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Mon, Apr 14th, 2014 2:04:00 pm - The Womelsdorf Volunteer Fire Company is currently selling our 1997 International/New Lexington 75' Aerial Innovations quint.  The fire company plans to upgrade our apparatus and truck company operations by purchasing a used 100ft. quint that will allow us further aerial reach, more storage area for equipment and seating for additional manpower. The apparatus is on an International four-door chassis with seating for 5 (3 SCBA seats) and is powered by ...Continued
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WVFC Due At Bethel Twp. Fire
Fri, Jul 4th, 2014 10:14:00 pm - On Friday, July 4 at 1037 hours, Engine and Tanker 47 were dispatched as part of the Zone 3 Tanker Task Force for a working garage fire at 996 Little Mountain Rd. in Bethel Twp., assisting Co.53 (Frystown).  While Tanker 47 in the assisted in the tanker shuttle the crew from Engine 47 provided manpower assisting with overhaul.  Units were on scene for several hours. ...Continued
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Engine 47 Due for RIT in Upper Tulpehocken Twp.

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014 10:15:00 am - On Friday, June 27, at 0150 hours, Engine 47 was dispatched on the 1st alarm for the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) assignment to the area of Tulley Dr. & Manbeck Rd. in Upper Tulpehocken Twp. for a structure fire.  Berks Co. Communications was advising they were receiving multiple calls reporting both a house and barn fully involved on the same property.  Initial arriving companies confirmed the report.  ...Continued
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Throw Back Thursday - Phillies Pitcher Don Carman In Womelsdorf Crash
Thu, Jun 26th, 2014 7:55:00 am - On Saturday, January 3, 1987, around 5pm the WVFC and Rescue 31 from the Keystone Fire Co. of Myerstown were dispatched to the area of Route 422 and Water St. for a vehicle accident.  Involved in the accident was Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Don Carman and his wife who were visiting his wife's family in Reading.  A vehicle driven by a 16 year old juvenile from Spring Twp. spun on an icy patch and ...Continued
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Fire Destroys Heidelberg Twp. Barn

Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014 7:00:00 pm - On Monday, June 23, 2014 at 0530 hours, the WVFC was dispatched to assist Company 26 (Robesonia) with a barn fire at 102 Heidelberg Rd. in Heidelberg Twp.  Engine & Rescue 18 (Western Berks FD), Lebanon Engine 34 (Newmanstown) and Lebanon Squad 33 (Richland) for RIT were also due.  Ladder, Engine, and Tanker 47 were quickly out the door and arrived behind Engine and Tanker ...Continued
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Crash in Womelsdorf Severely Injuries 1
Wed, Jun 18th, 2014 10:24:00 am - On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 0718 hours, the WVFC along with Western Berks EMS were dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Routes 419 & 422 in Womelsdorf. Deputy 47 went responding and was advised by dispatch of a car vs. motorcycle and the rider was not moving and had serious head injuries.  Upon arrival Deputy 47 established "Womelsdorf Command" ...Continued
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Throwback Thursday

Thu, Jun 5th, 2014 11:36:00 am - In 1982 a group of Womelsdorf firefighters formed a comic unit known as "Barney's Bandits", named after what members gave the nickname to the Fire Company's 1933 International pumper.  This group would attend numerous local and state parades and win many awards, all the while providing entertainment for the public.  The group ceased after 1985 due to lack of interest. In the picture left to right ...Continued
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Former Fire Co. Members Pass
Tue, May 27th, 2014 4:39:00 pm - The officers and members of the Womelsdorf Volunteer Fire Co. would like to send condolences to the families of former members Barry Lutz and Randy Wartluft, both having past away within the past few weeks of after battles with cancer.  Barry served as a fire police officer and Randy as a firefighter during the 1980 and early 90s. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=barry-lutz&pid=170980202&fhid=23068 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=randy-wartluft&pid=171095845&fhid=23069 ...Continued
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Memorial Day - 2014

Mon, May 26th, 2014 8:12:00 am - Remembering all those who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy our freedom today. Please check out our Facebook page to look at some from Womelsdorf who made the ultimate sacrifice. ...Continued
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Shed Fire with Extension in Tulpehocken
Mon, May 19th, 2014 7:29:00 am - On Sunday, May 18 at 1627 hours, Engine and Tanker 47 were dispatched to assist Company 27 (Rehrersburg) and Company 28 (Mt. Aetna) with a shed fire at 107 Teen Challenge Rd. in Tulpehocken Road.  Chief 27 was advised by Berks County Communications the home owner was reporting a 12' x 12' shed fully involved and was now spreading to the nearby home and he ...Continued
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