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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
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
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18:29 hours / 1324 North 13th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoon Companies sent for a report of a gas leak from UGI dispatch. Units o/s with a 2½ story semi-detached dwelling, UGI employees reporting a 16% direct gas reading.
Monday, November 12th, 2012
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11/12/12 - 2155hrs - D platoon - Box 0704 While the OFM and Rescue 2 were investigating the fire on Mulberry St, a box was dispatched for the area of Clinton and Douglass Sts - correct address would be the 700 block of Opportunity Drive.
Monday, November 12th, 2012
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18:34 hours / 1319 - 1321 Mulberry Street / Box 09-01 / D platoon The box was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a dwelling with several calls having been recieved. Engine 9 arrived with smoke visible from the roof line of a 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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0346 hours / 1925 North 14th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoon Companies o/s with a 2 story split-level home with smoke showing from the roof line / 2 lines stretched into the dwelling / all occupants were able to make it out.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Struck Reading on Monday October 29th. The large storm pounded the east coast with heavy rains and wind throughout Monday and early Tuesday. During the height of the storm East Reading & sections of North West Reading lost power, along with multiple calls for wires down or arcing...
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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information from Lt. Scot Landis 20:45 hours / 2400 Block Kutztown Road, Muhlenberg Township / C platoon Rescue 1 requested to assist Muhlenberg Township Fire Companies with a vehicle accident. Units on scene with a small sedan crashed into & under the rear of a flat-bed tow truck.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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1253 hours / 359 Schuylkill Ave / A platoon Communications center reporting multiple calls for a dwelling fire in the 300 block of Schuylkill Ave. Engine 3 o/s with a 3 story MOR with fire showing at 359 Schuylkill.
Monday, October 8th, 2012
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information from Firefighter Ron Frey C platoon: 01:14hrs - Engine 1, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Medic 5(3), Car 4 dispatched to the 300 block Moss St for a PD chase with fire. Redirected to 100 blk.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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0435 hrs / 1047 Birch St. / Box 09-02 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for a report of curtains on fire in a 2nd floor bedroom. Engine 9 arrived and confirmed a working fire with fire showing within the 2nd floor front bedroom of the 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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0321 hours / 1156 Green Street / Box 01-01 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire. Units o/s with a 2 1/2 story MOR, with smoke showing on the first floor. 1 line in operation, searches negative.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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information from firefighter Erik Hirner 12:31 hours / 741 North 11th Street / Box 09-03 / C Platoon Communications center reporting multiple calls received for a house on fire. Engine 9 o/s with 3 story MOR with fire running the porch line.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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information from Firefighter Erik Hirner 03:11 hours / Lancaster Ave & Hancock Blvd / Box 04-01 / C platoon Engine 5 and Ladder 1 dispatched for smoke investigation at Lancaster Avenue and Hancock Blvd.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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information from Firefighter Erik Hirner & DC Frank Nefos 23:35 hours / 1530 Mineral Spring Road / Box 06-01 / C platoon DC Nefos o/s with smoke showing from a large 3-story duplex. Residents directing crews to the rear of the building where the Chief could hear someone calling for help.
Monday, August 20th, 2012
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information from Firefighter Erik Hirner 21:00 hours / Hancock Blvd & Lancaster Avenue / C platoon Units dispatched for a motor vehicle accident involving 2 vehicles and a person lying on the road.
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
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information from DC Mike Lessar 06:09 hours / 1500 block Mineral Spring Rd / A Platoon Units on scene with working fire in an SUV. Engine 6(1), Ladder 2(Tower), Car 8(Lessar)
Friday, August 17th, 2012
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20:01 / 403 Rosenthal St. / Box 301 / D Platoon The box was transmitted for a report of smoke in the dwelling at the address noted. Additional information from the occupants indicated flames and smoke in the bathroom on the 2nd floor.
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1409 hours / Oak Lane & Richmond Street / A platoon Units dispatched for a car accident reported with injuries and entrapment. DC Lessar requesting an additional engine & medic unit. Companies on scene with 2 vehicles in the intersection with one person confined.
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Information from Firefighter Bill Lomnychuk 1300 hours / 10th & Franklin Streets / B platoon Units dispatched for a motor vehicle accident. Units on scene with Tractor Trailer with punctured fuel tank.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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1901 hours / 1235 Spring Street / Box 09-02 / A Platoon Companies dispatched to 435 Spring Street for a report of a house on fire. Engine 9 o/s with no fire & confused occupant. Moments later the communications center reported they were receiving multiple calls for 1235 Spring Street.
Monday, July 30th, 2012
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information from firefighter Mike Biancone 0616hrs / 814 North 12th Street / Box 09-03 / B platoon Engine 9 on scene of a 2½ story MOR with fire on the rear 2nd floor porches with extension inside.2 lines stretched from Engine 9 & Engine 7.

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