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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
Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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Medic 2 dispatched for a medical emergency in the 600 block of north 11th street. During the inital assessment a male appeared with a large sword. Crew fled dwelling, and contacted police. Reading Eagle Article
Sunday, December 25th, 2011
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information from firefighter Erik Hirner 0128 hrs / 110 W Greenwich St / Box#353 / C platoon Communications center reporting multiple calls for a fire in the area of 117 W Greenwich St. Companies found a trash fire at the rear of 552 N Front St, the former New Jamaican Restaurant between th...
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information from Lt. James Stoudt 0046 Hours / 830 Oley Street / Box# / A Platoon Engine 6(9) & Ladder 3 dispatched for a fire alarm to the El Gallito Mexican Food Store & Bakery. Companies o/s with smoke showing from the first floor, and water flowing.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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information from firefighter Ken Licwinko 0829 hours / 1044 Spring St ( Spring Inn) / Box# 641 / C Platoon Companies o/s with a working bedroom fire in a 3 story rooming house. 1 line in service from Engine 6, fire quickly put under control.
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0854 hours / 1035 North 10th Street / Box# 521/ C Platoon WFMZ 69 News Viewer Video Companies arrived with a 3 story MOR with Fire showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters located & removed an unresponsive fire victim via aerial ladder from 3rd floor.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
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information from FF/PM Chris Bixler 1026 hours / 600 block Clinton Street / Box#724 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for structure fire. Units arrived to find construction materials burning next to a site office trailer.
Saturday, December 10th, 2011
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information from Platoon Chief Tom Kemery 1649 hours / 1541 Montgomery Street / Box #716 / D Platoon Communications receiving calls reporting a barn on fire. A column of smoke was observed from most areas of the city.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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1331 hours / 1227 Allegheny Ave / Box#715 / B Platoon Companies o/s with working kitchen fire / A line was stretched from Engine 7, and the fire was placed under-control in 10 minutes. Engines - 7, 3, 4(9), 1 Ladders - 3, 1 Rescue 1, Medic, Cars 3(Amicone), 8(Serba), 22(Hart)
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additional information from Platoon Chief Frank Nefos 1126 Hours / 1410 North 10th Street / C Platoon Units dispatched for fumes in a dwelling. During response, communications advised multiple people were feeling sick.
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2054hrs - 1323 N 12th St - Box 627 - B Platoon Companies on scene with a working fire in the 3rd floor and roof of a 3 story MOR. 2 lines stretched, searches negative. Fire placed under control 2118 hours.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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Information from Firefighter Judd Weber 1756 Hours / Warren Street Bypass near River Rd / C Platoon Dispatch reporting a single vehicle accident in the area. Engine 3 o/s with a car up an embankment near Car-Tech.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Information From Firefighter Andrew Kutz 1107 Hours / 930 North 8th Street / Box #5 / B Platoon Companies o/s with 2½ Story MOR, Smoke showing from rear of the building. With no access to the rear apartments from the front, firefighters from Engine 9 stretched a line through a grocers alley...
Monday, November 21st, 2011
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Information from Firefighter Judd Weber 1317 Hours / West Shore Bypass south of Lancaster Ave / C Platoon City & County units dispatched for a car accident on the West Shore Bypass in the area of the city line.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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0644 hours / Neversink Mountain, South 19th Street / Box#239 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for a report of a smoke odor from the area of 19th & Fairview streets. Tower 1 advising smoke appeared to be coming from Neversink Mountain.
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0414 hours / 702 North 10th Street / Box#63 / A Platoon Dispatch receiving multiple calls reporting a fire with people stuck on the 3rd floor. After response, Engine 9 reporting smoke visible from blocks away.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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information from firefighter Joe Decisco 2301 Hours / 1752 North 5th Street, Vince's Towing / B Platoon Engine 7 dispatched for a report of a truck on fire. Communications notified Car 8(Serba) that additional calls reporting the truck to fully involved, an additional engine was added to assign...
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1603 Hours / 12th & Green Streets / Box#47 / C Platoon Companies dispatched to the intersection of 12th & Green Streets. Medic 1 reporting smoke showing on way back from the hospital. Car 4 (Wentzel) o/s with smoke showing at 1161 Green Street, reporting fire spreading into adjoining prop...
information from Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel 1234 Hours / 431 Locust Street / Box#49 / C Platoon Engine 8 o/s with smoke showing 3 story MOR. Car 4(Wentzel) reporting fire showing from all floors in the rear.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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1535 Hours / 614 Elm Street / Box#318 / A Platoon Communications center originally received a call for a house fire on Elm Street. While dispatchers were generating an assignment, an additional call was received and reported there was no problem.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
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B Platoon - 1946hrs -rear of 363 N 2nd St - Box 76 Companies dispatched for the garage fire on Buttonwood St. Engine 7 reported smoke showing from their station. Companies found piles of debris burning, opened up and flowed foam to contain the deep seated fire.

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