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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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2204 Hours/ 119 S 6th Street/ Box 305/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to 117 S 6th Street for smoke in the structure. An additional caller reported the fire to be in 119 S 6th Street with people still inside.
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14:26 hrs / Spring Street Subway / C PlatoonOffice of the Fire Marshal Car 23 (Lt. Zulick) was traveling in the area during heavy rains and noted that the Spring Street Subway - a low-lying railroad underpass - was flooding, as it typically does.
Friday, June 4th, 2021
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1805 Hours/ 531 Laurel Street/ Box 502/ B Platoon- Companies were dispatched for reports of fire in a residence. E5 arrived with Car 7 and had nothing showing from side A. Tower 1 initiated search and found a heavy smoke condition on the second floor and called for E5 to stretch a line.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
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2208 hours/ 1200 N 11th Street/ C Platoon-The rescue assignment was sent to the Silk Mill Apts for several occupants stuck in an elevator. While companies finished freeing the individuals from the stalled elevator, dispatch notified Rescue 2 they were getting another elevator rescue at Washington To...
Saturday, May 29th, 2021
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0031hrs / 327 Linden Street / Box 0104 / B PlatoonIn the overnight hours, firefighters were alerted for a reported house fire w/ entrapment at 327 Linden St. Units arrived to find a heavy police presence in the area and E1 reported smoke showing from the 2nd floor of a 2 story middle of the row stru...
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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04:18 hrs / 1044 N. 5th Street / Box 0703 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted with multiple calls received reporting smoke and flames from a house. Engine 7 arrived with smoke in the block and heavy fire involving the rear of 1044 N.
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
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2126 hours/ 303 S 17.5 Street/ Box 601/ D Shift-The box was sent to the 300 block of S 17. 5 street for a reported basement fire. Engine 1 arrived on scene and had smoke coming from the front door. Car 7 established command and declared all hands working with a fire in the basement.
Friday, May 14th, 2021
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1855 hours/ 830 N 13th Street/ Box 903/ D Platoon-The box was transmitted for reports of smoke coming from under a door and flames showing from a window of a residence. Engine 9 arrived on scene to find a 2 story duplex with smoke showing out side Delta.
Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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1355 Hours/ 103 Walnut Street/ Box 302/ C Platoon-Companies were dispatched to 103 Walnut Street for fire in the wall. Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a 3 story middle of row with nothing showing. Upon investigation crews found a fire in the wall around a window on the 3rd floor and Car 8 declared...
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1120 Hours/ 429 Spruce Street/ Box 501/ C Platoon-Companies were dispatched for reports of a building on fire with smoke in the area of the 400 block of Spruce St. Engine 5 reported smoke showing from the Bingaman St Bridge and dispatch stated they could see smoke via the court house cameras.
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1527 Hours/ 1133 Chestnut St/ Box 602/ D Platoon- Companies were dispatched for reports of smoke in the residence and a possible fire in the attic. Upon arrival units had nothing showing from side A. Tower 1 then reported smoke pushing from what appeared to be a blocked off chimney in the rear of th...
Friday, April 30th, 2021
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16:26 hrs / 1149 Chestnut Street / Box 0602 / C PlatoonAs Engine 1, Tower 1, and Car 9 (Glore) were wrapping-up an incident at Chestnut & Peach Streets, the box was transmitted for a reported structure fire at 1149 Chestnut Street - only a few blocks away.
Monday, April 26th, 2021
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1758 Hours/ 1045 Chestnut St/ Box 602/ B Platoon-Companies were dispatched to 1045 Chestnut Street for reports of smoke showing from multiple floors of a vacant structure. Car 6 arrived on scene to find a 2.5 story middle of row structure with smoke showing and declared a working fire.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
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0302 Hours/ 437 Locust Street/ Box 101/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the noted location for reports of a house fire. Ladder 3 arrived on scene to find fire showing from the 3rd floor of a 2.5 story middle of row structure, and Car 8 declared a working fire.
Friday, April 9th, 2021
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0900hrs / 531 Spring St / Box 0703 / D Platoon -Just as Hazmat refresher training was getting started, the box was transmitted for a house on fire with fire and smoke from the windows with a possible person still inside.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
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17:30 hrs / Mt. Penn off Skyline Drive / C PlatoonEngine 1 and Car 9 were initially dispatched for a smoke investigation in the area of the Pagoda off Duryea Drive. Upon response, multiple calls were then received reporting a brush fire in the area of the "Peace Rock" on Mt.
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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21:28 hrs / 1307 North 11th Street / Box 0902 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire on the rear porch roof (a similar dispatch the evening prior resulted in a working fire on Church Street for the C Platoon) at the location noted.
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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23:24 hrs / 619 Church Street / Box 07-04 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire involving the rear porch roof of the location noted. Engine 3 arrived fist-due with smoke in the block and declared a working fire.
Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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0539 hours/ 824 New Holland Rd/ Box 0402/ A Platoon-E5 was dispatched for an unknown type of fire in the area of New Holland Rd and Lancaster Ave. One minute later the Box alarm was dispatched to 824 New Holland Rd at 625 Storage for multiple calls reporting fire from a storage shed.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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1255 hours/ 534 N 11th Street/ Box 101/ D Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the above address for a dwelling fire with entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story middle of row with smoke showing from the end of the block.

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