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S-190 Class Scheduled for 6-15-2013

Monday, June 10, 2013  The S-190 Class scheduled for June 15, 2012 has been cancelled and we are currently working rescheduling the PA-130 Class for another date later this year once we have more details we will post more information here. 

   


 

PA-130 Class Cancelled

Monday, May 20, 2013  The PA-130 Class schedule to beginning tonight at our station has been cancelled. Please check back as we will try to reschedule the class. The S-190 Class still has openings at this time so please get your forms in as soon as possible. You have until June 7th to get your forms in should the class be cancelled we will let you know. 

   


 

West End to Host PA-130 and S-190 Classes

Friday, May 10, 2013  West End Fire Company is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the PA-130 Basic Wildland Firefighting Training and S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior Training See atttached forms for more details.

PA-130 Class

Tuesday May 21st 6:30PM-9:30PM 

Thursday May 23rd 6:30PM-9:30PM

Saturday June 1st 9:00AM-4:00PM




S-190 Class

Saturday June 15th 9:00AM-5:00PM

All classes to be held at our station. 

Space limited to the first 40 people and registration is due by Friday May 17th. For additional details please feel free to call Station 57 @ 610-326-5777 leave a message and we will get back to you.






     



 

Tanker 57 Request to Assist Berks County Station 7(Birdsboro Union FD)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 23:26 Tanker 57 was requested to assist Berks County Station 7 on a reported chimney fire in a residence on Hallman Road in Union Twp Berks County, Tanker 57 responded with a crew of 6. While Tanker 57 was responding Union Twp Command advised  Berks County Radio that they could handle with the units already on the assignment.  

   


 

Change Your Clock-Change Your Batteries

Friday, March 8, 2013  Public Service Announcement: Change Your Clock-Change Your Batteries.......West End Fire Company is urging all residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes.

CPSC estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008.

Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. That is why it is important to replace batteries at least once every year and to test your alarms every month to make sure they work. CPSC recommends consumers have smoke alarms on every level of their home, outside bedrooms and inside each bedroom.

CPSC estimates there was an annual average of 183 unintentional non-fire CO poisoning deaths associated with consumer products between 2006 and 2008. CO is called the “invisible killer,” because it is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Because of this, people may not know they are being poisoned. Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel in various products, including furnaces, portable generators, fireplaces, cars and charcoal grills.

That is why it is important to have working CO alarms in the home, on each level and outside each sleeping area.

   


 

Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation @ 711 E. Vine St West Pottsgrove Twp

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 17:24 Station 57 was dispatched along with Medic 329 for a Carbon Monoxide Detector @ 711 E. Vine St in West Pottsgrove Twp. Engine 57, Squad 57 and Traffic 57 responded. Crews from Engine 57 checked the building with the Multi-Gas Detection Meter. And found no unsafe Carbon Monoxide levels in the residence but crews did find a faulty smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Chief 57 recalled the assignment @ 17:59.  

   


 

Fire Police Assist Berks Station 49 & 6 with Traffic Control

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 15:40 Station 57 Fire Police were dispatched to assist Berks Station 49(Amity) & 6(Monarch) on a vehicle with injuries. Traffic 57 responded and assist with traffic control in the area of incident. Traffic 57 cleared the assignment @ 16:55.  

   


 

Vehicle Accident with Injuries Douglass Twp Berks County

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 07:44 Station 57 along with Medic 329, and Berks Station 49 (Amity) were dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries @ Ben Franklin Hwy & Squirrel Hollow Road. Squad 57, Engine 57 and Special Service 57 responded and assisted with debris and fluid control. Traffic 57 responded and handled traffic control. Captain 57 recalled the assignment @ 0840AM. 

   


 

2nd Alarm Assignment for Engine Company 57 in Pottsown Boro

Sunday, March 3, 2013 11:40 Station 57 was dispatched for Engine Company 57 for a 2nd alarm assignment in Pottstown Boro @ 863 Feist Ave. Engine Company 57 responded with a crew of 5 and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. Traffic 57 and Traffic 57-1 also responded and assisted with traffic control in the area of the fire scene. 69 Command recalled the assignment @ 12:52.

   


 

2nd Alarm Assignment for Engine Company 57 in Pottstown Boro

Sunday, March 3, 2013 07:04 Station 57 was dispatched for Engine Company 57 for a 2nd alarm assignment in Pottstown Boro @ 341 Union Alley. Engine Company 57 responded with a crew of 6 and assisted with fire suppression and overhaul. Traffic 57 and Traffic 57-1 also responded and assisted with traffic control in the area of the fire scene. 69 Command recalled the assignment @  09:39.

   


 
 
 

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