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The Greenfields Fire Company is 100% volunteer and protects Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Bern Township is a 20 square mile suburban/rural township bordering the northwest side of the City of Reading. Our population served is 6900. Our Fire Station is located on Route 183 at the southwest side of the Reading Regional Airport. The Station has 5 bays. 4 front and one rear for airport access. We house 2 Engines, a Brush Truck, A Utility Pick up truck, a Fire Police Trailer, and a Command Unit. We have approximately 20 active firefighters, 3 Chief Officers, 2 Line Officers and 2 Fire Police Line Officers.

We average 375 Emergency Calls a year. Our primary response area includes residential properties and businesses such as Teleflex Medical, Direct Link Technologies(Berks 911 is located in this Bldg), Classic Harley Davidson, The Reading Regional Airport, Berks County Prison, the County Nursing Home, the Bern Township portions of Blue Marsh Lake and The Saint Joseph Medical Center. Two major highways run through our area; Pa Route 183 and US Route 222. We receive and provide Mutual Aid assistance to Mount Pleasant (30), West Reading (64), Leesport (37), Western Berks (18), the Township of Spring (85), Wyomissing (79), Goodwill of Hyde Park (10), Temple (11) and the City of Reading Fire Department (RFD). We also respond as part of the Zone 2 and 4 Tanker Task Force where we perform tanker fill site duties.

News

Feb
5
2016

Tractor-Trailer Fire near Bern Church

GFC arrives to find a big rig with its tractor fully involved in fire.
 vg vAt 07:51 on Friday morning the GFC and Bernville Co. 29, along with Mt. pleasant Tanker 30 were dispatched the report of a Tractor-Trailer on fire. The vehicle was reported to be parked on Palisades Dr., just west of southbound Rt. 183. Company 29 was first on scene and found the big rig’s tractor
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Jan
25
2016

No GFC Emergency Services Needed During Weekend’s Storm

This is what 24" of snow looks like.
Emergency services from GFC firefighters and support personnel were not needed during last weekend’s epic snow storm. A Greenfields Fire Co. crew of over a dozen personnel stood at the ready from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. They were on hand at the Fire Station for any emergency that may have arisen in Bern and
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Jan
23
2016

GFC Firefighters on Stand-by For Season’s First Snowstorm

Snow is piling up.
    Firefighters will be on stand-by a the GFC fire station from Friday evening January 22 to Sunday January 24 to respond to any emergency calls that may arise. All apparatus has been checked out and is combat ready. Snow shovels, rock salt, tire chains, chain saws, a snow blower and a 3kW emergency
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Jan
22
2016

MVA With Injuries on Rt.183

The Dodge Intrepid sits alongside the road partially blocking traffic.
  At approximately 08:20 on Thursday January 21. The GFC was dispatched, along with Western Berks Ambulance, to the report of an MVA on Rt. 183 in front of Werley’s Auto Service Center. Upon arrival, the GFC Crew found that a southbound Dodge Intrepid had rear-ended a Honda CR-V, pushing it into the Auto Service
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Dec
30
2015

Reported Structure Fire in Greenfields

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At 00:48 on December 30th the GFC, along with apparatus from West Reading Co. 64, Temple Co. 11, Mt. Pleasant Co. 30, Wyomissing Co. 79, Goodwill Co. 10, Township of Spring Co. 85 and Reading Engine 7 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of Morrison Road in Greenfields. When the GFC
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Dec
27
2015

Reported Structure Fire at Remax of Reading

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At 18:44 on Saturday December 26th the GFC was dispatched to a reported structure fire at the Remax of Reading office building on Broadcasting Road in Spring Township. When the GFC crew arrived on scene they were instructed by Township of Spring Co. 85 Command to stage at the Vist Bank and have their personnel
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Dec
23
2015

GFC Firefighters Honor Retired Deputy Chief Phil Haupt

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Deputy Chief Phil Haupt has tirelessly served the Greenfields Fire Company in many capacities for the past 20 some years. A few of his achievements over the years have been the purchase of two fire engines, a utility pick-up truck, a command vehicle, an SCBA fill station, a back-up power system for the Fire Station,
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Dec
23
2015

Santa Makes a Surprise Visit During the GFC Christmas Party

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The Greenfields Fire Company firefighters held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 21st. A fine spread of “Pot Luck” was offered and not a sole went away hungry. A special treat was in order when Santa made a surprise visit to the party, bearing gifts for all the children. Below are some pictures from
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Dec
14
2015

GFC Again Hosts Santa for his Bern Twp. Tour

Santa is ready for his tour of Bern Township.
For the fourth year in a row, Santa has requested the services of the Greenfields Fire Company to chauffer him around Bern Township for his annual naughty and nice survey. Chief Brian Fisher was up for the task and assigned Lt. Amy Auker, and her crew, to transform E55-1 into a “Lights and Sirens” sleigh. 
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Dec
9
2015

GFC to Deliver Santa to Bern Township

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For the fourth year in a row, The Greenfields Fire Company has been chosen to parade Santa Clause around Bern Township Saturday, December 12th for his pre-Christmas Eve orientation run.  Santa will ride throughout Bern Township atop our new KME pumper, followed by an entourage of GFC apparatus. Santa’s trip will start in Greenfields at
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