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ETVFD Scholarship Information / Application

West Station - Station 25-2 (Reiffton) - 46 West 33rd Street Reading, PA 19606 - 610-779-8848

East Station - Station 25-3 (Stonersville) - 5580 Boyertown Pike Birdsboro, PA 19508 - 610-779-8848

ETFD Truck Crew Meeting - First Sunday of Every Month 10am

ETFD Drill / Training Night - Every Tuesday at 7:00PM

Exeter Township Fire/EMS On-Duty Staffing Program / Incentive Program

The Exeter Township Fire-EMS Department offers a unique on-duty staffing program to firefighters, that allows people to gain valuable experience in both fire and EMS. With over 1,000 fire calls and 3,000 EMS calls annually, our program offers the opportunity for people to respond to calls and earn some extra income while doing so!

Our program is broken down into 12 hour duty shifts - 6am to 6pm and 6pm to 6am, 7 days a week. Drivers and Firefighters are given cash incentives and other great benefits for participating in the program.

Firefighters can earn up to $8,000 per year in cash incentives participating in this program. The incentive is issued quarterly and is intended to help offset expenses and to help offset other basic payments (i.e. taxes, insurance, etc.)

In addition to cash incentives, our programs also offer:
**FREE Gym Membership
**FREE Training
**FREE Fire Equipment
**Wi-Fi Internet Access
**Updated Sleeping Quarters

We have had our staffing program in place for over five years and it has worked well for us. We have presented at numerous seminars across the state. We are always looking for people to participate in this program, so if you are interested in gaining some valuable experience and also earning some extra income, please contact Deputy Chief Chris Jordan at

Application is attached!

Combined Fire/EMS Program

Combined Fire/EMS Program

Tower 25

Tower 25


ETFD EMS is Prepared for Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  The Exeter Township Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services has received recognition from the PA Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council as part of the EMS for Children "Prepared for Pediatrics" program.  The department had applied for recognition at the "Master" level earlier this year, and received official notice today that the recognition has been approved.

The Prepared for Pediatrics program is a multi-phase recognition identifying EMS agencies that have established programs and standards to improve their capabilities to deliver care to children in emergencies.  As part of the voluntary recognition, the Exeter Township Fire Department equipped all of its ambulances with additional pediatric-specific emergency equipment over and above what is required for a standard ambulance.  Additionally, all EMS staff members are required to complete four hours of pediatric related continuing education each year, maintain certification in pediatric CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and facilitate education, injury prevention, and community outreach focused on children.

"When a child is injured or ill, it can be very stressful for the family that has called 911" said Firefighter/EMT Kurt Reinert, the ETFD's Pediatric Program Coordinator.  "The extra training, knowledge, and equipment we have obtained as part of this program will hopefully help relieve some of their anxiety - knowing that our staff are well prepared to care for their child."

The Exeter Township Fire Department EMS is one of only sixty-one EMS agencies in Pennsylvania that have achieved the "Master" level recognition, and one of only two in Berks County that have received recognition through the program.

We are very proud of our EMS staff as they receive this recognition, and are happy to let the community know we are "Prepared for Pediatrics!"

FF/EMT Kurt Reinert affixes the "Prepared for Pediatrics" recognition decal to Medic 3

FF/EMT Kurt Reinert affixes the
      "Prepared for Pediatrics" recognition
      decal to Medic 3


Drafting / Tower Training

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  While some members were attending Pump 1 class and others were attending brush fire class, the remaining members took advantage of the nice weather to focus on drafting and water supply to Tower 25. A former Live-In member stopped by for a visit and attended training for the evening!



Busy Monday

Monday, April 18, 2016  Within a 24 hour period, the fire and EMS crews responded to 19 emergency incidents. The on-duty crews and volunteers handled the incidents throughout the day.



Fire Alarm Turns Into Structure Response

Sunday, April 17, 2016  Just after 7AM, Exeter Fire crews were alerted to a fire alarm at Berkshire Commons in Exeter Township. Tower 25 and Rescue/Engine 25 made the response with a crew of 9. Medic 252-1 also made the response with the fire crews. Once on location, the crews were notified by the building supervisor that there was a fire and smoke in the basement of the assisted living facility. Captain 25 immediately called for the assignment to be upgraded to the structure assignment, which brought in units from companies 7, 1, and 6. The Exeter Fire and EMS crew proceeded to the basement to find zero visibility conditions and located a fire in one of the dryers. The fire was contained to the dryer. Residents of the facility sheltered in place in their designated evacuation area. Crews ventilated the facility and left the scene in about 90 minutes.



Lorane Elementary Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 16, 2016  On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, crews participated in the annual Lorane Elementary School Family Fun Day! Tower 25 and Rescue 25 were on display for the community to see. Members also taught residents about fire prevention.



Tower 25 Training

Sunday, April 10, 2016  Today was a beautiful day for training on Tower 25. Now that the tower is back from refurbishment, the crews are working hard to get qualified on the Tower.



Three Members Salute a Fallen Hero

Saturday, April 9, 2016  Exeter Firefighters Chris Jordan, Bob Hoover, and Matt Kunes participated in the annual 6k run in memory of Jarett Yoder. The crews did the race in turnout gear and SCBA and finished the 3.7 mile course in under 45 minutes. Jarett Yoder was a highly trained solider and Apache helicopter pilot serving with B Company, 1/104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division based out of Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Jarett was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and NATO Medal for his service in Afghanistan. During his service, Jarett was killed during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Today, we gathered to honor his service to our country.



ETFD Accepting Live-In Member Applications

Exeter Township Fire and EMS is accepting applications for its live-in program for Summer / Fall 2016. Please click the link for information about our program. The live in program offers a lot of benefits to the member, including free gym membership, free training, scholarship opportunities, earn up to $5,000 in cash incentives, and more! We are also excited to announce a new partnership with Columbia Southern University to offer our members Fire Science degree opportunities. Please contact Deputy Chief Chris Jordan at if you would like more information.



Employment Opportunities

Friday, April 8, 2016  The Exeter Township Fire Department, Berks County, Pennsylvania is currently recruiting candidates for the position(s) of

Part Time / Per Diem Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/EMT.

The Exeter Township Fire Department is a combination department that provides Fire-Based Emergency Medical Services / Advanced Life Support transport.

FF/Medics and FF/EMTs provide staffing for 24/7 ALS 911 ambulances, and supplement fire suppression staffing when necessary.

Qualifications: Be at least 21 years of age with 3 years experience in a busy 911 service; must possess a high school diploma or GED; must be able to speak, read, and write the English language; must possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers License (at time of hire); must possess a valid Pennsylvania Paramedic or EMT Certification (or National Registry); must possess CPR certification; must possess Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification ; must possess Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification; and possess a current Hazmat Operations Certification. Pro Board Firefighter I certification highly desired and required within 1 year of Employment. Candidate must meet physical fitness requirements as established by the Department.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest along with current resume in PDF format to:

or hard copies sent via US Mail to:

Exeter Township Fire Department
Attention: Employment 
PO Box 3827, Reading, Pa. 19606



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