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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, July 26th, 2012
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information by Lt. James Stoudt 1919 hours / Thun Bike Trail / A Platoon Medic & Engine 5 dispatched for a bicyclist injured on Thun Trail, (the victim was unable to give an exact location.) DC Stoudt requesting Rescue 1 & Brush 2 for additional assistance.
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21:50 / Lindbergh Viaduct & Glen Road / D Platoon Following a vehicle accident with confinement and a working fire earlier in the shift, D Platoon firefighters were again in the street for a reported vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the vicinity of the 2000 block of Howard Blvd.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
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18:06 / 324 W. Greenwich St. (REAR) / Box 07-04 / D Platoon As Engine 3, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, and Car 7 were operating at a motor vehicle accident at N. 4th & Washington Streets, the box was transmitted for a reported garage fire in the area of W.
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information from Lt. James Stoudt 1945 hours / 100 North Front Street, Reading Elderly Housing / Box 3-01 / D Platoon Automatic fire alarm activated at Reading Elderly Housing Building. Berks County Communications receiving multiple calls reporting smoke on the 6th floor, box alarm filled out.
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0645 hours / 2nd & Walnut Streets / B Platoon Companies were on scene at an underground electrical vault which sent smoke and carbon monoxide into multiple homes in the 200 block of Pear Street. Firefighters & Paramedics evacuated approximately 60 residents.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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2322 hours / 234 South 9th Street (REAR) / Box 01-03 / A platoon Engine 1 dispatched for a vehicle on fire in an alley behind Spring Garden Street. Seconds after the dispatch, the communications center advised DC Lessar(C8) they were receiving more calls for fire spreading into a garage.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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information from Firefighter Steven A. Johnson 21:00 hours / 5th & Bern Streets / C platoon Some photos from a recent motor vehicle accident. Companies used multiple hand, power & hydraulic tools to free the driver from the wreckage.
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Following the 3rd alarm fire early in the morning of July 4, city firefighters and paramedics were kept continually busy throughout the remainder of the day and evening... 09:09 / Box 523 / 1347 N. 10th St. / B Platoon Engine 7 arrived and assumed first-due to find fire that had started in a w...
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Firefighters battled two working fires as the hot and humid 4th of July Holiday began: The first fire occurred just before shift change on Tuesday, July 3. It was dispatched at approximately 17:30 hrs for a reported basement fire at 1331 Moss St.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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19:39 / 536 S. 15th St. / Box 235 / A Platoon Around 19:00 hrs, Engine 7 was dispatched for a report of a fire in a rear yard in the 1000 block of Church St. With reports of a fire close to the home, Car 8 (Lessar) added Ladder 3 to the assignment.
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22:46 hours / 500 block North Front Street / Box #824 / A platoon Communications center receiving multiple calls for a garage burning in an alley. Engine 7 reporting smoke showing from their quarters. Units arrived with a 2 story garage fully involved with 4 exposed garages across the alley burning...
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21:40 hours / 332 North 5th Street / Box #35 / A platoon Communications center receiving multiple calls reporting working fire with people trapped. Chief Stoudt (C4) o/s with 3 story occupied M.D. with a working fire on the first floor.
Friday, June 8th, 2012
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18:55 hours / 427 South 16th Street / Box #231 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for a report of fire showing from a 2nd floor window. DC Lessar(C8) arriving with smoke showing at a 3 story EOR, working fire declared moments later.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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05:20 / Route 422 Eastbound near Lancaster Ave. / D Platoon Companies were dispatched to the outer-loop of the West Shore Bypass for a motor vehicle accident. Units arrived to find an SUV overturned with one female trapped.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
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information from firefighter Ron Frey 09:04 hours / 8th & Green Streets / D platoon Companies dispatched to the rear of Rossi Brothers for a motor vehicle accident. Units found a mini van resting in the air, after crashing though a fence.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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19:38 Hours / 201-A South 4th Street / Box #124 / A platoon Ladder 1 o/s at a 2 story MOR, fire showing on 1st & 2nd Floor. Car 4 placing the fire under control at 20:06. The FM's office is investigating.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
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00:28 Hours / 1207 Cotton Street / Box #21 / C Platoon Companies o/s with working basement fire in a 2½ MOR Dwelling. Engines - 5, 1, 3, 9 Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 5(Serba), RFD Historian(Miccicke)
1828 hours / 346 South 7th Street / Box #18 / C Platoon Companies o/s with a 2 story EOR with fire on the 1st floor with extension into 649 Pine Street. Companies arrived to find heavy fire in the first floor rear with extension to 2nd floor, roof, and attached exposure.
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1413 hours / 313 N 6th St / Box 352 / B Platoon Box dispatched for reported smoke from the 3rd floor. Companies arrived to find extra well done food on the stove with a moderate smoke condition on all 3 floors.
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information from Firefighter Tim O'Brien & Lt. James Stoudt 0506 hours / 1138 Birch Street / Box #625 / A Platoon Communications center reported one call received for a kitchen fire. Engine 6(9) reporting smoke showing from their quarters.

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