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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, 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.
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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1105 Hours / 306 Mercer Street / B platoon Engine 11 dispatched with EMS for an unconscious person / After arriving O/S the company made contact with the individual who pulled a hand gun on the crew / All personnel involved in the incident are safe All companies should use caution and...
Monday, March 8th, 2010
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1645 Hours / 12th & Muhlenberg Streets / D platoon Engines 3 & 5, Car 1 More Pictures
Monday, March 8th, 2010
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1627 Hours / 839 North 11th Street / Box 63 / D platoon Engine 9 O/S with smoke showing from 3rd floor / Fire discovered in the walls and joist space / Companies were out for 45 minutes. Engines - 9, 1, 13, 11 Ladders - 2(3), Tower Rescue 1, Medic 4, Car's 4 & 8
Monday, March 8th, 2010
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0647 / 744 North Front Street / A Platoon EMS dispatched for a unconscious person / As Paramedics Ellison & Litzenberger approached the front door their CO meter began to activated prompting a fumes response from the fire department / Companies found CO as high as 400 ppm in some ar...
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
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2158 Hours / 730 Thorn Street (Rear) / Box 81 / A Platoon Engine 11 O/S with 2 garages well involved / Companies cleared around 2300 hours / Fire Marshals Office investigating / A Short time later a flag was found burning on a porch a few blocks away.
Monday, March 1st, 2010
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2215 Hours / 908 Franklin Street / Box 241 / D Platoon Dispatch reporting basement fire / Car 8 O/S with smoke showing from a 3 story MOR / Rescue Lt. reporting electrical panel on fire / Fire knocked quickly after panel exploded / Companies were on scene for approx 1 hour.
Friday, February 26th, 2010
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0359 hrs / 603 Gregg Ave / Box 154 / C Platoon 1 call received from the occupant of 603 Gregg Ave reporting smoke filling his apartment / Companies O/S with 2 story garage, smoke showing / Caller remained on the line with 911, until located by Lt.
Friday, February 19th, 2010
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1435 Hours / 300 Block N. 13th St / C Platoon / Box 424 Companies o/s with small fire in basement / fire controlled quickly with minor fire damage / FM's office investigating Engines - 1, 13, 9, 8 (3) Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Car's 6, 3, 22, 24
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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1143 Hrs / 200 Block Buttonwood Street / Box 76 / D platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls received for a building collapse / Car 4 request box alarm assignment / Companies o/s with 3 story warehouse approx 300' x 300' / Pancake style collapse into 2nd floor, large amount of debris...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
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1410 Hours / Hampden Blvd & Exeter Street / D Platoon In the middle of the northeastern blizzard of 2010 a snow plow caught fire / Engine 9 & Ladder 3 were dispatched. Thanks Firefighter Andrew Kutz & WFMZ
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
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800 Bingaman Street / C Platoon Firefighter/Chauffuer Lumnychuk sent us this picture of a tricked-out SUV on fire. And yes, I'm impressed you can operate a pump & take a picture!
Monday, February 8th, 2010
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0855 Hours / 1115 Muhlenberg Streets / C Platoon / Box 212 Companies o/s with smoke showing from 2nd & 3rd floors / fire controlled quickly with some damage to exposure properties / FM's office investigating Engines - 13, 2 (1), 5, 3 Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 4, Car's 1,3...
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
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1406 Hours / 1102 North Front Street / Box 823 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for bedroom fire / Engine 11 o/s with 3 story MOR smoke showing / Crews hampered with deep snow and covered hydrants / Fire located inside walls above 1st floor older model gas fireplace / Crews cl...
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
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2136 Hours / Centre Avenue & Robeson Street / C Platoon With snowfall just beginning in the area, companies dispatched for an MVA with injuries / Engine 11 o/s with 1 vehicle into a pole / victim extricated in 12 minutes, and sent to RHMC Trauma Center / While clearing scene comp...
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
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0937 hrs / 1038 Spruce Street / Box 26 / C platoon Companies o/s with first floor fire / fire burned through flooring at the entrance to the dwelling / smoke damage to exposures on both sides / FM's office investigating Engines - 13, 1, 3, 12 (9) Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, M...

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