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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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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.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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0854 hours / 549 Gordon Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies o/s with a 3 story MOR with normal conditions. Firefighters found a fire in the chimney with extension into the flooring and fireplace. Fire placed under control at 0921.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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1629 hours / 600 Arlington Street, Prizer-Painter Stove Works / Box 0402 / D platoon Box alarm upgrade after alarm system investigation. Call from the property reporting fire in a hood system. Engine 5 o/s with 4 story commercial building, fire in an exterior ventilation unit.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
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0926 hours / 518 South 17½ Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from an occupied dwelling. Rescue 1 o/s with a free-standing 2½ story structure with smoke showing from the attic.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Information from Lieutenant Dave Williams2356 hours / 752 Schuylkill Avenue / Box 0704 / A platoonMultiple calls received for a house on fire in the 700 block of Schuylkill Avenue. Engine 7 o/s at a 3 story EOR with smoke pushing from the first floor.
Monday, December 7th, 2015
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1250 hours / 1007 North 10th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonCompanies o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into a rear kitchen and quickly extinguished a fire which had spread into the ceiling.
Monday, December 7th, 2015
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0120 hours / 329 Pine Street / Box 05-01 / B platoonCompanies o/s at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a hose line to the 3rd floor and quickly extinguished a fire inside a wall.
Friday, December 4th, 2015
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2336 hours / 839 Washington Street / Box 01-03 / C platoonPolice reporting smoke from a building. Engine 1 arriving at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a hose line into the dwelling to extinguish a kitchen fire.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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information from Lieutenant Dave Williams1548 hours / 400 block Pine Street / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a car accident with injuries after a police pursuit. Units on scene with an SUV vs sedan with passenger confinement.
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2030 hours / 50 North 4th Street, Washington Towers / Box 0302 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire alarm. Engine 3 o/s with a vehicle burning in a parking garage beneath the building, requesting box alarm.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
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2232 hours / 1033 North 11th Street / Box 0902 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire. Engine 9 o/s with a 3 story MOR, smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line and quickly knocked down a porch fire.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
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1955 hours / 429 North 10th Street / Box 01-05 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in an apartment. Engine 1 o/s with a 3 story apartment building, smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters quickly placed a hose line in service, with the fire located in the rear of the apartment.
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1532 hours / 2443 Leisczs Bridge Road, Bern Township / B platoonEngine 7 dispatched along with county units for a reported barn fire. Companies on scene with a garage fire, with the fire being placed under control 30 minutes later.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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0318 hours / 645 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in the area of 9th & Oley Streets. Engine 9 o/s with a 3 story MOR, fire showing from the rear. 2 Firefighters began a 2½ stretch down an alley behind the dwellings, a portable master stream was used i...
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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1931 hours / 326 North 5th Street / Box 03-01 / A platoonCall received for a the back of a house on fire. Engine 3 o/s with a 3 story MOR, heavy fire in the rear. Companies stretching 2 lines into 326 north 5th street.
Monday, October 5th, 2015
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1616 hours / 124 South 5th Street / Box 03-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for flames seen from a window. Ambulance 6 o/s with 4 story apartment building smoke showing from the rear. Companies advised by an occupant there was a fire on the 2nd floor, and there was a child unaccounted for.

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