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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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1456 hours / Angelica Street & Park Avenue / C PlatoonAs Engine 5 was en-route to a smoke detector installation in their district with Rescue 1, they found smoke coming from a window in a commercial building under demolition.
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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1331 hours / Lancaster Avenue Exit from Route 422 Eastbound / C PlatoonA civilian stopped at the Southwest Fire Station to report a vehicle accident with unknown injuries at the Lancaster Ave off ramp from Route 422.
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While responding to another emergency call, Deputy Chief Gary Mogel was struck at 3rd & Walnut Streets. All occupants were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. WFMZ 69 News Story
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1606 Hours / 1001 North 9th Street, McDonalds / Box 09-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke inside the building. Engine 9 o/s with 100' x 300' fast food structure with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the building while attempting to find the exact origin of the smok...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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1514 hours / 5th & Greenwich Streets / B platoonCompanies dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 7 arrived with a multiple vehicle accident with several people injured. Firefighters tended to one person who was ejected from a vehicle, while other controlled hazards around t...
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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1934 hours / 941 Perry Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire with entrapment. Engine 9 o/s at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Neighbors advised there was a child still in the dwelling.
Monday, July 4th, 2016
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1043 hrs / 613 Eisenbrown Street / Box 0704 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for reports of smoke from the windows of the residence. Engine 7 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling on a very narrow Eisenbrown St.
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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1605 hours / 243 Washington Street / Box 0302 / D platoonEngine 3 o/s at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters stretched a line and found multiple fires set within the dwelling.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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23:55 / 993 River Rd / Box 0703 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire near the Schuylkill Avenue Bridge. Engine 7 arrived with a 2½ story vacant warehouse with smoke showing from a window. Firefighters attempted to stretch a line through the first floor which was stopped by a deteriorate...
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
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1924 hours / 516 - 518 North 10th Street / Box 0105 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a shed burning to the rear of 518 North 10th. Chief Moyer(C9) arrived with a shed burning next to a garage. Firefighters stretched a hose line to burning garage and knocked the fire down in 10 minutes.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
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2218 hrs / 112 N. 11th St. / Box 06-01 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of smoke coming from the roof. Car 7 (J. Stoudt) arrived to confirm smoke pushing from the 2nd floor rear porch area of the 3-story occupied multiple dwelling.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
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05:38 / Route 422 Westbound / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries involving passenger vehicles as well as a construction vehicle on Rt. 422 westbound just east of the Lancaster Avenue exit.
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
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0411 hrs / 907 Franklin Street / Box 01-03 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported apartment building on fire at the address noted. Companies arrived as heavy smoke began to push from the 2nd floor with fire visible in the rear.
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
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1208 hours / 529 South 15th Street / Box 06-02 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a fan burning on the 3rd floor. Engine 1 arriving at a 3 story MOR with smoke and fire showing from the 3rd floor. A hose line was stretched quickly into the structure with fire in the ceiling on the 3rd floor.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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11:09 hours / 1019 Birch Street / Box 0902 / C PlatoonThe first alarm was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from the windows of a home. Arriving with smoke showing, Ladder 3 declared a working fire in the 2 1/2-story middle of the row dwelling.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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2331 hours / 1107 Greenwich Street / Box 0903 / D platoon Companies dispatched to 11th & Greenwich Streets for a garage burning. Engine 9 arrived with a single story stand-alone garage on fire to the rear of 1107 Greenwich.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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08:02 hrs / 230 North 10th St. / Box 01-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from a 2nd floor window in the rear of the home. Companies arrived to find smoke showing from a rear window of the 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Monday, May 16th, 2016
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1353 hours / 149 Pear Street / Box 0302 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from roof of a dwelling in the 100 block of Pear Street. Engine 3 o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear.
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2032 hours / 510 Lackawanna Street, Gateway School of Business / Box 0702 / D platoonEngine 7 & Ladder 3 dispatched for an alarm activation. Engine 7 o/s with a fire inside the gym of an vacant school building.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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2158 hours / 717 North 5th Street / Box 07-04 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for flames showing from the roof. Engine 7 o/s at a 2½ story semi with embers blowing from the chimney. Crews found a malfunctioning wood burning stove in the basement burning out of control.

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