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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
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21:54 hrs / N. 10th & Greenwich Street / Box 09-03 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke and flames from a laundromat at N. 9th & Greenwich Street. Tower 1 was driver training in the vicinity and immediately reported smoke in the area.
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15:21 Hours/ Schuylkill River off Riverfront Dr/ C Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the Schuylkill River IAO the Thun Trail bridge to assist Reading Police with a subject in the river. RPD was attempting to make contact with an individual who appeared under the influence of illicit drugs when th...
Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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20:41 Hours/ Liggett Ave & McClellan St/ D Platoon-E5 and L1 along with C7 were dispatched to the area of Liggett Ave and McClellan St for a motorcycle on fire. E5 arrived on scene and confirmed the report.
Friday, June 19th, 2020
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16:53 hours/ 913 Culvert St/ Box 602/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the 900 block of Culvert Street for reports of smoke and flames visible from a window. L1 arrived on scene and confirmed the report of smoke showing from a window.
Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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0428 Hours/ 1300 Block Centre Ave/ D PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Centre Ave for an accident with ejection. Callers were reporting the vehicle was in two pieces and that two people had been ejected.
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11:54 Hours/ 515 S 11th Street/ Box 602/ A Platoon-E1 and Tower 1 were dispatched for a power line arcing on a house. E1 arrived and reported a 2.5 story end of row vacant structure with a piece of metal flashing contacting the power line.
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04:49 hrs / 903A North 9th Street / Box 09-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported house on fire at the location noted. Additional calls reported civilians trapped in the building. Ladder 3 arrived with smoke showing and declared a working fire.
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05:08 hrs / 532 S. 9th Street / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched to the area noted for a reported vehicle fire. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with the cargo area of a full-size pickup truck well-involved near the intersection of S.
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15:19 Hours/ 1208 N Front Street/ Box 703/ B Platoon-Companies were dispatched for a reported fire in the kitchen. E7 arrived on scene to find a 2.5 story middle of row with smoke showing. A hose line was quickly deployed to the fire.
Monday, May 18th, 2020
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12:18 Hours/ 1017 Cotton Street/ Box 602/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched for reports of smoke coming from a dwelling. E1 arrived on scene to find a 2 story end of row, with smoke showing. Crews advanced a handline into the structure where they found fire throughout the kitchen.
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18:11 Hours/ A-Line Trail on Mt Penn/ C Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the A- Line trail on Mt Penn for a mountain biker with a femur fracture. C4 requested county ATV 4 respond to assist with patient extrication.
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19:19 Hours/ 1538 Mineral Spring Rd/ A Platoon- Companies were requested to assist RPD with rescuing an individual with a compound fracture from the 2nd story roof. Crews packaged patient in a stokes basket and using ropes and ground ladders were able to bring the patient to safety on the ground.
Monday, May 11th, 2020
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16:26 Hours/ 239 Greenwich Street/ Box 704/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the 200 Block of Greenwich Street for reports of fire from the 3rd floor. C3 arrived on scene and confirmed fire showing from the 3rd floor, rear of a semi detached.
Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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19:25 Hours/ 101 Douglass St/ Box 704/ B Platoon-Companies were dispatched for reports of a porch on fire, possibly people still on the porch. E7 arrived on scene to find a 3 story end of row with fire showing throughout the second floor rear porch.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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21:44 Hours/ 338 Cameron St/ Box 0402/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched for a reported bathroom fire. E5 arrived on scene, reported a working fire, and stretched a hose line. E1 arrived as second due engine and reverse laid to a hydrant to supply E5.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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1525 Hours/ 1100 Block of Carbon St/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the area of 1113 Carbon Street for a possible gas leak with an odor in the area. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3500 gallon propane truck with an active liquid and vapor leak from a broken valve.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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2253 Hours/ N 12th St & Buttonwood St/ D Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the intersection of N 12th St and Buttonwood St for a MVA unknown. Crews arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 1 vehicle well involved in fire.
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17:37 Hours/ 209 Lancaster Ave/ Box 402/ C Platoon-E5 and L1 were dispatched to Family Wash Day at Reading for an automatic fire alarm. Shortly after dispatch, the communication center notified companies of additional information stating there was a fire and they would be upgrading the assignment.
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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0953 hours / 618 Lancaster Ave / Box 402 / A PlatoonBox 402 was transmitted for a reported kitchen fire. Car 3 arrived on scene shortly after, reported heavy black smoke from the rear of the dwelling, and confirmed a working fire.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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1359 hrs / 1536 Haak Street / Box 0601 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke from the self-storage facility at the location noted. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with smoke showing from the roofline of several storage units in the row.

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