1942 hours / 438 Greenwich Street / Box 0704 / B Platoon
Moments after Engine 6, Ladder 1, and Car 6 were dispatched for a fully involved vehicle fire in southeast Reading, the box dropped for the area of 5th & Greenwich Sts for a kitchen fire. Ladder 1 smelled smoke in the air and quickly redirected to the box, and arrived to find fire showing from the first floor rear of a 3 story standalone dwelling. Crews forced entry and quickly removed a victim from the building. Chief Banks had command and a second alarm was struck due to the tasks that needed to be completed. Ladder crews worked to remove window bars while the Rescue and Engine crews searched the rest of the first floor, and quickly knocked down the fire in 2 rear rooms. All other searches proved negative. The victim and 2 firefighters were transported to the hospital. The Fire Marshal's office is investigating.
Engines - 7, 3, 9, 1
Ladder 1, Tower 1
Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car 5 (Banks)
2nd Alarm - 1952 hours
Engine 5, Medic 2, Car 6 (Thorpe), Car 2 (Mogel), Car 22 (Lt. Bansner), Car 23 (Lt. Zulick & Gracie), Car 25 (Lt. Miller), FM 10 (Fire Marshal Searfoss)
West Reading Engine & Ladder 64, Greenfields Engine 55, Spring Township Rescue 85 (RIT)
Off-duty firefighters placed reserve apparatus in service to provide coverage to the city along with Car 7 (Moyer).