On Friday around 17:23 the company was dispatched to a structure fire in Windsor township. When Chief Troy Hatt and Deupty Chief Jarrod Emes arrived on scene the assignment was upgraded to 3 Alarm . This brought companys from most of Berks county and Schuylkill county. With the lack of a water supply the Zone 2 Tanker Task Force was dispatched to shuttle to the scene. Crews went available from the scene around 22:37.
January 23, 2016
As record snow falls hit the area this weekend the 61 house remind fairly quiet. Residents heeded the warnings and remained home during the height of the snow fall. Members staffed the station overnight in order to keep the sidewalks and driveways clear to aid in quick responses if needed.
Please remember as the days get warm and melting occurs the night temperatures drop creating black ice. Use caution during late night and early morning hours on your commutes. Be vigilant in keeping vents clear around your home to prevent Carbon Monoxide from building up in your home. HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE SNOW!
January 25, 2016
At 1400 61 crews were dispatched to Cabela’s for an odor of natural gas in the building. Crews monitored the building and traced the source to vents on the roof being covered from the recent snow fall. Vents were cleared along with the building being remonitored to ensure it was safe to reoccupy.
This is a reminder on the importance of keeping all vents at your home and business free from snow. Be vigilant to keep your vents open to prevent the build up of Carbon Monoxide. Remember CO IS COLORLESS, ODORLESS, AND TASTLESS. Will be DEADLY if you don’t have a CO alarm to monitor its presence.
January 26, 2016
The morning started out with heading to I78 W in the area of M/M 25 for an MVA involving a tractor trailer. As freezing rain was now over taking our area things quickly grew worse. Between Shartlesville and Lenhartsville there were now reported multiple vehicle accidents all involving at least 1 if not more tractor trailers. With the aid of Fire Police and PENN Dot I78 was completely shut down in order for us to gain control of the scenes. The incident around MM 26 resulted in the tractor trailer loosing its load. Crews remained on the highway for several hours until debris and clean up could be completed. The highway was finally able to be reopened around 15oo hours.
We will be hosting the following classes:
Hazmat Awareness on Saturday October 24, 2015 @ 0800
Hazmat Operations on Sunday October 25, 2015
Sunday November 1, 2015
Practical Skills day TBD at first class
To register email Lt. Bethany Thren at BethSoc8@comcast.net