Welcome to Amity Fire Rescue

Amity Fire & Rescue Proudly Protects The Townships Of Amity, And The Southern Half Of Douglass, Located In Historic And Beautiful Berks County, Pennsylvania. Both Townships Are Mostly Rural With Several Medium Density Developments, A Combined Area Of Approximately 25 Square Miles And Population Of About 14,000. Two Major Highways Run Through Our Area, PA State Rt. 422, A Four Lane High Volume Artery And PA State Rt. 662. Calls Presently Average 400+ Per Year.

 
Remembering 9/11
Thursday, September 11, 2014 
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To the 343 and all those innocent who lost their lives on 9/11/2001...

 
   
   
Live Fire at the Burn Building
Sunday, September 7, 2014 
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On Sunday, September 7th the company took part in a live fire exercise at the Berks County Fire Training Center. The burn building is a class A fire training site and is able to simulate heavy fire, smoke and realistic heat conditions to that which we would face in normal real world scenarios. Members were involved in 6 evolutions and everyone had gained some great practical experience. Thank you to the site facilitators for keeping the fires HOT and the air cylinders full!

 
   
   
Struck Gas Line on Shadybrooke Dr
Monday, August 4, 2014 
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At 0824hrs, Stations 49 & 6 were dispatched to Shadybrooke Drive for a gas line that was struck by a contractor installing a fire hydrant.  Crews from 49 & 6 stood by until UGI was able to safely cap the leak.  As a precaution there were a few residences and businesses that were evacuated.  However, the weather was a cooperating factor and due to the wind direction, a majority of the gas was being vented in the direction of an empty field.  Therefore, the evacuations were very limited.  We would like to thank Amity Township PD for assisting with notifications and evacuations which allowed us to remain on scene to provide protective services.


 
   
   
2 MVAs On Saturday Morning
Saturday, July 12, 2014 07:25
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Amity Fire Rescue responded to 2 MVAs on Saturday morning, the first coming in at ~7:25am and the second at ~10:36am. The first accident involved a flat bad truck near the intersection of 662 and 422, the second involved several vehicles near the intersection of Nicholson and 622. 2 patients were taken to the hospital after crews were in-service with hydraulic tools to extricate the patients. For more information click the link for the Pottstown Mercury below: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140713/two-women-hospitalized-after-3-vehicle-crash

 
MVA - With Injuries on 562 (Near Yellow House)
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 06:34
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Crews from Company 49 responded to a motor vehicle accident on 562 in the area of Yellow House this morning at 0634. Two vehicles were involved. Crews arrived on scene and assisted EMS with patient care. Both patients were taken to area hospitals; one of the two were taken by helicopter. For more information, tune into WFMZ.com. (Photos courtesy of Captain 49)

 
   
   
Apparatus Page
Monday, July 7, 2014 
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Have you clicked the Apparatus Link lately? Do so to check out the new photos of our fleet.

 
Earl Township - Structure Fire
Friday, July 4, 2014 11:24
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The Amity Fire Company was one of many companies to respond to a structure fire reported on Friday Morning, July 4th. The incident happened in Earl Township in the area of Manatawny and Longview Roads. A Chief Office from the Earl Township Fire Company arrived on scene and indicated a working fire. Company 49 responded and assisted with all aspects of the blaze and remained on scene for several hours. Photo Credit: T. Neiswender & C. Johnson

 
   
   
Did You Visit The Carnival?
Friday, May 2, 2014 
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If you attended the carnival or plan to in the next 2 days than please take a few moments after your experience to let us know how things went. We're always looking to improve, (whether its training with ropes, pumping water, cutting vehicles open to keep our skills sharp) and our Carnival is no exception. Help us understand what went right and what we can do better. The link to the survey below will only take 2-3 minutes to complete (10 questions) and your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Click here to take survey

 
Vehicle Accident with Injuries
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 15:47
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Company 49 & 6 were dispatched for motor vehicle accident with injuries on Powder Mill Hollow Road just off of Boyertown Pike.  Rescue 49 and Rescue 6 arrived on location to find a two vehicle accident with one patient.  Crews powered down the vehicles and assisted with patient care. Fire Police remained on location to assist with traffic control til the vehicles were removed. All units were available by 16:20


 
   
   
Vehicle Accident Rt422 & Maplewood Drive
Monday, February 17, 2014 
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Stations 49 & 6 were dispatched for a vehicle accident reported to be with entrapment, minivan vs tractor trailer.  Police arrived on scene and reported all occupants out of the car and EMS would be needed for a check-up.  Crews remained on scene for a short time for hazard control.


 
   
   
Training Night - First Aid
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 
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On Tuesday night, February 4th, members re-certified in first aid. We had a great instructor and refreshed our knowledge in basic and even advanced techniques for patient care and comfort.

 
   
   
Fireman's Carnival 4/29 - 5/3
Friday, January 31, 2014 
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Everything you need to know about our 7th Annual Carnival can be found here: Amity Firemans Carnival


 
   
   
Structure Fire at Friendship Farm (Amity Township)
Photo By - The Mercury
   Photo By - The Mercury
Monday, January 27, 2014 
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Yesterday evening, Amity Fire Company was dispatched to a structure fire in Amity Township at Friendship Farm.  Berks County dispatchers alerted units of explosions and a wall of fire.  Our first apparatus arrived on scene just minutes after dispatch and confirmed a working fire with heavy fire from the rear of the building.  Personnel entered the structure and began water suppression while working in black out conditions due to heavy smoke and fire.  Unfortunately personnel had to evacuate the structure due to lack of water from a frozen hydrant, the same hydrant that was located on the property.  Immediately the 2nd Alarm was struck from Chief 49.  With Tanker 6 (Monarch Fire Co. 3000 gallons) and E49-1 (our most recent purchase, holds 1500 gallons of water) both already on scene and with multiple tanker trucks already responding with water, there was no major time delay and personnel were able to regroup and attack the fire again quickly.  The bulk of the fire was held to the rear of the building but the entire building did sustain major smoke and water damage.



We are very proud of the efforts that the firefighters displayed on scene even in such cold temperatures.  We thank the mutual aid fire companies that assisted on scene and also Gibraltar Fire Co. and Norco Fire Co. for standing by at our station to cover any additional calls in Amity Township.  We are glad to report that there were no injuries.  We thank the community for the support that we received.  It is sad to see such an iconic building in Amity experience such tragedy. 

For local news coverage:

 www.wfmz.com

www.pottsmerc.com


 
Co 49 Dispatched for possible structure Fire
Engine 49
   Engine 49
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 09:09
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Engine 49 responded as RIT for a possible structure fire. Assignment Recalled

 
Training NeverStops Even at Freezing Temperatures
   
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 18:30
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Freezing temperatures doesn't mean you can't train like it was a real call. Tuesday night was a chance for members to practice pumping; inside the station (that's right; inside!). Training is about keeping you skills sharp and practicing for the real situation. It may have been a little loud, but it was worth it! (Also, to ensure the safety of the crews the idling truck was connected to our Plymo-Vent System which filters the apparatus' exhaust out of the building keeping the air inside clean to breathe!)

 
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