Hydrant Flushing starts Wednesday

 The WRFD will be conducting hydrant flushing of all hydrants in the Borough starting Wednesday 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. 



Please clear out hydrants after snowfall

Monday, February 3, 2014   This is a very important message.  Please help us help you by clearing out fire hydrants after the snow has stopped.  



WRFD sets new record for fire/emergency responses

Sunday, January 5, 2014   For the year 2013 the West Reading Fire Department responded to 461 fire/emergency calls.  This record eclipsed the old record of 368 calls set in 2012.  Thanks to our volunteers for keeping up with the increased call load and lets hope for a safe and successful 2014!



Merry Christmas from the WRFD!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013   The members of the West Reading Fire Department would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Please enjoy the holiday in a safe way!



Caroling for Laney

Saturday, December 21, 2013   Tonight members of the WRFD gathered with 10,000 of our closest friends to sing Christmas carols for Delaney Brown, an 8 year old resident of West Reading who is suffering from cancer. Along with the WRPD and assistance from neighboring police and fire police we provided security and traffic control to make the event a success. We keep Laney in our thoughts while she fights this battle and thank you to all that participated to brighten her spirits. 



Happy Thanksgiving from the WRFD!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013   



Open House 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:00 PM  On Wednesday October 9th we will be hosting our annual Fire Prevention Week "Open House".  Please stop by the station that night from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a chance to meet your local volunteer firefighters.  We will have free food and games for the kids.  You will be able to tour the station and see the fire apparatus.  We hope to see you there!  



Assist to Greenfields - Barn Fire

Sunday, August 25, 2013   Ladder 64 was dispatched to assist the Greenfields Fire Company with a working barn fire on Upper Van Reed Road in Bern Township in the early morning hours of August 25th.  We set up for master stream operations and assisted in bringing the fire under control with no damage to any adjoining structures.  Please visit www.greenfields55.com for more information and thanks to them for the pictures! 



Record month for the 64 house

 For the month of July the department responded to a total of 58 fire/emergency incidents, which was a record month for the department.  Many of these calls were assist calls to the Borough of Wyomissing, which we were providing our aerial while they awaited the delivery of their new Seagrave/Aerialscope.  With the arrival of Tower 79 we anticipate the call volume to return to normal levels.  We are on pace for another record year of responses in 2013, so we remain busy keeping the Borough safe!



MVA - 2nd and Penn Ave's

Sunday, July 28, 2013   On July 28th we responded to the area of 2nd and Penn Ave's for a report of an accident with confinement.  We arrived to find a single vehicle accident with the vehicle on the sidewalk and into a light pole.  Rescue 64 went into service with the rescue tools and popped a door to remove the front seat passenger from the vehicle.  We also treated a large amount of fluids down on the roadway with oil dry.  



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