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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
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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0438 hours / 11th & Cotton Streets / B platoonCompanies operated for almost an hour handling this car fire with slight extension to an adjacent vehicle. Engine 1, Tower 1, Car 7(Born)
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1646 hours / 3455 Stoner Avenue, Saint Lawrence Borough / C platoonCounty units dispatched for a garage fire. Engine 1 was requested on the second alarm at 1652 hours, and later cleared at 1725. Engine 1 & Car 5(Hart)
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1759 hours / 2515 Girard Avenue, Spring Township / D platoonCounty units on scene with working house fire. Ladder 1 requested on second alarm at 1807 hours, and later cleared at 1935. Ladder 1 & Car 4(Kemery)
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1307 hours / 4320 12th Avenue, Muhlenberg Township / B platoonThe Reading Fire Marshal's office was requested to assist with the investigation of a 3 alarm house fire. Engine 3 was earlier requested to standby in the township for additional alarms.
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
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0121 hours / Warren Street Bypass near River Road / D platoonCompanies dispatched for 2 vehicle accident in the Glenside section of the Warren Street Bypass. Engine 7 o/s with severely damaged vehicles and 2 people ejected.
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2310 hours / Warren Street Bypass near Howard Place / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a smoke investigation. During the response, units advised the incident is a vehicle accident on the Warren Street bypass in Glennside.
Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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1040 hours / 828 Mulberry Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a building. Ladder 3 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the philly gutter. Crews stretched a hose line into the second floor, while also overhauling the outside siding.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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1637 hours / 722 Locust Street / Box 09-03 / B platoonEngine 9 & Ladder 3 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Crews made entry with a hose line and knocked down a bedroom fire with extension into the hallway.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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thanks to Lieutenant James Stoudt Jr & Andrew Getka 0727 hours / 941 East Laurel Street / Box 06-02 / B & A platoons (shift change box)Companies dispatched for a house fire with someone trapped.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
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2148 hours / 732 Locust Street / Box 09-03 / C platoonCompanies o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters from Engine 9 stretched into the dwelling along with the exposure at 730 Locust.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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2135 hours / 1009 Franklin Street / Box 01-03 / A platoonCompanies o/s with light smoke showing from the second floor of a 3 story multiple dwelling. Firefighters were unable to find anything after checking a vacant 2nd floor apartment.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt Jr. 2013 hours / 1012 Meade Street / Box 04-01 / A platoonMedic 1 on scene with working fire at 2½ story twin. 1 line stretched into the kitchen with heat and smoke damage throughout.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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1055 hrs / S. 16th & Muhlenberg Sts / Box 06-02 / C PlatoonAs Training Group 1 was assembled in Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher class at the Fire Training Site, the rescue assignment was dispatched to 416 S.
Monday, April 20th, 2015
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1506 hours / 800 block Nicholls Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonCrews were dispatched to the former Gormleys Fire Equipment building on Nicholls street for a struck gas line. Companies on scene with free flowing gas from a large feed pipe.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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1350 hours / 431 South 15th Street / Box 06-02 / A platoonCar 5 o/s with smoke showing at a 3 story EOR. 1 line stretched with exterior fire on the second floor. The fire was placed under control in 10 minutes.
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Firefighters were kept busy on Mount Penn due to dry & windy conditions. 1149 hours / Mount Penn Mountain, South of the Fire Tower / B platoonCrews dispatched for smoke coming from the mountain. With current weather conditions, the assignment was upgraded to units from Lower Alsace, Alsace Manor...
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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information from Lt. James Stoudt Jr. 0230 hours / 12th & Walnut Streets / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a car into a tree. Car 6 on scene with a MVA with rollover and fire, occupant self extricated.
Monday, April 6th, 2015
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt2227 hours / 301 McKnight Street / Box 03-01 / A platoonCompanies dispatched to the 300 block of Schuylkill Avenue for a house fire. Chief Lessar(C6) in the area with smoke showing.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
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1953 hours / 3rd & Franklin Streets / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a car accident with rollover. Units on scene with a 2 vehicle crash, with an SUV rolled on a sidewalk. Rescue 1 in service with hydraulic tools to free one person from the vehicle.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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1851 hours / 218 South 10th Street / Box 06-02 / B platoonWith companies busy at a meeting with the Fire Chief, a box alarm was dispatched for the 200 block of South 10th Street. Engine 3 o/s with smoke showing from 2nd floor of a 3 story MOR.

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