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....
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...
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...
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...
08:27 hours / 300 Block Schuylkill Ave / A Platoon Units dispatched for a motor vehicle accident, during response the communications center advised one of the vehicles was on fire with an individual possibly entrapped.
17:13hrs - 348 Penn Street - Box 03-02 - B Platoon Companies dispatched for a possible structure fire from Christmas lights igniting part of the building. Car 2 arrived and reported heavy smoke showing from the front of the building.
20:34 hours / 141 Schuylkill Ave / Box 03-01 / A platoon Communications dispatched Engine 3 & Ladder 1 to the 100 block of Schuylkill Ave for a smoke condition. Seconds later multiple calls were being received for a house on fire.
17:05 Hours / 1250 Hill Road / Box #06-01 / A platoon Companies dispatched for a bathroom fire in the 1200 block of Hill Road. Engine 2 on scene with smoke showing from an occupied 3 story apartment complex at 1250 Hill Rd.
11/19/12 - Hoover Ave & Division St - Kenhorst Borough - 0357hrs - B platoon. Kenhorst Station 69 was dispatched for a car fire on Hoover Ave. Engine 6 (5) was subsequently dispatched to the rear of the 900 block of Lancaster Ave due to multiple calls reporting various locations along the borde...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.