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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
Friday, October 13th, 2017
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0015 hours / 1201 Weiser Street, Car-Tech building 150 / Box 07-03 / A platoonCar-tech fire brigade on scene with smoke showing from an industrial building. Engine 7 arrived and worked to assist Car-tech engine 74 with advancing a 2½” into the structure.
Friday, October 6th, 2017
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2154 hrs / Centre Avenue & Bern Street / C Platoon The rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a report of a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and the operator still inside.
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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0158 hours / 1035 Greenwich Street / Box 0903 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in a dwelling. Engine 9 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the structure and located a fire in a second floor bedroom.
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Reading Firefighters were stretched to the limit when box alarms were struck 3 minutes apart. At 7:18 PM a caller from the boarding house at 125 South 4th Street requested the fire department for smoke in the building.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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1529 hours / 142 North 9th Street / Box 0103 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke visible from a 3rd floor apartment. Chief Kemery (C3) arrived at a 3 story MOR taxpayer with no smoke showing. Firefighters located a fire on the second floor rear apartment.
Monday, September 11th, 2017
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1723 hours / 1028 Douglass Street / Box 0902 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in a bedroom. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 on scene with a 2½ story corner taxpayer with smoke showing from the top floor rear.
Friday, September 8th, 2017
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1806 hrs / 1343 North 10th Street / D Platoon Ladder 3 was dispatched to the address noted for a report of a cat stuck in a heating duct. The company arrived to find that a kitten had crawled into an open second floor baseboard register and fallen into the ductwork.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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1252 hours / 1443 Fairview Street / Box 0602 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for an apartment fire. Units advised of an elderly male who may still be inside the structure. Engine 1 arrived at a 2 story occupied MOR with smoke showing from the second floor.
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2258 hours / 1511 Queen Street, Laureldale Borough / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire after multiple call were received by the Berks County DES call-center. Central Fire Company Chief 13 arrived at 2 story wood frame structure with fire showing.
Friday, August 4th, 2017
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0204 hours / 1600 Block North 9th Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a report of a vehicle into the building with one male semi-responsive. Companies arrived to find one passenger vehicle into a 2 1/2-story occupied mutiple dwelling at 1700 N.
Friday, August 4th, 2017
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1438 hours / 425 North 3rd Street, L & H Signs / Box 0303 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire alarm system activation. Acting Chief Rehr(C8) on scene with smoke showing from the roof requesting box alarm.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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0932 hours / 125 Buttonwood Street / Box 03-03 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a vacant dwelling. Chief Banks(C5) arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a line through the first floor of the structure, while crews searched the upper f...
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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0036 / 228 North 6th Street / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle burning. Chief Banks(C5) arrived with a fully involved vehicle. The fire was quickly knocked and placed under control at 0050.
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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2225 hours / 330 South 8th Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Acting Chief Rehr (C8) arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters forced entry into the dwelling and located a large volume of fire on the first floor.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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1913 hours / 500 North 3rd Street / Box 0303 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from the windows of a vacant warehouse. Engine 3 arrived at a 3½ story warehouse with smoke showing from the first floor.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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0921 hours / 35 North Carroll Street / Box 0402 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle on fire inside an auto repair garage. Units arrived with a single story garage with fire throughout. As firefighters began deploying lines, a garage employee advised a vehicle caught fire while up on a hydr...
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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2257 hours / 333 Washington Street / Box 0302 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire with people trapped. Ladder arrived at a 3 story occupied multiple-dwelling with fire showing from the first floor.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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1139 hours / 521 Birch Street / Box 0101 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the roof. Units stretched a line to the 3rd floor and quickly knocked down a fire in a crawl space under the roof.
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20:18 hrs / 800 Block of Walnut Street / C PlatoonEngine 1, Tower 1, and Car 5 (1st Deputy Banks) were dispatched to the 800 block of Walnut Street for a report of smoke coming from a street light pole.
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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0639 hours / Birch & Robeson Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a car burning in an alley way. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived with smoke showing in the area. The vehicle was located in the center of the block with no other access.

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