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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
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
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With calls pouring into the communications, Box 515 was transmitted for 700 Crescent Ave around 1230 hours. Engine 9 reported a column of smoke right after leaving the station. First due companies found fire through the roof of a duplex.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
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"B" platoon companies were stretched thin early Friday morning when 2 fires occurring within minutes of each other caused multiple 911 calls. Shortly after 0200 hrs, Box 232 was tapped for a flames showing from a garage somewhere in the 500 block of south 16 1/2th street.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
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B platoon companies dealt with 2 vehicle accidents Wednesday beginning right after shift change. Engine & Rescue 1, along with Medics 603 & 601 dealt with a 2 car accident at the intersection of 13th and Walnut streets.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Engine 11, Ladder 3, Rescue 1 and a Medic Unit were dispatched to the Schuylkill River behind the 200 block of Blair Avenue for a report of a car in the river. The report also stated that someone was lying on the bank of the river.
Friday, June 13th, 2008
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With training group II in the middle of bomb squad training, B platoon companies were dispatched to 5th & Chestnut streets for a car accident with entrapment. Car 3 passing through town, arrived first and confirmed 2 vehicles struck, with a traffic light down.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
At 19:59 this evening, Engine 3, Ladder 1 and Car 6 responded to 151 No 3rd Street, a corner mercantile, to investigate a report of a hot wall. Upon arrival, the crew members confirmed a circular burn mark in the back wall of built in metal shelving attached to the interior outside brick wall.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
At 21:07, Box 521, 10th and Robeson was rung for a dwelling fire reported to be located at 1155 no.10th St. Companies on the box were E9, E11, E1, L-3, R1, Medic 602, E13 safety and Cars 3 and 6. Ladder 3 arrived and reported a 2 1/2 story MOR dwelling with heavy smoke from the 2nd floor.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
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Just after 16:30 this afternoon, Box 427 was dispatched for a reported dwelling fire in the 200 block of Cedar Street. Several apparatus responding immediately reported a heavy plume of smoke coming from the area.
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
With the night shift change approaching, D platoon members were called to action from Box 641. Communications reported multiple calls for 2 properties at 929 & 931 Locust street. Engine 9 had smoke showing from 9th and Windsor after leaving the station, on scene they found a 2 bay garage well in...
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
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Eng11, Res1, M603, Car2 dispatched to Center Ave and Rockland St. for an MVA with injuries. Eng11 and Car2 arrived to find a 2 vehicle MVA with a female victim entraped. Due to Lad3/Sn1 being OOS, Car2 special called Eng9 for manpower.
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
3 shootings in the city through the weekend kept EMS & Hospital personnel busy. On the morning of May 16th, "A "platoon members found an injured male in car at 3rd and Chestnut streets. Engine 3 & M601 found a male shot several times in the chest and back.
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
Box 428 was tapped out for 945 Elm Street after one 911 call was received for some sort of fire in the building. E2 & E13 arrived in the block and reported a "worker". A room & contents in the rear apartment of a 3 story MOR apartment building was getting head way but quickly knock...
At 18:27, Engine 3 and Medic 601 were dispatched to a Pedestrian Accident at Front and Buttonwood Streets. Further up dates indicated it may be an MVA. Other reports from police indicated that a police officer was drug by a fleeing vehicle and requested EMS expedite.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
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Smoke began to fill the Cit-go gas mart at the corner of Lancaster Ave & Kenhorst Blvd this afternoon. The condition prompted the response of Box 164. First arriving Engine #14 found smoke throughout the store and reported they may have an electrical issue.
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
Box 51 was tapped around 1500 hrs for the 800 block of Church Street. Communications reported one phone call received for smoke and fire on the second floor of the dwelling. Companies investigated, and found smoke banked down on the second floor and located a small fire in a bedroom.
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
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This morning around 00:30 hours, Engines 11 and 3, Rescues 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Medics 601 and 602 were all on the scene of an incident that involved the removal of a morbidly obese patient from a NorthWest Reading home.
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
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The fire was reported by a neighbor by who then reportedly assisted an elderly woman from her residence in one of the home in the small row abutting the Neversink Mountains. Several lines were advanced and Car 2 reported heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of the fire building.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
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A Box Trailer off it's frame caught fire just before 18:30 this evening, Box 166 came in for Fern & Angelica Street at 18:26. Dispatched were Engine 14, 5, 3, 1 Safety, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Medic 601 and Cars 2, 8 and 22.
Friday, April 18th, 2008
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Four City of Reading Police Officers and one pedestrian are injured when several police cruisers crash in an intersection. The officers were responding to a domestic where a shooting occurred. The injuries to the victims were not reported to be life threatening.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
This morning at 1005hrs, an AFA came in for 520 Carroll St, Quakermaid Meats. Response was E-5 & L-1. During response we were notified of a water flow activation with additional a short time later of an actual fire at the location.

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