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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
Monday, February 4th, 2019
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0113 hours / 400 block Lancaster Avenue / A platoonUnits dispatched for a motor vehicle accident in front of 436 Lancaster Avenue. Engine 5 arrived with a severely damaged sedan in the roadway. Firefighters immediately checked the occupant for signs of life and found none.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
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2350 hours / 830 Oley Street / Box 09033rd party call reporting smoke from a Chinese restaurant. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived with smoke showing from a ventilation unit. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and quickly knocked down a fire in a large rotisserie machine.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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1321 hours / Route 222 near Route 422 interchange / D platoonCounty units dispatched to a multiple-vehicle accident involving up to 30 vehicles. Emergency services units arrived and declared a Mass-Casualty Incident.
Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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1348 hours / 738 McKnight Street / Box 0704 / A platoon Engine 7 & Ladder 1 dispatched for an investigation. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with nothing evident. Moments later Chief Rehr (Car 8) requested a box alarm for smoke showing from the eves in the rear.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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1354 hours / 940 Franklin Street / Box 0103 / D platoon Companies dispatched for smoke inside the building. Engine 1 arrived at three story occupied multiple dwelling with an odor of smoke. Firefighters quickly located the fire and started a hose stretch into a rear kitchen.
Monday, January 7th, 2019
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1048 hours / 250 North 9th Street / Box 0102 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for building fire at 9th & Elm Streets. Tower 1 & Car 2(Mogel) arrived with smoke showing from a 3 story EOR bodega. Firefighters stretched a line into the store and advanced inward knocking down fire overhead. Ladd...
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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03:41 hours / 1126 Buttonwood Street / Box 0104 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a structure fire with entrapment. Chief Moyer arrived with a large volume of smoke showing at a 2½ EOR apartment building.
Friday, December 7th, 2018
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1850 hours / 3819 Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter Township / D platoonEngine 5 dispatched to assist company 25 with a structure fire. Engine 5 arrived and laid 1000' of supply back a driveway off Perkiomen Avenue.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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1644 hours / 317 North Front Street / Box 0301 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for an oven fire. Engine 3 arrived at a 3 story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighters entered the home and found smoke on the second floor.
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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2258 hours / 227 & 229 Chapel Terrace / Box 0602 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for fire observed from the rear of a dwelling. Chief Rehr (C8) arrived with a large volume of fire from the rear of a 2½ story MOR.
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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0804 hours / 1323 Cotton Street / Box 0602 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling in the 1300 block of Cotton Street. Engine 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Seconds after arrival firefighters were told there were still people inside the home.
Monday, November 12th, 2018
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1108 hours / 1016 Lancaster Avenue / Box 0401 / D platoonWith firefighters still wrapping up from the Alvernia University fire, dispatchers began receiving multiple calls for a house fire on Lancaster Avenue.
Monday, November 12th, 2018
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1039 hours / 440 Adams Street, Judge Hall - Alvernia University / Box 0401 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire alarm at Alvernia University. Engine 5 arrived with smoke showing from the basement level of a 3 story student dormitory.
Friday, November 9th, 2018
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2131 hrs / 408 West Greenwich Street / Box 0704 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of a structure fire with entrapment. Additional information reported multiple calls being received for fire showing as well as a civilian trapped on the roof.
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0921 hrs / 1317 N. 10th Street (REAR) / Box 0902 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of a roof on fire to the rear of the address noted. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived and confirmed that a downed power line was draped over the roof of a 2-story, detached garage to the rear of the propert...
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1114 hours / North 5th & Pike Streets / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle accident with injuries. Car 8(Rehr) arrived with two severely damaged cars with an occupant trapped, requesting additional medic units.
Monday, November 5th, 2018
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0737 hours / 828 Thorn Street / Box 0704 / B & A platoons Companies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling. Engine 7 arrived at 2½ story MOR with light smoke showing. Crews investigated the structure and found a fire smoldering in between the 1st-floor ceiling and roof.
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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2054 hrs / 10th & Penn St. / C PlatoonWhile en-route to another call, Engine 1 came upon a hit-and-run accident at the intersection noted. A mini van that had been involved in a "T-bone" type collision suffered severe driver's side intrusion with the operator injured and still con...
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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0216 hours / River Road and Gordon Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle fire. Engine 7 arriving with a heavily involved vehicle, no exposures. Fire knocked down and under control within 10 minutes.
Monday, September 10th, 2018
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1900 hours / 1233 Robeson Street / Box 0902 / D platoon Fire Department dispatched for smoke showing from a house. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived at a 2½ story MOR dwelling with smoke showing from the 3rd floor.

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