On Saturday evening, October 29th at 18:37, the GFC, along with Bernville Rescue 29, and Western Berks Ambulance received a dispatch for a motorcycle down, with injuries, on Palisades Dr.
Engine 55 arrived on scene at 18:37 and found that a 3 wheel motorcycle traveling southbound on Palisades Dr. near County Rd. had struck a deer. The motorcycle was parked on the shoulder with the rider sitting on the vehicle.
Chief Brian Fisher, who is also an EMT, began to evaluate and stabilize the rider until Western Berks Ambulance EMTs arrived. Once Western Berks Ambulance arrived, GFC crewmembers assisted with placing the patient into the ambulance for transport.
The patient was conscious but somewhat incoherent, and had suffered lacerations to the left leg. The deer, an 8 point buck, did not survive.
Bern Township Fire Police directed traffic around the scene. The scene was cleared around 19:00 and Engine 55 and crew returned to the station.
Those responding for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
Capt. Joe Green
FF Adriana Tonkonow
Jr. FF Dylan Matz
Fire Police Lt. Jeff Allen
Photographer Steve Spies