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Accident on Rt. 422

Friday, November 14, 2014  Firefighters from the Rescue remove the door from a vehicle to extricate the driver. 


   


 

Fire on Mt. Penn Mountain

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  ETFD Brush units assisted the City of Reading at a brush fire that burned an estimated 5 acres.

     



 

Deuce and ATV Assist Western Berks F.D. with multiple brush fires

Tuesday, November 4, 2014  PA DCNR / Forestry units were dispatched to assist with multiple brush fires. ETFD works with DCNR to facilitate a 2 1/2 ton Deuce Brush Unit. Brush 25-2 and ATV 25 remained on scene for several hours at various fires along with more then 20 other fire companies.

     



 

Tower Responds to Building Fire

Saturday, November 1, 2014  ETFD Tower 25 was requested to assist Robeson Township Fire Companies at a commercial building fire. Firefighters from the Tower were directed to assist roof operations and to ventilate the building.

   


 

Hazmat with Fire on Birchmont Dr., Exeter Twp.

Friday, October 31, 2014  Crews work to extinguish a fire inside a trailer involving a hazardous product. Firefighters carefully unloaded the product from the trailer to expose the fire.


Units on scene: Engine 25, Rescue 25, Tower 25, Hazmat Spill 25


Command: Chief 25

   


 

Brush Fire

Sunday, October 26, 2014  ETFD Brush units on scene in Exeter Township where an estimated half acre had burned. Firefighter remained on location over an hour extinguishing the fire.

     



 

Tower and Rescue respond to City of Reading

Saturday, October 18, 2014  8th & Oley Outlet Building / Box 09-03

Multiple calls received for fire showing at a former outlet building under renovation. Engine 9 on scene with a 5 story building with fire showing from several windows and the roof. Companies quickly took defensive positions at the corners of the building. Chief Mogel(2) requesting a 2nd alarm immediately on arrival. With fire jumping floors rapidly, command requesting tower ladder apparatus. Multiple master streams from ladder trucks and pumpers in service, with the fire quickly rising to 4th alarm to handle water supply and staffing needs.


Tower 25 set up on the A / B Corner supplied by RFD Engine 1 operates its master streams at a large building fire.


     



 

Heavy Entrapment

Friday, October 17, 2014 1244  Rescue, Rescue Engine and Engine 25 were alerted to Perkiomen Ave and Lincoln Dr. an MVA with rollover and entrapment involving a tractor trailer.

Suppression and Rescue Units made the response immediately, along with command officers. Berks DES advised Chief 25 of a tractor trailer overturned, possible entrapment.

Prior to Rescue 25's arrival, PD and EMS arrived confirming tractor trailer overturned, after striking a vehicle. EMS confirming heavy entrapment in the tractor trailer.

Chief 25 arrived and established Exeter Command. 


Rescue 25 arrived and began size up and staging of extrication tools. Engine 25 and Rescue Engine 25 arrived and stretched two 1 3/4" hand lines for suppression.

With the nature of the Entrapment and limited manpower, Chief 25 requested the second, third and fourth due rescue companies. Rescue 7 (Birdsboro)  Rescue 1 (Mt. Penn) and Rescue Engine 6 (Monarch) were alerted on the call.

All rescue companies went in service with multiple hydraulic and hand tools to effect the rescue.


Extrication time from arrival was 49 minutes. Patient was transported by EMS to a local trauma center for treatment.

An outstanding job to all companies on a difficult extrication today!

     



 

MVA Reported Entrapment and Fire

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 0845  Rescue, Engine and Rescue Engine 25, Engine 1 (Mt. Penn), Rescue 42 (Cumru Twp.) and EMS were alerted to 422 West in the area of Boscovs Distribution Center for an MVA with entrapment and fire.

As Rescue and Engine 25 made the response from the West Station, a large thermal column was visible from the area of the accident.

Rescue and Engine 25 arrived with a two vehicle MVA, confirmed a working fire and unknown entrapment.


25 crews performed a rapid search of the vehicles, while simultaneously deploying two 1 3/4" attack lines. Searches proved negative as all patients were able to self extricate prior to FD arrival. Attack lines made quick work of the fire and Engine 1 and Tower 25 provided overhaul of the involved vehicles.

All patients sustained minor injuries and refused EMS transport.




     



 

Exeter School District Homecoming Bonfire!

Thursday, October 9, 2014  The ETFD participated in the Exeter School District Bonfire.  Crews drove the apparatus in the parade through East Reiffton and assisted with the bonfire to get the district ready for the balance of the fall sports season!  Go Eagles!

     



 
 
 

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