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
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
A least four structures were damaged during a third alarm fire this afternoon. Fire in 1022 Oley spread quickly to the exposure and needed numerous handlines to control. Crews on the roof made a trench cut to stop the spread from above.
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
At 17:54 this evening, Box 35 was dispatched for a reported fire in the 300 block of No 5th Street. During the response dispatch reported receiving several other calls that put the fire in the 300 block of No 6th Street.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Box 62, 8th and Greenwich Streets, was transmitted at 1129 hrs for a reported kitchen fire at 517 Cedar Street assigned to the box where E-8(9), E-1, E13, E-11(safety) L-3 , Tw-1, R-1, M604, Cars 3 and 6.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Engine 5, Ladder 1, Medic 602, and Car 7 were dispatched for a stove fire reported out with a burn victim at 320 Wood Street just after 1800. Engine 5 and Medic 602 arrived soon after dispatch and found a male with a severely burned arm standing out front of the residence.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
Early in the evening B platoon companies were sent to 5th and Perry streets for an accident involving a motorcycle. Engine 11 found a motorcyclist down in the street and initiated patient care. Although sustaining rear end damage the other involved motorist was uninjured.
Medic 602 and Engine 1 were dispatched to 8th & Court streets shortly after 2230 hrs for a report of a woman stabbed. Crews found a woman severly bleeding by a bench in front of city hall. A trauma alert was called as Medics Spaydt and Sninsky worked the critically injured woman.
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
Around 15:30 this afternoon, a box alarm was struck for 13th and Union area, address of the call was 1503 Linden St. Dispatched were E-9, 11, 1, 13safety, L-3, R-1, M604 and C-2. Information given from dispatch was the caller at 1501 smelled smoke and went next door and kicked open the door and conf...
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
"B" Platoon members were just getting things in order for the start of their last day shift when a box was struck for 6th and Buttonwood streets. A woman was reported to be coughing, while exiting a smokey dwelling at 537 Buttonwood street.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
With the weather conditions changing rapidly, multiple car accidents were dispatched keeping the Rescue busy. Most of the accidents were minor in nature resulting in the rig being turned around quickly.
Sunday, March 30th, 2008
At 22:44 hrs, Box 82 was struck for a reported fire at 304 Hollenbach St. Dispatched were E-11 ,3, 9, 1 safety, L-1, T-1, R-1, M-602, C-2 and C-8. Upon arrival E-11 crewman reported fire in the rear outside with extension to inside the middle of row 3 story residence.
Saturday, March 29th, 2008
At 1842 hrs this evening, Box 352 was struck for smoke coming from the roof of a structure at 624 Buttonwood Street, an end of row 2 1/2 story residence. Dispatched were E-1, 3, 13, 11 safety, T-1, L-1, R-1, M601 C-2, C-8, C-22.
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
Shortly before midnight Medic 602 & Engine 5 were turned out for a medical issue at 226 South 4th Street. While performing patient assessment, other residents of the property reported feeling ill for weeks.
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Fire forced residents from 919 Oley Street this afternoon. Firefighters at the scene say the fire looks like it started under the roof. It took them about 15 minutes to get control of the flames and smoke.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
Communications notified Car 3 early Saturday morning that Tower 1 was being requested for operations in Birdsboro Borough. The town is located about 20 minutes south east of Reading. Companies there had been battling a multi alarm apartment building fire.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
At 16:20 this afternoon, a Reading fire Brush assignment was sent to Neversink Mountain to assist more than 50 county units on a working brush fire threatening homes on the hillside. Shortly after 16:00, a brush fire response was sent to the Neversink Mountain above the 10th and South Street Cemete...
Sunday, March 16th, 2008
Box 353 rang out at 0529 for a reported structure at 123 Greenwich Street, E11-E3-E1-L1-T1-R1-M603-E13 Safety- and Cars 5 and 7 responded on the Box. Ladder 1, already on the street returning from an earlier AFA, reported heavy smoke and glow on the approach.
Thursday, March 13th, 2008
With a large smoke column of smoke rising from the cities northeast, communications began receiving multiple phone calls reporing a large fire to the rear of 1415 Rockland St. Albright security guards began calling, also stating that a building was on fire north of the campus.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Around 20:00 an AFA was dispatched for 145 N. 6th, the Community Campus of SJMC, E1-T1-Car 9 were assigned. Crews investigating the 3rd floor discovered water flowing and the smell of Class A materials burning.
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
Accident tones rang out at 1252 for a wreck at S. 5th & Cherry Streets. E3-R1-Car 7 & Medic 602 responded with dispatch reporting possible entrapment. Car 7 arrived a minute later, confirming one entrapped in a vehicle on its side, 3 vehicles involved, and special called Ladder 1.
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
Shortly after shift change this evening, oncoming B platoon members were sent to box 47. Communications reported multiple calls received for a garage in the rear of the 400 blk of North 11th street. Engine 1 arrived, and began a stretch through the rear of adjoining properties "bakers alley&quo...

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