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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
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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02:48 hrs / 337 Pear Street / Box 03-01 / D PlatoonAs companies had just begun to return to quarters following the fire on Cedar St, the box was transmitted for a reported house fire with entrapment on Pear Street.
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2347 hrs / 332 Cedar Street / Box 1-02 / D PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke from the dwelling. Companies arrived with heavy smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story end-of-the-row. As 1 3/4" lines were placed in service, crews encountered fire on both the first and second floors.
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2333 hrs / 347 Spring Garden St / Box 6-02 / D PlatoonAs some companies were being released from a 6-02 box for an oil burner malfunction at 1235 Cotton St and E3 and L1 continued to operate on the Pear Street incident, the 6-02 box was again transmitted for a reported house fire at 347 Spring Gard...
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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2152 hours / 151 Pear Street / Box 3-02 / D platoonThe box was transmitted for a reported fire on the 2nd floor. Engine 3 arrived with a 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling with fire showing from the 2nd floor rear.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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2003 hours / 1514 N Front Street / Box 07-03 / D platoonEngine 7 o/s with a 2.5 story twin, smoke showing from the 1st floor. 2 l/s/o. Fire under control with overhaul at 2037 hours. Searches proved negative.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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1414 hours / 737 Bingaman Street / Box 01-03 / A platoonEngine 1 o/s with a 2 story end of the row, smoke showing from the 2nd floor. One line stretched and operating on a fire in the basement. All searches clear, several dogs removed from the dwelling.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
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information from firefighter Ron Frey2219 hours / Hampden Blvd & Union Streets / D platoonMultiple calls being received for a car accident. Engine 9 on scene with downed utility pole at Union & Hampden, and a heavily damaged vehicle 50 yards further on Hampden.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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2042 hours / 422 S 5th St / Box 05-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a building. Engine 5 arrived with smoke from a second floor window of a 3 story MOR. 2 lines stretched, fire contained to room of origin and under control at 2103 hours.
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information from firefighter Tim Conti1646 hours / 450 Riverfront Dr / Box 05-01 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a fire on the roof around a ventilation system. Engine 5 & Car 5 arrived on location to find employees attempting to contain a fire that appeared to have started in a rolling mac...
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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20:25 hours / 2234 Northmont Blvd / Box 09-01 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for fire on a roof around a chimney. Engine 9 arrived on scene of a 3 story semi-detached with smoke from the 3rd floor and flames in the eves.
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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16:28 hours / 1141 Elm Street / Box #01-01 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a structure fire with a person trapped. Engine 1 on scene with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor.
Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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08:40 hours / 129 & 131 West Elm Street / Box 03-01 / C platoonWith companies dispatched to the 600 block of North 9th street for a reported garage fire, Chief Serba(C4) advised he was going to investigate a column of smoke from the Front & Buttonwood area.
Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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09:20 hours / 1130 Marion Street / Box #09-02 / D PlatoonThe alarm of fire was transmitted when the occupant reported flames in the first floor of the dwelling. Engine 9 reported smoke showing from their quarters a few blocks away and declared a working fire.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt04:06 hours / 1220 Perkiomen Ave / Box #06-01 / C platoonCompanies on scene with a 3 story occupied multiple-dwelling with smoke showing on the 2nd floor. Firefighters stretched a line to apartment 4 on the second floor with fire in the walls of a bathroom.
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt with corrections by Chief Frank Nefos13:33 hours / 824 Franklin Street / Box 01-03 / D platoonCompanies on scene with a working fire at a 2½ story end of row dwelling.
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19:34 hours / 2277 Reading Avenue, Sprecher's Meat Market / C platoonSpring Township Fire Department requested city units for a 2nd alarm fire. Units were available about an hour later. Engine 3, Ladder 1, Car 4(Serba)PhotosWFMZ 69 News StoryReading Eagle Article
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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21:06 hours / 1008 North 11th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonEngine 9 & Ladder on scene with with a 3 story MOR with an odor of burnt food. Ladder 3 reporting smoke on the 2nd floor requesting a hose line be stretched.
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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information from Firefighter Andrew Getka06:02 hours / 119 North 4th Street / Box 03-02 / B platoonCompanies on scene with a 3 story vacant dwelling with fire on the first floor rear. 2 lines stretched, searches were negative.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Information from Lieutenant Scot Landis19:33 hours / 323 Pearl Street / Box 05-02 / C platoonCompanies o/s with a 2 story MOR with smoke showing. One line stretched into a kitchen with the fire being knocked down at 19:41.
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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12:23 hours / 1309 North 11th Street / Box # 09-01 / B platoonCompanies on scene with a 3 story, middle of the row with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. 1 attack line stretched with the fire located in a middle bedroom.

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