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....
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...
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...
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...
18:44 hrs / Route 422 Eastbound between Lancaster Avenue and Penn Street / C Platoon The rescue assignment and Car 8 (L. Moyer) were dispatched to the area of Route 422 Eastbound near Lancaster Avenue for a reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle on its side and unknown injuries.
1720 hours / 411 South 12th Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a vehicle repair shop. Chief Moyer(C8) arrived with a dense pressurized smoke pouring from the garage.
1347 hours / 403 North 10th Street / Box 01-05 / D platoonCompanies on scene at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line through the baker's alley to attack a kitchen fire.
1224 hours / 1542½ Centre Avenue / Box 07-02 / B platoonEngine 9 on scene at a 2½ story EOR with smoke showing from the dwelling. Crews started a hose stretch into the dwelling and encountered fire on the 1st and 2nd floors.
03:08 hrs / 1517 Greenview Avenue / Box 0702 / C PlatoonWhen retired Reading Fire Department Fire Chief William Rehr reports a fire, you can be pretty certain it's work... The box was transmitted for a reported vacant home well-involved in fire.
0633 hours / 400 block North 8th Street / A platoon Companies dispatched for a vehicle into a structure. Ladder 3 on scene advising a hit-and-run accident with one person injured. Crews stabilized the building and treated the driver.
1230 hours / 1251 Spring Street / Box 0902 / A platoonEngine 9 and Ladder 3 on scene at a 3 story MOR with a working basement fire. Firefighters made a hose line stretch into the dwelling and encountered a large volume of smoke.
2033 hours / 413 Oley Street, Wyomissing Borough / D platoon Ladder 1 and Medic 2 requested to assist at a 2nd alarm kitchen fire. Units on scene with a 2 story dwelling with fire showing from the rear.
1120 hours / 9th & Douglass Streets / B platoonCompanies were dispatched to 9th & Douglass Streets for a reported building collapse. Lt. Zulick (C23) with building debris in the street on the South West corner of the building.
14:52 hrs / 635 N. 11th Street / Box 09-03 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted for a report of smoke and flames in the basement. Engine 9 arrived with heavy smoke and high heat at the top of the basement stairs and stretched a 1 3/4" handline.
09:57 hrs / 323 Douglass Street / Box 07-03 / C Platoon As Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 6 (J. Stoudt) were clearing a stove fire with a burned civilian a few blocks away on Windsor Street, Berks County Communications advised units that the box was being transmitted for smoke from the basement at ...
2210 hours / 424 North 6th Street / Box 0303 / D platoonReading Police Officers on scene with smoke showing from a 1 story commercial building. Chief Moyer (C8) arrived with smoke showing. Crews stretched two hose lines into the building with a large volume of fire in the rear of the building.
1807 hours / 927 Windsor Street / Box 0902 / D platoonFire Department units dispatched for smoke in a bedroom. Engine 9 arrived with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and encountered a man with burns to his hands.
1730 hours / 809 Greenwich Street / Box 0903 / D/B platoonsCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a roof. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived at a 3 story MOR with nothing evident. Firefighters entered the dwelling and found smoke coming from the walls on the 2nd floor.
2142 hours / 800 South Street, Evergreen Community Power Plant / Box 0502 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in the fuel silo. Chief Stoudt(C6) arrived with smoke showing from the silo and loading conveyor belts.
0904 hours / 521 Windsor St / Box 0703 / B platoonA cold, quiet holiday morning was interrupted by the dispatch for a space heater on fire on the 2nd floor of a rowhome. Engine 9 arrived to a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors.
0950 hours / 148 Douglass Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire. Chief Stoudt(C6) & Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the top floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and located the fire in the rear of the 3rd floor.
0949hrs / 1114 N 6th St/ Box 0703 / B platoonWhile Engines 7, 9, Ladder 3, and Tower 1 were at simultaneous fire alarms, Box 0703 was dispatched for a house on fire, with subsequent calls reporting occupants still inside.
0805 hours / 49 North 9th Street / Box 0103 / B platoonJust after shift change, Engine 1 was dispatched to investigate a potential false call for fire at the address. Engine 1 arrived with nothing showing and began an investigation which revealed smoke from a rear window on the first floor.
2106 / 434 Oley Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Banks(C5) and Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MD with fire showing from the 3rd floor rear. As firefighters were stretching a line, the Chief was advised there was a person attempting to fight the fire with an...