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2nd alarm on Neversink St. in the city

Saturday, August 22, 2015  At 04:09 on Saturday August 22nd, the Exeter Twp. fire department was dispatched for rescue 25 in the city of reading to assist city units with a garage/auto shop fire on Neversink St. With a crew of two chiefs and 8 personnel the rescue established RIT on the alpha side of the building. Eventually the crews were split into two teams by command, one team operated hand lines and preformed interior overhaul operations while the rest of the crew stayed and maintained RIT. The rescue personnel operated for about 3 hours before returning to service.

     



 

Basement fire in Lower Alsace

Thursday, August 20, 2015 05:01 Early Thursday morning at around 5am company 25 was dispatched to the 500 block of N 26th St in company 4's area for a reported basement fire.  Engine 25 arrived on scene  to find smoke filling the house and showing from the exterior. Crews from Exeter pulled and stretched a 200 foot crossly to the rear of the building, while a back-up line was placed in service in the front of the structure by Engine 4 (Lower Alsace).  Firefighters from ladder 1 (Mt. penn) located the source of the fire to be a dryer in the basement. Exeters crew along with ladder 1 contained the small fire to the location of origin within moments.  Minor overhaul was needed, units were on scene for just over an hour before returning.  Great job to all companies and personnel involved. 

Units on scene: Engine 25, Ladder 1,  Engine 4, and Engine 1



     



 

Ambulance #3

Saturday, August 15, 2015  ETFD has added another ambulance to its fleet. This unit will be placed in service in a few weeks and be the primary ALS response unit for Exeter Township.

     



 

25 TRUCK Update

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Work is continuing on the upgrades to Exeter Township Seagrave/Baker 95' Tower Ladder. Most mechanical and aerial work has been completed and the unit is being reassembled and a new interior installed. All emergency and running lights have been replaced with LED lighting. The Aerial scope should be ready in 5 to 6 weeks.

     



 

Engine responds to extra alarm fire in Cumru

Wednesday, August 5, 2015   At 01:38 on the morning of August 5th, the Exeter Twp Fire Dept was dispatched for an engine to respond to an extra alarm fire in Cumru Twp. Engine 25 and Deputy 25-2 made the response with a crew of 5, after arriving on location the engine's crew was put to work. Splitting up into multiple teams the crew was sent to the charlie side of the 3 story building to preform various tasks, part of the units were sent to the roof for roof ops while the rest operated an 1 3/4 line off of engine 69. Crewa from exeter worked for about 2 hours before returning. While on this multiple alarm fire, other firefighters responded to station to cover the township and borough in the first due.  Great job to all personnel on the fire ground and standing by at station.

     



 

Small first due fire in Woodgate

Friday, July 31, 2015 22:53 At 22:53 on Friday evening the Exeter Twp fire Department was dispatched for a report of a rear deck on fire. Engine 25 made the initial response with a crew of 5, while en-route Chief 25 and Engine 25 found a haze of smoke filling the street, after arriving on location crews found a refrigerator on fire on the second story middle of the row apartment. The fire had extended from the fridge and run up the siding of the deck. The fire was contained to the deck area with an extinguisher. The crews from Engine 25 Tower 25 and mutual aide companies checked for further extension, ventilation of the apartment and scene clean up. A quick response by the units from 25 and mutual aide companies mitigated the result of this incident, great job to all involved. Companies 25,1, 23, city engine 5, 7, and 64 made the response.


     



 

Marine Units Assist Robeson Fire Companies

Friday, July 31, 2015  Marine 25 searches for a person missing in a quarry in Robeson Township. Exeter Township Fire  Dept. is part of a special Task Force that responds to water emergencies. ETFD members returned the following day and located the victim.
 
(Berks County Zone 5 & 6 Water Rescue Task Force on Facebook)

     



 

MVA with reported ejection

Tuesday, July 28, 2015  At 23:17 on the night of July 28th the Exeter Twp fire Dept was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with reported ejection and power out in the area. Engine tanker 25 arrived first on the scene followed by Rescue 25 and Engine 25,  finding one SUV off the road and into a corn field, with multiple sheared utility poles. Crews located the driver of the vehicle laying on the ground off to the side of the road. the driver had numerous injuries from hitting the road, but none were life threatening. The SUV had major front end and side impact damage. Units remained on scene for about an hour before becoming available.  Good job to a quick response and quick reaction by the crews involved.


     



 

4 Injured on 422 By-Pass

Friday, July 24, 2015  Ambulances and Fire units from Exeter Twp. Fire Department on scene at a multiple vehicle accident. A total of four people were transported to various hospitals.

   


 

Another fire in the first due

Sunday, July 19, 2015 16:47 At 16:47 on Sunday afternoon company 25 was alerted for a building fire with the report of possible entrapment. Engine 25 went responding with a crew of 5. En-route engine 25's crew was advised that this would be a working fire due to multiple calls reporting this to be fully involved. Upon arrival Engine 25's crew confirmed negative entrapment and deployed the "blitz fire" line and 2 and a half inch attack line to the front of the structure. With multiple lines working, the fire was knocked down within minutes. Extensive overhaul was needed. Units remained on the fire ground for a few hours. Companies 25, 1, 4, 7, 23, and reading city units made the response.

     



 
 
 

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