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Ladder 47 SOLD

Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 3:01:00 pm - On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 our 1997 International/New Lexington/Aerial Innovations 75' quint known as Ladder 47 was taken out of service after running it's final call to a fire alarm in Millcreek Twp., Lebanon County.  This unit was sold to the Crary Hose Co. of Westfield, Tioga County, PA.  While Ladder 47 provided us with adequate service, the membership felt it was time to improve ...Continued
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First Responder and 9/11 Memorial Service
Fri, Aug 1st, 2014 6:33:00 am - The Womelsdorf Vol. Fire Co. and Trinity Evangelical Fellowship Church of Womelsdorf invites the public and all first responders from fire, police, and EMS agencies to a memorial service to remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11 and for all the first responders who have passed away over the years. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1900 hours ...Continued
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Train vs. Car in Heidelberg Twp.

Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:29:00 am - On Saturday, August 8 at 1248 hours, the WVFC assisted Co.26 (Robesonia) and Western Berks EMS in the area of the Janice Ln. at the railroad tracks for a train vs. car.  Crews assisted  EMS with 1 patient.  The accident occurred as the driver watched a train pass and attempted to cross the tracks not realized another train from the opposite direction was coming.  ...Continued
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WVFC assists at Lebanon Co. Barn Fire
Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:38:00 am - On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:24am, the WVFC was dispatched to assist with a working barn fire at 716 St. Rt.419 in Millcreek Twp.  While Tanker 47 assisted with water supply, manpower from 47 assisted with extinguishment and overhaul and were on scene until about noon. ...Continued
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Silo Fire in Millcreek Twp.

Sun, Aug 10th, 2014 7:34:00 am - On Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1030, the WVFC was requested to assist the Newmanstown Fire Co. with a silo fire at 519 Stricklerstown Rd.  Ladder 47 set up with Tower 31 (Keystone of Myerstown) to assist with offloading the silo so the contents could be extinguished.  Units were on scene for several hours. ...Continued
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Trailer Fire at Linette's Candies
Fri, Aug 1st, 2014 7:27:00 am - On Friday, July 25, the WVFC along with mutual aid were dispatched to Linette's Candies, 366 Hill Rd. in Heidelberg Twp. for a trailer fire next to the building. Deputy 47 arrived on scene and established 'Heidelberg Command' and reported smoking showing from the enlcosed trailer.  Employees were able to move the trailer away from the building using a truck tractor and crews opened the ...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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