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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
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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22:50 hours/ 601 Heisters Ln/ Box 901/ B Platoon-Companies were dispatched to 601 Heisters Lane @ Fargo for fire in a warehouse. E9 arrived with smoke in the area and reported smoke pushing from the vents.
Monday, November 9th, 2020
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0115 hours / 522 Cedar Street / Box 0105 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire. Ladder 3 arriving at a 2½ story semi in the middle of the block with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the first floor and began knocking down the flames.
Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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1313 hours / 912 Lancaster Avenue / Box 0401 / B platoonCompanies were dispatched for a house on fire in the 900 block of Lancaster Avenue. With apparatus responding, dispatchers advised crews they could see a header of smoke from the courthouse cameras.
Saturday, October 31st, 2020
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04:06 hrs / 907 Franklin Street / Box 01-03 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting the building on fire at the location noted. Car 9 (Glore) arrived and established command with fire showing from an enclosed alley on the ground floor (commonly known as a "baker's a...
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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0713 Hours/ 534 N 11th Street/ Box 101/ A Platoon- Companies were dispatched for reports of black smoke coming from basement. Car 7 arrived on scene with smoke showing and declared a working fire. E1 stretched a line and located a fire in the basement.
Monday, October 26th, 2020
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2214 hours / 201 North 10th Street / Box 0103 / D platoon Police Officers reporting a building fire at 10th & Walnut Streets. Car 7 (Moyer) arrived with 3 story occupied MD with fire showing on the first floor.
Friday, October 16th, 2020
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1022 hours / 830 Thorn Street / Box 0704 / D PlatoonWith several companies busy training at the Fire Academy, a box alarm was struck for the 800 block of Thorn Street. Ladder 1 arrived with smoke showing from the second floor of a 2½ MOR dwelling.
Monday, October 12th, 2020
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11:17 hrs / N. 9th & Washington Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Companies arrived to find two passenger vehicles that had been involved in a side-impact type collision.
Friday, October 9th, 2020
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13:28 Hours/ 149 N 8th Street/ Box 0103/ A Platoon- companies were dispatched for multiple calls reporting black smoke coming from the 3rd floor of a row home. Tower 1 arrived on scene and confirmed the report and made it a working fire.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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1005 hours / 50 North 5th Street / Box 0302 / D PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle fire in an underground parking garage. Car 7 (Moyer) arrived on the Washington Street side with smoke showing from the stairwell.
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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1331 hours / 801 North 13th Street, Reading High School / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire alarm. Engine 9 & Car 8 (Rehr) arrived at the school and reported an active chlorine leak. Car 8 advised there were no students in the building and requested the box alarm for additional help.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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1432 hours / 926 Union Street / Box 0902 / A PlatoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing from a home on Union Street. Engine 9 arrived at a 3-story EOR with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and located fire burnng inside the walls and ceiling to the rear.
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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18:04 Hours/ 2700 Kutztown Rd/ Muhlenberg Township/ C Platoon- Ladder 3 along with Car 4 were dispatched to assist County Station 66 with a working structure fire. Crews were reporting fire on the 3rd floor extending into the attic.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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23:20 hrs / N. 12th & Spring Streets / C PlatoonAs companies were operating at a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle rolled-over at Lancaster Avenue and Morgantown Road, Rescue 1 was released to respond to N.
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14:40 hrs / Laurel Street & Minor Street / C PlatoonEngine 5, Medic 4, and Car 9 (Glore) were dispatched to the location noted for a reported male with a gunshot wound to the hand. Fire and EMS units arrived with RPD to find the same.
Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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22:03 hrs / 3711 Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter Township / C PlatoonEngine 5 was dispatched to the Apollo Pools facility at the address noted for a reported structure fire subsequent to a police chase, which ended with the fleeing vehicle striking and entering the building and igniting.
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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00:12 Hours/ Hampden Blvd & Robeson St/ B Platoon- Companies were dispatched to Hampden Blvd and Robeson St for a MVA UNK. Initial reports were 1 vehicle wrecked into a parked car, unknown injuries.
Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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06:15 Hours/ 400 Block of Washington St/ C Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the 400 block of Washington Street for a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle into the building. C4 arrived on scene and confirmed 1 vehicle into a building and reported fluids down.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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2306 hrs / 600 Block of North 5th Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Companies arrived to find an automobile from which the passenger was attempting to exit while double-parked on the street.
Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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17:02 hrs / Route 12 East at Allegheny Avenue / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported vehicle fire. A Muhlenberg Township EMS unit was passing-by and confirmed a working fire.

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