Boscov’s Travel, in conjunction with Southwest Airlines, has resumed vacation travel packages from Reading to Disney world in Orlando Florida. The Greenfields Fire Company will team up with the Reading Regional Airport’s ARFF Unit to provide firefighting services for the arrival and departure of these flights.
The Greenfields Fire Company will supply one engine, with foam capability, and 4 ARFF qualified firefighters to augment the airport’s ARFF unit during these flights. In addition, extra GFC firefighters will be on standby to handle any calls that may arise in Bern Township including calls for mutual aid to surrounding fire companies.
In preparation for these flights, airport manager Terry Sroka conducted a complete safety and rescue briefing on the Boeing 737 aircraft. This briefing included such things as emergency engine shut down, battery disconnect, fuel shut off, emergency escape slide deployment, and passenger rescue procedures.
Participating for the GFC were:
Chief Brian Fisher
Deputy Chief Mahlon Auker
Asst. Chief Terry Royce
Lt. Amy Auker
FF Eric Thrush
FF Ryan Noll
Probationary FF Dalton Noll
Probationary FF Dylan Noll
Probationary FF Jordan Miller
Jr. FF Dylan Matz
Photographer Steve Spies
Participating for the Reading Regional Airport were:
Airport Manager Terry Sroka
Airport Staff Members Steven Haines and Jeff Borelli