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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

Aug
29
2015

GFC to hold its 3rd Annual Car Wash

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The Greenfields Fire Company will hold its 3rd Annual Car Wash at the Greenfields Fire Station on Saturday, September 5th, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m.  All vehicles are welcome!  If it has wheels, we’ll wash it! Cost for a car wash by our highly trained specialists will be a donation to the Greenfields Fire Co.
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Aug
21
2015

Possible Structure Fire Reported at Best Buy

E55 arrives on scene.
Greenfields Co.55 was dispatched to aid Wyomissing Co. 79 with a possible structure fire at the Best Buy on Crossing Drive in Wyomissing Friday morning. Upon arrival, Engine 55 was instructed to stage on the “B” side of the building and await instructions. Meanwhile, firefighters from Co. 79 entered the building and shortly thereafter determined
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Aug
19
2015

Vehicle Shears of a Utility Pole on Rt. 183

The southbound vehicle left the roadway and sheared off a utility pole.
Greenfields Co.55 was dispatched to the report of a head-on collision, with injuries, in the 3000 block of Rt. 183, between Fairview Drive and Hilltop Road early Wednesday Evening. Upon arrival 2nd Asst. Chief Scott Trate found that two vehicles, one traveling northbound and the other traveling southbound, had sideswiped each other.  The southbound vehicle
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Aug
19
2015

Vehicle Fire on Palisades Drive

Engine 55 arrived on scene to find a vehicle fully involved in fire.
      Greenfields Co.55, along with crews from Mt. Pleasant Co. 30 and Bernville Co. 29 were dispatched in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning to the report of a vehicle on fire on Palisades Drive, about a half mile west of Rt. 183. Upon arrival, the Engine 55 crew found a vehicle on
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Aug
16
2015

Head-On MVA on Rt. 183 in Greenfields

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  Greenfields Co.55 was dispatched to the report of a head-on collision, with injuries, on Rt. 183 just north of the Berkshire Country Club early Sunday afternoon. Engine 55 was just returning from an AFA call on Possum Lane when the dispatch went out. Engine 55 immediately responded. Upon arrival the Engine 55 crew found
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Aug
7
2015

Reported Structure Fire on Butter Ln.

GFC's E55 arrives on scene
  Greenfields Co.55 was dispatched to the report of small flames showing on the side of a residence in the 500 block of Butter Lane Friday Evening. Upon arrival responding crews found nothing showing, however the electrical service feeder to the structure was lying on the lawn with the end charred. The homeowner stated that
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Aug
4
2015

New Personnel Join the 55 House

  We have three new individuals who have joined the Greenfields Fire Company. They are Edgardo (Ed) Barros, Gemma Huntsinger, and Lindsey DeCarlo. Ed has joined the GFC as a probationary Exterior Firefighter. Ed is originally from Puerto Rico, but now resides in Glenside. Ed is employed by San Moritz Security as a Security Officer.
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Aug
3
2015

GFC Responds to Back to Back MVAs Monday

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Monday, August 3, 2015 14:12 – Greenfields Co. 55 was dispatched to an MVA for a motorcycle down, with injuries, on Leisczs Bridge Rd. and Stinson Dr. Monday afternoon This was followed with a dispatch to an MVA at the intersection of Rt. 183 and West Leesport Rd. for E55 and Mt. Pleasant Co. 30
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Jul
25
2015

Stonehenge Neighborhood Invites GFC to its Emergency Services Day

GFC Apparatus on display.
Saturday, July 25, 2015 13:00 – Greenfields Fire Company was invited by the Stonehenge Neighborhood Home Owners Association to participate in their Emergency Services Day this past Saturday. The Stonehenge Neighborhood is located off of West Main St. just west of Leesport. The community is located in Greenfields’ “First Due” and is also serviced by Leesport
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Jul
20
2015

Monday Night Drill was a real Picnic at the GFC House

Jr. FF Dylan Matz, with his mother, Leigh-Ann by his side, displays his "Firefighter of the Year" award.
Monday, July 20, 2015 18:00 – Usually, GFC’s Monday night drills involve a combination of hard work, sweat and the occasional live burn – and are no picnic. But last Monday’s drill was a real picnic, complete with a pot-luck buffet and awards for last year’s outstanding service. After gorging ourselves with a pot-luck feast,
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