Monday, March 3, 2014
On Sunday, March 9th when Daylight Savings Time returns. The Wyomissing Fire Dept. would like to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detector as well as your carbon monoxide detector. Vacuum the detectors to remove any dirt or bugs that might have found their way in to keep the sensor in a high state of readiness. If your detectors are over seven years old, consider replacing them. Many of the newer detectors have battery packs that do not require replacing over the life of the detector. Remember though, smoke and CO detectors do not have an unlimited lifetime. To be protected, check your detectors regularly.Be Safe!
Be sure to check out our FIRE PREVENTION page to find out more information about Fire Prevention & Safety in MARCH for your home and family. Just click on the FIRE PREVENTION tab on the left side of our web site.
The Wyomissing Fire Department would like to express our deepest condolences to the Wentzel family, and to his fellow brothers and sisters of the Reading Fire Department and Western Berks Fire Department. Moose's legacy will live on with the countless number of firefighters he instructed, mentored and inspired. RFB
Sunday, December 29, 2013
While Companies 11, 10, 13 & 12 were operating a structural fire in Muhlenberg Township, Tower 79 along with Engine 55 were requested to relocate to Station 10 to cover calls in the southern end of the township. Both the Tower and Engine were released to return home after approx. 2 1/2 hours.
SOURCE - READING EAGLE
Friday, December 6, 2013
At 1925 hrs. Tower 79 was dispatched as part of the initial alarm for a reported structure fire at 2277 Reading Avenue at Sprecher's Meat Market. Tower 79's crew performed vertical ventilation and checked for any extension. The incident would eventually reach second alarm.
Tower 79 cleared the scene at 2359 hrs.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Wyomissing Fire Department is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Brycer LLC to provide The Compliance Engine (TCE), a web-based tool to track and drive code compliance, creating efficiencies for the Fire Commissioner’s Office, reducing false alarm activity, and helping to drive a safer community by ensuring that all fire protection system inspections are being conducted and are in compliance with code. The Compliance Engine and Brycer’s support services will help facilitate the partnership between the Office of the Fire Commissioner, contractors, and the community, ensuring all fire prevention and life safety systems are inspected, tested, and maintained.“With limited resources in the fire prevention department, it is critical that we maximize the time we have. We have seen the program working in neighboring departments of Reading and Cumru and have confidence in the Brycer team that the partnership will do prodigious things in Wyomissing as well!” said Bruce Longenecker, Fire Commissioner.“We are excited to partner with Wyomissing Borough to improve efficiencies within the fire department while delivering code compliance results that drive a safer community for their constituents,” said Brycer Co-Founder Bryan Schultz. “Bruce Longenecker is embracing technology that ensures their jurisdiction will continually receive the highest degree of service from third party contractors, and their citizens are safe.”
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
On this night the WFD conducted a 4 Hour Certified course on Elevator Rescue Awareness. With an estimated 40 elevators in Wyomissing Borough, the likelihood of an elevator emergency is very great, so the need for such training is warranted. Retired Battalion Chief from the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, Samuel Clark served as instructor for the 4 hour course which covered elevator systems, common types of elevator emergencies and operation of elevators in such emergencies.The WFD will be conducting a 16 hour Certified Elevator Rescue Operations course in 2014 as well.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Wyomissing Firefighter Brandon Epting and Wyomissing Police Officer Matthew J. Henne were recently awarded the Life Saving Award at a
Borough Council meeting on November 12th. Both Firefighter Epting
and Officer Henne worked as a team to save the life of borough resident, Francis G. Post (Center),
who had suffered a cardiac arrest medical emergency. Great job to Firefighter Epting and Officer Henne.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
At 1451 hrs. Co. 79 was dispatched to assist Co. 85 with a structural fire at 1750 Van Reed Road in Spring Township. The incident would eventually reach two alarms. WFD members from Tower 79 placed numerous ground ladders, assisted with ventilation, and fire extinguishment. After Co. 85 units laid out approx. 3000 feet of supply hose, Engine 79 finished the lay with an additional 1100 feet of its own hose before securing a positive water source. The incident would eventually reach two alarms resulting in numerous units from all over Berks and Lancaster Counties being dispatched to the scene to assist in firefighting duties.WFD units remained on location for approx. 5 hours before clearing the scene and returning to service.
SOURCE - STEVE SPIES
SOURCE - WWW.TSVFD.COM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
On this night, the West Reading Fire Dept. hosted a joint drill with the WFD focusing on getting access to the rooftop helipad at the Reading Hospital in West Reading Borough. Ladder 64 and Tower 79 tried various positions to get the optimal reach and angle to access the rooftop helipad. This particular helipad is 7 stories above street level and is used numerous times each and every day at the Reading Hospital. In the event of an aero emergency, both aerials would be used to transfer additional tools and equipment, water and manpower quickly to the rooftop helipad.
TL79 FROM THE GROUND
L64 FROM THE ROOF - source Mark
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