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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

Early morning house fire in Lower Alsace

Friday, January 29, 2016 05:26  Just before 05:30 on January 29th the Exeter Twp. Fire Department was alerted for a house fire in company 4's area, with the report of all occupants being out of the house. Firstarriving units pulled up on scene and gave the report of heavy fire showing from the bravo/Charlie side of the building. The crew from engine  got on scene and pulled the 2 and a half inch pre-connect off the rear and began and aggressive interior attack along side the crew from ladder 1. While the crew from engine 4 pulled the 200 foot cross lay to the rear of the building as a sedcondary attack line. The heavy snow slowed down efforts slightly, but the fire was brought under control quickly by a great effort by the first in companies. The units cleared the scene in just over 3 hours.



Building Fire

Friday, January 22, 2016   Heavy smoke can be seen on Route 422 in Exeter Township. Rescue 25 arrived and stretched a 2 inch attack line to extinguish a fire on the second floor, while crews from Tower 7 ventilated the roof.

Units on scene: Engines 25, 6, 7, 1  /  Tankers 25, 6, 23  /  Rescues 25, 49, 1  /  Tower 7 



Thank you to the Residents and Businesses!

The officers and members of the Exeter Township Fire and EMS Department would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the residents and businesses in our area for their support of our Annual Equipment Fund Drive and our First EMS Subscription Drive! Both drives were successful and will greatly help the ETFD provide the most advanced and efficient services to the community. It is still not too late to sign up for the EMS Subscription Drive for 2016. If you missed the mailing, please click on this link to sign up on line.



Sign Up To Join TODAY!

As we welcome 2016, the Exeter Township Fire and EMS members have a lot to look forward to in the New Year! We would like to invite YOU to be a part of our successful team of members.

Sign up today to have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in incentives while helping your community in both fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

You have to be at least 14 years of age to apply. We are always looking for members to help with firefighting, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Rescue, Finance, Record Keeping, Community Events, and many more!

Click on our JOIN NOW link at the top of this page to fill out an application and learn more about how you can help you community!



Perkiomen Avenue and Gibraltar Accident

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  Exeter Fire and EMS crews were dispatched to the intersection of Perkiomen Avenue (Rt. 422) and Gibraltar Road for a reported accident with injuries. Deputy 25-1 arrived on location and confirmed a two vehicle accident with two patients. Rescue 25 and Rescue/Engine 25 made the response and cleared the scene in 30 minutes.



Ritters Road Structure Fire

Wednesday, December 30, 2015  While the day crews were attending an EMS refresher course, Exeter Fire and EMS units were dispatched to Ritter's Road in Exeter Township for a reported structure fire. Companies 4, 1, and City Engine 1 (RIT) were also dispatched on the assignment. Deputy 25 arrived on location and confirmed a fire in the oven with negative extension. The assignment was held to Engine 25, Engine/Tanker 25, and Rescue 25. Units cleared the scene in just under 30 minutes after assisting with ventilation.



Rill Road Gas Leak

Monday, December 28, 2015  The ETFD was dispatched to Rill Road in Exeter Township for a reported gas leak. After receiving additional information, the assignment was upgraded to a structure fire assignment bringing in companies 23, 7, and 1. Crews from the ETFD controlled the gas to the dwelling and the assignment was held to the Exeter units.



Annual ETFD Christmas Party

Friday, December 25, 2015  The members of the Exeter Township Fire and EMS Department celebrated the Christmas season with a party held at the Stonersville Social Hall for all members and their families! Crews enjoyed a meal catered by locally owned Wegman's Catering and Santa came to deliver some gifts to the children in attendance!! Everyone had a great time to get ready for the holiday season.




Thursday, December 17, 2015   The new Tower is now in the Township and training will begin



The passing of Firefighter Freddie Kemfort

Sunday, December 13, 2015  It is with deep sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the members and officers of the Exeter Township Fire Department report the passing of Firefighter Freddie Kemfort.  We received news early this evening that our brother Freddie has lost his valiant fight with cancer.

Freddie was an active member of the ETFD for many years, serving as an interior firefighter and crewman.  In addition to his service in Exeter, Freddie freely gave of his time to the Humane Fire Company in his native Schuylkill County, as well as Yorkana Fire Company in York County where he most recently moved.  Freddie was a combat veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Lindsey, and their young children.

Freddie's viewing will be Thursday, 12/17 from 6-8pm at Etzweilers Funeral Home 1111 E Market St York, PA 17403. A firefighter's funeral service will be held on Friday. Arrangements are pending once a location is determined.

Burial will be private at Fort Indiantown Gap.

In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation can be sent to Freddie's Freddie's Fight Benefit c/o Yorkana Fire Company 42 Main St. Yorkana, PA 17406 to help offset funeral costs, medical bills and to assist his children with college in the future.



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