April 1, 2016 – At 17:39 the SHFD Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched to 363 Kohler Hill Road, Windsor Township, Berks County for a working structure fire. As units became en-route, Ladder 63-25 was also requested by Windsor Township command as part of a third alarm assignment. Fire crews arrived on scene and assisted firefighters working the incident. Crews also assisted with overhaul of the large house that was fully involved.
RIT was then released and sent to the Union Fire Company No. 1, Hamburg to stand-by as their units continued working at the scene. Chief 63, Chief 63-01, Squad 63-69, Engine 63-12 and Ladder 63-25 stood-by for approximately 3 hours answering 1 call to the Blue Mountain Academy (Mountain Road, Tilden Township) for an automatic fire alarm. SHFD units arrived on scene and confirmed a false activation and cleared the assignment at approximately 22:30 hours.
Photos Sam Detweiler, Keith Sweigert