm - Early in the afternoon of Thursday September 17, TSFRS Rescue 85 and Reading FD Medic 6003 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with unknown injuries on Broadcasting Road at North Meridian Boulevard, Spring Township. As the units responded additional information from Communications reported two vehicles in traffic with one overturned and the police reporting entrapment. Accordingly, the assignment was upgraded which added WFD Ladder ...Continued


Bruce Dickinson

Thu, Sep 10th, 2020 10:06:00 am - The TSFRS is sad to announce the passing of Fire Police Officer, Bruce Dickinson. Our thoughts go out to Bruce's family and friends during this difficult time. ...Continued

State Hill and Van Reed Rds, Spring Twp, Vehicle Crash
Tue, Sep 1st, 2020 12:40:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched to the intersection of State Hill and Van Reed Roads in the Township on Tuesday September 1 for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries, reported to be two vehicles in the intersection. Engine 85 and personnel were already on the street and responded in place of the Rescue. While enroute, Communications advised all units that they were now getting reports ...Continued


Wyoming Drive, Spring Twp, Structure Fire

Tue, Jul 28th, 2020 2:36:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon July 28, TSFRS Engine 85, Shillington Engine 36, Mohnton Engine 57, Kenhorst Engine 69, Western Berks FD Engine 18-2 and Ladder 18, Wyo FD Ladder 79, West Reading Rescue 64 (RIT) and Western Berks EMS Medic 651-1 were dispatched to the 2600 block of Wyoming Drive South in the Berkshire Hills development of Spring Township for a structure fire, reported as smoke ...Continued

Vehicle Crash with Entrapment, Rte 222, Spring Twp
Sat, Jul 18th, 2020 10:29:00 am - On Saturday morning July 18, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Ladder 79 and Western Berks EMS Medic 651-1 were dispatched to Rt 222 Northbound south of the Broadcasting Rd exit in northern Spring Twp for an accident with entrapment. R85 under Capt McCardell arrived on location to find a three car MVA and confirmed entrapment. A Hamburg EMS medic unit was already on scene and ...Continued


Foam Trailer Drill

Mon, Jun 29th, 2020 7:00:00 pm - TSFRS personnel got practice time with the Department's foam trailer at the Monday evening drill on June 29. The trailer has a fixed master stream, two hand lines, a portable master stream and various hose appliances. It is equipped with over 600 gallons of 1%-3% Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) concentrate. The trailer is provided by the Sunoco Logistics tank farm in Spring ...Continued

Smoke Investigation, Reading Ave, Spring Twp
Fri, Jun 26th, 2020 5:52:00 pm - On Friday afternoon June 26, a full structure fire assignment was dispatched to an apartment building on Reading Ave in the West Wyomissing section of Spring Township. TSFRS Engine 85, Wyo FD Tower 79, along with Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Shillington Engine 36, Mohnton Engine 57, Kenhorst E69 and West Reading Rescue 64 responded. E85 under Capt Neubert arrived and reported nothing evident from ...Continued


Vehicle Fire, Lancaster Pike, Cumru Twp

Wed, Jun 24th, 2020 2:52:00 pm - A vehicle accident with fire resulted in TSFRS Engine 85 being dispatched to Lancaster Pike near the Auto Zone in Cumru Twp on a mutual aid assignment to the Cumru FD. E85 under Capt McCardell arrived on location along with Shillington Engine 36 with a fully involved car fire. E36 deployed a hand line equipped with a navy nozzle while E85 assisted with a booster ...Continued

Vehicle Fire, Penn Ave, Sinking Spring
Tue, Jun 16th, 2020 6:52:00 pm - TSFRS Engine 85, Western Berks FD Engine 18-2 and Wyo FD Engine 79 were dispatched to the 3400 block of Penn Ave for a vehicle fire near the Spring Twp / Sinking Spring Boro line. While the companies were enroute Deputy 18-1 arrived on scene and reported a well involved vehicle on Penn Ave in Sinking Spring borough. E85 under Capt Conner arrived on scene ...Continued


Stove Fire, Reading Ave, Spring Twp

Tue, Jun 16th, 2020 7:06:00 am - TSFRS and Wyo FD, along with our mutual aid partners were dispatched to an apartment complex on Reading Avenue in the West Wyomissing area of Spring Twp for a structure fire on Tuesday morning June 16. The call was for smoke in the building with alarms activated. TSFRS Engine 85 under Captain Conner arrived and reported a three-story multi-unit apartment building with a smoke condition ...Continued

Smoke Investigation, W Wyomissing Ct, Spring Twp
Mon, Jun 15th, 2020 8:20:00 pm - A structural investigation assignment was dispatched to an apartment building in the 1400 block of West Wyomissing Court in the Lincoln Park section of Spring Twp on Monday evening June 15. TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Tower 79, along with Shillington Engine 36, Mohnton Engine 57 and Western Berks FD Ladder 18 responded. Additional information from County Communications reported that the caller reported an ...Continued


Drills Resume

Mon, Jun 15th, 2020 7:00:00 pm - With the transition to Yellow Status within the Pennsylvania state COVID-19 protocols, Monday night drills resumed with a rope rigging and rescue drill at Station 79.  Capt Nester organized the drill which included establishment of Z Rigs and use of the new MGD rigging mechanism. ...Continued

Mutual Aid 3rd alarm Brush Fire, South Heidelberg Twp
Sun, Jun 14th, 2020 7:43:00 pm - TSFRS Engine 85 was dispatched to Texter Mountain Rd in South Heidelberg Twp on Sunday afternoon June 14 to assist Company 18 on a 3rd alarm brush fire. In short order, Tanker 85 was then dispatched as part of the Zone 4 Tanker Task Force. The fire was reported to be a pile of tires on fire extending into the woods. E85 under Capt. Bingaman ...Continued