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...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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
Monday, January 19th, 2009
"C" platoon / 1015 hrs / Skyline Drive on Mt Penn / Vehicle over embankment 80' from roadway / Crews used ropes & rope system for rescue / Engine 13, Rescue 2, Medic 1, Car 6 (photos by Anthony Miccicke)
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
1534 hrs / 1211 Oley Street / class A's lit in unoccupied structure / Smoke detected by neighbor / FM's office investigating / Engines 9, 11, 1, 13 / Ladder 3, Tower / Rescue, Medic 6, Car's 2, 9 & 23
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
Firefighters responded to a box alarm around 11:00 this morning for a reported fire in a vacant dwelling in the 600 block of Spruce Street. Engine 5 arrived on location reporting smoke showing and then reported a working fire after finding fire on the 2nd floor.
Monday, January 5th, 2009
Warren St bypass between Rt 183 and River Rd / MVA with injuries, rollover, entrapment / 17 minute extrication / Pt tx to RHMC trauma center / Engines 11, 3 Rescue 1, Medic 1 & 2, Car 9 (photo from Reading Eagle) Appologies to the members of Rescue 1, who were quick to report that their extrica...
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
"A" platoon / 0629 hrs / Chestnut & Lemon Streets / 2 vehicle accident, driver confined / Engine 13, Rescue & Medic 1,Car 2. by Ray Carl
Monday, December 29th, 2008
0006 hrs / Box 67 / 1117 Locust St / multiple calls for smoke from building / Mattress found on second floor / FM investigating / Engines 9, 11, 1, 13, Snorkel, Tower, Rescue, Medic 3, Car's 7, 10 Written by Staff.
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Firefighters responded shortly before 19:00 and Engine 9 reported a working fire upon arrival. Crews used two hand lines to extinguish the fire the gutted the kitchen of 520 Cedar Street. The rest of the first floor was heavily damaged and the upper floors received moderate damage from smoke and...
Friday, December 19th, 2008
2045 hrs, Box 47, to the rear of 518 Moss st, 2 1/2" line stretched for attack, fire under control quickly, FM investigating. Engines - 1, 9, 13, 3 / Ladders - Snorkel, Tower / Rescue, Medic 3, Car's 2, 9 & 10 Written by Staff
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
D-platoon / 1440 hrs / 532 Tulpehocken St / Garage with Extension into 3 other adjacent units / Companies stretching through dwellings for fire attack / Under control @ 1505 hrs / FM investigating. Engines - 11, 3, 1, 9 Ladders - 1, Tower Rescue, Medic 3, Car's 4,8,24 Written by FF E.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
A-Platoon / 0104 hrs / Box 252, 1006 Penn Street, 3 story MD / Caller reports people trapped / fire in stairwell, 2nd floor / All searches proved negative / Crews on scene for 1.5 hrs / FM investigating.
Thursday, December 4th, 2008
1052 Benners Court. Single row frame dwelling, fire from 2nd floor on arrival. Under control in 20 minutes. FM investigating. Engines - 2 (13), 1, 3, 5 Ladders - 1, Snorkel (3) Rescue, Medic 2, Car's 5,7,24 Written by Staff
Friday, November 28th, 2008
0154 hrs, Engine 9 & Snorkel 1 dispatched for wood burning in the area of 800 North 9th street. 9 arrived with a garage fire rear of 816 north 9, requested Box Alarm. 1 story garage, no extension, companies in quarters in just over an hour.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Industrial accident, Roof of former ICI paint factory, man pinned between steel I-beam and walk behind skid steer. Several on site employees used steel pry bars to move the stuck machine and free the man prior to FD arrival.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Firefighters responded to a fire late Thursday morning that has since been ruled suspicious. Box 47 was dispatched just after 10:30 and Engine 8, arriving first due, reported smoke showing. Crews stretched a line to the third floor of a vacant in the 500 block of No 11th Street and extinguished seve...
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
With the department on day 2 of Tech Rescue training, Box 428 was tapped for multiple calls received for 319 Cedar street. At the same time, an alarm for RACC was received as well as an EMS assist for lifting of an obese patient.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Box 132 was transmitted at 1713 hrs for the 100 block of North 3rd Street. Responding companies from the 3rd & Court station found smoke from the upper floors of 123 North 3rd street. Car 9 arrived shortly after and noticed fire showing through a window from the rear of the building.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Early Sunday morning accident tones awoke "C" platoon companies for a wreck in the 400 block of Lancaster Ave at 0010 hrs. During the response, a police unit advised there were 3 people injured with the driver entrapped.
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Off-duty Firefighter James Stoudt Jr. was returning from an errand when he noticed a sizable column of smoke from 9th & Franklin Streets. Continuing further, he found 2 - 2 story garages burning in the 100 blk of Maitland Street.
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
B platoon companies monitoring the city-wide help channel were alerted to an RPD unit reporting smoke from a garage in the 100 blk of south 12th Street. Box 25 was tapped at 2326, bringing companies into the area.
Friday, November 7th, 2008
Communications began to receive multiple phone calls before 1500 hrs reporting a fire on Miller street in southeast Reading. Box 213 was tapped, and an address of 321 Miller street was confirmed. Car 1, responding from City Hall, radioed he had smoke showing from Perkiomen & Franklin streets se...

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