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At 0146hrs. Tower 79 was dispatched to 614 Penn Avenue in West Reading Borough to assist the West Reading Fire Dept. with a reported structural fire. Chief 64 arrived on location reporting a working fire in the first floor kitchen of a 3 story multiple occupancy building. Tower 79 members forced entry and performed primary searches which proved negative. Members also assisted with with locating hidden pockets of fire in the walls on the D side of the building. Tower 79 cleared the incident approx. 3 hours later. Photo source www.wgal.com
At 1350 hrs. Tower 79 and Rescue Engine 85 were dispatched to State Hill Rd. in Wyomissing Borough for numerous motorists trapped in their flooded vehicles. Members utilized personal flotation devices, rescue rope and the tower ladder to assist the motorists from their vehicles back to dryer ground.
At 1716 hrs. Engine 79 was dispatched as part of the third alarm assignment to the City of Reading at 1032 Weiser St. Upon arriving at the scene and reporting to Reading Fire Car 2, WFD members were put to work on the second floor of the main fire building to perform a secondary search which proved negative and assist RFD units with extinguishment and overhaul. Engine 79 was released by RFD Car 2 approx. 1 1/2 hours later. Photo courtesy of www.greenfields55.com
The members of the WFD recently completed a State Certified 16 hour Elevator Rescue Operations course. Retired City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Battalion Chief Samuel Clark, served as the instructor for the course. Members trained on using the FD Elevator Service Keys, opening landing doors, locating stalled cars and various methods of removing trapped occupants from the stalled elevator cars.
The B Platoon was busy answering the following calls for service on May 6th, 2014.
- 1132hrs. Rescue – 800 Hill Avenue
- 1609hrs. MVA w/ Injuries – State Hill & Greenwood Mall
- 1701hrs. MVA Unknown Injuries – 501 North Park Road
- 1811hrs. MVA w/ Injuries – South Park Rd. & Spruce Street
- 0058hrs. Mulch Fire – 925 Berkshire Blvd.
- 0728hrs. MVA Unknown Injuries – 422 East at North Wyomissing Exit
The Wyomissing Fire Dept. regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Police Captain David F. Woll on Thursday April 17. 2014. Dave joined the Wyomissing Fire Company in 1956 and was appointed Fire Police Lieutenant in 1959. In 1975, Dave assumed the Fire Police Captain position from his father C.H. (Squibby) Woll, who was Captain from 1946. Dave successfully held the Fire Police Captain position until his retirement in May 2004.
In addition to his fire police duties, Dave was the First Aid and CPR instructor for the company during the 60’s and 70’s.
For his dedicated service he was presented the “Firefighter of the Year” award in 2002, by the Wyomissing Fire Department. In August 2004, Borough Council awarded him the Fire Police Emeritus for his years of service.
Services will be held Friday April 25, 2004 at 5 PM at the Schwarzwald UCC Church, 75 Church Lane Road, Jacksonwald, Exeter Township, Reading, PA 19606.
The Borough of Wyomissing and WFD would like to welcome our newest Career Firefighter Raymond Okonski. FF Okonski is the ninth Career Firefighter and has been assigned to the C Platoon. This addition to the Career staff ensures that three Career Firefighters are now on duty on each of the three platoons. The members of the WFD would like to wish FF Okonski a long, safe and rewarding career!
The members of the WFD would like to welcome you to our new and improved website! Our site has received a facelift and we hope you enjoy the fresh look and feel it brings. Please feel free to sign our GUESTBOOK and let us know what you think!