Monthly Calls
 Month
Fire
 Jan
176
 Feb
157
 Mar
171
 Apr
183
 May
195
 Jun
186
 Jul
0
 Aug
0
 Sep
0
 Oct
0
 Nov
0
 Dec
0
 Total
1,068

Calls By Year
2018
1,930
2017
1,807
2016
1,771
2015
1,770
2014
1,636
2013
1,283
2012
1,318
2011
1,292
2010
977
2009
898

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Rescue, EMS, Patient Recovery Drill
Thu, May 16th, 2019 1:45:00 pm On Wednesday morning May 15, TSFRS, Wyo FD, Western Berks Ambulance, Muhlenberg Ambulance, Southern Berks Ambulance and Tower Health Reading Hospital Trauma Center conducted a drill at the Spring Township Wastewater Treatment Plant on Reedy Road. All radio transmissions were clear that this was a drill and a formal communications plan had been created in advance so as not to confuse other responders and overload normal channels with radio traffic.

At 1018 hours, Rescue-Engine 85, Tower 79 and Medic 6514 were dispatched to the Spring Township Wastewater Treatment Plant on Reedy Road for a hazmat with symptoms. As the apparatus went responding, BCCC advised there had been a hydrogen sulfide explosion with four patients injured, two of whom were trapped. M6514 requested another ambulance and BCCC dispatched Southern Berks EMS Medic I6826. RE85 and TW79 arrived on scene and Captain 85 (Neubert) established Command.
Crews completed atmospheric monitoring and reported no fire and no hazardous readings on the meters. Fire crews then began extrication operations and assisted EMS with patient care. M6514 requested additional EMS units which brought WBEMS M6531 and Muhlenberg EMS M5601. Fire crews determined one of the patients would require an extensive extrication. Accordingly, EMS requested the Tower Health Reading Hospital Trauma Surgical Team respond to the scene.

The two patients not trapped were transported to Tower Health Reading Hospital Trauma Bays. M5601 then returned to the scene with the Trauma Surgical Team. Fire crews began rescue operations with cribbing and air bags to lift heavy debris off one of the patients who was extricated within 26 minutes of units arriving on scene. On the arrival of the Trauma Surgical Team, their staff completed a field amputation to extricate the last patient.

At the completion of the drill all agencies completed a briefing on the operations of the drill and secured all equipment and returned to service.
In conclusion, TSFRS Chief Hackman stated, "On behalf of the TSFRS, I would like to thank Tower Health Reading Hospital and Western Berks Ambulance for working with us to coordinate and conduct the drill. I would also like to thank Muhlenberg and Southern Berks EMS for the assistance and participation. "

Command:
Units: TSFRS, Wyo FD, WVBEMS. SBEMS, MEMS