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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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1653 hours / Boyertown Pike at Wood Lane, Exeter Township / D platoonRescue 1 requested to assist with vehicle accident on Boyertown Pike. Firefighters assisted units from Exeter and Mount Penn with extrication with hydraulic tools.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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1154 hours / 1200 block Weimer Street / D platoonRemaining city companies dispatched for a vehicle fire. Ladder 3 arrived with a vehicle burning in an alley off South 12th Street and attempted to stop the spread with PW cans.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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1144 hours / 620 Maple Street / Box 0602 / D platoon Companies dispatched for smoke showing from a dwelling. Car 7(Moyer) arrived at a 2 story structure with fire showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line to the second floor and quickly knocked down the fire.
Monday, April 9th, 2018
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1306 hours / 543 North Front Street / Box 0704 / D platoonFire Department dispatched for a bedroom fire. Chief Mogel arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the top floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and quickly knocked down the fire on the 3rd floor.
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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0710 hours / 900 Nicolls Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a garage fire. Engine 9 arrived at a single story garage with smoke showing from an automotive shop. Firefighters forced entry into the shop and knocked down a fully involved SUV on fire.
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00:13 / Box 07-04 / 343 West Greenwich Street / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted when a call was received from 341 W. Greenwich Street reporting smoke in the basement. An addition call reported a residential automatic fire alarm from the same address with a living room smoke detector activated.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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0448 hours / 505 North Court / Box 0702 / D platoonCompanies initially dispatched for smoke in a dwelling after an explosion. With units responding, the communications center reported several additional calls reporting a box truck crashed into a home.
Monday, March 26th, 2018
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1724 hours / 700 block Nicolls Street / D platoon Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived with a vehicle fully involved. Crews knocked down the fire along with extension into the brush.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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1014 hours / 1402 North 10th Street / Box 0902 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for bedroom fire. Ladder 3 arrived at a 2½ MOR with smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters located a fire in a closet, requesting a line from the engine.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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1640 hours / 448 South 15th Street / Box 0602 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling. Engine 1 and Rescue 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with fire showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and put a knock on the fire quickly.
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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1735 hours / 1220 Schuylkill Avenue / Box 0702 / D/B platoonEngine 7 on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters stretched 2 lines into the dwelling to attack a fire on the 3rd floor.
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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2211 hours / 1315 Dauphin Avenue, Wyomissing Borough / C platoonLadder 1 requested to assist at a house fire in the borough. Wyomissing Engine 79 reporting a 2½ story single with fire showing from the upper floors.
Sunday, March 11th, 2018
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1250 hours / 7th & Spruce Streets / Box 0103 / A platoonChief Rehr (C9) arrived in the 200 block of South 7th with multiple garages heavily involved. Engine 1 arrived and began a 2½" hose stretch to stop the forward progress of the fire.
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0145 hours / 619 Penn Avenue, West Reading / D platoonWest Reading PD on scene with fire in the rear of the Baldwin Brass building. Lieutenant 64-1 arrived with fire extending into 623 Penn, requesting the 2nd alarm.
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
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1757 hours / 127 South 4th Street / Box 0302 / D platoonExcited caller reporting house on fire. Engine 3 arriving at a 3 story rooming house with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the deep building with multiple occupancies.
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1133 hours / 545 Summit Avenue / Box 0402 / A platoonCaller reporting smoke coming from bricks in fire place. Medic 1 arrived at 2 story split with smoke showing from the chimney. Firefighters knocked down the fire with a water-can and then used a booster line with a special low volume nozzle to wor...
Monday, March 5th, 2018
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1602 hours / 1718 Pear Street / Box 0703 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in an attic. Engine 7 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and located a fire on the top floor.
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
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1956 hours / 1250 North 10th Street / Box 0902 / D platoon3rd party phone call reporting smoke inside a laundromat viewed through a security camera. Ladder 3 arrived at single story commercial property with smoke showing.
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
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12:10 hrs / 1209 Wayne Street / Box 07-02 / A PlatoonThe box was transmitted shortly after noon on a very gusty afternoon for a reported kitchen fire at the address noted. Additional calls reported flames and smoke visible.
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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2143 hours / 700 North 3rd Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies on the scene at a single story converted carriage house with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the structure and quickly knocked down the fire.

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