Monday August 25, 2014 - 97 was requested to respond at 0010 hours by Lt 97-1, who was on location of an MVA on Crow Hill Road in Washington Township. The vehicle had apparently traveled off the road, down an embankment, and into the corner of a detached two bay garage. There was a partial collapse at the corner of impact and 97 was requested to check for structural integrity, as well as lighting for the investigation and removal of the vehicle. 505 was requested to report to check the driver. On scene for over an hour until PSP finished their investigation and Berks-Mont Towing removed the vehicle.
August 14, 2014 – Garage Fire District Towsnhip
9:11pm on Thursday August 14: 39, 97, 21, Lehigh 1 and 505 were dispatched for the report of a fire on Treichler Road in District Township. Chief 39 arrived to find a fully involved detached garage, with the nearby home as an exposure.Chief 39 requested the second alarm be struck adding additional units from 97, 58, 95, Montg 65, Lehigh 66. Added later were 19 to cover and 575 after 505 transported a firefighter. Engine 39 laid five inch supply line up the long drive and crews from incoming apparatus attacked the fire, and protected the exposure, whose siding had already melted. Tankers supplied Engine 21, which fed the five inch. After a quick knock down on the initial fire volume, second alarm companies were either recalled or redirected as cover companies. On scene until after midnight.
Chicken BBQ at Bally Station
Saturday August 16
from 2 til sold out at 537 Chestnut Street Bally.
Half of a Three-Pound Chicken,
Baked Potato, Baked Beans,
Pickled Cabbage, Rolls and Butter,
and Ice Cream.
Tickets ($10) can be purchased
in advance at the fire house
or on the day of the BBQ.
Rain or shine.
Eat In or Take Out
Click here for the 2014 BBQ poster
BBQ Poster 2014-v2
Friday July 25 – 97 and 505 dispatched for an MVA with entrapment on Rt 100 in Washington Township. Personnel on scene confirmed multiple patients entrapped in multiple vehicles. Request made for 95 to respond with rescue apparatus and personnel to assist 97, an additional medic units from area EMS. Rescue personnel from both departments worked with hydraulic tools to remove doors and posts from both vehicles to allow EMS to gain access to patients and extricate them from the wreckage. Fire Police from 97, 58, 95 and 19 diverted traffic for almost two hours while patients were removed for transports, hazards controls, police investigated and wreckage was cleared. At least four patients from the vehicles were transported, include one in extremely critical condition, who later died. Following those patients, a 97 firefighter was transported to LVH-CC. While this was occuring, two additional EMS assists were dispatched for 97.
Friday July 4
Structure response was dispatched for a working house fire in Bally Borough. Dispatched on first alarms were all three 97 stations, 58, 95, 505 and Montg 65 for RIT. A second alarm for manpower was quickly added which brought 39, 21, 35, 19 and Montg 37. Fire appears to have begun on the exterior of an end-of-a row home, and spread up the exterior, and interior the second floor and attic of the fire building with minor extension into the adjacent exposure. Good work by all PLUS a fire wall prevented all three units from sustaining major damage.