Fire & Ambulance
Governance & Financial Information
The Western Berks Fire Department is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of the following representatives:
- One elected official from each of the municipalities served by the department (4)
- One fire department member who lives in each of the municipalities served by the department (4)
- The appointed fire commissioner of the department (ex-officio trustee)
- One recording secretary; one treasurer; and one solicitor
Planning & Administration
The purpose of a strategic plan is to define an organization's strategy or direction and to assist in making decisions on allocating its resources in order to accomplish the strategy. Through the process of developing a strategic plan, the following secondary tasks are identified, developed, and documented in the final project;
- Understanding and applying the values of the organization
- Developing the mission of the organization
- Assessing the challenges and opportunities of the external environment
- Assessing the weaknesses and strengths of the internal environment
- Identifying the strategic issues faced by the organization
- Creating strategic goals for the strategic issues
- Creating the organization's ideal future through proactive futureing
Operation & Staff
Western Berks Ambulance Association provides both BLS and ALS emergency services to a 120 plus square mile area in Western Berks County, Pennsylvania. We operate 15 ambulances, 6 wheelchair vans, and a Supervisor’s vehicle out of three stations. Our staff of highly trained Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians handle thousands of emergency calls and non-emergency transports per year. The service area, call volume, staff, and the types of service we offer make us the largest non-profit ambulance service in Berks County. Our service area consists of a diverse rural/suburban area with both high and low populations.
Our population increases drastically during the work week due to large office and industrial work forces that commute into the area daily, along with a busy holiday season with outlet shoppers commuting in from out of state by mass transit. We also provide non-emergency BLS and ALS transports to the residents of Berks County. With our wheelchair units we offer transportation to and from prescheduled Doctor appointments and have a PUC license to provide other transportation.
For more information on the types of services we provide, please go to our services page on our website. There is a lot of information about us within our web site. We have tried to answer most of the more common questions that we hear, however we realize that you might want to know more. If you do have any questions please contact us.