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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
Monday, April 25th, 2016
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0748 hours / 634 ½ Moss Street / Box 0903 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire with reports of people trapped. Chief Thorpe (C8) arrived at a 2½ MOR with smoke showing from the front and rear.
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14:34 hrs / 600 Arlington Street / Box 04-02 / A PlatoonFirst alarm companies were dispatched for a report of a furnace on fire. Car 6 and Engine 5 arrived with fire showing from the roof. The 2nd and 3rd alarms were struck as the large, single-story commercial building became heavily involved in ...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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0147 hours / 518 Cedar Street / Box 01-05 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a report of smoke from the rear of the house. Engine 1 o/s with light smoke in the block. Engine 1 and Ladder 3 were unable to gain access to the block due to illegally parked cars.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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2158 hours / 319 Constitution Way / Box 05-01 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling. Engine 3 o/s with a 2 story duplex apartment with smoke showing. Crews stretched a line to a second floor apartment and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen.
Monday, April 4th, 2016
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1319 hours / 1601 North 11th Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a stove on fire. Units reported a large volume of smoke coming from a 2½ story semi. Crews stretched a line through the side of the house and knocked the fire down quickly.
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2255 hours / 1446 North 10th St / Box 09-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for multiple calls for a rear of a house on fire. Engine 9 arrived to find a 3 story MOR with the rear well involved. Engine 9 stretched through the exposure to the rear to begin knocking the fire while Ladder 3 stretched a ...
Friday, March 18th, 2016
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1031 hours / 539 North Front Street / Box 07-04 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from the rear of a house. Engine 3 arriving at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched hose lines into the fire building as well as the home next door.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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1612 hours / 1305 Cleveland Avenue, Wyomissing Borough / B platoonLadder 1 dispatched with county units for a house fire. Chief 85 on scene with smoke showing from the top floor of a single family dwelling.
Monday, February 29th, 2016
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1402 hours / 1429 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 6-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke flowing from a bedroom window. Engine 1 o/s at a 3 story MOR with light smoke showing. As firefighters began stretching into the dwelling it became apparent they were dealing with a fire in the cockloft as smoke ...
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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1959 hours / 724 North 12th Street / Box 9-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 700 block of North 12th Street. Engine 9 o/s at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from the 3rd floor.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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1225 hours / Lackawanna & Carbon Streets / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Ladder 3 o/s with a 3 vehicle accident with rollover. Firefighters located a deceased occupant in one of the vehicles.
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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11:41 hrs / 1164 Green Street / Box 1-01 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting smoke from a house in the 1100 block of Green St. Ladder 3 reported smoke showing from several blocks away and confirmed a working fire.
Friday, February 19th, 2016
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information updated from Lieutenant Dave Williams2213 hours / 634 South 16 1/2 Street / Box 6-2 / A platoonUnits dispatched on the box were advised of caller reporting heavy smoke from his basement. Many crews responding anticipated a routine oil burner malfunction until C6 reported heavy smoke fro...
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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1119 hours / 27th South 9th Street / Box 1-04 / C platoonRPD on scene reporting a fire on the 3rd floor. Firefighters found an exterior fire burning on the porch and knocked it down quickly with 1 line.
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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information from Lieutenant Mike Glore1919 hours / 1149 N. 5th St. / Box 0703 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted for a report of a kitchen fire with smoke and flames visible. Companies arrived on scene with fire showing from the rear of the 1st floor apartment in the 3-story m...
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0546 hours / 2160 Highland Avenue, Lower Alsace Township / C platoonCounty units dispatched for a kitchen fire at 0526. With fire throughout the first floor, a 2nd alarm was struck bringing Engine 1 and Ladder 2 to the scene.
Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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With a massive snow fall crippling the city along with the East Coast, the Reading Fire Department is still serving the city with pride. Units have handled multiple emergency calls despite dangerous road conditions.
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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07:05 / S. 9th & Franklin St / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Arriving on scene, fire department personnel found a mini-van that had been involved in broadside-type collision with a tractor trailer.
Monday, January 11th, 2016
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1637 hrs / 315 N. 4th St. / Box 0301 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of a fire in the ceiling. On arrival, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 crews found fire burning in the ceiling of the very high first floor ceiling of the century-old, 4-story warehouse portion of the p...
Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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1835 hours / 912 Amity Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a garage fire to the rear of 1441 North 9th Street. Chief Mogel(C2) o/s with a mattress burning in a garage with extension into the eves.

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