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No Caption Fireworks Safety Information

July 02

Fireworks fire & injury facts:

- Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These fires caused five deaths, 46 civilian injuries, and $105 million in direct property damage.

- In 2018, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 9,100 people for fireworks related injuries; half of those injuries ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Grilling Safety Information

July 01

Grilling fire facts:

- July is the peak month for grill fires (18%), including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by June (15%), May (13%) and August (12%).

- In 2014-2018, an average of 19,700 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.** Nearly half (9,500 or 48%) of the injuries were thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, June 01

The first burn session at the Berks County Fire Training Site was conducted on Saturday May 7. The operation consisted of four live fire evolutions on the commercial side of the county burn building. Each evolution utilized a hose crew, a support crew and outside RIT team. Hose lines were supplied by Tanker 85.

Nine TSFR career and volunteer members completed their mandatory burn for 2022. The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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May Training Highlights

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, May 30

The focus for May’s training was Engine Company Operations. The first Monday (May 2) featured a presentation on Firefighting in Sprinklered Occupancies and was presented by the National Fire Sprinkler Association. The training was done in two sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening to accommodate different groups. Both were attended by approximately 20-25 persons from TSFR and Wyo ... (Full Story & Photos)

NFSA Sprinkler Class 5/2
NFSA Sprinkler Class 5/2

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Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, May 11

April was a Rescue Focus month. As such the weekly training exercises concentrated on rope rescue operations, with Patient Packaging Evolutions on 4/4, Low Angle Operations on 4/11 and High Angle Hauls on 4/18. All drills were conducted at Spring Twp Station 85.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Delaware Ave Shed Fire, Wyomissing Boro

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, April 30

A fire heavily damaged an backyard shed and contents on Saturday April 30. WFD Ladder 79 under Capt Nester arrived on location and stretched a bumper mounted hose line to the rear alley and intiated fire attack. TSFR Engine 85 under Capt Conner arrived in the alley to the rear and also stretched a bumper line. Reading FD Engine 3 arrived and supplied additional water.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, March 21

We are deeply saddened to make this post.

Pennsylvania State Trooper, Branden Sisca was tragically killed this morning in a horrific accident on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Prior to becoming a State Trooper, Branden was a Career Firefighter/EMT with the TSFRS.

Branden started his career as the Firefighter/EMT assigned to B shift from April of 2015 to July of 2018. In July of 2018, Branden was ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Shed Fire In Wyomissing Borough

February 20

E85 dispatched to assist Wyomissing Fire Department on a structure fire, reported to be a large shed. E85 arrived and reported a shed well off. E85 deployed a handline and extinguished the fire. Overhaul was completed and units released.... (Full Story & Photos)

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