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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

NEW Live-Ins and Staffing Members Being Recruited for Fall 2014!

The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking applicants for our live-in program and staffing program for Fall 2014! 

The live-in program offers:

·         FREE Living Accommodations
·         Gain Valuable Firefighting/EMS experience
·         Community Service Hours
·         Scholarships Available
.         EARN Cash Incentives (paid quarterly)
.         FREE Daily Training
.         FREE Firefighting Equipment
·         Close to all area colleges and schools
·         New - FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP!

If you are interested in our programs, OR just becoming a member of our department, please fill out the attached form and email it

If you need more information, please send an email to Deputy Chief Chris Jordan at



Large Brush Fire

Sunday, April 13, 2014  ATV 25 assisted Company 72 at a brush fire in Brecknock Township, Berks County. 



Rural Water Movement Class

Saturday, April 12, 2014  Tanker 25 along with tankers from companies 32, 35, 41, Leigh County Tanker (District 28)  operated a tanker shuttle which supplied water to Engine 35. Engine 35 supplied several master streams. Engine 32 operated fill site 2 and Brush 35 handled  fill site 1.

Lyons Fire Company sponsored the class.



Pump Training

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  Members practiced establishing a water supply from a static water source and supplying  several ground monitors. Engine Tanker 25 flowed 1,100 gpm for approximately 1 hour.



Brush Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014  Brush 7 assisted the ETFD at a brush fire on Limekiln Road in Exeter Township.



Exeter Requested to Oley Fire

Saturday, April 5, 2014  At around 7:45PM, the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department was requested to respond to Oley Township for a working house fire as part of the Southeastern Berks Tanker Task Force.  Crews arrived on scene and assisted with various fireground operations.

Photo Courtesy of Facebook

Photo Courtesy of Facebook


Congratulations Matt!

Friday, April 4, 2014  The ETFD Family sends a well deserved congratulations to Houseman Matt Lynch.

After a long period of testing for various career fire departments, Matt met the stringent requirements and was offered the position of Firefighter with the James Island Fire Department, in South Carolina.

Congratulations on achieving your dream Matt! You will be missed greatly!!

We look forward to watching you continue to grow in the fire service. You can always consider us your 'home'.



Large Mulch Pile Fire

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  At 0645, Engine 25 was alerted to assist Co. 42 (Cumru Twp. Fire) at Ridgewood Soils on Angstadt Road for a brush fire. Engine 25 (Hedrick) responded with 4 personnel. Upon response, Engine 25 was advised by Berks County Communications Center, that they received multiple calls reporting a working fire. As the Engine Company was preparing to exit the I176 South Interchange, a large column of smoke was evident from the area. Engine 25 arrived first due with a 40 foot high, by approximately 150 foot long, mulch pile with a well advanced, deep seated fire. Engine 25 officer reported the same to incoming units and requested 2 additional tankers on the assignment. Engine Company laid 300 feet of 5" Large Diameter Hose from the entrance of the complex to the fire scene. Crews lead off the a 200 foot 2" attack line and made an aggressive knockdown on the burning mulch pile. Suppression and overhaul efforts continued for approximately 1 hour with the assistance of a front-end loader. Tankers 42 (Cumru) and 72 (Brecknock) supplied Engine 25 with their tank water during suppression efforts.



2014 Scholarship and Recognition Banquet

On Saturday, March 8th, the ETVFD members, family, and friends gathered at the Reading Country Club in Exeter Township to celebrate the accomplishments of 2013!  The evening included sit-down filet mignon dinner, beverages, dancing, and a raffle.

Members of the department received 3 Unit Citations for incidents throughout the year.  These unit citations will be displayed at each station.

FF Steve Geibel received 2013 Firefighter of the Year

Deputy Chief Jim Herr received 2013 Fire Officer of the Year

Jr. Firefighter Holli Morissette received 2013 Junior Firefighter of the Year

Home Depot received the 2013 Business Sponsor of the Year for their help with the Kid's Safety Trailer and Other Assistance to the ETVFD

The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department Prides itself on developing its younger members and also encouraging members to continue their education.  The department awarded over $3,000 in Scholarships this year.  The following members received scholarships for 2014.  Calvin Perlman, Patrick Kirn, Patrick Gardner, Alec Klotz, Charles Hine, William Hine, and Jerry Brey



Blackwood Golf Course Garage Fire

Thursday, March 27, 2014  Around 2PM, Rescue 25 was dispatched to Blackwood Golf Course in Union Township for a reported structure fire.  During the incident, Tower 25 was requested to stand-by at Birdsboro-Union FD.  Throughout the afternoon, the ETVFD responded to 5 emergency incidents. 

Photo from WFMZ

Photo from WFMZ

Photo from Facebook - R. Lombardo

Photo from Facebook - R. Lombardo


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