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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, September 9th, 2009
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0656 hours / 114 South 8th Street / Box 125 / A Platoon 3rd floor bedroom fire / Line stretched, fire undercontrol in 15 minutes / FM's office investigating. Engines - 1, 13, 3, 5 Ladders - Snorkel (Tower), 2 (1) Rescue 1, Medic 4, Car's 2, 9 & 10 More Photos Here ***This fire will l...
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
1014 hours / 401 Church Street / Box 35 / A platoon Car 22 o/s with smoke showing 2nd floor windows / 2 occupants were reported unaccounted for / primary searches proved negative / Engine crews located fire in front section of basement / FM's office is investigating Engines - 3, 11, 9, 5 La...
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
1750 hours / 1135 Oley Street / Box 621 / D platoon Grease fire with extension into cabinets / Companies contained fire quickly & vented structure Engines 9, 1, 13, 11 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue, Medic 2, Car's 4 & 8
Friday, August 28th, 2009
2101 Hours / 1035 Pershing Blvd / Box 143 / "A" Platoon Mattress on fire with extension into bedroom curtains / Fire quickly contained by first in companies Engines - 14, 5, 3, 1 Ladders - 2, Tower Rescue, Medic 1, Car's 2 & 9
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
1753 Hours / 442 South 7th Street / Box 134 / A platoon Home owner using torch to burn paint off exterior of residence / First in companies contained fire quickly / Fire damage to fascia board & sofit Engines - 5, 1, 13, 3 Ladders - Tower, 2 (1) Rescue, Medic 3, Car 9
Friday, August 14th, 2009
2034 hours / 1143 Elm Street / Box 45 / A Platoon Heavy fire condition in the basement / mulitple lines needed / Last unit left scene 2236 hours / FM's office invesigating Engines - 1, 13, 9, 3 Ladders - Tower, 3 Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 2
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
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1750 hrs / 624 Chesnut Street / Box 19 / "B" Platoon Car 6 o/s with light smoke showing from the rear of an EOR dwelling / 2 booster lines stretched with fire found in void spaces within walls / Companies were available after overhaul approx 20 minutes later Engines - 1, 2 (5), 13,...
Friday, August 7th, 2009
1900 hrs / Canal Street / C Platoon Walk in still alarm to Engine 5's quarters / juveniles reporting multiple fires set on trail off of Canal street / Company found several brush fires / Engine later dispatched at 2300 hrs for working vehicle fire at same location Engine 2 (5) Infor...
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
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2027 Hours / 849 North 3rd Street / Box 85 Communications receiving calls reporting a fire in the area of Centre Ave & Windsor Street / Engine 11 O/S with fire showing from roof of a 3 story occupied dwelling / Companies found fire in cockloft area of fire building with smoke in both expo...
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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1745 hrs / 11th & Rockland Streets / "B" Platoon Companies dispatched for MVA with injuries / Off-duty personnel reporting accident to be on 11th street at the entrance to the bypass (Muhlenberg Twp) / Crews removed a roof, and assisted EMS in extricating one / The patient...
Monday, July 20th, 2009
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0023 Hours / 2nd Alarm Box 724 717 Tulpehocken Street, Reading School District Maint. Building Calls to communications center reporting a fully involved van fire next to a building / Engine 11 o/s with large garage on fire next to the fully involved van / Companies made entry into garage and e...
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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0924 hrs, 700 Block Morgantown Rd, "A" Platoon Assignment sent for a single motorcycle accident. Bike traveled 40-50 up an embankment. Units O/S for 15 minutes extricating cyclist off bank.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
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17:26 hours / 802 Muhlenberg Street / C/B Platoons / Box 28 Communications reporting smoke in the area / Car 6 o/s with 3 story MOR smoke on 2nd & 3rd floors / large volume of fire venting from the rear / extension into 800 & 804 Muhlenberg / FM's office is investigating Eng...
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
0218 Hours / 150 South 4th Street / Box 13 / A Platoon Large apartment over a laundromat / 3rd floor fire located in a bedroom closet / companies o/s for an hour Engines - 3, 5, 1, 13 Ladders - 2 (1), Tower Rescue, Medic 3, Car's 2 & 9 Info from Firefighter Merlin Planer
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
2031 hrs / 530 South 7th Street / Box 134 / "A" Platoon Police requesting fire for job to rear of south 7th street / companies operating off of parking lot by Strong Alley / Saws used to gain access to vacant home which was filled with trash / Line stretched & fire containe...
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
1913 Hours / 321 Douglass Street / Box 82 / "A" Platoon 3 story EOR / smoke throughout structure / fire discovered in electric stove mounted in old wooden cabinet / wood found to be smouldering & charred around stove / Companies vented & cleard in 30 minutes.
11:13 Hours / 824 Lincoln Street / Box 821 / "C" Platoon Communications advising multiple calls recieved about a woman being burned / Companies arriving confirming 1 burn victim & smoke showing from a 2 story dwelling / Lines stretched with fire located and contained to basement ...
Monday, June 15th, 2009
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15:27 hours / 939 Union St / Box 53 Dispatch reporting multiple calls / Companies arrived with a 3 story MOR fire out the rear / Exposures damaged in 937 & 941 / 2 cats removed from 937 / Fire under control in 20 minutes / Fire Marshall's office investigating Engines - 9, 11, 1,...
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1455 hrs / 143 South 6th Street / Box 123 Dispatch reporting smoke from building / Car 6 o/s with smoke from eaves of 3 story vacant, corner of 6th & Chestnut / Companies stretched lines through back fire escape up to 3rd floor / Snorkel to roof for vertical vent / Fire under control in 30 ...
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
6/11/09 / 1519 Hours / 428 Pine Street / Box 15 / "A" Platoon Engine 5 arriving smoke showing 3 story MOR / Fire located in kitchen cabinets & ceiling / Fire quickly contained with ladder crews opening up walls for overhaul / resident treated for smoke inhalation / FM's ...

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