News Headlines
Fri. Sep 11th 2020
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Members of the department gathered today with local leaders and members of the community to remember and reflect on the tragic events of 9/11. While it is hard to fathom the worst attack on American s...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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A few photos from Retired Firefighter Albert Ash's Memorial Service. Ladder companies from West Reading Fire Company and Blandon Fire Company set up an arch for the funeral procession. Photos by T...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Steven Johnson on his retirement after 40 years of service to the City of Reading. Following in his father's footsteps a young Steven Johnson joined Explorer Post 29...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-18Nathan MoyerMedic 1 "D"Medic 3 "Driver"8.12.20202020-19Daniel WasselMedic 2 Driver "A"Jumper "A"8.18....
Wed. Aug 26th 2020
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Our condolences to the family of Alber Ash Sr. on his recent passing. Al retired from Engine 9 in December of 1993. ViewingMonday, August 31st 6 pm to 9 pmBean Funeral Home, 1605 Rockland Street Fun...
Winter Safety

Here some additional precautions to take during the Winter months

Winter Safety Tip Sheet

  • Make sure your space heaters have an emergency shut off in case they tip over. ONLY use the fuel recommended by the manufacturer. Never refill a space heater while it is operating or still hot. Refuel outside, away from the house.

    Heating Safety Tip Brochure
  • Make sure wood stoves are properly installed, away from
    combustible surfaces, have the proper floor support and
    adequate ventilation. Never use flammable liquids (such
    as gasoline) to start or accelerate fire.

  • Have your furnace and chimney professionally inspected annually and cleaned if necessary. Chimney tar build-up is a common cause of chimney fires.

  • Use a glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace to prevent sparks from igniting nearby carpets or furniture.

 

  • Never thaw frozen pipes with a blow torch or other open flame. Use hot water or a UL listed device such as a hand held dryer.

    Download an informational flyer from Berks Fire & Water
  • Dispose of hot ashes in metal containers placed away from
    the house.

  • Don't use the oven to heat your home. In addition
    to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of Carbon Monoxide fumes.

  • If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear of snow for easy access.

 

 

 

 

  • Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test the batteries every month and change them at least once a year.

Information from NFPA & NFA


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