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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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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.
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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1243 hours / 1838 North 5th Street, J & M Auto Technology / Box 0703 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing from a auto garage. Engine 3 arrived at a 1 story mechanics garage with smoke showing from the bays.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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0824 hours / 98 West Neversink Rd / A platoonExeter Fire Requesting a 2nd alarm for a house fire on an unplowed hillside. Engine 5 & Engine 3 responded to assist and remained on scene for over an hour.
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0836 hours / 800 South Street, Evergreen Community Power Plant / A platoon/D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in the fuel silo of the a high efficiency wood-burning power plant. Firefighters arrived with a smoldering fire within a large wood chip silo.
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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1529 hours / 1319 Kenny Street / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoking coming from the dwelling. Chief Born(C5) on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 1st floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the structure and located a kitchen fire in the rear.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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1957 hours / 6th & Cherry Streets / Box 0304 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing at the Wells Fargo building. Firefighters arrived with smoke coming from several manholes. During the incident several fire & carbon monoxide alarms were transmitted from buildings in the area.
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1342 hours / 800 block of North 8th Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle accident. Engine 9 arrived with a 2 vehicle accident with one rolled on its side. Crews treated several occupants and requested additional EMS units.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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B platoon units were sent to CH Briggs, 2047 Kutztown Road for a report of an unconscious man who was working on a roof. Firefighters arrived and worked to get him down via Tower 1's aerial platform.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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1400 hours / 1415 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a home on Perkiomen Avenue. Chief Moyer(C9) & Engine 1 arrived at a 3 story semi-detached with smoke showing from a porch roof.
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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1218 hours / Schuylkill River / A platoonThe Fire Department was requested to assist a local search & rescue group in the disappearance of a man from Kenhorst. On Tuesday the Reading Police reported a man missing after leaving a tavern on Morgantown Road.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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0452 hours / 333 North 13th Street / Box 0104 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for an outlet on fire in a bedroom. Engine 9 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighters found a fire in a 3rd floor bedroom and began a hose stretch.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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0058 hours / Lancaster Ave & Angelica Street / D platoonMultiple calls reporting a serious accident with people unconscious. Engine 5 o/s with a 2 vehicle accident with occupants trapped, additional EMS units requested.
Friday, January 27th, 2017
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1851 hours / 609 Summit Avenue / Box 0402 / D platoonNumerous calls received reporting a house on fire. Engine 5 arrived at 2 story SFD with fire showing. Chief Mogel (C2) reporting exterior fire with extension into the dwelling.
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0436 hours / 300 Lackawanna Street, Jamestown Village Apartments / Box 0702 / D platoonEngine 7 & Ladder 3 dispatched for a fire alarm at building 16. Engine 7 arriving at a 3 story garden apartment building with people evacuating.
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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1243 hours / 637 Birch Street / Box 0903 / B platoonThe first alarm was transmitted for multiple calls reporting fire from the 3rd floor. Car 5 (Born) reported a thermal column visible several blocks out.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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0407 hours / 1035 North 10th Street (rear) / Box 0902 / D platoonFirefighters at Engine 9 & Ladder 3's quarters were awoken by loud banging, quickly followed by a box alarm for the 1000 block of North 10th Street.

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