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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
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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1942 hrs / 201 Kenhorst Boulevard / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported vehicle fire. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with fire showing from the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle.
Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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1354 Hours / 417 South 4th Street / Box 05-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of a fire in the bathroom of the address noted with activated alarms sounding. Car 8 (Rehr) arrived with smoke showing from the first floor unit in the townhouse-style complex.
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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1509 hours / 101 High Blvd, Cumru Township / A platoonEngine 5 dispatched to assist in Cumru Township. Units arrived with a single story dwelling with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a hose line into the home and knocked down a fire in the living room.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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1319 hours / 4851 Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter Township / D platoonEngine 5 requested for a fire at the Bryce Villa Trailer Park. Units arrived with fire showing from beneath a trailer. Crews stretched hose lines and knocked the fire down quickly.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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0107 hours / 523 Pike Street / Box 0703 / A platoon Companies dispatched for smoke coming from a corner bodega. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into apartments over top of the store and located a bathroom fire in the rear.
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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0243 / 301 Washington Street / Box 0302 / C PlatoonAs Engine 1, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Medic 4, and Car 9 (DC Glore) were clearing from a non-injury vehicle accident at South 12th & Chestnut Sts, Berks DES announced that they were transmitting the box for a report of fire from the basement of a buil...
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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1618 hrs / 116-118-120-122-24 West Greenwich Street / Box 0704 / C Platoon While returning from a fire alarm at Jamestown Village Apartments, Car 9 (DC Glore) noted smoke over the Schuylkill Avenue corridor.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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1114 hrs / 301 Orrton Avenue (Outside) / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched for a reported natural gas line struck in the vicinity. Car 23 (Lt. Zulick) was in the area and arrived on scene quickly, confirming that a natural gas line was struck in the street as the result of construction work.
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
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0028 hrs / 350 Greenwich Street / Box 0704 / C PlatoonReading Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, which crashed into the porch at 350 Greenwich Street, a 3-story middle-of-the-row multiple dwelling of ordinary construction.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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2343 hrs / 806 Chestnut Street / Box 0103 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke in the residence. Companies arrived with smoke banked in the street. Tower 1 reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing from 806 Chestnut Street, a 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling of ordinar...
Friday, September 20th, 2019
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0723 hours / 1402 North 6th Street / Box 0703 / B/D platoonsCompanies dispatched for a house fire on North 6th Street. Engine 7 on scene with fire showing from a 3 story MOR and smoke showing from 2 additional dwellings.
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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1334 hours / 233 Rummels Court / Box 0102 / D platoonWith half the department at a rope training class, a box alarm was transmitted for 233 Rummel's Court. Fire Marshal Searfoss (C10) arrived with fire showing from the upper floors of a 2½ EOR dwelling.
Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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00:54 / 309 South 17th Street (Rear) / Box 0601 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting a garage fire in the area of S. 17th & Haak Streets. Medic 2 arrived and confirmed a working fire with a garage well-off to the rear of 309 S.
Friday, August 30th, 2019
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1945 hours / 1200 block Walnut Street / A platoonCompanies arrived with a working fire involving a police cruiser. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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19th / 1252 hours / 503 South 12th Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire. Chief Moyer (Car 7) arrived a 2½ story MOR apartment building with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the second floor of the dwelling and located a fire in the rear of the...
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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1719 hours / 101 North Front Street, Mazzotta Building / Box 0302 / C platoonWith officials at the Mazzotta building engaged in a plan to removed the hazards, FM Searfoss observed smoke on the first floor of the building.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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1335 Hours / 101 North Front Street, Mazzotta Building / Box 0302 / C platoonEngine 3 and Ladder 1 dispatched for an alarm activation. With firefighters on the way, Chief Stoudt (Car 4) was advised the incident was being upgraded to a box alarm after an occupant called reporting smoke in the basemen...
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0702 hours / 501 Governor Drive, Cumru Township / D platoonEngine 5 dispatched to the county to assist at a house fire. With additional information reporting a man trapped inside the dwelling, Chief Mogel (C2) added Rescue 2 to the assignment.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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1205 hours / 230 South 5th Street / Box 0303 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a building. Chief Glore (Car 9) arrived with smoke showing from the first floor of a 3 story occupied apartment building.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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2148 hours / 4th & Buttonwood Streets / Box 0303 / B platoonCompanies dispatched to house fire with people trapped. Chief Banks (C5) and Engine 3 arrived with smoke showing at a 3 story EOR. Firefighters quickly made their way into apartments over a hair salon to search for occupants.

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