|2015 Monthly Call Totals
||2014 Monthly Call Totals
Hereford Fire Company is proud to announce our annual open house it will be on
-Fire prevention hand outs
-Tools and Equipment on display
-Allentown Fire Department Arson Dog "Judge"
-Safety House for Children to practice escaping a smokey house
-Vehicle Rescue Demonstration
So come on out and bring the family to meet your local fire department.
September 23, 2015
"The Art of Reading Smoke"
The Upper Perkiomen Emergency Service Association is proud to host the Art of Reading Smoke, presented by Dave Dodson on December 5, 2015.
Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers, Incident Commanders, and Safety Officers MUST know how to rapidly read smoke – this class explains the reading-smoke process and gives participants practice using actual fire-ground video.
Course Cost: $40.00 per person
Course Date / Time: December 5th, 2015 - 8AM to 4PM
Course Location: Upper Perkiomen High School, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Complete registration form and send payment to:
East Greenville Fire Company
Attn: ARS Registration
401 Washington Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
Click Here to Download the Registration Form
The Hereford Fire Company is proud to announce that its annual hoagie sale is now under way. The hoagies are still $5.00 they come on a fresh Amoroso Roll with provolone cheese, cooked salami, hot ham, and fresh slices of tomatoes. You also have the options of onions and a side dish of hot peppers. If interested in placing a order or selling please get in touch with a member of the fire co. or by calling the fire house at 215-679-4770.
- Hoagies are made the 2nd Monday of each month from September thru May.
- Orders can be picked up after 6:00pm.
|Monday, June 8, 2015 Dwelling Fire
At 11:28 Company 58 was alerted to assist Company 21 on a Dwelling Fire in Longswamp. Lehigh Chief 103 arrived on scene to find 2 mobile homes burning 1 of which was fully involved. A 3" line with a Blitzfire and a 2" Attack line was put in service off Tanker 58. Tanker 58 also supplied Engine 21 and 39. Engine 58 reported to Latshaw's pond to fill tankers. Engine 58 was released once tanker shuttle operations ended. Tanker 58 remained on scene till overhaul was completed.
|Sunday, May 24,2015 Structure Fire
Station 58, 39, Montco 38, Montco TW65, and Lehigh Tanker 19 were dispatched for a Garage Fire in Hereford Twp. Chief 58 had fire visible from his residence. Tanker 58 laid 500' of 5" supply line down to the garage. A 3" line with a Blitzfire was put in service to attack the bulk of the fire in the rear of the structure while a 2" Attack line was placed in service to stop the fire from spreading into the unburnt section. An Engine and two Tankers from 97 were added to the assignment. Engine 58 picked up the 5" and supplied Tanker 58. Crews from 19, 38, 65, and 97 assisted with suppression and overhaul.
Thanks to all the Companies involved.
May 23, 2015
This is our annual Memorial Day Weekend Chicken BBQ Fundraiser.
The Meal Includes:
The cost of the meal is $9.00 and is Take-Out Only.
Hope to see you there!
|Busy Weekend / High Brush Fire Danger
It has been a busy weekend for many fire companies across Berks County and neighboring counties. Our department answered 7 calls in the past 36 hours alone. Many of the calls throughout the counties are for brush/field fires. Please be aware that conditions are not favorable for burning brush currently! Vegetation is still dry and dead, and will burn extremely well and fast! Structures can become in danger from "controlled burns" in the blink of an eye. Even though rain is upon us, the vegetation can dry out quick with one nice day of weather and become dangerous again.
Please be careful and Stay Safe!
|2014 Year In Review
Station 58 responded to a total of 154 calls in 2014, down 13 calls from 2013. Here is the call breakdown for 2014:
Dwelling Fire - 19 ( 8 Working) Non Injury MVA - 10
Structure Fire - 13 ( 6 Working) MVA with Injuries - 15
Vehicle Fire - 3 Medical Assist - 26
Brush Fire - 7 Investigation - 3
AFA - 7 Terrain Rescue - 1
Trees Down - 7 Relocation - 3
Wires Down - 6 Search - 1
False Call - 1 Unknown Type - 1
Transformer Fire - 1 Vehicle Lockout - 1
Assist Coroner - 1 Animal Rescue - 1
Fire Police - 26
Company Service Hours: 165.75
Total Man Hours: 1039.25
Click Here For a Slideshow of Events from 2014
2014 Year In Review
|2 Alarm House Fire
January 2, 2015
Thanks to all of the companies that assisted today on our 2-Alarm dwelling fire. Excellent teamwork by all involved! Our thoughts are with the family of two of our stations past firefighters as they deal with the loss of their home. We are grateful to know that the family members that were home at the time of the blaze are doing well.
See the WFMZ 69News story here
Firefighters battle multi-alarm fire in Hereford
|Santa Visits Hereford Today!
Today, some of the guys got to help Santa Claus visit with some of the kids in the community. The kids got to sit on Santa's lap and give Santa some last minute ideas of what they would like to get for Christmas.
Thank You to everyone who came out to say hi to Santa!
The members of Hereford Volunteer Fire Co. would like to wish a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone tomorrow. Please be careful while cooking your holiday feast. If choosing to enjoy your turkey fried be sure to follow proper preparations of your turkey and fryer. Always use your fryer outdoors away from anything that can burn.
Sunday, October 9, 2014
It started on Tuesday with a assist call for Brush 58 to assist Station 97(Eastern Berks) on a brush fire on Forgedale Road in Washington Twp. Soon after dispatch the incident was held to 97 units. On
Wednesday after the implementation of the new radio system Engine 58 was called to assist Ambulance 505 with a cardiac arrest in Hereford Twp.
Thursday early in the morning Tanker 58 assisted Montco 38(East Greenville) on a commercial structure fire assignment at Blommer Chocolate in Upper Hanover Twp. Later in the day Company 58 assisted Lehigh 19(Upper Milford) on a residential structure assignment on Kings Highway in Upper Milford Twp. It was thought to be a possible chimney fire after the residence started to fill with smoke after the homeowner started the wood stove. Crews cleared the stove and checked the chimney which was clear. It was believed to be the weather conditions causing a poor draft of the flue.
Friday Company 58, Engine 39, and Ambulance 505 were dispatched to Rt. 100 between Huffs Church Rd. and Kutztown Rd. in Hereford Twp. for a vehicle fire. Chief 58 arrived to find and active fire in the engine compartment. Upon arrival of Tanker 58 the fire was out and Engine 39 was recalled. Crews wet down the engine compartment which had very minimal damage.
This morning around 2:00 am Tanker 58 assisted Montco 38(East Greenville) on a 2nd Alarm dwelling fire in East Greenville Borough. Tanker 58's crew assisted with overhaul and cleanup while Tanker 58 supplied water to Squad 65. 58 units cleared the scene around 4:15 am.
Wednesday, October 5, 2014
Today the emergency service providers of Berks County began using the New ASTRO 25 Digital 700 MHz Trunked Radio System. This radio system was implemented to replace the out-dated low band radio system the county has been using and to be compliant with 2013 FCC regulations. For more information on the new radio system you can visit the Berks County DES website @ http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/DES/Pages/RadioOperations.aspx
Prevention Open House
Thursday Night, October 9, 2014
6 - 9 pm
Join us Thursday night, October 9th for our Annual Open House. There will be equipment displays, handouts for children, a live fire demonstration, a vehicle rescue demonstration, and light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you!
Volunteer Fire Company is now on Facebook!
Be sure to stop over and "Like" our Facebook Page
"2"Alarm Dwelling Fire
Tanker and Engine 58 responded to 2nd and Main Street in Bally Borough for a End of Row, working dwelling fire, assisting Station 97 (Eastern Berks). Tanker 58 set up it's porta-pond at the intersection of 2nd and Main Streets and hand jacked about 300' of 5" to Engine 58, which was positioned in front of the fire building. An 1-3/4" handline was pulled from the Engine and advanced into the Middle of Row, exposure building. The line was stretched to the attic where there was a small amount of fire. 58 Fire Police assisted with traffic control on Main St. (Rt. 100).
"Water Battle Champions for 2014"