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East Station - Station 25-3 (Stonersville) - 5580 Boyertown Pike Birdsboro, PA 19508 - 610-779-8848

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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.



Tanker Responds to Amity Township

Tuesday, July 14, 2015  Heavy smoke was showing as units responded to a garage fire on Weavertown Road. Multiple handlines were stretched from Engine 49 while Tanker 25 supplied the engine with water.



Rescue 25 responds to 2nd Alarm in Muhlenberg Township

Tuesday, July 14, 2015  ETFD members remained on scene for several hours assisted Company 11. On Scene: Rescue 25 and Rescue Engine 25 Stand By Coverage: Engine 25 at Station 11



Bedroom Fire

Thursday, July 9, 2015  Engine and Tower 25 assist Company 1 at Endlick Ave, Mt. Penn Boro. The Engine Company located the fire on the second floor and quickly contained it. Heavy smoke had to be ventilated by the Truck Companies.



ETFD Accepting Applications for Live-In Program

The Exeter Township Fire Department (ETFD) is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2015 Live-In program. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are looking to run with a fast paced department that runs both fire and EMS. The ETFD live-in program offers qualified individuals the opportunity for free housing to help save money, while also providing the opportunity to earn up to $10,000 per year by participating in our staffing program. There are also scholarship opportunities available to each member. Please see the attached prospective member application that can be filled out and returned to Deputy Chief Chris Jordan at



Structure Fire

Saturday, July 4, 2015 21:11 Just after 9pm units from Exeter Twp., Mt. Penn and Birdsboro fire departments we dispatched to a reported structure fire on Steeple Chase Dr., Exeter Twp. Communications center advised that the house was reported fully involved. Deputy 25-1 requested the second alarm bringing Engines 4 and 23, Ladder 1 to the scene. Rescue 25 and Engine 1 arrived, They stretched a 2 1/2 inch and 1 3/4 attack lines to attack the fire located in the garage. Deputy 25-2 directed protection lines to the exposure on B side. Additional handlines were deployed to division 1 and 2 to stop the spread of fire from the garage into the house. A supply line was laid to a hydrant several hundred feet away on Steeple Chase.
Heavy fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes but Firefighters took several hours making sure all fire extension was extinguished.
Units on scene:
Engines: 1, 4, 23, 25
Aerials: 1, 7, 25
Rescue 25
EMS: Exeter Twp. F.D. Medic 25-2-1
Command: Deputy 25
Operations: Deputy 25-1
Stand By Units: E7, E49, TW42, R11




Monday, June 29, 2015   ETFD Units were alerted to West Ben Franklin Hwy. and Daniel Boone Rd. for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries.

As Rescue, Rescue Engine and Deputy 25 were responding, Berks Department of Emergency Services advised units of an accident involving a tri-axle dump truck and a tractor trailer. Dispatchers also receiving reports of smoke from the dump truck, with one person possibly trapped.

Rescue Engine 25 (Sergeant Meyer) arrived and confirmed the initial dispatch information and also confirmed heavy entrapment of one patient in the dump truck.

Rescue Engine 25 immediately deployed a 1 3/4 attack line for fire suppression, as Rescue 25 (Sergeant Hedrick) arrived and began the size up for extrication.

Crews deployed the Amkus Rescue System, and utilized the spreaders, cutters and rams to perform the extrication. Extrication of the patient was completed in approximately 30 minutes and the patient was turned over to EMS for evaluation.

Engine Company 7 (Birdsboro) assisted with manpower, and Spill 1 (Mt. Penn) assisted with containment of the fuel leak.



Three people transported from MVA

Tuesday, June 9, 2015  Rescue 25 arrived on Shelbourne Rd. in Exeter Twp. to a two vehicle accident. Crews use the Amkus Rescue System to free one person from a vehicle.



Employment Opportunity Notice

Sunday, June 7, 2015  Employment Opportunity Notice


The Exeter Township Fire Department, Berks County, Pennsylvania is accepting letters of interest to establish an employment eligibility list and is seeking experienced candidates interested in the position (s) of Firefighter/Paramedicand Firefighter/EMT.


The Exeter Township Fire Department is a combination department that will be providing Fire-Based Emergency Medical Services to include Advanced Life Support transport. Anticipated start of this service is no later than October 31, 2015.


Qualifications: Be at least 21 years of age with 3 years experience in a busy 911 service; must possess a high school diploma or GED; must be able to speak, read, and write the English language; must possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers License (at time of hire); must possess a valid Pennsylvania Paramedic or EMT Certification (or National Registry); must possess CPR certification; must possess Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification ; must possess Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification; and possess a current Hazmat Operations Certification. Pro Board Firefighter I certification highly desired and required within 1 year of employment. Candidate must meet physical fitness requirements as established by the Department.


Additional requirements due at time of interview:


· PSP Criminal Background Check to include fingerprinting.

· PA Child Abuse Clearance within 6 months of application.

· Medical Waiver for physical agility test.


The Fire Based Emergency Medical Services Implementation Team shall determine the examination, testing and other criteria for the application process. Candidates selected to proceed in the application process will be notified by email of their selection. Please be sure to include a current email address with your resume.


Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and certifications before July 3, 2015.


Documents may be electronically submitted in PDF format to:


or be sent via US Mail to:


Exeter Township Fire Department

Attention: Employment

PO Box 3827, Reading, Pa. 19606



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