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Structure Fire, Wyomissing Rd, Cumru Twp

Sun, Jan 17th, 2021 12:54:00 am - Just after midnight on Sunday January 17 life got busy for TSFRS and Wyo FD members. A vehicle accident with injuries was reported on Rte 222 NB near Rte 12 in Wyomissing Boro, resulting in WFD Ladder 79 under Capt Holmes, Rescue 85 under Capt. Neubert and WBEMS responding. As the units were arriving, a building fire in Muhlenberg Twp was being dispatched which included ...Continued

Virtual Haz Mat Training
Mon, Jan 11th, 2021 9:57:00 pm - Due to the pandemic, face to face training has undergone a transformation.  Such was the case with the annual Hazardous Materials recertificaiton program for TSFRS and WFD this year.  Using the wonders of social media, 49 members of both companies plus West Side EMA personnel attended a two-night class held January 4 and 11 using the Zoom platform. Instructors from Bucks County Community College led ...Continued



Sun, Dec 20th, 2020 3:48:00 pm - It might not seem like the hydrant is yours, but if there is a fire at your home, the nearest hydrant will be the one that is the most important to you and us.  The latest snowfall that hit our area has hit our hydrants too, especially where the snow plows have unavoidedly buried them. You can help us all out by clearing an area ...Continued

Structure Fire, Gail Cir, Wyomissing Borough
Fri, Dec 11th, 2020 8:28:00 pm - A reported structure fire on Gail Circle in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Borough on Friday afternoon Dec. 11 brought Wyo FD Ladder 79, TSFR Rescue Engine 85, West Reading Engine 64, Shillington Engine 36, Kenhorst Engine 69, Reading Ladder 1, Muhlenberg FD Utility 11 RIT and Western Berks EMS Medic 6512. TSFR Tanker 85 responded as well. Additional info provided by County Communications ...Continued


Papermill and Broadcasting, MVA

Mon, Dec 7th, 2020 3:14:00 pm - On Monday afternoon December 7,TSFRS Rescue 85 was dispatched to the intersection of Paper Mill Rd and Broadcasting Rd in northern Spring Township for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries. Rescue Engine 85 under Capt. Neubert responded in place of the Rescue. RE85 arrived on location and observed a four-vehicle accident in the intersection. RE85's crew assisted with checking on injuries and found three patients ...Continued

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