Thanks to a local resident of Lower Heidelberg Township, the Western Berks Fire Department now has the capability of delivering oxygen to pets of various types who have suffered smoke inhalation. These four kits will be placed on various WBFD apparatus to provide assistance. For more information on these kits, visit http://www.petoxygenmasks.com.
On May 2, 2013 the department's new complement of rescue tools arrived. These new rescue tools will be housed on Rescue 18 and are replacing previous tools which were heavier and incompatible with the existing tools of the department. The financial committment for this project came from a $52,000 grant from the PA State Fire Commissioner's Office. Special thanks to the WBFD Rescue Committee who planned and coordinated this project!
For those of you who are familiar with the department's Lower Heidelberg Fire Station located at the intersection of Brownsville and State Hill Rds., you may have noticed some changes being made recently to the exterior of the building. Throughout the years, this building has served the community well, however with the consolidation of the Lower Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Company with the Western Berks Fire Department, the purpose of this structure, along with the potential for future development in the surrounding area has created the need to re-evaluate the existing structure. For more information on this project, download the PDF document and continue to watch our website for new information.
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