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Remembering the Charleston 9

Fri, Jun 16th, 2017 9:03:00 pm - Sunday, 6-18-2017 will mark 10 years since the tragedy which lost 9 Charleston Firefighters at the Sofa Superstore. Please take a moment to reflect on the lessons learned and pay tribute to the "Charleston 9". Remember, "Everyone Goes Home" ...Continued

Congratulations to Our Newest Firefighter 2's.
Wed, Jun 14th, 2017 3:43:00 pm - Congratulations to Volunteer Lts. Matt Ahrens and Bob Desch, and Volunteer Firefighters Lisa Heltzinger and Ryan Schartel for achieving their Firefighter 2 Certifications.  The members received their certs by attending a prep course and passing both written and practical final exams at the Montgomery County Fire Academy in Conshohocken PA. Firefighter 2 is the higher of two certification levels for firefighters and is predicated on ...Continued


Junior Firefighter Olympics

Sat, Jun 10th, 2017 10:26:00 am - Approximately 20 members of TSFRS hosted approximately 75 children and their families at the station on Saturday morning June10 for the 2017 Junior Firefighter Olympics. The activities included a kid sized agility course that included a hose drag, victim drag, ladder carry, chopping block and hose line operation. The participants also were treated to operating the Bullex fire extinguisher demonstrator and a visit to the ...Continued

House Fire, Frederick Street, Spring Twp
Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017 1:48:00 pm - TSFRS for Engine 85, Wyo FD for Tower 79, along with our mutual aid partners from Shillington (Engine 36), Cumru (Engine 42), Kenhorst (Engine 69), West Reading (Rescue 64), Goodwill Muhlenberg (Ladder 10) and Western Berks EMS responded to a house fire on Frederick Street in Spring Twp on Saturday afternoon June 3.  Rescue 85 responded direct from the nearby Township Bldg having just completed ...Continued


Smoke Detector Neighborhood Project

Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017 9:29:00 am - TSFRS, in concert with the American Red Cross, performed a door to door visitation project on Saturday June 3, during which free smoke detectors and installation were offered to all residents in the targeted area.  The neighborhood was the former West Lawn portion of Spring Township between Wilson St. and Woodside Ave, and Highland St. to Penn Ave. TSFRS and ARC personnel in teams of ...Continued

Vehicle Crash, Penn Avenue Spring Twp
Tue, May 30th, 2017 3:12:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon May 30, TSFRS was dispatched for Rescue 85, along with Western Berks EMS for a motor vehicle accident with injuries unknown in the 2000 block of Penn Avenue in the West Lawn section of the Township.  Upon arrival, R85 under Captain Conner and WBEMS Squad 650 arrived to find a two car accident with several patients requiring evaluation.  R85 assisted EMS with ...Continued


NFPA Grill Safety Tips (Video)

Sat, May 27th, 2017 4:31:00 pm - Take a few minutes to review the following grill saftety tips from NFPA. Using an outdoor grill is one of the most popular ways to cook food. However, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Safety ...Continued

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Sat, May 27th, 2017 4:17:00 pm - 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.  Having your door closed will slow the spread of smoke, heat and ...Continued


Memorial Day

Sat, May 27th, 2017 3:45:00 pm - As we gather with our family and friends this weekend, please take a moment to remember the true meaning of the holiday.  Think about all the men and women who made the ultimate sacrafice protecting our great nation.  Thank you to our veterans and all the current military personnel who continue to fight for our freedom. On Saturday May 27th, the TSFRS attended the Wyomissing Memorial Day ...Continued

First 2017 Dept Burn Session
Mon, May 22nd, 2017 8:36:00 pm - TSFRS and Wyo FD personnel participated in the first of three burns scheduled for 2017 at the Berks County Fire Training Site on Saturday morning May 20.  The program consisted of four live fire evolutions conducted in the residential portion of the fire training building.  15 members participated, organized into four teams plus pump operators.  Each team served one evolution as the attack hose group, squad ...Continued


Connie's Race

Mon, May 22nd, 2017 8:12:00 pm - Our intrepid and omnipresent photographer Connie Bauder recently took some well-deserved beach time on Long Beach Island, NJ.  While she was there, she supported the brothers and sisters from the Surf City Fire Company and EMS Squad by participating in their 5K fund raiser.  Most of us would probably have read the whole sign and passed on the race to stick around for the pancakes ...Continued

Barn Fire, Quarry Rd, Heidelberg Township
Fri, May 19th, 2017 8:30:00 pm - On Friday evening May 19, TSFRS Tanker 85 was special called to assist companies already on location operating at a barn fire located on Quarry Road in Heidelberg Twp.  FP Lt. Gibbs and FF Gillette manned the tanker as it made 11 shuttle runs between one of several  fill sites and the fire scene, moving approximately 18000 gallons of water.  TSFRS Fire Police were also ...Continued


Open House / Firefighter Olympics

Wed, May 17th, 2017 10:57:00 am - On June 10th from 9am-1pm the TSFRS will be holding an Open House / Junior Firefighter Olympics. Stop by our station at 2301 Monroe Avenue so your children can experience what Firefighters do! In addition to the Firefighters, you will be able to meet a Spring Township Police Officer and see a Western Berks Ambulance! The Spring Township Library will also be there to read ...Continued

Motorcycle Crash, Old Fritztown Rd, Spring Twp
Tue, May 16th, 2017 5:56:00 pm - On Tuesday afternoon May 16, TSFRS Rescue 85 under Captain Bingaman was heading to the Township Building for fuel after a call, and opted to take Old Fritztown Road instead of Shillington Road due to traffic.  As they crested the hill approaching Hain Road, they encountered two motorcycles in the intersection, with two riders down in the road.  Capt. 85 immediately radioed an urgent message ...Continued


Vehicle Crash, Spring Ridge Drive

Tue, May 16th, 2017 4:15:00 pm - On Monday afternoon May 16, TSFRS was dispatched for Rescue 85, along with Western Berks EMS Medic 6512 to the intersection of Paper Mill Rd and Spring Ridge Drive in Spring Township for a reported vehicle accident with injuries.  On arrival, R85 under Captain Rhoads found two vehicles in traffic with occupants still sitting inside. Further size up revealed three patients in need of attention ...Continued

Vehicle Accident, Grandview and Woodside Aves, Spring Twp
Sat, May 6th, 2017 7:47:00 pm - On Saturday evening May 6, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79 and Western Berks FD Engine 18-2, were dispatched along with Western Berks EMS to the intersection of Grandview Blvd and Woodside Avenues right on the Spring /Wyomissing line for a reported accident with fire, but injuries unknown.  R85 under Captain Conner responded and arrived on location to find a two car accident in ...Continued


Blue Marsh Boat Launch, Bern Twp, Search Assist

Sat, May 6th, 2017 9:28:00 am - TSFRS Air 85 with Lt. Christian assisted the Greenfields Fire Co with a search and recovery mission for a missing boater on Saturday morning May 6.  The incident was located at the Blue Marsh Lake Dry Brooks Boat Launch in Bern Twp.  Air 85 was used to refill SCUBA divers' air cylinders during the operation, which lasted for several hours. ...Continued

Kitchen Fire, Birchwood Rd. , Wyomissing
Thu, Apr 27th, 2017 1:30:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon April 27, WyoFD with Tower 79 and TSFRS with Rescue Engine 85 were dispatched to a home on Birchwood Road in the Greenwood Mall section of the Borough for a reported kitchen fire. Joining them were Ladder 18 (Western Berks Fire), Engine 64 (West Reading), Engine 55 (Greenfields), Engine 69 (Kenhorst), Rescue 11 as RIT (Temple) and Western Berks EMS (Medic 6521) ...Continued


Brush and Debris Fire, Wernersville

Mon, Apr 24th, 2017 5:49:00 pm - During a string of virtually simultaneous calls in the afternoon of Monday April 24, including a CO alarm and reported car into a house, Rescue Engine 85 and Engine 79 were dispatched to Church Road in Wernersville for an unknown type fire with a large column of black smoke.   The TSFRS and Wyo FD units were covering for Western Berks Fire (who were still operating at ...Continued

Rope Rescue Drill
Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017 1:03:00 pm - The Monday night drill for April 17 featured some basic rope rescue evolutions that included establishment of a standard 3:1 Z Rig with belay, patient loading and securing in a Stokes basket, and hoisting a patient and attendant using Tower 79 as a vertical attachment point.  The drill was coordinated by the TSFRS A Platoon personnel ...Continued