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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

Accident Perkiomen Ave

Thursday, March 26, 2015  Crews from Rescue 25 work to free a woman from her vehicle.



911 Ambulance Service Begins

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  This morning at 9:00 AM the Exeter Township Fire Department, in cooperation with Muhlenberg Area Ambulance, assumed responsibility for 911 emergency ambulance services in Exeter Township.  At the direction of the Exeter Township Board of Supervisors, the Exeter Township Fire Department has been designated as the primary provider of 911 services for the township effective today.

Beginning today, the Exeter Township Fire Department will be operating one Advanced Life Support ambulance 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency calls.  A second Advanced Life Support ambulance will be operating from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM seven days a week to handle additional emergency calls.  The ambulances will be operating from the Reiffton fire station located at 46 West 33rd Street in Exeter Township.

We want to assure the residents of the community that they can continue to expect high quality emergency services as they have in the past.  The ambulances are staffed with qualified, professional EMS personnel and are ready to respond when called.

The ETFD is grateful to the Muhlenberg Ambulance Association for the support they are providing during this transition.

General questions regarding the EMS service can be directed to (610) 779-8848 or

Questions regarding billing and payment for services can be directed to the Muhlenberg Ambulance Association at (610) 929-5774.

For current members of Exeter Ambulance Association – The ETFD and Muhlenberg Ambulance plan to honor current memberships with EAA for the remainder of 2015.  Residents who no longer desire EAA membership should contact EAA at (610) 779-7687.
Exeter residents who desire new ambulance membership for the remainder of 2015 – should contact Muhlenberg Ambulance Association at (610) 929-5774 to obtain membership.
Individual Membership: $30
Family Membership:      $50
The ETFD plans to offer ambulance service membership to the community starting with the 2016 calendar year.
Additional questions regarding membership can be directed to



Crews Rescue Resident from Crestwood House Fire

Monday, March 16, 2015  Just before 7:45, crews from company 25 were alerted to a reported structure fire with a person trapped in the 200 block of Grande Valley Road in the Crestwood section of Exeter Township. With career, volunteer, and live-in staffing in place, Engine, Tower, and Rescue-Engine 25 made an immediate response with a combined staffing level of 10. In all, 23 ETFD personnel made the response. Tower 25 arrived on the scene and reported a working fire with neighbors confirming one resident still inside the dwelling. Engine 25 arrived and put one line in service to the rear of the structure, while Tower 25 made an aggressive search through the rear. Crews located one victim on the first floor and removed the victim to the rear door. The patient was given to Exeter EMS and immediately transported to the hospital. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. Mutual-aid companies from 1, 4, 64, and Reading Rescue 1, assisted with additional searches, ventilation, rapid intervention, and overhaul.

Great job to all crews involved! A quick and efficient response led to a positive outcome in this incident. Keep up the good work! If you would like to join our crew, please check out our join now page at



14th Annual Firefighter Recognition and Scholarship Banquet

Saturday, March 14, 2015  The Exeter Township Fire Department held its 14th Annual Firefighter's Recognition and Scholarship Banquet at the Reading Country Club in Exeter Township.

Over 240 members, family members, elected officials, mutual-aid partners, community members, and business supporters attended our wonderful banquet to recognize our members and supporters. The ETFD also recognized outstanding achievements throughout the year and awarded three scholarships and made two donations.

ETFD Firefighter of the Year - Christian Sixtos-Flores

ETFD Junior Firefighter of the Year - Curtis Waltemyer

ETFD Most Active Firefighters - Richard Fox and Gill Morissette

ETFD Top 10 Emergency Responders (Firefighters) - Chris Shirey, Jim Hedrick, Chris Hoagland, Ryan Noll, Christian Sixtos-Flores, Matthew Kunes, Amanda Walker, Wayne Rullo, Ron Hawk, Richard Fox

ETFD Scholarship Award Winners - Michael Trievel (Part-Time), Patrick Gardner (Full-Time), Alec Klotz (Full-Time)

ETFD Unit Citations: Rt. 422 East Accident with Entrapment Woman Under a Vehicle

Exeter Family Restaurant Choking Victim

ETFD Donations: $500 to former ETFD Member Thomas Walters Cancer Fund - Be Strong Tom!

$100 to former ETFD Member Ben Ross Mission Trip Fund - Great Work Ben!

Great job to everyone on the banquet committee for putting on a great event!

FF of the Year - Christian Sixtos-Flores

FF of the Year - Christian Sixtos-Flores

Unit Citation - 422 East

Unit Citation - 422 East


Early Morning 2nd Alarm

Monday, March 9, 2015 00:55 Rescue 25 responded to the 1200 blk. of Perkiomen Ave, Reading City to assist B Platoon on a 2nd alarm fire. City firefighters arrived with heavy fire showing in the rear of the building on the 3rd floor. Crews from Rescue 25 provided RIT for firefighters and assisted in overhaul operations.



Church Lane Vehicle Fire

Sunday, March 8, 2015  Just before 5PM, crews responded to a vehicle fire just off Church Lane Road in Exeter Township. Thanks to Brett Mack for the photos.



Garage Fire

Friday, March 6, 2015  Rescue 25 and Tanker 25 were requested to assist Company 7 (Birdsboro/Union Fire Dept.) at a garage fire on Washington Street, Union Twp. Engine/Tanker 25 relocated to Station 7 to cover their area while working at the fire.



Ambulance Service Progress Continues

Sunday, March 1, 2015  The Exeter Township Fire Department has made steady progress towards readying it's 911 ambulance service.  As directed by the Exeter Township Board of Supervisors, the ETFD will be assuming responsibility for 911 emergency ambulance service on March 23rd 2015.  As part of the transition, the Muhlenberg Ambulance Association will be assisting in providing coverage until the fire departments units are fully equipped and licensed to provide Advanced Life Support service.  

In the meantime, the ETFD's Ambulance Project Management Team has been working very efficiently to upgrade our current Quick Response Service (QRS) license to meet ambulance service standards.  So far, we have been consistently meeting our established benchmarks.  This week the ambulances received all of the necessary equipment for basic ambulance licensure, and have received their markings and decals to meet PA Department of Health regulations.  The team will continue to move forward with the project focusing on a target date for independent operations sometime in the fall of 2015. 

EMS providers interested in employment with the ETFD's fire based EMS can expect to see human resources announcements posted this summer. The HR process will be open to all interested candidates. Please watch this site and social media for the announcements!

Any questions regarding any aspect of the ETFD's ambulance service can be addressed to

ETFD Ambulance 2

ETFD Ambulance 2

ETFD Ambulance 2

ETFD Ambulance 2


South 17th Street, Reading

Saturday, February 28, 2015  Crews from Rescue 25 provided RIT coverage for Reading City firefighters.



ETVFD Receives New Upgraded SCBA

Saturday, February 21, 2015  The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department (ETVFD) has taken delivery of 23 new Scott X3 4.5 SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus). These SCBA allow firefighters to enter and breath in toxic situations and protect them from many hazards involved in the emergency services. The SCBA were purchased through the AFG (Assistance to Firefighter's Grant) program through the Department of Homeland Security. The SCBA was placed in service this week and will serve the community well for many years!



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