Friday, January 13th, 2023
Please join IAFF Local 1803, in congratulating Lieutenant Steven Ginder on being awarded the 2022 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award for the 193rd Special Operations Wing. Master Sgt. Ginder (193rd ...
On Monday, October 25th, members from Local 1803 visited the offices of Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks. Local 1803 raised money this year through the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts....
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Please consider purchasing 2021 Reading Fire Department Toy Drive apparel to help us get toys for local kids in need this Christmas. We appreciate you helping us in this great cause! Link posted below...
Hired on February 1st of 1995, Judd Weber began his firefighting career on the C-Platoon where he was assigned as a jumper after graduating the fire academy. Firefighter Weber remained a jumper on C-s...

In remembrance of our Brothers and Sisters

who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Never Forget!!

Donald Jacobs 1.28.1985Ladder 2
Perry Apostolou12.17.19671.11.2007Ladder 3
Cheryl Breneiser1.2.20064.12.2007Medic 3
David Witmoyer6.30.19886.6.2007Engine 1
 Ron Wentzel6.26.19891.12.20141st Deputy Chief
Brenda Bauer1.1.20014.23.2015Medic 3
James Lerch Jr.6.16.200110.28.2020Engine 3 
Mark Kulp2.1.19931.5.2021Engine 7



When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage
Give me strength to save a life
Whatever be its age.

Let me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
To give the best in me,
To guard my friend and neighbor
And protect their property.

And, if, according to your will,
I have to lose my life,
Please bless, with your protecting hand,
My family and my wife.


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