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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
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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1200 hours / 1157 North 5th Street / Box 0703 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in an apartment. Acting Chief Rehr(C8) arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and found a kitchen fire on the second floor.
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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2152 hours / 600 South 9th Street / Box 0602 / C platoon Companies dispatched for smoke and flames from the rear of Lincoln Chemical. Engine 5 arrived at a vacant warehouse adjacent to Lincoln with a large pile of debris on fire extending into the building.
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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1853 hours / 203 West Windsor Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a bedroom fire. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighters located a fire on the second floor.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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0357 / 310 West Windsor Street / Box 0704 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle fire close to a garage. Engine 7 arriving with a well-involved vehicle close to a garage. Fire knocked down quickly with the remainder of the assignment returned.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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2030 hours / 119 North Furnace Street, Birdsboro / A platoonCompanies on scene with working fire damaging 4 buildings. Reading Firefighters assisted for over an hour.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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0050 hours / 348 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / A platoon Companies dispatched to 9th and Greenwich for a house on fire. With units responding additional calls reporting the fire to be in the 300 block of North 9th Street.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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0347 hours / 3600 Kutztown Road, Laureldale Borough / D platoon Engine 9 and Ladder 3 requested to assist Berks County Company 13 with fire at a pizza shop. Units arrived with smoke showing from the rear.
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0023 hours / 316 North Front Street / Box 0301 / D platoonCompanies dispatched to 309 North 4th Street with multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 3 arrived with nothing showing, and confirmed there were no issues.
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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1307 hours / 914 Franklin Street / Box 0103 / D PlatoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing at a home on Franklin. Tower 1 arrived at a 3 story EOR with heavy smoke showing, reporting an occupant unaccounted for.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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1321 hours / 501 North 10th Street / Box 0105 / D PlatoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from a garage. Engine 9 arrived first-due with a single story garage on fire to the rear of 1010 Green Street.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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1542 hours / Rear of 728 McKnight St / Box 0704 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a garage on fire. Senior firefighter Dan Wade, in command of Engine 8 on probationary firefighter training, reported heavy smoke in the area.
Monday, May 15th, 2017
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1438 hours / 907 Locust Street (rear) / Box 0902 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched to the 900 block of North nth Street for a garage on fire. Engine 9 arrived with a single story garage on fire. Firefighters stretched a line and knocked down the fire quickly.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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1756 hours / 1218 Chestnut Streets / Box 0602 / D platoon Companies dispatched for a garage fire. Chief Moyer (C8) arrived with smoke showing from a row of garages. Firefighters stretched several lines into the congested area.
Friday, April 28th, 2017
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1914 hrs / Kenhorst Boulevard & Liggett Avenue / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries and fire. Medic 2 arrived on scene quickly and confirmed a working vehicle fire with negative entrapment and one victim ly...
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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1430 hours / 208 South 3rd Street / Box 0301 / A platoonEngine 3 arriving with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Crews stretched a line and found fire in the cockloft of a second floor rear apartment.
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1953 hours / 400 Orrton Avenue, IFS Industries / Box 0402 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a water flow fire alarm. Engine 5 arrived at large warehouse with smoke showing, requesting Box Alarm. Warehouse staff advised they had a dumpster fire inside the building.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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1355 hours / 1045 Oley Street / Box 0903 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a kitchen fire. Engine 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the front. As firefighters were stretching a line, occupants appeared from the dwelling removing a handicapped person.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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1206 hours / 258 Jameson Place / Box 0704 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing at a dwelling. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the basement of a multi-level dwelling.
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1334 hours / 147 South 4th / Box 0302 / A platoonCompanies dispatched to 4th & Chestnut for smoke showing from a building. Chief Kemery(C3) arrived with smoke and fire showing from the rear of an occupied 3 story building.
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0928 hours / 213 South 11th Street / Box 0602 / C Platoon The first alarm was transmitted on a beautiful spring Sunday morning for a report of smoke from the fourth floor of a building at the intersection of South 11th and Chestnut Streets.

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