On March 14th at 6:12 p.m. Company 18 received its 3rd structure fire assignment of the day. Western Berks Fire Department was sent on the mutual aid assignment to 422 South Freeman St. for a reported chimney fire. Ladder 18, Rescue 18 and Engine 18-1 responded and arrived as 1st in truck company, 3rd in engine company and 1st in rescue company. Chief 26 (Robesonia) was the first fire department staff to arrive and found a one story, single family home with heavy smoke from the roof. Ladder crews immediately went in service, opening the roof as crews made an aggressive interior attack. Engine 18-1 laid in to the scene dropping 800 feet of 5 inch supply hose before going in service, assisting Engine 26 and Engine 47 (Womelsdorf). Rescue 18 members assisted Ladder 18 with interior truck work, hooking ceilings to expose fire for the engine companies. The fire was placed under control at approximately 7:19 p.m. A total of 20 personnel turned out for the incident to operate at the fire and staff the apparatus covering our area while units were at the fire.
Pictured; FF Tyler Koehn, LT. Joe Stine, Capt. Nevin Klahr, FF Dan Stine, FF Zach Loder, FF Chris Sayers, LT. Avery Lesher, LT. Jason Stine
Missing from picture; JFF Luke Patterson, FF Mike Patterson, FF John Porter, FF Randy Bohn, FF Bobby Zerman, Deputy Chief Bob Zerman, FF Brandon Zerman, FF Allan Schaffer, JFF Issac Jones, FF Jordan Jurkowski, FP Jim Kauffman, FF John Stine.