The Western Berks Fire Department is a combination fire department in Berks County Pennsylvania which serves the residents of Sinking Spring Borough, Wernersville Borough, South Heidelberg Township and Lower Heidelberg Township. The department was organized and placed “in-service” on August 8, 2009, designated as Berks County Company 18, when the four legacy departments from four separate municipalities were consolidated into one comprehensive department.
The department protects over 18,000 residents and hundreds of businesses in an area covering over 32 square miles. Our coverage area consists of residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, educational facilities, agricultural facilities, major rail and highway transportation corridors and a number of hazardous materials facilities. The department consists of four stations, which houses (4) Engines, (1) Ladder, (1) Rescue, (1) Tanker, (1) Marine unit, (2) ATV’s, and (2) Utility vehicles. In 2019 the department responded to over 1050 calls for service.