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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, November 12th, 2014
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1434 hours / Mount Penn Mountain, behind Reading High School / C platoonBrush fire assignment sent behind Reading High School near the peace sign. With winds spreading the fire up the slope, a 2nd alarm was requested for additional manpower.
Monday, November 10th, 2014
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2344 hours / 1329 Locust Street / Box 09-02 / B platoonEngine 9 on scene with a 3 story MOR with nothing showing. Upon entry firefighters found a fire on the first floor rear of the dwelling. 1 line stretched and operating with crews searching the upper floors.
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0348 hours / 2113 Penn Avenue, Spring Township / B platoonSpring Township units on scene with 3 story mixed occupancy with fire showing. 2nd alarm struck requesting Engine 3 & Ladder 1. Chief Born(C7) accompanied the city companies.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
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0036 hours / 111 West Elm Street / Box 0301 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a report of fire from the 2nd floor of 107 W Elm St. Car 4 & Engine 1 arrived to find fire issuing from the 2nd and 3rd floors of a vacant 2 1/2 story end of the row.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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0252 hours / 8th & Oley Outlet Building / Box 09-03 / D platoonMultiple calls received for fire showing at a former outlet building under renovation. Engine 9 on scene with a 5 story building with fire showing from several windows and the roof.
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1353 hours / 1246 Hill Road / Box 01- 02 / C platoonCompanies on scene with a fire in the walls caused by a painter's torch. No injuries were reported. This fire was also the final fire Lieutenant Scot Landis would work as he has been promoted and is done working on the C platoon.Engines - 1, 3,...
Friday, October 10th, 2014
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2002 hours / 307 Chestnut Street / Box #03-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a garage on fire. Engine 1 o/s with a 2 story garage in the middle of a row with a strong smoke odor. Firefighters located a fire in the ceiling inside the garage with extension into a residence above.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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2322 hours / 2722 Beacon Drive, Spring Township / B platoonLadder 1 requested during a 2nd alarm assignment into Spring Township. The home was fully involved on arrival, which lead to heavy damage throughout the structure.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt2148 hours / 919 Buttonwood Street / Box 01-02 / A platoonCrews arrived with an occupied 3 story multiple dwelling with a fire in the second floor hallway, the fire was contained quickly.0107 hours / 915 Buttonwood Street / Box 01-02 / A platoonCrews arrived w...
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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info from Lieutenant James Stoudt0102 hours / 304 North 4th Street / Box 03-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a building at 4th & Elm Streets. Engine 3 o/s with a vacant 3 story MOR under renovation with smoke showing.
Monday, September 29th, 2014
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1555 hours / 653 Mulberry Street / Box 09-03 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for fire with entrapment. Engine 9 o/s with 2½ story MOR smoke showing from the front & rear. Firefighters from Ladder 3 entered the home immediately to search for a missing 3 year child, minutes later the child...
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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1013 hours / 400 Blk S. 13th St / Box 06-02 / D PlatoonCompanies were dispatched for a reported garage fire in the alley between S. 13th St and Chapel Terrace. Tower 1 reported smoke showing form Perkiomen Avenue and Spruce St.
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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We offer our condolences to the families involved in this morning's fireinformation provided by Lt. Scot Landis0508 hours / 1321 North 13th Street / Box #09-02 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a reported fire with people trapped.
Friday, September 5th, 2014
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13:42 / 801 William Lane / 0902 / D PlatoonEngines 9, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 6 (Kemery)Companies dispatched for a report of a natural gas line struck by a forklift. It was confirmed that the leak was within the building and was active.
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The Hugh Carcella Apartments at 505 North 10th Street is an 11 story apartment complex that is visited frequently by fire & ems units. Beginning on the morning of Monday September 1st, companies were dispatched for a fire alarm only to have the assignment upgraded to a full response due to a fir...
Monday, August 25th, 2014
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1430 hours / 108 Peach Street / Box 01-03 / C platoonLadder 1 o/s with a 2½ story EOR vacant with smoke showing. Companies forced entry and located a fire on the 1st floor with extension to the exterior.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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05:17 hrs / 603 Eisenbrown St / Box 0704 / D PlatoonCompanies responded in a driving rainstorm for a reported roof on fire at the address noted. Engine 7 and Car 2 (Mogel) arrived with smoke showing from the top floor of the 2 1/2 story, middle-of-the-row dwelling.
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2308 hours / 360 Schoeffers Road, Exeter Township / A platoonMultiple calls received for a large fire in the area of Schoffers Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. Exeter units reporting a fully involved barn on fire, requesting 2nd alarm.
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Medic 3 on scene at 100 North 5th Street for a woman in labor. Crew radio'ed at 0559 hours the unit was gone. Police department located the unit on route 662 and pursed for some time. The ambulance was finally stopped at 662 and Boone Road by the police department using spike strips.
Monday, July 7th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis1539 hours / 1554 Mineral Spring Road / Box 0601 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Engine 1 o/s with a 3 story EOR, smoke showing from the rear.

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