Dec
1
2014

UPDATED FIRE PREVENTION INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER

Be sure to check out our FIRE PREVENTION page to find out more information about FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY FOR DECEMBER for your home and family. This month’s topic is Cooking Safety. Just click on the FIRE PREVENTION tab on the left side of our web site.

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Nov
19
2014

CAREER STAFF PROMOTIONS

The Borough of Wyomissing and the Wyomissing Fire Department are pleased to announce that effective December 1st 2014, Career Firefighters Ethan Holmes, Derrick Nester and Dean Yeager will be promoted to Career Fire Captains with the WFD. All three men began their career’s with the Wyomissing Fire Department in July of 2007. Each Career Fire Captain will remain assigned to their current Platoon.

The Wyomissing Fire Dept. and the Borough of Wyomissing would like to congratulate these men on their accomplishment and would like to wish them a continued long and rewarding career!

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Nov
9
2014

2ND ALARM STRUCTURAL FIRE – 2113 PENN AVENUE

At approx. 0320 hrs. Tower 79 was dispatched as part of the initial alarm to 2113 Penn Avenue in Spring Township for a reported structural fire. The main body of fire was located in a second floor apartment kitchen in the rear of the building. WFD members assisted with fire extinguishment, searches, ventilation and overhaul. Eventually a second alarm was transmitted, bringing in Engine 79 and other mutual aid companies.penn avenue fire November 9

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Sep
23
2014

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE – OCTOBER 8TH

The Wyomissing Fire Department will be holding our annual Fire Prevention open house on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fire Station located at 1259 Penn Avenue.

We will be providing Fire Prevention handouts, Station Tours, and Refreshments. You can also meet the Firefighters and checkout the apparatus and equipment we carry. We hope to see you there!

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Sep
21
2014

VEHICLE FIRE – 2200 TULPEHOCKEN RD.

Engines 79 and 85 were dispatched to the area of 2200 Tulpehocken Rd. in Spring Township for a vehicle fire at 1138 hrs. Deputy 85 arrived on location reporting a fully involved vehicle. Members from both companies quickly extinguished the fire with no injuries being reported. Companies remained on location for approx. 30 minutes.tulpehocken rd car fire

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Aug
25
2014

TRAINING – HAZMAT DECON

On this night, Tower 79 assisted the Greenfields Fire Co. with an annual Hazardous Materials Decontamination drill which was held at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Bern Township. Tower 79 aided with the use of the tower ladder bucket shower nozzle for gross decon. 55 drill decon 55dri ll decon 255 drill decon 3

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Aug
22
2014

STRUCTURAL FIRE – 3825 PENN AVENUE

Tower 79 was dispatched at 0946 hrs. to assist the Western Berks Fire Dept. with a working structural fire at 3825 Penn Avenue. Tower 79 took position on Side C of the fire building. WFD members assisted with roof operations and extinguishment. Tower 79 cleared the scene appox. 1.5 hours later.

Photo source – www.tsfrs.comSinking Spring fire

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Aug
17
2014

WFD ATTENDS WYOMISSING LIBRARY BLOCK PARTY

On Saturday, August 17th the WFD attended the second annual Wyomissing Library Block Party. Visitors were able to take a look at the tools and equipment on display. Children were able to practice firefighting skills at the “burning” house activity.block party 1block party 2 block party 3

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Aug
12
2014

STRUCTURAL FIRE – 400 BLOCK PINE STREET

Tower 79 was dispatched at 2230 hrs. to assist the West Reading Fire Department with a structural fire in the 400 block of PIne Street. Fire was located in the basement and was extinguished quickly. All searches were negative. Tower 79 cleared the incident approx. 1 hour later.

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Aug
9
2014

MEMBERS COMPLETE NFPA 1006 PROFESSIONAL RESCUER TRAINING

Members from the WFD and Spring Township Fire and Rescue Services recently completed the 40 hour NFPA 1006 Course for the Professional Rescuer. This course includes basic command system, rescue operations organization, surveying the scene for hazards, scene safety, personal protective equipment, rescue equipment, care and maintenance of personal protective equipment, ground support for helicopters, site operations, resource management, terminating an incident, knots, single-point anchors, rigging, as well as hauling and belaying systems.

All attendees of the Course will participate in Certification testing in the coming weeks.

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