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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
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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2213 hours / 700 Arlington Street, IFS Industries Building 6 / Box 0402 / A platoonCall from the building reporting smoke throughout. Engine 5 arrived with at a 100x200 foot single store warehouse with smoke showing from several openings.
Friday, August 31st, 2018
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0627 / 824 Chestnut Street / Box 0103 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke from the roof of a house at South 8th & Chestnut Streets. Car 9 (Glore) arrived with smoke in the area and civilians on point directing fire department units into the 800 Block of Chestnut.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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0253 hours / 514 Minor Street / Box 0502 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Engine 5 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. As a hose line was being stretched, firefighters reported a large volume of fire to the rear with power lines down.
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0241 hours / 931 Douglass Street (rear) / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched to 10th & Douglass Streets for a dumpster fire spreading into a building. Engine 9 in the area reporting fire showing behind El Puerto grocery.
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1356 Hours / Centre Avenue & Spring Street / D platoonCompanies responding for motor vehicle accident in the intersection. EMS on scene with a 2 vehicle accident with one rolled on its side. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle began treating two occupants confined inside.
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1404 hours / 347 North 6th Street / Box 0304 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a second-floor fire. Chief Mogel (C2) arrived with fire showing from the rear of a 3 story MOR. Firefighters stretched lines into both 347 & 345 North 6th Street and located fire in a void space.
Friday, July 27th, 2018
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1650 hours / 831 Schuylkill Avenue / Box 0704 / C platoonChief Glore arrived at a 2½ story MOR with fire showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling through the first floor for a kitchen fire.
Friday, July 20th, 2018
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1258 hours / 333 North 11th Street / Box 0104 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing from a house. Engine 9 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with nothing evident. Crews located a fire in the walls on the 3rd floor rear.
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2354 hours / 445 Mulberry Street / Box 0105 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling. Engine 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and found fire in the basement.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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2215 hours / 1629 Museum Road, Wyomissing Borough / D platoonLadder 1 dispatched to assist at a house fire at 1629 Museum Road. Firefighters worked to control a bedroom fire in a large single-family dwelling.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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1506 hours / Warren Street Bypass at Allegheny Avenue / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a traffic accident with rollover on Warren Street. Engine & Car 7 arrived with a 2 vehicle accident with rollover.
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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1343 hours / 742 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Rehr(C8) arrived at a 3 story MOR storefront with fire showing in the rear. Firefighters made access from Douglass Street and stretched hose lines to attack the large volume of fire on the back of...
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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1855 hours / 242 W Douglass St / Box 0704 / C platoonC platoon companies were dispatched to multiple houses reported to be on fire in the 200 block of W Douglass St. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from between the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Friday, June 15th, 2018
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1958 hours / 724 Madison Avenue / Box 0704 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing from an occupied dwelling. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and knocked the fire down in 10 minutes.
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1547 hours / 801 Hill Avenue, Wyomissing / C platoonEngine and Ladder requested to assist for a fire in the Blue Building of Vanity Fair complex. Multiple calls reporting fire and smoke showing. Units arrived with a fire on the 5th floor and roof.
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1358 hours / 1001 Rockland Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a truck into a building. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 on scene with a box truck through a loading dock garage door. Firefighters checked the building for structural issues.
Friday, May 25th, 2018
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1028 hours / 56 Neversink Street / Box 0602 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for 911 caller reporting smoke coming from a house. Chief Banks (Car 5) arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor.
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1711 hours / 1350 & 1352 Perkiomen Avenue / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a structure investigation after receiving reports of a porch collapse. With units responding, dispatch advised a vehicle had crashed into 2 structures on Perkiomen Avenue.
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1410 hours / 1306 North 11th Street / Box 0902 / B platoonEngine 9 arrived to a 3 story MOR with fire from the first floor front. Crews made entry to knock down the fire that was rapidly spreading to the 2nd floor, while others tended to the fire running the porches.
Friday, May 4th, 2018
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2153 hours / 640 North 6th Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Banks (C5) arrived at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from a porch. Firefighters placed a hose line in service and quickly knocked down the fire.

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