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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

Northview Road Structure Fire

Sunday, July 3, 2016  Just after 8PM, crews from companies 25, 7, and 49 (RIT) were dispatched to Northview Road in Exeter Township for a report structure fire. Initial reports indicated a fire on the 2nd floor with two dogs still inside the residence. When crews arrived they found all people and pets accounted for with a working fire in a 2nd floor bedroom. A quick and efficient fire attack from the crews from Engine/Tanker 25, Tower 25, Engine 25, and Company 7 controlled the fire with minor extension from the fire room. All units cleared the scene in just over two hours. Thanks to Exeter FF Juan Rojas and the Birdsboro-Union FD for the pictures.



Apparatus Preventive Maintenance Class

Saturday, May 21, 2016  Crews attended the practical portion of the Apparatus Preventive Maintenance class held at the Stonersville station. The members that attended learned the importance of performing preventive maintenance on the apparatus and also learned how to do inspections of the apparatus.



Exeter May Day Event

Saturday, May 21, 2016  Members of Exeter Township Fire and EMS attended the annual May Day Festival on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st. Crews took the time to show attendees the importance of fire safety in the Kid's Safety Trailer. We also showed the residents our fire apparatus.



St. Catherine's Church Health Fair

Sunday, May 15, 2016  Exeter Township Fire and EMS crews attended the annual health fair held at St. Catherine's Church on Rt. 562 in Exeter Township. The crews provided fire safety information, blood pressure screening, and showed community members the apparatus. We appreciate the opportunity to attend this community event!



Accident with one trapped

Friday, May 13, 2016  Just before 1145 on Friday morning the Exeter Twp. fire Dept. was dispatched to the 1100 BLK of Lincoln Rd for an accident with injuries. First arriving units investigated the accident and upgraded the assignment to and accident with one trapped, with the car being pinned up against a tree. The upgraded rescue assignment brought in rescue 7 (Birdsboro) to the call. The crews from rescue 25, rescue engine 25, and rescue 7 worked together to free the patient from the car. The patient suffered moderate injuries and was quickly transported to the hospital. Great work from the crews from Exeter and mutual aide departments.



Red Cross Awards Breakfast

Thursday, May 12, 2016  Members of the Exeter Township Fire Department attended the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing. The ETFD received the fire safety heroes award (See Store Below). Everyone had a great time at the event and we are honored to receive this award.



Exeter Township Fire Department Receives 2015 Red Cross Fire Safety Hero Award

Congratulations to our members on receiving the 2015 Red Cross Fire Hero Award! Keep up the great work! This is the 5th year that the ETVFD has been honored for accomplishments through the Red Cross Awards program. In 2008, Deputy Chief Chris Jordan received the Fire Hero Award for Rescuing a Woman from a working dwelling fire. In 2009, members of the ETVFD and Oley Fire Company received the Animal Rescue Award for rescuing numerous horses from a barn fire. In 2010 Firefighter Kenny Houck received the Fire Hero Award for his efforts. In 2012 Firefighter Tim Shaffer received the Adult Good Samaritan award for his efforts in rescuing a victim in a water accident.  WFMZ Video is attached to this story. Please check it out.



Busy Saturday Morning

Saturday, May 7, 2016  Fire and EMS crews had a busy Saturday morning, responding to five emergency incidents in a matter of hours. The first incident was a reported accident at West 47th Street and Perkiomen Avenue with unknown injuries and a possible vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find three patients with on trapped and no fire. The units cleared the scene in about 30 minutes. Soon after clearing the first accident, a second accident with entrapment was reported on Oley Turnpike Road. Crews made the response and confirmed one vehicle overturned with a patient trapped. The units on scene extricated the patient and cleared the incident in about 30 minutes. Crews also responded to a medical emergency, carbon monoxide emergency, and a smoke condition.



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


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