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2024 ETVFD Calls
Jan 109
Feb 98
Total 207

Company Totals
2023 1468
2022 1227
2021 1071
2020 1166
2019 1156
2018 1087
2017 1084
2016 1124
2015 1151
2014 1106
2013 1007
2012 1131
2011 1073
2010 803
Total 15654

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Apr 14, 2024

ETFD Welcomes Home 1930 Mack Fire Truck

ETFD Watch Desk, April 11

The Exeter Township Fire Department proudly welcomed home an apparatus that first joined the company nearly a century ago. Thanks to a generous donation by the Reiffton Fire Company Social Quarters, ETFD brought back a great piece of history — a 1930 Mack fire truck.

The piece has been owned by a private collector in Maine for a number of years. Through the support of the Social Quarters, Deputy ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption The ETVFD Responds to a Structure Fire on Sunrise Rd

ETVFD Watchdesk, April 01

Saturday evening, shortly before 6 PM, The ETVFD was dispatched for a reported Structure Fire on Sunrise Road in Exeter Township. Upon arrival, Deputy 25-2 reported heavy fire pushing out of the rear side of the building. He then struck a second alarm. Crews were able to make a good stop on the fire before it spread further through the structure and caused more damage. All occupants were able to get ... (Full Story & Photos)

The 21st Annual ETVFD Firefighter's Appreciation Banquet

ETVFD Watch Desk, March 27

This past Saturday, ETVFD personnel, township officials, and sponsors attended the 21st Annual ETVFD Firefighter's Appreciation Banquet. This banquet was hosted at the Reading Country Club where members and patrons sat back for a relaxing night of dinner, conversation, and awards.

Awards were handed out after the dinner. The following people won awards.

Firefighter of the Year - Phil Ellingsworth ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tower 25 upon arrival
Tower 25 upon arrival

The ETVFD Responds to a Structure Fire in Robeson Twp

ETVFD Watchdesk, March 21

Wednesday morning at approximately 2:00 AM, The ETVFD was dispatched to assist Robeson Township with a Structure Fire assignment. Upon arrival, Tower 25 was set up and began master stream operations. Due to the intensity of the fire, all personnel worked on the structure's exterior. Tanker 25 and Rescue 25 were also dispatched, and provided assistance with water shuttling and supply. Crews were on ... (Full Story & Photos)

February 2024 By The Numbers

ETVFD Watchdesk, March 14

The recap taken from the monthly Fire Chief's report.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption The ETVFD is Awarded The Red Cross Animal Rescue Hero Award

ETVFD Watchdesk, March 11

This past Friday, crews from the Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department were invited to a breakfast that honored local heroes from Berks County. The crew pictured received The Red Cross Animal Rescue Hero Award for their actions in an incident on Gaskill St during the historic flooding this past summer.

This is the 6th time that The ETVFD has been awarded a Red Cross Award.

If you or anyone you ... (Full Story & Photos)

The ETVFD Responds to Two Working Fires

ETVFD Watchdesk, March 08

In the past 24 hours, The ETVFD has responded to two working fires. Last evening at approximately 7:00 PM, Exeter was dispatched for a reported Structure Fire at Arkema. Upon arrival, Deputy 25-2 confirmed the reports and upgraded the assignment to a working fire. Initially, a processing machine caught fire, and due to a quick response, the fire was limited to the machinery and ductwork. Crews were ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption The ETVFD Takes Delivery of The New Brush 25

ETVFD Watchdesk, March 07

The Exeter Township Volunteer Fire Department (ETVFD) is pleased to announce the delivery of the new Brush 25, our new 2023 Jeep Wrangler (JL) 2-door Rubicon.

The ETVFD Apparatus committee has worked diligently to design an almost direct replacement for our 1974 Jeep CJ-5, which has served the Reiffton Fire Company and the ETVFD for the last 50 years.

The purchase of this Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was ... (Full Story & Photos)


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