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GFC Rescues Trapped Bird

At 10:36 on Saturday morning Chief Fisher received a call from the Berks 911 Center regarding a report of a bird trapped on a poll at the Berks County Youth Recreation Center. E55-1 and Car 55 responded with a crew of 7. Upon arrival, the GFC crew found a bird dangling from a … [Read more...]

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Tree Down on Rt. 222

At 04:19 on Tuesday morning the GFC received a dispatch for a tree down on southbound Rt. 222, just south of the Schuylkill River bridge. Engine 55 arrived on scene at 04:36 to find that a tree had fallen onto the roadway and was extending halfway into the #2 southbound … [Read more...]

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GFC Responds to Grange Rd. Rollover

  At 05:58, in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning of June 21st, the GFC along with Mt. Pleasant Rescue 30, Leesport Rescue 37, and Schuylkill Valley EMS received a dispatch for a single vehicle rollover on Grange Rd. at Snyder Dr. GFC E55 arrived at 06:18 to find … [Read more...]

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MVA with Injury on Ventnor Ave.

On June 14th at 13:15 the GFC and Western Berks Ambulance responded to a dispatch for an MVA on Ventnor Ave. in the Riverview Park section of Bern Township. Upon arrival the GFC Crew found a GMC Jimmy into a tree on private property, and the driver being treated by Western … [Read more...]

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MVA with Entrapment on Grange Rd.

On Wednesday, June 9th at 22:06, the GFC, along with Mt. Pleasant Co. 30, Leesport Co. 37, Temple Co. 11, and Muhlenberg Ambulance received a dispatch for an MVA, with entrapment, in the 1100 block of Grange Rd. Deputy Chief Mahlon Auker in E55 arrived on scene at 22:23 and took … [Read more...]

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MVA on Rt. 183 at The Hitching Post

On Wednesday, June 8th at 13:12, the GFC received a dispatch for an MVA with injuries on northbound Rt. 183 in front of the Hitching Post restaurant. Photographer Steve Spies was first on scene and immediately began documenting the incident. Following closely behind were Brush 55 … [Read more...]

Deputy Chief Mahlon Auker, left, discusses the evening's activities with our instructor, Steve Orlosky

GFC Refreshes its Foam Skills

With WWII Weekend happening this weekend, the Training Committee thought it would be a good idea to go over the use of Alcohol Resistant-Aqueous Film Forming Foam for fighting fires, or AFFF. The Training Committee set aside 2 drill nights for this training. They contracted … [Read more...]

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Brush Fire at Hiester Cemetery

At 14:49 on Friday, May 20, 2016, The GFC, along with Mt. Pleasant Co. 30, Western Berks Co. 18, and Bernville Co. 29 responded to the report of a Brush fire on the 500 block of Scenic Drive next to the Hiester Cemetery. Engine 55 arrived on scene at 15:01 and found Mt. … [Read more...]

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9 Transported from MVA on Rt. 183

On Sunday morning, May 15, @ 01:28, the GFC along with West Reading Co. 64 and eventually 3 ambulances from Western Berks Ambulance responded to an MVA on southbound Rt. 183 at Van Reed Road. Upon arrival the GFC Crew found that a southbound Honda Odyssey had rear-ended a … [Read more...]