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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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19:10 hours / Schlegel Park Baseball Field / A Platoon Units dispatched for a report of an explosion in porta-potty. Engine 5 on scene with a burning portable toilet. Police units investigating.
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information provided by Lt. James Stoudt 17:00 hours / Blair Ave & Montgomery Street / A platoon Victim spotted about 12 foot from shore in 7 - 8 foot of water. Firefighters from Rescue 1 & Engine 7 entered the water and removed the swimmer.
Saturday, July 13th, 2013
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08:42 hours / 1107 Marion Street / Box 09-02 / C platoon Companies dispatched to a dwelling with smoke showing. Units on scene with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 3rd floor. Firefighters from Engine 9 & Ladder 3 quickly placed a line in service and had the fire under control in min...
Friday, July 5th, 2013
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10:46 Hours / 1600 block North 5th Street / C platoon Companies dispatched for a two vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 7 & Ambulance 6 o/s with 2 cars blocking traffic, 5 occupants. Chief Lessar requesting additional EMS units.
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
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thanks to Firefighters Andrew Getka & Erik Hirner 19:58 hours / 123 West Green Street / Box 07-01 / C platoon Multiple calls received for smoke from the 3rd floor rear. Engine 7 & Chief Kemery(C6) o/s with smoke showing from the 3rd floor of three dwellings in the middle of a row.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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17:15 hours / 1237 Buttonwood Street / A platoon Units dispatched for a report of a building collapse from a Reading Police Office. Engine 1 o/s at the Birch Tavern reporting bricks on the sidewalk with evidence of structural deterioration.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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thanks to Deputy Chief Frank Nefos & Firefighter Joe DeCisco for the information Firefighters were stretched thin as two fires on 11th Street & Pershing Blvd were called in moments apart. 20:39 hours / 1051 Pershing Blvd / Box 04-01 / B platoon With Engine 3 out of service training...
Friday, June 14th, 2013
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22:20hrs - 1346 Cotton St - Box 06-02 - B Platoon Berks County Communications dispatched the box after receiving multiple calls for smoke from the 2nd floor. Engine 1 arrived with a 2.5 story middle of the row with smoke showing from the 2nd floor.
Monday, June 10th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Steve Turner & Deputy Chief Mike Lessar 11:28 hours / 426 North 12th Street / Box #0101 / C platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire. Engine 1 o/s with a 3 story MOR with nothing showing from the front.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Matt Staley 23:21 hours / 213 Maple Street / Box 01- / C platoon Companies dispatched for vacant home on fire. Engine 1 o/s (crew of 5 from previous recall) with a 2 story MOR with fire showing in the rear.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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information from 2nd Deputy Chief Lessar 1926 hours / 630 Schuylkill Ave / Box 07-04 / C platoon Units dispatched for a house fire with a burn victim. Chief Lessar(C7) o/s with a 2½ Story MOR with fire showing.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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16:42 hours / 1332 North 11th Street / Box 09-02 / B platoon Engine 9 o/s with a 2½ story MOR working fire on the first floor, neighbors reporting someone still inside. Medic 1 requesting additional medic unit.
Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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23:46 hours / Front & Washington Streets / A platoon Units dispatched for a vehicle accident from the result of a police chase. Engine 3 o/s with a damaged vehicle in the RACC parking lot on Riverfront Drive.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
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11:30 hours / Centre Ave & Windsor Street / A platoon Medic 1 o/s with a two car accident with injuries requesting a 2nd medic unit. Chief Stoudt(C4) also advising the driver of one of the vehicles was confined.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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14:42 hours / 1300 block Hampden Blvd / A platoon Engine 9 and Ladder 3 o/s with a 2 vehicle accident with an occupant confined to one of the cars. Units worked for 30 minutes to free the occupant. The victim was taken to Reading Hospital Trauma Center.
Friday, May 17th, 2013
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03:22 hours / 531 North 11th Street / Box 01-01 / D platoon Engine 9 o/s with 3 story duplex with nothing visible from the outside. After investigation crews found smoke on the first floor, one line placed in service.
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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04:00 hours / 934 Greenwich Street / Box 09-03 / A platoon Companies arrived with a 2 ½ story vacant dwelling with nothing showing. Engine 9 reporting a second floor bedroom on fire after investigation.
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1325 hours / 220 S. 5th St. / Box 03-02 / B Platoon While Group 1 companies were in Confined Space refresher training, Berks 911 dispatched Engines 3&7, Tower 1, Ladder 3 and multiple county companies to 220 S 5th St for reported fire and smoke from the 4th floor rear windows.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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20:04 hours / 433 S. 10th St. / Box 06-02 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched to the store at the corner of 10th & Cotton Sts for a report of a male burn victim and smoke in the building. Car 7 arrived on scene reporting a burn victim in the street and smoke from the Citi Sub and Grocery S...
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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13:41 hours / 1600 Block Thorn Street / A platoon Units dispatched for a vehicle fire in the 1600 block of Thorn Street. Engine 7 o/s with an engine compartment fire. Thanks to Paramedics Dan Wassel & Josh Schmeck for capturing our probationary firefighters handling a car fire with oversight ...

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