National Preparedness Month

September 1st marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month.  During the month of September, individuals, families and businesses are encouraged to prepare for disasters and emergencies that they may experience at home, school, or work.  For more information and tips on what you can do to become better prepared, watch our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WesternBerksFD.

   


 

Columbia Ave. REVISED DATE

Beginning on or around September 2nd, the railroad crossing at Columbia Ave. will be closed due to the ongoing water line replacement project.  Please keep this in mind in planning your travels.  Watch this website and our Facebook page for updates.

   


 

Western Berks Fire Department to Bolster Fire Prevention Efforts with FM Global Grant

Friday, August 1, 2014  WERNERSVILLE, Pa.—The Western Berks Fire Department has received a US$2,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to Jeffrey S. Weidner, Fire Commissioner at the Western Berks Fire Department located on 111 Stitzer Ave. in Wernersville. The award will be used to assist with prefire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings.  The information will help the fire service respond in an emergency situation.

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Pennsylvania-based organizations.

“At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program. “Far too often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be. With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve.”

Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants quarterly to fire departments—as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide—that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause.

To learn more about FM Global’s Fire Prevention Grant Program, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.fmglobal.com/grants.

For more than 175 years, many of the world’s largest organizations have turned to FM Global to develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. With clients in more than 130 countries, FM Global ranks #541 among FORTUNE magazine’s largest companies in America and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best and AA (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings. The company has been named “Best Property Insurer in the World” by Euromoney magazine, “Best Global Property Insurer” by Global Finance magazine and was voted “Best Commercial Property Insurer” in Business Insurance’s 2010 annual Readers Choice Awards. 

   


 

Standard of Cover Document

The Western Berks Fire Department is currently developing a Standard of Cover document. The focus of this document is to establish benchmarks and performance measures to evaluate the delivery of services to the communities served by the organization.  By establishing benchmarks and performance measures, the department is able to continuously improve its existing operations and identify new program area or services that are needed to meet the established mission, goals, and objectives defined by the department leadership in the strategic plan.


A draft version of the Standard of Cover document is now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Input is being sought by members of the department, the elected officials of the communities served and the general public. If you are interested in submitting comments, please use the link titled "Comments/Feedback" found on the home page.

DRAFT Standard of Cover Document


     


 

2014-2024 Strategic Plan

The Western Berks Fire Department is currently developing a strategic plan for the next ten years. The focus of this document is to guide the decision-making process to ensure that all operations are consistent with the mission, goals, and objectives defined by the department leadership.


A draft version of the strategic plan is now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Input is being sought by members of the department, the elected officials of the communities served and the general public. If you are interested in submitting comments, please use the link titled "Comments/Feedback" found on the home page.


2014-2024 DRAFT Strategic Plan

   


 

Window/Helmet Decals

The Western Berks Fire Department is offering window and helmet decals in remembrance of Deputy Chief Wentzel. The window decals measure 3" x 4" and helmet decals are 1.5" x 2.5" and are shown in the graphic on the right. If you are interested in ordering, download the order form here and drop it off or mail to the address provided on the form. All proceeds will benefit Joshua Wentzel's education fund.

Download an order form


   


 
 
 

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