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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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0135 hours / 948 Franklin Street / Box#24 / C platoon Companies o/s with 3 story middle-of-row / crews found fire on 2nd floor / fire knocked quick;y and placed under control at 0141 hours / FM's office investigating.
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1500 Hours / Schuylkill River / A Platoon Story by Training Lt. Sean Hart Crews were dispatched for a water rescue in the area of Penske Truck Leasing. Communications receiving calls of man in a kayak floating down the river with another man hanging on screaming for help.
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0356 Hours / 908 Patton Ave / B Platoon Story by Firefighter Ron Banks Reading Police requested an Ambulance & Engine Company early on Friday morning at 908 Patton Ave for a subject with a mental health problem.
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1011 hours / 245 South 10th Street / Box #24 / C Platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls coming in for fire in the 200 block of South 10th. Car 7, Nefos, reporting large column of smoke showing from 245 south 10th.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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0531 Hours / 1653 Cotton Street / Box#232 / D Platoon Companies on scene with porch fire in rear / Fire was knocked quickly / Units remained on scene for extensive overhaul. Engines - 5, 1, 3, 6(9) Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 4(2), Cars 5(Mogel), 9(Kemery) Share
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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1553 hours / 1017 Oley Street / Box #65 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling / Engine 6 OS with 2½ Story MOR with smoke showing / Fire located in 2nd floor rear bedroom / All searches negative / Dog locked in basement (unharmed).
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
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2354 hours / 928 Franklin Street / Box#241 / A Platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls received for smoke filling dwelling / Tower 1 OS reporting possible basement fire / Crews found fire burning around doorway of exterior basement door / FM's office is investigating.
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2132 Hours / 505 North 10th Street, Carcella Apartments / Box#1621 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for fire alarm on 4th floor / Engine 1 reporting smoke in the stairwell from 3rd floor to 4th / Firefighters pulled an occupant from a smoke filled apartment into a stair-tower / With the occupant ...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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1918 hrs / 1349 Moss Street / Box#645 / A Platoon Companies OS with working garage fire / Fire knocked quickly by Engine 9. Engines - 9, 6(7), 1, 3 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 2 (Squibb) 2004 hours / Front & Walnut Streets EMS dispatched with Engine 3 for double shootin...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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0319 hours / 1219 North 10th Street / Box #523 / D Platoon Dispatch reporting fire in the rear from fully involved pickup truck / Companies os with truck fire with extension into carport / Bulk of fire knocked in 10 minutes.
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1342 Hours / 1107 Chestnut Street / Box#25 / A Platoon Companies OS with 2½ Story MOR smoke showing / Fire in rear kitchen / Fire quickly knocked / Ambient temperature at 106℉ Engines - 1, 3, 5, 9 Ladders - Tower, 2 (1) Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car's 1(Kulp) & 2(Squibb)
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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1958 Hours / 1034 Elm Street / Box#45 / D platoon 2nd floor kitchen fire / bulk of the fire knocked at 2010 Engines - 1, 4(7), 6(9), 3 RIT Ladders - Tower, 2(3) Rescue 1, Medic 4(1), Cars 1(Kulp), 9(Kemery), 22(Hart) Thanks to Firefighter Tom Leszczynski for calling me to tell there was a fire....
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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0557 hours / 414 Orange Street / Box#242 / C platoon Car 7 on scene reporting working fire, with smoke showing from the basement. Engine 1 stretched line in rear Bilco door with a quick knock on the fire.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Beginning 2119 hours / Lancaster Ave & Arlington St / D Platoon Firefighters at the Southwest Station observed a cloud of dust and smoke in the vicinity of Lancaster Avenue and Arlington St. Civilians began to run across the Avenue toward what appeared to be some sort of vehicle accid...
Monday, June 27th, 2011
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1339 Hours / 1110 Allegheny Ave / Box#711 / A platoon Dispatched reporting a kitchen fire / Companies o/s with 3 story duplex with fire showing from the stove & cabinetry / Occupants attempted to fight fire prior to calling fire department / Fire controlled quickly with overhaul.
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
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0513 hours / Blair Ave & Clarion Street / Box#711 / B platoon Initial calls reporting structure fire / Companies found vehicle burning on Bike Trail near Baer Park on River Road / Engine 7 discharged master stream from a distance due to difficult access for full size pumpers / Engine 1 wa...
Saturday, June 18th, 2011
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Share var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; 0401 Hours / 351 N. 8th St. / B Platoon Dispatched to Box 4 for a fire in the zero hundred block of N. 8th. Corrected address reporting 300 Blk N.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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1848 hours / 537 South 17 & ½ Street / Box#232 / C platoon Car 7 o/s with residence filled with smoke, advising working fire. Engine 3 stretched a line to the front, while Tower 1 forced entry in the rear.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
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Share var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; 2020hrs / 126 West Elm St / Box #79 / D Platoon Dispatched for a reported dryer fire. Car 8 and Engine 3 arrived on location with smoke showing from the end of the row.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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1533 Hours / 1200 Meade Street / Box#176 / A platoon Fire showing from basement garage of a 1½ story corner dwelling / 1 line stretched / searches negative / Fire knocked quickly / FM's office investigating.

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