It was a busy weekend for the firefighters of Eastern Berks Fire Department
Friday April 7 – 97, 505 and Fire Police from 97 and 95 were dispatched to the report of an MVA in Washington. Crews found a disabled vehicle and went available.
Saturday April 8 – 19, 5, 97 and 505 were dispatched for an MVA with Entrapment in Pike. Report indicated car vs tree with victim inside. First arriving officers advised one subject confined to the vehicle. 97 personal assisted EMS with patient care and traffic control. Company was available within the hour. 97 units on scene Attack 97, Engine 97 & Traffic 97. Rescue 97 was enroute but was cancelled after patient was removed.
Sunday April 9 – 97 and 505 were dispatched at 4:40 am for an MVA in Bally. 505 quickly arrived and transported the driver. Chief 97 recalled fire, as no fire service was needed.
Sunday April 9 – 19 and 97 dispatched at 1232 hrs for a brush fire in the 200 blk of Water St. Earl Twp, Brush and Tanker 97 arrived on location and went down the driveway to assist with the fire, Engine 97 stayed on the road and sent their crew down to help as well.
Sunday April 9 – As part of its responsibilities, Eastern Berks Fire provides fire and rescue protection to the Grandview Speedway. This entails having crews onsite for every race that takes place at this well-known dirt track. Here are two photos of the crew at the raceway extinguishing a car fire at the the Speedway during an Enduro race. Such incidents are handled by the crews on location and are not dispatched through Berks Communication, unless additional equipment or personnel are needed on site.
Saturday April 9- At 2050 hrs Companies 19 and 97 were dispatched to assist for another brush fire, this time in the 600 blk of Mountain Rd. Earl Twp. Brush 97 assisted them on the fire. 97 units on the call Brush 97, Tanker 97 and Engine 97.
Monday April 10 at at 0721 hrs, Co 97 and 505 were dispatched for an MVA unknown injuries, Niantic Rd Washington Twp, additional was one vehicle on its side patient out of vehicle, Chief 97 confirmed patient out of vehicle and was evaluated by EMS, personal controlled fluids and traffic. Vehicle was towed by Berks Mont Towing, company was available in an hour.
Units on scene, Rescue 97, Brush 97-1 and Attack 97
We serve the community day and night, always volunteer.