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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

Annual Christmas Tree Sale!

The Exeter Township Fire Department is pleased to continue the local tradition of selling Christmas Trees! The Christmas Tree sale will start on Friday, November 27th at the Reiffton Station (46 West 33rd Street) and will be open daily from 9AM to 8PM. We offer a great selection of Douglas Firs, Concolor Firs, Fraser Firs, Blue Spruce, Wreaths, Stand Straight Stand System, Free Drilling for Stand Straight Stand System, Bailing, Tours of the Fire Station, and MORE!! Please come out and support your local fire and EMS providers. Your support is what keeps our organization going!!



October - Fire Prevention Month

During the month of October, the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department (ETVFD) turns Fire Prevention Week into FIRE PREVENTION MONTH!! With the help of a great support staff, the ETVFD provides fire prevention programs to hundreds of youth of in Exeter Township and St. Lawrence Borough. Thank you to the community for allowing us to present these wonderful programs to help teach children and adults the importance of fire safety. The ETVFD provided programs to many local schools / organizations including Owatin Creek Elementary, Jacksonwald Elementary, Lorane Elementary, Exeter Bible Church, Schwartwald UCC, Community UCC, Home Depot Safety Day, Exeter Hayride, and more!!



Stonetown Road Barn Fire

Sunday, November 1, 2015  Companies 25, 7, 6, and 49 were alerted to the 300 block of Stonetown Road in Exeter Township for a reported barn fire. Crews arrived on scene and found a well involved barn threatening numerous other structures. The southeast Berks Tanker Task Force was requested due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. Crews did a great job containing the fire and limiting the damage.



Accident with rollover on Shelbourne Rd

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2337  Last night just after 2330 rescue 25 was dispatched for an accident with a report of a car on its roof in the area of Shelbourne Rd and Kerr Rd. Rescue 25 went en-route with a crew of 7 moments after dispatch. The crew arrived on scene and confirmed the report of one car on its roof, with the driver self extricated. After accessing the driver for injuries the crew assisted with the removal of debris from the road way. Crews remained on scene for about 45 minutes before going available. Thanks to the dedicated men and women of the Exeter Twp Fire Department they were able to fully staff the first out rescue piece and still have the manpower to staff other apparatus waiting to take in the next run. 



Passing of Tom Walters Sr.

Friday, October 16, 2015   It is with a heavy heart and deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Walters, Sr. Tom lost his courageous battle to cancer this morning.  Tom was an active member of the Exeter Township Fire Department, and also served as a firefighter and EMT with many area emergency service organizations through the years.  His son, Tom Jr. "TJ", is also a firefighter at the ETFD.

Our condolences to TJ and the entire Walters family in their time of sorrow.



Crews Contain Fire in Eastwick Development

Monday, September 28, 2015  Just after 1:30PM, the Exeter Township Fire Department and companies 23, 7, 1, and 6 were dispatched to the Madison apartments off Lorane Road in Exeter for a reported house on fire. Deputy 25-1 reported smoke on the approach and received the additional of multiple calls reporting the back of a residence on fire. Due to this being a high target hazard, he immediately requested the 2nd alarm bringing in companies 4 and 64. Engine 25 and the medic unit arrived and went into service with two hand lines. Rescue/Engine 23 took the hydrant and supplied the fireground while Ladder 1 ventilated the roof. A quick and aggressive fire attack limited the damage to the main fire unit and held the spread of the fire from getting into the exposures to the side and below. This was the first opportunity to utilize the new fire-based EMS system and it worked great. The system allowed for four additional trained firefighters to be in station ready to respond and assist at this incident in a fire suppression mode. This was critical to the positive outcome of this incident. Keep up the great work everyone!

Photo Courtesy of Brett Mack

Photo Courtesy of Brett Mack

Courtesy of Brett Mack

Courtesy of Brett Mack


Exeter Township Fire Department Open House and Recruitment Day - Saturday, October 17th

Exeter Twp Fire Open House Billboard

Exeter Twp Fire Open House Billboard

The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its Semi-Annual Open House and Recruitment Day on Saturday, October 17th from 12PM to 3PM at the Reiffton Station (46 West 33rd Street). This event is intended to allow the community to meet our members, tour our station, see our apparatus, and have some fun while doing it!! Please mark the date on your calendar and stop up for some free fun and entertainment, while learning about your local emergency service providers.



ETFD Fire and EMS in the Community!

Sunday, September 13, 2015  The Exeter Township Fire Department has participated in various community service events in the last few weeks! The fire and EMS units have attended events at Red Robin, Boscov's, Reiffton Block Party, and more! We look forward to many more events in the community in the coming months.



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



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