On Sunday morning, May 13, 2018, the GFC received a dispatch for a structure fire on Forrest View Drive in South Heidelberg Township.
While in rout, the Engine 55 crew was instructed by Western Berks Command to set up a tanker fill site at a hydrant located at the Wernersville State Hospital. The Engine 55 crew complied.
Once the fill site was in operation the Engine 55 crew filled a fleet of 4 tankers multiple times throughout the morning.
While the Engine 55 crew was busy at the fill site, Mohnton Co. 57 was relocated to staff the Co. 55 Station for Bern Township calls and a previously scheduled airport stand-by detail.
It was reported that the entire second floor of the structure on 24 Forrest View Drive was destroyed. The cause of the fire and an estimate of the damage has yet to be determined. There were no injuries of residents or fire personnel.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Capt. Joe Stoudt
Lt. Scott Trate
FFs Jenny Reedy, Dylan Heckman, and Dylan Noll