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.

 
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


 
   
   
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.

 
   
   
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!)

 
Vehicle Fire
   
Monday, January 13, 2014 17:00
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Co's 6&49 were dispatched for vehicle fire involving a trash truck. Rescue 6 & Engine 49 arrived and crews extinguished the tire that was on fire.

 
MVA w/ vehicle into structure
Saturday, January 11, 2014 18:32
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Disp for MVA 1 vehicle into structure R-49 crews arrived, stabilized, provided patient care and powered down the vehicle. Crews then entered structure w/ contractor to checked structural integrity. Structure was deemed safe and residents were able to reoccupy structure.

 
   
   
'Tis the Season for Chimney Fires
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 
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When was the last time you had your chimney cleaned? Was it last year? Two maybe 3 years ago? Do you even remember when? Well, polar air and wind are upon us and what better way to stay warm inside than to congregate around the fireplace. The reality of this is that some homeowners forget to have their chimneys cleaned and perform basic maintenance causing and leading to massive property loss. Don't let this happen to you. If you can't remember the last time you had your chimney cleaned, then its probably been to long. Always think safe and keep the firebox and ash dump clear from debris and make sure your damper is functioning properly. For sound advice, consult with a professional and invest in a proper cleaning to rest assured that your home will be safe this cold weather season.

 
   
   
419 Calls in 2013
   
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 
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2013 showed a decrease in the amount of calls that the Amity Fire Company Responded to: 419. The previous 2 years totaled close to or over 500+. This is good considering that residents in our community are thinking and acting safer. Let's have a great 2014; and remember not to hesitate to call 9-1-1 when there is an emergency.

 
Election Results Are In
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 
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The Apparatus Crew held its elections tonight for Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Police Captain.  The results of the election are as follows:

Deputy Chief  (2 Year Term): Rich Ford, Sr.

Assistant Chief (2 Year Term): Art Heist, Jr.

Fire Police Captain (2 Year Term): Jordan McCourry

Congratulations Gentlemen!


 
Amity's Blazing Kitchen Cookbook
   
Monday, November 18, 2013 
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The newly instated Amity Fire Co. Auxiliary presents to you the "Amity's Blazing Kitchen" Cookbook!!!

These make great Christmas gifts and/or stocking stuffers!

Only $20.

Includes 324 recipes! That's 200 pages of fire fighter themed recipes and cooking tips.  Did we mention that it is a hardback book on a spiral binder, we did not hold back on quality or quantity.  Feed your family what your local heroes are eating!

ORDER NOW BY EMAILING, AFCAuxiliary@gmail.com


 
Happy Veteran's Day!
   
Monday, November 11, 2013 
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Happy Veteran's Day to All past & present service men and women who serve this great country!  Your actions echo in eternity!


 
Fire Prevention Week
   
Monday, October 7, 2013 
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This week marks the annual start of Fire Prevention.  The Amity Fire Company will be stopping by the local schools to talk about fire prevention and allow our younger generation to explore our fire trucks; all while teaching them fundamentals of preventing fires.

Also, this Saturday, October 12, 2013 will be the Amity Fire Companies Annual Open House.  Please stop by for some refreshments and to see our station.  Throughout the day there will be some fun activities including a fire demonstration, a medical helicopter and fire trucks, fire trucks, fire trucks...

The open house will begin around 10:00am and last through 2:00pm.

Stop over and chat with us about our mission to protect and to help the community.  We'll see you there!


 
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