1ST Responder Newspaper - PA
Cops take firefighters in 11th annual Battle of Badges
The Reading firefighters gave their all during the 11th Annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Game, but it was the police department who was on fire! The Reading cops took the victory by a score of 6-2, with Officer Pete Karpovich scoring 5 of the police goals (yeah he's good). The game was a great success and more evenly matched than the score suggests. Scoring for the Reading Firefighters were Dan Wassel and Jim Salanik. The Fire Department still leads the series by a record of 6-4-1. All of the funds collected at the battle of the badges game go towards the BOB scholarship fund which donates scholarships to the children of police and fire department personnel.
Rollover accident traps driver
Cumru Township, PA. Late in the afternoon on Monday, March 14th, the Berks County Communications Center dispatched received a phone call reporting a vehicle accident on New Holland Road. Firefighters from Cumru Township (42) and Shillington (36) were dispatched to New Holland Road near Meadow Glenn Road. Paramedics from Southern Berns EMS arrived to a work van rolled over on itâ€™s side with the driver trapped inside. After fire crews arrived on scene, a plan was devised to remove the occupant through the windshield area. Through the use of hydraulic tools, the patient was removed in 18 minutes. The driver was taken to Reading Hospital Trauma Center. Some units remained on scene to assist the tow company in uprighting the vehicle.