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March 16, 2019 - 1:30 p.m.

Press Release / Statement Regarding FIre Company Vehicle Accident

Welcome to the official website of the Earl Township Vol. Fire Co. No.1, located in Eastern Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Our company serves the residents of Earl and Pike Townships and provides aid upon request to many other local municipalities

At approximately 10:30am this morning an incident occurred involving an Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company vehicle. 


Upon initial investigation it was evident by the Birdsboro Police, Southern Berks Regional EMS, and bystanders that a medical emergency had occurred to the driver causing him to cross a lane of travel and shearing a pole, and striking a structure. 


Upon arrival of Birdsboro Fire Company Command a Co.19 officer was requested to the scene. Deputy 19 (W.Campfield) and Assistant 19-1 (C.Whitfield) were on location during the investigation to assist Birdsboro Fire Company and other resources.

The driver of the vehicle has faithfully served the Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company for more than 30 years without incident. He is currently in stable condition at the hospital. 
The vehicle is currently out of service until further notice, but can be replaced and repaired without issue. 
Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company Officers immediately placed Eastern Berks Fire Company on standby to cover the companies responses until they were available. 


The Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank Birdsboro Police, Birdsboro Fire Company, Southern Berks Regional EMS, Boyertown Fire & Rescue, Eastern Berks Fire Department, Berks Mont Towing, General Insurance Agency, and everyone who has already reached out to the company. 
We ask everyone to please refrain from inappropriate comments as they will NOT be tolerated. Equipment and Apparatus CAN be replaced.


Any questions may be directed to Deputy Chief William Campfield via email w.campfield@earltownshipfire.com or please call the station and leave a message. Station phone: (610) 369-1800

- Officers Of The Earl Township Volunteer Fire Company #1

2018 Campaign
This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:

LOOK
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.

LISTEN
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.

LEARN
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.


For more information, visit www.nfpa.org/fpw