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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
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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.
Monday, November 11th, 2013
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information from firefighter Mike Biancone11:30 hours / 1008 Pike Street / Box 09-01 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a report of fire showing from a house. Ladder 3 & Engine 9 o/s with a 2½ story end of the row dwelling with smoke showing from the rear.
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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information from Lieutenant James Stoudt2007 hours / 645 South 18th Street / Box 06-02 / A platoonUnits responding with fire showing from 1200 block of Perkiomen Avenue. Engine 1 o/s with heavy fire throughout a single raised ranch.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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12:29 hours / 36 South 10th Street / Box #102 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a report of smoke in a house. Units arrived with a 3 story middle of the row with smoke showing from the rear. 1 line stretched into the rear of the dwelling with the fire knocked down in minutes.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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21:02 hrs / 1237 Avenue D / Box 07-02 / D PlatoonCompanies were dispatched for a reported stove fire at the address noted. Enigne 7 arrived with smoke showing from the two story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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16:54 hours / 1014 North 10th Street rear / Box #09-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched to Spring & Clover streets for a report of smoke coming from a garage. Engine 9 o/s with a vehicle fire inside the garage.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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01:14 hours / 232 Maple Street / Box 06-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a garage on fire. Engine 1 o/s with smoke showing from multiple garages next to a 4 story warehouse. 1 handline initially stretched into the first garage, with companies working on establishing a portable master stream to...
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14:51 hours / 1750 Van Reed Road, Spring Township Engine 5 and Ladder 1 were sent to 1750 Van Reed Road to assist units at a 2nd alarm structure fire at 15:17 hours. Units were released at 16:45 hours. WFMZ 69 News StoryReading Eagle Article
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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04:30 hours / 1533 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 06-01 / C PlatoonTower 1 arrived with fire showing from an old, large victorian dwelling that was converted into numerous apartments. Fire on the 1st floor, then extended to the 2nd, 3rd, and cockloft via walls and void spaces.
Monday, October 21st, 2013
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information from Deputy Chief Frank Nefos01:59 hours / 215 North 8th Street / Box 01-02 / B platoonChief Nefos(C5) & Engine 1 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with small pile of debris burning on front steps.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Ron Banks16:27 hours / 1243 Avenue D / Box 07-02 / B PlatoonEngine 7 on scene with a 2 story MOR project building with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. 1 line stretched and operating, searches negative.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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thanks to Firefighter Ron Banks for the information15:32 hours / West Shore Bypass / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched to the West Shore Bypass for a vehicle accident with Entrapment. Units on scene with a single car on it's roof with two persons confined.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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12:39 hours / 52 Morgantown Road / Box 04-02 / C PlatoonCar 22 on scene with a working fire. 1 line stretched from Engine 5, fire knocked down quickly with extension into the roof. Chief Serba placed the fire under control at 12:53.
Monday, October 7th, 2013
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13:04 hours / Route 422 Eastbound near Lancaster Ave / A PlatoonEngine 5 on scene Route 422 east bound with a multiple vehicle accident. Firefighters reporting one person confined in their vehicle. Rescue 1 in operation with hydraulic tools, with patient extricated 14 minutes later.
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01:35 / 718 Ritter Street / Box 07-04 / D PlatoonThe first alarm was transmitted for a report of smoke from the second floor of the dwelling and possible entrapment. Engine 7 arrived with smoke showing from a 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling and an occupant unaccounted for on the second floor.
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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13:14 Hours / 331 Hoskins Place / Box 6-01 / A PlatoonCompanies arrived with heavy smoke showing from the basement of a 3-story, end-of-the-row dwelling. A 1 3/4" handline was stretched via the first floor to the interior basement stairs, where crews encountered heavy fire in the basement.

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