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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
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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0035 hours / 1555 Haak Street, Stabon Manor / Box #1324 / C platoon Fire alarm dispatched upgraded to Box alarm after additional calls received / Companies o/s with mattress fire on 2nd floor of a 3 story nursing home / Sprinkler held the fire in check until companies were able to get to ...
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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0050 Hours / 1427 North 10th Street / Box #531 / B Platoon Multiple calls reporting large fire with persons trapped / Engine 9 o/s with smoke showing from 2nd & 3rd floors and burn victim on street / Neighbors confirmed 3 children in dwelling along with female out on rear roof / Th...
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
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2100 Hours / 1000 East Wyomissing Blvd, Wyo Nursing / Phantom Box #1322 / B Platoon Calls reporting smoke on 2nd floor / Units O/S began evacuation precautions while searching for the source of the smoke & fire / An fire within an HVAC unit was located / Companies were O/S for 45 m...
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
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1830 hours / 800 South Street / Box #17 / B Platoon Companies O/S with fire on large conveyor belt / Fire kept in check with sprinkler system / Companies had to climb the belt and the top of a silo/hopper approx 150' to overhaul / Companies o/s for 90 minutes.
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0829 hours / 433 Minor Street / B platoon EMS dispatched for man in distress / Engine 5 o/s with male waiting out front gasping for breath / Patient reports entire residence is being fumigated for insects / Rescue assignment dispatched to ventilate structure due to health hazard / Comp...
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
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1730 hours / Schuykill River behind the Yocum Library / C Platoon Car 6 o/s with one in the water / EMS reporting victim deceased / Coroner requested / companies assisted with body removal. Engine 3, Ladder 1, Rescue 2 (1), Medic 1, SCUBA 1 Information from Firefighter Ron Banks
Friday, May 14th, 2010
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1036 Hours / 41 North 9th Street / Box #254 / C Platoon Companies dispatched for report of smoke in building / Engine 1 o/s with 3 story OMD / Crews on 3rd floor with smoke condition / Fire found in unattended oven / Companies on scene for approximately 30 minutes / Fire Marshall'...
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234 hours / 18th & Mineral Spring Road / A Platoon 1 vehicle accident / companies o/s with car on roof / 2 persons entrapped / Extrication time 21 minutes / Patients were taken to RHMC Trauma Center Engine 13, Tower 1, Rescue 2, Medic's 2 & 3, Car 9
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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1842 hrs / 614 Lancaster Ave / Box # 154 / C Platoon Dispatch reporting people trapped / Companies O/S with smoke showing from 3rd floor / All occupants accounted for after arrival / Fire contained quickly & placed under control at 1904 hrs / Fire Marshals office is investigating ...
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
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2121 Hours / 520 Franklin Street / Box #141 / A platoon Multiple calls received for smoke in a building / Tower O/S with 4 story occupied MD / Smoke showing first floor rear / Companies kept the fire contained the to a rear bedroom / Fire under-control at 2134 hours / The fire mars...
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
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2242 hours / 650 North 10 Street / Box #621 / B platoon Dispatch reporting calls being received for house on fire / Car 8 reporting fire showing from 2nd floor rear porch / Companies found several items on fire with minor extension into the dwelling / The fire marshal's office is inves...
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
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2133 hours / 948 Scott Street / Box #144 / B Platoon Companies dispatched for bedroom fire / Engine 14 o/s with smoke filled house, and an occupant with an empty dry chemical extinguisher / Companies overhauled the mattress & vented the structure / Fire under control in 10 minutes ...
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
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1532 Hours / Mt Penn Mountain / B & C Platoon Multiple calls received for smoke showing on the mountain / city-county dispatch brought multiple companies onto Skyline Drive near List Road. The fire was concentrated about halfway up the mountain between Oak Lane & Skyline Drive / C...
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2128 hrs / 5th & Bern Streets / B platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls received for a head-on accident with multiple people bleeding / Car 5 o/s confirming damage with several patients on the ground / Additional EMS & Fire units dispatched for help / 6 persons were transpor...
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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0930 Hours / 1030 Windsor Street / Box 641 / B Platoon Companies dispatched for smoke on 3rd floor of apartment building / Engine 9 o/s with smoke on 2nd floor / Fire located on 3rd floor bedroom / Fast knock by attack crew / Firefighter John Dundore removed an occupant's large pet l...
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
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2155 hours / 610 Pine Street / B Platoon EMS dispatch for diabetic problem / Medic 3 o/s with 1 unconscious and 1 semi-conscious person / Crew CO alarm activated inside front door at 440 ppm / Both occupants removed to safety, with Rescue dispatch for fumes assignment / Patients transpor...
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1930 hours / 400 Block Lancaster Ave / C platoon Initial dispatch for a vehicle fire, then changed to MVA / 2 Vehicles vs Motorcycle / By-standers reporting the motorcycle & the rider were on fire / Engine o/s with an individual using a dry-chemical extinguisher on the fire / Moto...
Friday, March 19th, 2010
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807 Hours / Warren Street Bypass / D Platoon Single vehicle reported to be sliding down barrier / Engine 11 o/s with female occupant confined in vehicle / Rescue company removed roof of vehicle, and extricated through rear @ 0836 / Victim taken to RHMC Trauma Center.
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1936 Hours / 720 South Street, Evergreen Community Power Plant / D Platoon Dispatch reporting male fell into a pit approximately 20' below grade / Haul system was set-up to bring the patient back to the surface / Patient suffering multiple traumatic injuries, and was taken to RHMC Trauma c...
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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1345 Hours / 920 North Front Street / B Platoon Dispatch reporting occupant down after cleaning bathroom / Ladder 1 O/S with possible Chlorine exposure due to mixed bathroom cleaners / Victim was deconned and transported by EMS / 2 other occupants evaluated.

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