The Highlands of Wyomissing hosted a First Responder Appreciation Event on Saturday, May 30th. The first responders were provided a luncheon followed by an ice cream social with the residents. During the event, over 100 residents were provided information and encouraged to view the equipment displayed by the first responders.
At 1012 hrs. Engine 79 and Rescue 85 were dispatched to the intersection of Papermill Rd. and Broadcasting Rd. in Spring Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. WFD members stretched an 1 3/4″ precautionary line from Engine 79. WFD also assisted Company 85 with vehicle stabilization and also a partial roof removal to free the single trapped occupant.
At a recent Wyomissing Borough Council meeting, Fire Commissioner Bruce Longenecker presented the Life Saving Award to (L to R) Career Firefighters Tom Canto Jr., Dan Miller Jr. and Career Fire Captain Derrick Nester. On January 19th 2015 these men responded to a call for an unconsious female who they found to be in Cardiac Arrest. The members successfully performed CPR with the aid of an AED reviving the female.
Congratulations to these men for their heroic efforts that day!
The WFD responds initially to all Unconscious, Respiratory Arrests, Cardiac Arrests, Choking and Drowning type EMS calls in Wyomissing Borough.
At 0001 hrs. Tower 79 was dispatched to assist Co. 7 with a working structural fire. Chief 7 was reporting a working chimney fire with heavy fire conditions in the roof area. WFD members assisted with checking for further extension and overhaul operations. Tower 79 cleared the incident approx. 1 hour later.
At 1205 hrs. Tower 79 and other Mutual Aid Dept. was dispatched to 770 Mohns Hill Rd. in Spring Township to assist Co. 85 with a reported structural fire. Fire was located in the walls and ceiling and WFD members assisted with locating the fire and extinguishment.
Tower 79 was dispatched as part of the initial alarm to 647 Scenic Drive in Bern Township at 1238 hrs. for a reported structural fire. Units arrived on location to find a detached garage well involved. WFD members assisted with fire extinguishment and overhaul. Tower 79 cleared the incident at approx. 1530 hrs.
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!