PA American Water Keystone Firefighting Challenge

Pennsylvania American Water is launching the Keystone Firefighting Challenge contest on Facebook to give fire departments the opportunity to win grant money toward equipment and training.


A first- and second-place winner will be selected based on the number of votes the entries receive on the PA American Water Facebook Contest page between July 1 and July 31, 2014.  Individuals can vote one time every day during the month of July for their favorite project.


The Western Berks Fire Department has entered this contest and is asking for everyone's help in securing a grant in the amount of $700 or $300 to offset the expenses of our recent purchase of new personal protective equipment for our members.  Click on the link below (beginning July 1st and everyday after) to vote for the Western Berks Fire Department's application!!!




https://www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniaamwater/app_629714627080217





   


 

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


     


 

Traffic Advisory

Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 PA American Water will begin work in the area of South Hull St. and Columbia Ave. Work will involve replacing the water main on S. Hull between Columbia Ave. & the railroad tracks, and the main on Columbia Ave. between Woodrow Ave. & Penn Ave. Please keep these projects in mind during your travels in the area.

   


 

WBFD Partners with YMCA

The Western Berks Fire Department is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the YMCA of Sinking Spring. The department has put an incentive program in place for the active members of the department and in return, members are offered a gym membership through the YMCA. The goal of the program is to help condition members into being healthier and more physically fit firefighters. In turn, the program should make our firefighters better able to perform their emergency service duties in the community. The Western Berks Fire Department looks forward to working with the YMCA and would like to thank them for offering us this opportunity. For more information on the Sinking Spring YMCA visit http://www.ymca-berkscounty.org/locations/sinking-spring/

   


 

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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