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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, March 16th, 2008
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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
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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
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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...
Friday, February 29th, 2008
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A unattended candle is listed as the cause of an early morning fire in the NorthEast section of the city. Box 627 came in at 07:38 this morning for a reported structure fire in the 1300 blk of No 12th Street.
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
With numerous companies on the street for calls, box 724 was transmitted at 20:15 for a dwelling fire at 737 Gordon street. Engine 11 on a med run in the 400 block of W.Oley street was released by the Medic unit and arrived a minute later reporting heavy smoke showing 1st floor of a 2 story occupied...
Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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Engine 3 responded to a reported vehicle fire in an alley off North 6th and Woodward Streets at 23:51 tonight. Upon arrival firefighters found a sedan fully involved and went into service with the trash line.
Monday, February 25th, 2008
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At 0937 hours communications dispatched Box 19 for a working fire in rear of the Naber-Hood Laundromat at 8th & Chestnut streets. Car 3 reported a smoke charged first floor, with fire showing from the roof and ductwork at the rear of the building.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
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At 0155 this morning, Engine 14, Rescue 1 and Car 7 were dispatched to Lancaster Ave and Angelica St for a motor vehicle accident. Police on location reported entrapment so Car 7 requested Engine 5 and Ladder 1 dispatched for additional manpower.
Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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A second alarm was sounded for apartment house fire On Sunday morning, February 17th, at 0203 hours. Box 723 was struck for the reported structure fire at Pear and Walnut Sts. Dispatch reported smoke showing from the Communications Center with reports of possible people trapped.
Thursday, February 14th, 2008
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With daytime temperatures near freezing and the city recovering from a winter storm which had struck in the previous days, B - Platoon members were called to assist the Reading School District with water removal at their recent purchase of the former St.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
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At 0840 hrs this morning communications dispatched a fire alarm for the Berks County Services Center at 633 Court Street. During the dispatch additional calls were received reporting smoke on the 5th & 6th floors.
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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One of the fire department's five new KME engines that was delivered recently responded to it's first working fire around 14:00 this afternoon. Engine 13 was first due on box 26 for the 200 block of maple street.
Monday, January 28th, 2008
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Box 428 was transmitted around midnight for a garage fire in the area of 200 block of north 9th street. Communications advised Car 7 multiple calls were received for a fire either in the rear of Moss or 9th streets.
Monday, January 28th, 2008
In addition to two other calls that kept firefighters busy tonight before midnight, including one which sent Engine 3 and Ladder 1 to assist companies in West Reading, two other incidents in the early morning hours completed an active shift.
Friday, January 11th, 2008
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Fire Prevention Lt. Kent Born spotted a plume of smoke in the area of the former Reading Railroad Yards. Upon driving several blocks, the Lt noticed the smoke was not dissipating. He proceeded to 6th and Amity streets to an entrance to the yards and found the source.
Engine 3, Ladder 1 and Car 9 responded to a special assignment on box 1612 to the Madison Building, 412 Washington Street around 19:00 this evening. Fire panel showed an alarm condition on the 6th floor in the annex, a 5 story addition of the building that houses federal courts and other offices.
Monday, January 7th, 2008
Box 242 was dispatched just before 06:30 this morning for a fire in the 300 block of Orange Street. Engine 13 arrived and discovered fire blowing out the two 2nd floor windows in the front of the structure at 332 Orange, an end of row.
Saturday, January 5th, 2008
Engine 3, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Medic 601 were dispatched to 128 Elm Street for a possible Carbon Monoxide call early today. While en route, companies were advised that UGI was on scene and confirmed high CO and no response from occupant.

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