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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
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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0901 hours / 255 South 17th Street / Box 06-01 / D platoonMultiple calls received for a house on fire across from 16th & Haak Elementary School. Engine 1 o/s with a 2 1/2 story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor.
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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12:10 hrs / 1139 North 11th Street / Box # 09-02 / C PlatoonThe first alarm was transmitted for a report of a chimney fire at the address noted with flames in the residence. Engine 9 arrived on scene with smoke showing and confirmed a working fire.
Friday, February 20th, 2015
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1116 hours / Kutztown Road & Heisters Lane / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle fire with burn victim. Police units on scene with a fully involved van, with the occupant being pulled from the van by a civilian.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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1613 hours / 900 block of Scott St / B platoonEngine 5 and Ladder 1 handled an engine compartment fire this afternoon.
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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1429 hours / 401 South 5th Street / Box # 05-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for fire in dwelling. Engine 5 o/s with a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor. 1 line stretched into the 3rd floor.
Friday, February 6th, 2015
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2326 hours / 509 Fern Avenue / Box 04-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched to Grace Street & Fern Avenue for smoke in the area. Engine 5 o/s at the rear of 509 Fern with a working garage fire. 1 line stretched, with the fire being placed under control in 12 minutes.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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Shortly after feeling an explosion of some sort near the firehouse, Engine 5 was dispatched with Engine 1 and Car 7 to a trailer on fire on the West Shore Bypass near Lancaster Ave. Engine 5 arrived to find a small fire involving a tire and air lines of a double trailer hauling food waste.
Friday, January 30th, 2015
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1205 hours / 325 West Windsor Street / Box 07-04 / A platoonEngine 7 on scene with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. 1 hose line placed in service for a bedroom fire on the second floor.
Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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1955 hours / 10 North 4th Street / Box 03-02 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for fire in a laundromat near 4th & Penn Streets. Chief Serba(C3) arrived with smoke showing from the first floor of a 3 story building.
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We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the occupant at 714 Chestnut Street2119 hours / 714 + 710, 712, 716 Chestnut St / Box 01-03 / D platoonCompanies dispatched to 714 Chestnut Street for fire on the 2nd floor.
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1428 hours / 1817 Hessian Road / Box 06-01 / B platoonCompanies dispatched to 1900 block of Holly Road for a report of large amount of smoke coming from a newly constructed home. Units on scene at 1817 Hessian Road with a fire at the top of a converted chimney.
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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0621 hours / 107 Buttonwood Street / Box 03-03 / A platoonEngine 3 o/s with a 2½ story MOR fire showing 1st floor. 1 line stretched and operating. Chief Kemery(C5) reporting occupant stuck on rear porch roof, crews working to get to rear yard.
Sunday, December 28th, 2014
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We offer our condolences to the families of the deceased. 2020 hours / 524 Spruce Street / Box 05-02 / D platoonChief Landis(C9) on scene at a 2½ story EOR with working fire 1st floor, handicapped male trapped inside.
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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0904 hours / 1004 North 6th Street / Box 07-03 / B platoonChief Nefos(C4) on scene with a 3 story OMD with fire showing from the 3rd floor. One line stretched and operating with a mattress and several spot fires in a 3rd floor apartment.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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1838 hours / 118 North 4th Street / Box 03-01 / C platoonCompanies on scene with a 2½ story MOR. 1 line in operation, with the fire knocked down quickly. All searches clear. No injuries fire placed under control at 1850 hours.
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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03:38 hrs / 1229 Perry Street / Box 09 - 02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of flames on the first floor of the 2 1/2 story end-of-the-row dwelling. Companies arrived to a fire on the first floor and heavy smoke throughout.
Monday, December 8th, 2014
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1712 hours / 1726 Haak Street / Box 06-02 / B platoonCar 4 arrived to find smoke showing from a 3 story middle of the row. Companies had fire out 3 windows in the 2nd floor rear with eventual extension to the B exposure.
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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information from Lt. James Stoudt2124 hours / 1562 Cotton Street / Box #06-02 / A platoonEngine 1 o/s with fire showing from the rear of a 2½ story MOR. 1 line stretched and operating at an attached shed at the rear.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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2207 hours / 839 Pear Street / Box 07-04 / D platoonEngine 7 on scene with a 3 story MOR with fire showing 3rd floor. 1 line stretched and operating with fire throughout the 3rd floor front and rear. One firefighter's leg went through a hole in the floor, but was successfully removed without inj...
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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information from Firefighter Steve Johnson1053 hours / 448 Birch Street / Box 01-01 / C platoonChief Hart(C9) reporting smoke showing from City Hall several blocks away. Units on scene with fire showing from the second floor of a 2½ story MOR.

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