On June 19,2018, at 19:25 the GFC was called to assist Reading Fire with a 3 alarm fire in the 200 block of W. Douglas St.
Upon arrival the Engine 55 crew found 3 row homes on W. Douglas St. involved in fire. The crew reported to the manpower pool for instructions.
According to GFC FF Dylan Heckman:
Interior FFs for the GFC were sent to work soon after arriving to help with overhaul, while exterior and Jr. FFs stood by and assisted with taking empty SCBA cylinders to be filled and keeping others hydrated.
Once overhaul operations were complete exterior and Jr. FFs pulled out the 1 3/4 lines that went into the exposure buildings and assisted the RFD with getting their lines packed. The GFC crew was then released.
Featured photo courtesy of Michael Yoder and the Reading Eagle.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Capt. Joe Stoudt
FF Dylan W. Heckman
FF Mike Berger
FF Rick Stoudt
FF Dylan Noll
FF Mahlon Auker
Jr. FF Victoria Calleja