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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
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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1717 hours / 309 Schuylkill Ave / Box 0301 / B platoonAfter a busy day in the heat, including 3 box alarms for nasty food on the stove, which all required mechanical ventilation, the day shift culminated with a 2nd alarm fire on Schuylkill Avenue.Radio advised of multiple calls for an end of the row...
Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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information from Lt. Dave Williams2022 hours / 6th & Canal Streets / A platoonMedic 4 & Engine 5 dispatched for a possible missing kayaker at the Brentwood Trailhead. During the response, the communications center advised there was an injured person along the riverbank below canal street.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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1629 hours / 800 Court Street, Providence House Apartments / Box 0103 / A platoonCompanies initially dispatched for a stove on fire in the area of 4th & Walnut Streets, and then were quickly redirected to 800 Court Street , Apartment 423.
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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0751 hours / 1643 Cotton Street / Box#0602 / C platoonCompanies arrived with a 2½ story MOR. Firefighters found fire in a rear window sill and wall. 1 line stretched and operating. Fire knocked quickly, with units available at 0825.
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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thanks to Deputy Chief James Stoudt Jr for the information. 2358 hours / 547 Tulpehocken Street / Box 07-04 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vacant dwelling in the 500 block of Tulpehocken Street. Engine 7 o/s with a 3 story EOR with fire showing on 3 floors. Firefighters began a hose stretch i...
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thanks to Firefighter Erik Hirner, Donny Marks & Andrew Getka for the information0358 Hours / 102 Neversink Street / Box 06-02 / C platoon**Note the box alarm was originally dispatched as Box 01-02Multiple calls being received for an apartment building with fire through the roof near South 7th S...
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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1937 hours / 800 South Street / Box 05-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a conveyor belt on fire. With a large column of smoke visible throughout the city, Engine 5 arrived with heavy fire from multiple conveyor belts & hoppers.
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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1259 hours / 533 South 6th Street / Box 5-03 / D platoonCar 2 on scene with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Crews stretched a line into the third floor and located a fire in a bedroom. All searches clear, with no injuries reported.
Monday, August 10th, 2015
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At 2026 hours, Engine 5, Ladder 1, and Car 8 (Landis) handled this vehicle fire at 955 East Wyomissing Blvd.
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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Information from FF Mike Harcarik1524 hours / 213 Hudson St / Box 07-01 / D PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire in the 200 block of Hudson street. Car 2 (Mogel) arrived on location and reported heavy fire out the first floor.
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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At 1127 hours, Engine 7, Ladder 3, and Car 2 (Mogel) responded to and extinguished this car fire at 744 Weiser St.
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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1650 hours / 1100 North 9th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonMultiple calls reporting a fire at 9th & Robeson Streets. Engine 9 arriving with 3 story EOR apartment building with smoke showing from the 3rd floor.
Friday, July 31st, 2015
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1300 hours / D platoonA heavy downpour swept through Reading in the afternoon causing a flash flood and stranding motorists. Companies were first sent to 5th & Woodward for a vehicle underwater. Moments later, crews were also sent to 6th & Oley Streets for additional vehicles underwater.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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1439 hours / 731 Lance Place / Box 09-03 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling at 729 Lance. Engine 9 o/s with a 2½ story MOR, nothing showing. Crews found a malfunctioning appliance in the basement which caused reduced the assignment.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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0102 hrs / Rear 1318 Kenny Street / Box 06-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of flames in the alley to the rear of the homes in the 1300 block of Fairview Street. Engine 1 arrived to find a frame garage well-involved to the rear of 1318 Kenny Street.

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