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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
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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1701 hours / 1701 Centre Avenue (rear) / Box 0703 / C platoonCompanies dispatched to the area of Thorn & Exeter streets for a van burning next to dwelling. Engine 7 arrived in the rear of 1701 Centre Avenue with a vehicle well involved with extension into a dwelling.
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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1107 hours / Route 12 near River Road / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a car accident with rollover. Engine 3 arrived over the Muhlenberg Township line with an SUV on it's side, 2 occupants confined.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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2328 hrs / 309 N. 3rd St. / Box 0301 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of smoke from the home. Engine 3 arrived on scene with civilians on point and smoke showing from the 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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1240 hours / 1331 Muhlenberg Street / box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for flames coming from a kitchen. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 1st floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the rear of the dwelling and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen....
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1758 hours / Mount Penn Mountain behind Reading High School / Box 0903 / B platoonMultiple calls received reporting a fire behind Reading High School. Engine 9 arriving at the base of the mountain with a large wind-driven brush fire spreading to the north.
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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20:01 / N. 5th & Douglass Sts. / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection noted. Engine 7 arrived to find one passenger vehicle into the structure with injuries and one occupant trapped.
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09:54 / Centre Avenue & Douglass Street / C PlatoonAfter clearing a reported natural gas leak on Franklin Street, Rescue 1 was en route to the Glenside area for a smoke detector installation with Engine 7 when the company happened upon a vehicle accident which had just occurred at the intersecti...
Monday, November 14th, 2016
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1308 hours / 1360 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 0601 / D platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Stoudt (C1) on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters stretched into the first floor with fire in the rear of the dwelling.
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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14:35 hours / 1051 Culvert Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a dwelling. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters quickly stretched a line and carried ladders down the tight street and made entry.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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1435 hours / 719 North Front Street / Box 07-04 / B platoonBerks DES dropped the box tones immediately reporting a working fire called in by police on scene. Engine 7 arrived shortly after and reported heavy smoke showing from the first floor.
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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1742 hours / 40 North 10th Street / Box 01-03 / D platoonBerks County DES receiving calls reporting smoke showing from a building on North 10th Street. Tower 1 o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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0540 hours / 2100 Centre Avenue / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a trash truck on fire. Engine 7 o/s at the 61 Cafe with the trash compartment of the truck on fire. The only access to the fire was through the top of the truck.
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0653 hrs / Skyline Drive at Drenkel Field / C PlatoonAfter a working fire earlier in the night shift, companies were dispatched to Skyline Drive in the area of Drenkel Field (area of the Pagoda landmark) for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment involving a van that had left the roadway...
Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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0155 hrs / 42 South 5th Street (Rear) / Box 0302 / C PlatoonThe C Platoon started night work at 1800 hrs on 9/16 with 3 box alarms - all of which were fires of lesser consequence. At 0151 hrs, Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 7 (J.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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0110 hours / 702 North 8th Street, Big Mill Apartments / Box 0903 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for kitchen fire in apartment 511. Firefighters arrived on the floor with water flowing from a single head over a previous kitchen fire.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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0942 hrs / 1206 Moss Street / Box 0902 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to 1208 Moss Street for a reported vehicle on fire inside a garage. As the box was transmitted, firefighters at the 9th & Marion fire station a block away had civilians running into the firehouse to alert them of the fi...
Monday, August 29th, 2016
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1501 hours / 137 Mountain View Rd, Mohn's Towing / C platoonEngine 5 requested to assist at a fire in a junkyard. Firefighters assisted in knocking down a large pile of scrap and debris from a motorhome and other vehicles.
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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0704 hours / 306 South 6th Street / Box 0502 / D platoonCompanies at a 2½ story MOR with fire showing from the top floor. Firefighters forced the front door and stretched into the building. As crews worked the fire, searches were in progress in both the fire building and exposures.
Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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2232 hours / 713 North 9th Street / Box 09-03 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire on the second floor. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived with a 2½ story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighter located a fire in a second floor bedroom and began a hose stretch.
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1510 hours / 512 & 514 Penn Avenue, West Reading / A platoonLadder 1 & Medic 3 requested for a working fire on multiple decks in the rear. Second alarm requested @1523 hours for manpower which brought Engine 3.

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