Hydrant Flushing starts Tuesday

Monday, April 20, 2015 8:00  The WRFD will be conducting hydrant flushing of all fire hydrants in the Borough starting Tuesday night at 8:00 PM. We should complete the flushing by no later than 11:00 PM each night this week. During the flushing you might experience cloudy or dis-colored water and/or reduced water pressure. The system should return to normal 30 minutes after we complete for the night. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Borough Hall at 610-374-8273. 



Happy Easter from the WRFD!

Sunday, April 5, 2015   



Congratulations to our 2015 Firefighter and Fire Police Officers!

Saturday, February 7, 2015   At our annual Firefighters Recognition Banquet we honored Firefighter Nick Stoner as our 2015 Firefighter of the Year and Gregg Braley as our Fire Police Officer of the Year.  Congratulations to these two members and thanks for your work to support the WRFD!



Congratulations to Ed Fabriziani

Thursday, January 22, 2015   The West Reading Fire Department would like to congratulate retired fire chief Edward Fabriziani on his recent retirement from the West Reading Police Department after 25 years of service.  Congratulations and good luck Chief!



Happy New Year from the WRFD!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  May 2015 bring you much happiness and joy!  Please celebrate the new year safely because nobody wants to start a new year in a bad way!  



Merry Christmas from the WRFD!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   Merry Christmas from your friends at the WRFD.  Please make it a safe and happy holiday!



Kiddie's Christmas Party 2014

 Registration for our annual "Kiddies Christmas Party" is now open and available to West Reading residents here on our website.  Just click on the link and submit a registration for each child, ages 0-10.  On December 20th between 2:00 and 4:00 PM they will be able to visit with Santa here at the station, get a present and a snack.  Registration closes on December 13th so please remember to get yours submitted.  Any questions please email us at westreadingfire@hotmail.com.    



WRFD Pool Party

Sunday, August 24, 2014   Some of our members along with some of our friends from our neighboring departments met at the West Reading Pool Sunday night to celebrate the end of another great summer season.  Thanks goes out to Lt. Jason Witman, Recreation Cooridinator Helen Moyer, and the staff at the West Reading Pool for putting the event together. A great time was had by all!!



Celebrate the 4th in West Reading!

Friday, July 4, 2014   The Borough of West Reading will once again be celebrating the 4th of July with a fireworks display at the West Reading Playground tonight starting at 9:30.  The West Reading Fire Department will be there helping to make the display a safe one. Please refrain from using any of your own fireworks and come watch a professional display put on for free!  We hope to see you tonight!!



Fire at Bistro 614

Monday, June 23, 2014 0145 hours  On  June 23rd the WRFD along with its assisting departments responded to the Bistro 614 at 614 Penn Ave for a reported structure fire.  We arrived to find heavy fire conditions from the "D" side and rear of the building and reports that some of the occupants had not yet been accounted for.  An interior attack was established by a crew from the Township of Spring Fire Department as well as searches of the building, confirming all occupants were out.  Ladder 64 was setup to give crews access to the roof where some ventilation above the fire was performed.  Thanks to the quick work of all companies, fire was contained to the building of origin and much of the building was saved from the flames.  The West Reading Fire Marshal investigated the cause of the fire and it was determined to be electrical in nature.  

Thanks to all of the assisting companies that night:  79 (Wyomissing), 69 (Kenhorst), 85 (Spring Twp), 55 (Greenfields), City of Reading, 36 (Shillington), 18 (Western Berks), 42 (Cumru Township), Western Berks Ambulance, and especially the West Reading Police who did a search and did evacuate many of the occupants before we arrived.  Also thanks to the Greenfields Fire Company for some great photos of the fire.  



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