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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
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
C Platoon Box 74 at 06:22 3 story end of row at the corner of West Greenwich and Gorden Streets. Occupants waiting outside, visible smoke from eaves. Upon entering building however no visible fire on 1st or 2nd of fire building or exposure.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
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1348 hrs / 1135 Douglass Street / Box 612 Smoke reported on 2nd & 3rd floors / Ladder 3 arriving w/o engine with smoke from 3rd floor windows / Fire located in bedroom U/C in 15 minutes / FM office investigating.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
12:05 hrs / Box 125 / 116 S. 8th Street / B platoon Calls received for fire in the walls & darkened drywall. Smoldering fire above light fixture on 3rd floor / Companies opened up, and used a booster line for final extinguishment.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
2/24/09 / 09:22 / C Platoon Safety company response to West Reading - 328 Penn Street and assist with small fire in apartment of multi-unit. Following a box alarm to the same address in Reading. Engine 3, Snorkel 1, Car 3 and Car 22
Saturday, February 21st, 2009
2/21/09 / 1400 hrs / Box 83 / 946 North 5th Street / "A" Platoon Grease Fire / 2 occupants suffer burns to upper body after attempting to extinguish fire / minor extension into wall / Fire under control in 10 minutes / Car 23 investigating Engines - 11, 5, 9, 13 Ladders -...
Saturday, February 21st, 2009
2/21/09 / 0200 hrs / Club 1402 / "C" Platoon Unconscious person in club after fight / multiple police units on scene to control crowd / units unable to enter club initially due to fleeing patrons / victim transported to trauma center.
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2/18/09 / 1055 North 9th Street EMS dispatched for a female in respirtory distress / Crews used lowering system to remove large patient from upper floor Engine 9 , Ladder 3, Medic 1, Car 1
Friday, February 13th, 2009
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2316 Hrs / Box 812 / 152 Douglass Street Juvenilles lit trash pile against rear of occupied multiple dwelling, fire extension into rear wall. Engines 11, 9, 3, 1 Ladders 1, 3 Rescue, Medic 4, Car's 5, 7 & 23
Friday, February 13th, 2009
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C Platoon Box 641 for 1116 Spring Street at 12:06. Radioed in by Medic 1 simultaneously with several phone calls. Fire well involved in 2nd floor rear bedroom of multi-unit. Self vented out three windows.
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
At a little past 3 AM on Saturday Feb. 7th, Engine 3 was dispatched to a trash fire in the back yard of the 400 block of Woodward Street. Upon arrival Engine 3 had fire showing from a 12 X 20 X 3 foot pile of household trash.
Friday, February 6th, 2009
Phantom Box 1628, the Berks County Services Center, 633 Court Street at 21:37 for a vehicle fire on B level inside the underground garage. Two calls from inside the Services Center were received for the incident.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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Shortly before 8am firefighters were called to the West Reading side of the Schuylkill River at Russel Plywood of the 422 Bypass for a female that reportedly jumped off the bridge into the river. As crews were responding additional information confirmed that the female did jump but did not go in...
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
1100 hrs / 2120 Fairmont Ave / Quadrant Engineering Plastics / AFA upgraded to Phantom Box Alarm / Companies found fire above office area in crawlspace / Sprinkler head activated / 300' stretch needed to reach fire area / Fire due to welders spark / companies on scene for an hour.
Monday, January 26th, 2009
Shortly after midnight box 812 was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 722 No Front Street, additional reports had victims still inside. Firefighters arrived and found smoke pushing from the front door which had to be forced open.
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
D platoon / 1431 Hrs / 729 North 10th Street / Kitchen fire OMD, rear apartment / FM's Office investigating / Engines 9, 13, 12(11), 3 / Ladder 3, Tower 1 / Rescue 2, Medic 2, Car's 4,8 & 24
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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2220 hrs / 450 Riverfront Drive / Fire in machinery with extension into the roof / Engines 3, 5, 1, 14 / Ladder & Tower 1 / Rescue 2, Medic 2, Car 7(photo by Brett Mack)
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
An AFA at 1650 Palm Street was dispatched this morning at 09:16, Engine 9 and Ladder 1 responded. Engine 9 arrived and reported smoke inside the electrical room on the top floor of the Science Building of Albright College.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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Box 513 at 13:24 for a reported garage fire. Engine 9 reported smoke on the approach, then confirmed a working fire after prying the door. The fire was attributed to an auto inside the garage, a possible stolen vehicle.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
"B" Platoon / 0454 hrs / 186 West Green St / 5 victims taken to RHMC for smoke inhalation / The jumping report has been unconfirmed /Sofa burning first floor / Extensive heat & smoke damage throughout property / FM investigating / Engines 12(11), 3, 9, 1, 5 / Ladder 1, Tower / Rescue 2...
Monday, January 19th, 2009
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During the B/C shift change the MCI trailer was requested to respond into the county due to a multiple vehicle collision on interstate 78 outside of Hamburg Borough in Berks County. Due to the number of injuries involved, a triage center was opened at the Hamburg Field House.

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