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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
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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...
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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...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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Congratulations to the 2021 recruit class on their graduation of the fire academy. The recruit class has finished 6 months of strenuous training led by Lieutenant Batz and now will be assigned to stre...
Call history
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
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1456 hours / Mount Penn Mountain, Ferndale Bike Trail / A platoonCompanies dispatched for an injured biker on Mount Penn. Crews arrived on Skyline Drive near Drenkel Field and met with an individual who could lead them to the injured person.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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10:01 Hours/ 1111 Douglass Street/ Box 902/ B Platoon- Companies were dispatched to 1111 Douglass Street for reports of fire in the bathroom to rear of the house. L3 arrived on scene and found fire in the rear of the house and declared a working fire.
Monday, August 10th, 2020
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23:06 hrs / 500 N. 13th Street (Rear) / Box 01-01 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting a garage fire off Birch Street. Ladder 3 arrived reporting a garage well-involved with possible exposure issues.
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1214 hrs / 518 N. 11th Street / Box 01-01 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from the home at the address noted. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with a 2½ story middle-of-the-row home with smoke showing from the first floor and declared a working fire.
Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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01:46 Hours/ N 4th Street & Court Street/ C Platoon- Companies were dispatched to N 4th Street & Washington Streets for a reported MVA with 1 vehicle on fire. E3 arrived on scene at N 4th Street & Court Street and reported a working vehicle fire.
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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2255 Hours / 1222 Fidelity Street / Box 0104 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched for smoke in the residence and a possible dryer fire. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with a 2½ story MOR and reported a smoke condition on the first floor and that crews were making entry.
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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1954 hours / 807 North 10th Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle burning close to a garage. Engine 9 arrived with a vehicle well-involved spreading into a garage. Firefighters stretched a line down Market Place and knocked down the fire extending into the structure.
Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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1322 hours / 355 North 12th Street / Box 0101 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a shed on fire. Car 8 (Rehr) arrived with a shed on fire adjacent to two garages. Firefighters stretched a line and knocked the fire down quickly.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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0356 hrs / 307 Penn Street / Box 03-02 / D PlatoonThe automatic fire alarm was received from the location noted with Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 9 (Glore) assigned. Engine 3 arrived a block from the company's quarters reporting fire in the first floor of the Rent-A-Center furniture/appliance ce...
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0512 Hours / 225 Walnut Street / Box 0301 / B PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the area of N 2nd Street and Park Street for a reported vehicle fire next to a structure. E3 arrived on scene and reported a vehicle fully involved with extension into a row of garages.
Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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0807 hours / 303 West Douglass Street / Box 0704 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire. Engine 3 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a hose line into the stucture and located a basement fire and an intoxicated occupant.
Friday, July 17th, 2020
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1731 Hours / 136 Greenwich Street / Box 704 / B PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the area of Pear Street and Greenwich Street for reports of smoke and flames from a vacant structure. Dispatch advised C4 they had multiple calls reporting the same.
Friday, July 17th, 2020
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1017 Hours / 352 North 9th Street / Box 0102 / B platoonCompanies were dispatched for a reported kitchen fire in the second floor apartment. E1 arrived on scene to find a 2.5 story multiple occupancy with smoke and fire showing from the 2nd floor rear window.
Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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1200 Hours / 217 Friedensburg Rd / Mt Penn Borough / C PlatoonEngine 3 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to Mt Penn Borough to assist on a reported Structure Fire with Entrapment. Mt Penn Fire Company had a fire officer on scene reporting a porch fire with extension into roofline.
Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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0123 Hours / 1611 Alsace Rd / Box 902 / A PlatoonE9 along with C8 was dispatched to the rear of 1611 Alsace Rd for a tree on wires with fire. While on scene C8 noticed smoke coming from the house and requested the box alarm at 01:59 hours.
Monday, July 13th, 2020
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1606 hours / 335 West Green Street / Box 0704 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a roof. Car 8 (Rehr) arrived at a 3 story corner property with smoke showing from an attached garage. Crews stretched a hose line through an entrance on Gordon Street and knocked down the fire within 10 min...
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21:44 hrs / 52 Neversink Street / Box 06-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting a fire on the roof at the location noted. Car 9 (Glore) arrived to find civilians on point with an active fire burning on the 2nd floor rear roof at 52 Neversink Street, a 2 1/2-story middle-...
Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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2011 hours / 1054 Birch Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Engine 9 arrived at a 2½ story EOR with fire showing from the second floor. Firefighters forced into the dwelling and stretched a line to the second floor.
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With the rampant illegal use of fireworks within city limits, several fire incidents were generated through July 3rd and 4th. The incidents ranged from brush and trash fires to fire damage to homes.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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22:31 hrs / 324 Pine Street / Box 05-01 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke from the first floor of the address noted. Cars 4 (J. Stoudt) and 9 (Glore) arrived with smoke in the building.

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