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Monthly Calls
 Month
Fire
 Jan
24
 Feb
19
 Mar
24
 Apr
 May
 Jun
 Jul
 Aug
 Sep
 Oct
 Nov
 Dec
 Total
67

Calls By Year
2019
332
2018
308
2017
278
2016
232
2015
255
2014
260
2013
242
2012
250
2011
275
2010
214

FATAL FIRE IN WOMELSDORF

 
Mon, Mar 23rd, 2020 6:02:00 pm - This morning at 0425 hours the WVFC along with mutual aid companies from Marion, Robesonia, Newmanstown, Myerstown and Richland along with EMS were dispatched to 71 Westview Terrace in the borough for a house fire with entrapment. Chief 47 arrived on scene with heavy fire showing from a single story home. Engine 47 arrived on scene laying in from a nearby hydrant establishing a water ...Continued
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WVFC ASSISTS AT HOUSE FIRE
Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020 9:57:00 am - Early this morning at 0343 hours volunteers from the WVFC and neighboring companies were dispatched for a house fire at 135 N Robeson St in Robesonia Borough. Dispatched advised a side porch was on fire. Engine 26 arrived on scene and quickly extinguished the fire while other crews from 47 assisted with overhaul and ventilation. The incident is under investigation. ...Continued
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SOUTH HEIDELBERG BRUSH FIRE

 
Mon, Feb 24th, 2020 9:48:00 am - Yesterday the WVFC with Engine, Attack, and Tanker 47 assisted the Western Berks Fire Dept. with this incident for several hours. Late this afternoon shortly before 5:00pm, the WBFD along with surrounding companies were dispatched to the 300 block of Huntzinger Road in South Heidelberg Township for a brush fire. Responding units were advised additional by Berks DES that the brush fire was extending rapidly ...Continued
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New addition to the WVFC Family
Sat, Feb 8th, 2020 9:53:00 pm - The WVFC would like to congratulate Firefighter Jon Kocher and family on the birth of daughter Jozlin. Everyone is doing well! ...Continued
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ASSIST TO WESTERN BERKS FD

 
Wed, Feb 5th, 2020 9:51:00 pm - Earlier today Ladder and Engine 47 assisted the Western Berks FD at Reading Alloys for fire in duct work.Our members assisted with removal of the ducts so the fire could be extinguished with dry chemical extinguishers as the material on fire was reactive to water. ...Continued
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1200 BLK of E Penn Ave for a vehicle accident with entrapment
Wed, Jan 22nd, 2020 8:32:00 pm - WVFC along with Engine 26 (Robesonia), Rescue/Engine 34 (Newmanstown), Rescue 18 (Western Berks FD) and Western Berks EMS were dispatched to the 1200 BLK of E Penn Ave for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Units arrived on scene found a two vehicle crash with a vehicle on its roof that had struck the porch of a nearby home. There was negative entrapment and Rescue 18 ...Continued
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Grant awarded

 
Fri, Jan 17th, 2020 6:14:00 pm - WVFC was notified we were awarded a grant of $13,015.67 from the PA State Fire Commissioner's office for the 2019-2020 term. This grant will be used to replace ground ladders on Ladder 47 and for upgrades to Attack 47. The grant funds are received through funding generated by casino gaming revenue as authorized by our state elected officials. We'd like to thank all who were ...Continued
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Working brush fire
Fri, Jan 17th, 2020 6:11:00 pm -  assist to the Newmanstown FC for a working brush fire at 245 Cocalico Rd in Millcreek Twp. Volunteers assisted with extinguishment and overhaul of about an acre of woodland on fire after the resident was burning carelessly. Units from Richland, Schaefferstown, Marion and Robesonia assisted. ...Continued
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Fire on an outside porch

 
Fri, Jan 17th, 2020 3:49:00 am - This morning at 0349 hours your WVFC volunteers were woken up to assist the Robesonia Fire Co with an apartment fire with multiple calls at 531 W. Penn Ave in Robesonia next to the Western Berks EMS station. EMS reported a working fire with fire on an outside porch. Engine 26 arrived on scene and put a line in service extinguishing the fire while crews ...Continued
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Arch assisting the Neptune Fire Company of Richland
Sat, Jan 11th, 2020 2:18:00 pm - Ladder 47 along with Truck 31 from the Keystone Fire Co of Myerstown formed an arch assisting the Neptune Fire Company of Richland as they celebrated the life of Past Chief Sam Seldomridge. Seldomridge served as Chief of the Neptune Fire Company from 1972-1974. He was the Deputy Chief from 1960-1972 and the Assistant Chief from 1958-1959. Sam Seldomridge also served on the carnival committee ...Continued
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