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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Photo source – Reading eagle
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.