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No Caption Holiday Season Safety Information

November 26

Information provided from the National Fire Protection Association:

Winter holiday fire facts:

- Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in almost half of home Christmas tree fires.

- Nearly one in five Christmas tree fires were started by decorative lights. Eight percent were started by candles.

- Roughly two of every five home Christmas tree fires started in the living room.

- ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

November 12

Please review the information below from the National Fire Protection Association for Thanksgiving Safety:

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Fire Prevention 2021

October 23

What’s the difference between smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms? Why do I need both?

Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger. In the event of fire, you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely, which is why smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom, outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and on each level (including the basement). Do not put ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Water Heater Closet Fire, PSU Berks, Spring Twp

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, October 21

A single automatic sprinkler controlled a fire in a Penn State Berks dorm on Tuesday night October 5. TSFRS and Wyo FD along with our mutual aid partners were dispatched to the PSUB campus for a reported structure fire in a dorm. PSUB Police reported smoke issuing from a vent on the 2nd floor.

On arrival units found a single sprinkler head operating in a closet housing a water heater. The nozzle ... (Full Story & Photos)

TSFRS Staff Photo
TSFRS Staff Photo

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TSFR Photo by Ryan Schartel
TSFR Photo by Ryan Schartel

TSFR Supports PSU Berks Bonfire

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, October 15

Personnel and apparatus from TSFR provided safety support to the Penn State University Berks campus on Friday night October 15 for their annual pep rally and bon fire. Members assisted with the ignition of the pyre and supervision of the burn. Afterwards, members extinguished and overhauled the remains.

Engine 85 and Tanker 85 were in service for the event.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire, Philadelphia Ave, Shillington

Deputy Chief Rick Schartel, October 09

On Saturday afternoon, October 9, TSFRS Engine 85 and Wyo FD Ladder 79 were dispatched to Philadelphia Ave in Shillington Boro on a mutual aid assist to Shillington Station 36 with a structure fire with entrapment. While enroute, BCCC confirmed working fire with entrapment. Both units responded from a fire in Wyomissing that was just clearing.

E85 under Capt McCardell arrived on location as third ... (Full Story & Photos)

TSFR Photo by C Bauder
TSFR Photo by C Bauder

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No Caption 2nd Annual Live Burn Session

Twp of Spring Fire Rescue, September 15

On Monday evening September 13, TSFR and Wyo FD, along with Western Berks FD personnel conducted a night time live fire training exercise at the Berks County Fire School on Morgantown Road. Members conducted three fire evolutions focusing on the use of standpipe systems.

This was the second of three annual burns. Members are required to attend at least one per year to maintain their interior firefighter ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Vehicle Crash, Lindale Dr, Spring Twp

Twp of Spring Fire Rescue, September 08

On Wednesday afternoon September 8, TSFR Rescue 85 and Western Berks EMS Medic 6513 were dispatched to Lindale Drive in the Whitfield section of Spring Twp for a vehicle crash with unknown injuries and a vehicle on its roof. R85 under Capt. Bingaman responded and arrived on location just after Twp Police to find a single minivan on its roof. Personnel investigated and found everyone out of the vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

TSFRS Photo by C Bauder
TSFRS Photo by C Bauder

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