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No Caption TSFR Supports 2022 Natl Night Out

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, August 03

TSFR members supported the National Night Out festivities at the Lincoln Park Pool on Tuesday night Aug 2. The event was sponsored by the Spring Twp Police and included displays and stands featuring Twp of Spring Fire Rescue, Western Berks EMS, Berks 911, Berks County Probation, PA Army Natl Guard, PA State Police, Spring and Wyomissing PDs, and Westside EMA among others. Twp Police sources estimated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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TSFRS Supports Community Days

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, July 09

TSFR supported the annual Governor Mifflin Area Community Days fireworks display, held on Saturday night July 9. Engine 85 with a crew of five was positioned at the former K Mart lot in Cumru Twp and functioned as Shillington Engine 36 thru the duration of the display. Fortunately, Engine 36 was not dispatched to any calls, and we were able to watch the show without interruption.... (Full Story & Photos)

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TSFRS Photo by C Bauder
TSFRS Photo by C Bauder

Mutual Aid to Shillington for House Fire

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, July 08

On Friday morning July 8 Engine 85 responded to a reported structure fire in Shillington Boro, as part of a second alarm assignment for a working fire. E85 performed search operations on the 1st floor, accessed the basement the basement and secured power to the structure. Personnel then reported to the manpower pool until released.

WFD Ladder 79 responded on the initial call. The main was raised ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Wood Pile Fire

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, July 04

Debris from spent fireworks ignited a wood pile on the exterior of a home in the Whitfield section of Spring Twp on Monday night July 4. Dispatched as a structure fire due to the proximity of the pile to the home, the assignment was downsized to Engine 85 on arrival. E85’s crew extinguished the fire and performed extensive overhaul due to the deep-seated nature of the fire.

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Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, July 04

A mulch fire caused damage to a local fast food restaurant in northern Spring Twp early Monday evening July 4th. The fire from the burning mulch extended into a void space behind an exterior wall and began to spread upward causing a smoke condition throughout the occupancy. Companies were forced to remove the exterior cladding of the building to access the fire and determine extension. Once the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Wyomissing 4th of July Parade

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, July 04

TSFR participated in the annual 4th of July Parade in Wyomissing Boro. Career and volunteer personnel staffed Engine 85, Rescue Engine 85 and Deputy 85, joining Wyomissing FD's Ladder 79 on the parade route. The parade started on Wyomissing Blvd at Garfield Ave and traveled thru the town ending up at the Stone House on Parkside Drive North.

As an extra treat we were joined by a beautifully restored ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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