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TSFRS Supports 2019 National Night Out

Mon, Aug 12th, 2019 10:58:00 pm - Apparatus and personnel from TSFRS were on hand on Tuesday night August 6 at the Lincoln Park Pool to support the Spring Twp PD's National Night Out celebration. TSFRS Fire Prevention personnel staffed a table with fire prevention literature and other handouts, backed up by Tanker 85 and Traffic 85. Engine 85 and the career staff also joined in at the community wide event, which ...Continued

MVA w/ Injuries, Broadcasting and Rt 222, Spring Twp
Thu, Aug 8th, 2019 4:56:00 pm - On Thursday afternoon, August 8, Rescue 85 along with Western Berks EMS were dispatched to Broadcasting Rd near Rte 222 in northern Spring Twp. for a motor vehicle crash reported with injuries. R85 under Capt. Conner responded and arrived to find two vehicles involved, with one injured party being tended by EMS. Members secured fluid leaks with oil dry and removed debris prior to being ...Continued


Tractor Trailer Overturned, Rte 422, Wyomissing Boro

Wed, Jul 31st, 2019 12:47:00 pm - On Wednesday morning July 31, Wyo FD Engine 79, TSFRS Rescue Engine 85, and Western Berks EMS were dispatched for a vehicle accident, a tractor trailer rollover with hazardous materials possibly involved. As the units reported as responding, Communications reported that there were no injuries and that the cargo was cardboard. Engine 79 under Capt. Holmes arrived on location and confirmed both the location and ...Continued

Dryer Fire, Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing
Mon, Jul 29th, 2019 4:47:00 pm - A smoky fire in a laundromat dryer in a Wyomissing shopping center resulted in the dispatch of a structure fire assignment, consisting of Wyo FD Tower 79, TSFRS Engine 85, RFD Ladder 1, W Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Greenfields Engine 55.  Engine 85 under Capt Bingaman arrived and proceeded to lay a 5" supply line from a site hydrant while Tower79 under Capt ...Continued


Smoke Odor, Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing

Sat, Jul 27th, 2019 11:03:00 am - On Monday morning July 22, a structure fire assignment was dispatched for the 2nd floor food court at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing, with a report of smoke from a freezer. Accordingly, Wyo FD Tower 79 and TSFRS Engine 85, along with West Reading Engine 64, Kenhorst Engine 69, Greenfields Engine 55, Western Berks FD Ladder 18, Temple Rescue 11 and Western Berks EMS Medic ...Continued

House Fire, Parkside Ave., Cumru Twp
Thu, Jul 18th, 2019 10:59:00 am - On Thursday morning July 18, TSFRS and Wyo FD were alerted for Engine 85 and Tower 79 respectively to assist Cumru Township with a reported structure fire on Parkside Avenue. As units went responding, additional information was received from Communications reporting a fire in the basement of the residence. Chief 85 (Hackman) arrived on scene first and reported a single-story single-family dwelling with smoke showing ...Continued


Vehicle Crash, Van Reed Rd and Dwight St, Spring Twp

Mon, Jul 15th, 2019 9:35:00 am - On Monday morning May 15, TSFRS Rescue 85 and WBEMS Medic 6511 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Van Reed Road at Dwight Street, in Spring Township. Additional information provided by Communications reported 4 or 5 vehicles involved, with one occupant reporting pain. Chief 85 (Hackman) arrived and found three cars and a tractor-trailer involved with all occupants out of the ...Continued

Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment, Penn Ave, West Reading
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019 2:39:00 pm - On Saturday afternoon, July 13, Rescue 85 was dispatched to Penn Avenue in West Reading to assist West Reading Company 64 on a vehicle crash with entrapment. Engine 85 under Capt McCardell responded with a crew of five in place on Res85, due to their having been on another call. Rescue 85 also responded to round out any equipment needs. E85 and Res85 arrived on ...Continued


THANK YOU Mission BBQ, Wyomissing

Thu, Jul 11th, 2019 1:58:00 pm - On Wednesday July 10, Jenny Winchester, Community Ambassador for Mission BBQ Wyomissing stopped by Station to provide lunch for the on duty crews. Jenny also presented a Donation Check from the Hometown Hero Cup Contest to the Township of Spring and Wyomissing Smoke Detector Program. Unfortunately we were unable to personally Thank Jenny, due to a Fire alarm response that was dispatched when she arrived. ...Continued

Structure Fire, Penn Ave., West Reading Boro
Wed, Jul 10th, 2019 5:23:00 pm - In the afternoon of Wednesday July 10, TSFRS and Wyo FD were dispatched to assist West Reading Co. 64 on a building fire in a restaurant on Penn Ave. Both Engine 85 and Engine 79 were at Station 85 when the call was received and responded accordingly. E79 under Capt. Yeager arrived and stood-by the hydrant at Penn Ave and Tulpehocken Ave, while the crew ...Continued


More Ducks

Thu, Jul 4th, 2019 4:43:00 pm - TSFRS personnel provided independence from a sewer for some wayward ducklings on Wyoming Drive in Spring Twp, ironically on Independence Day.  Rescue Engine 85 under Capt McCardell reported to the location identified by local residents and found 8 ducklings at the bottom of a storm sewer.  As a resident had already removed the storm grate, members were able to quickly enter and successfully remove the ...Continued

TSFRS and WFD Celebrate the Fourth
Thu, Jul 4th, 2019 10:58:00 am - TSFRS and Wyo FD members helped celebrate the 4th of July by participating in the annual Wyomissing Borough Fourth of July Parade on the morning of the 4th. Always a highly anticipated and well attended event this year was no exception. The members staffing Tower 79, Rescue Engine 85 and Tanker 85 want to express our thanks for all the waves and well wishes from ...Continued


TSFRS Visits the Spring Twp Library

Thu, Jun 27th, 2019 2:07:00 pm - The regular monthly Book Reading at the Spring Twp Library was attended by 79 moms/dads/grandparents. Fire Prev Lt Steve Gibbs read a book to the kids and later FF Christian demonstrates the gear firefighters wear.  The members from D Shift showed the kids and adults around Rescue Engine 85. ...Continued

Lillyfield Ducklings Saved....Twice ?
Wed, Jun 26th, 2019 3:48:00 pm - Once on Thursday June 27 and again on Saturday June 29, TSFRS personnel were instrumental in rescuing several ducklings from storm sewers on South Cacoosing Drive and Wysteria Court respectively in the Lillyfield development in southern Spring Township.  Personnel removed four from the South Cacoosing location after storing them in an ironic Duck Sauce storage bucket.  Two days later TSFRS personnel returned to Wysteria Ct. ...Continued


TSFRS Supports the Spring Twp Summer Playground Program

Tue, Jun 25th, 2019 8:54:00 pm - TSFRS personnel will be involved with the Township's Summer Playground program by visiting all the playgrounds including Drexelwood, Colony Park, Breneman Park, Lenoak Park and Red Caboose Park.  THe crew of Engine 85 visited Drexelwood on Tuesday June 25 and were joined by 4adults and 24 children. ...Continued

Flooding in Wyomissing and Spring Twp
Fri, Jun 21st, 2019 9:30:00 pm - During the early morning hours of Thursday June 21, TSFRS and Wyo FD crews were faced with an onslaught of calls due to extremely heavy rains following on the heels of a wet spring.  5" total rainfall arrived in just a few hours resulting in flash flooding in both municipalities. TSFRS and Wyo FD units handled over 30 calls in 4 ½ hours.  Most notable ...Continued


2nd Alarm, Grandview Blvd, Wyomissing

Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 6:26:00 pm - 2nd Alarm Structure Fire, Grandview Blvd Wyomissing Boro Early Saturday evening June 15, Wyo FD and TSFRS along with our mutual aid partners from West Reading (Engine 64), Shillington (Engine 36), Kenhorst (Engine 69), Reading FD (Ladder 1), Temple (Rescue 11) and Western Berks EMS, were sent to Grandview Blvd in the Wyomissing Hills section of Wyomissing Boro for a structure fire. Communications advised that ...Continued

Vehicle Crash with Injuries, Paper Mill Rd, Spring Twp
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 6:44:00 pm - Early in the evening of Friday, June 14, TSFRS Rescue 85, Wyo FD Engine 79 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6511 were dispatched for a motor vehicle crash, with entrapment on Paper Mill Road at Century Boulevard in Spring Township. As the units responded and additional information was received from County Communications reporting two vehicles in traffic with entrapment. Chief 85 (Hackman) arrived to find ...Continued


Vehicle Crash, Old Fritztown Rd. and Regency Dr., Spring Twp

Sat, Jun 8th, 2019 3:06:00 pm - TSFRS Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS Medic 653-1 were dispatched to the intersection of Old Fritztown Rd and Regency Drive for a vehicle crash with injuries early in the evening of Saturday June 8. The initial report was for two vehicles that collided head on. R85 responded under Capt Nuebert. Shortly after responding, County Communications advised the units that the police were on location ...Continued

TSFRS at the Library
Wed, Jun 5th, 2019 10:46:00 pm - Reading with a Firefighter has become a major attraction for the Spring Township Library on Broadcasting Road and is held on the first Wednesday of each month. TSFRS Rescue 85 visited the Spring Township Library on Broadcasting Road on Wednesday May 1 to interact with the children and their families. FF Fritz read two books to the 28 kids and 27 adults who attended. Then ...Continued