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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
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.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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2214 hours / 828 Lincoln St / Box 07-04 / C platoonCompanies dispatched to West Douglass & Lincoln Streets for smoke from a house. Engine 3 arrived in the block with smoke showing from a 2 story middle of the row.
Monday, September 28th, 2015
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2340 hours / 1036 Buttonwood Street / Box 01-02 / A platoonMultiple calls received for a fire at 1036 Buttonwood Street. Chief Lessar(C6) on scene with a 2½ story MOR with fire showing on the 2nd floor.
Friday, September 25th, 2015
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2130 hours / 540 Weiser Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for flames from a house. Car 9 arrived with a 3 story middle of the row with fire showing from the 2nd floor. Fire also out the 1st floor rear.
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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information from Deputy Chief Stoudt0021 hours / 710 North 3rd Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in an apartment building. Units on scene with nothing showing, crews found smoke coming from a 1st floor rear apartment door.
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
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Thanks to Lieutenant Dave Williams1858 hours / 252-254 Pear Street / Box 0303 / A platoonMultiple calls being recived for 2 houses on fire in the 400 block of Pear Street. Chief Kemery(C4) reporting a column from the 3rd & Court fire house.

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