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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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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
Assistance to CarTech
Monday, November 30th, 2020

19:04 hrs / 2000 River Road - CarTech / Box 0703 / C Platoon

The box was transmitted for the location noted after a passerby reported flames from one of the buildings on the CarTech property off River Road. Engine 7 and Ladder 3 arrived in the gate with CarTech Security. Security confirmed active exterior fire involving a large furnace. Car 9 (Glore) established the CarTech Command. While the fire was confined to the furnace area itself and recognizing the water-reactive nature of the processes involved, a precautionary, dry 2 1/2" hoseline was stretched should the need have arisen to protect any of the exposed portions of the large industrial building itself or the fuel supplies. All operations were in coordination with CarTech FD Engine 74 and plant personnel. Facility personnel were able to secure the fuel supply to the furnace, thereby largely extinguishing the fire and eliminating any immediate hazard. The incident was placed under control at 19:47 hrs.

Engines - 7, 3, 9, 5

Ladders - 3, 1

Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 9 (Glore)

Car 4 (Banks) covered the City while Car 9 and first alarm companies were at the CarTech plant.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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1255 hours/ 534 N 11th Street/ Box 101/ D Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the above address for a dwelling fire with entrapment. Rescue 1 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story middle of row with smoke showing from the end of the block.
Monday, March 15th, 2021
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22:05 hrs / North 11th & Robeson Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 9 arrived to find two passenger vehicles that had been involved in a high-mechanism, side-impact collision that came to i...
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03:16 hrs / 1200 Block of Schuylkill Avenue / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with multiple vehicles involved, including one reported to be on fire.
Sunday, March 14th, 2021
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1210hrs / 329 South 6th St / Box 502 / B Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the intersection of S 6th & Bingaman Streets for fire from the rear of a house. While en route, Radio reported they were getting multiple calls and the address may be 323 S 6th St.
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1706 hours/ Lindbergh Viaduct/ A Platoon-The rescue assignment was sent to Mineral Spring Rd just after Hessian Rd on the Viaduct for reports of a MVA w/ ENT. C8 arrived on scene and reported a tree on a vehicle with heavy entrapment.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
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0126 Hours/ 915 N 5th Street/ Box 0703/ A Platoon-The box was transmitted for 915 N 5th Street for smoke in the basement. E7 arrived on scene and saw smoke coming from 911 N 5th Street. E7 reported the updated address and declared a working fire.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
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1303 hours/ N 2nd Street & Buttonwood Street/ C Platoon-Dispatch alerted E3 and L1 to respond to the noted address for a vehicle fire. Car 3 arrived on scene and reported a working engine compartment fire in a small pick up.
Saturday, February 13th, 2021
1230 Hours/ 817 Oley Street/ D Platoon-E9, T1, C7 were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm with a report of construction crews renovating a grocery store. Tower 1 arrived with alarms sounding and upon entering the structure, were met with a loud hissing noise, as well as a hazy cloud forming in t...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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1226 hours/ 1145 N 12th Street/ Box 0902/ B Platoon- Companies were sent to the noted address for reports of fire on the 3rd floor. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived on scene in under 3 minutes from dispatch.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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15:17 hrs / 255 Chestnut Street / C PlatoonThe assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported vehicle fire. Engine 3 arrived to find a passenger vehicle in the parking area with a well-involved engine compartment fire.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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12:39 hrs / 870 N. 8th Street / Box 09-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the location noted with multiple calls being received reporting a house on fire. Engine 9 arrived with smoke showing from a 2 1/2-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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1527 Hours/ 1240 Hill Rd/ Box 601/ A Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the noted location for reports of a structure on fire with up to 3 people still inside. Tower 1 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the rear.
Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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1447 Hours/ 600 N 12th Street/ Box 903/ D Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the noted address for a possible basement fire/ smoke in the residence. Crews arrived to find a fire on the first floor with embers dropping into the basement.
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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1332 Hours/ 131 Oley St/ Box 704/ A Platoon- Companies were originally dispatched to 131 W Oley Street for reports of fire in the rear of the house. Car 8 arrived on scene at 131 Oley Street and reported heavy fire in the rear of the house.
Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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0450 Hours/ 424 Blair Ave/ Box 702/ A Platoon- E7 and L3 were dispatched to 424 Blair Avenue for a commercial fire alarm. Upon investigation, crews found an exterior fire that extended into the building and the box assignment was requested.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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11:07 Hours/ 1240 Chestnut Street/ Box 602/ C Platoon- Companies were dispatched to the 1200 block of Chestnut Street for a caller reporting she was on fire and was screaming "get me out". Dispatched advised responding units they were getting multiple calls confirming fire at 1240 Chestnut...
Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
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1508 Hours/ 107 S 5th Street/ Box 0302/ C Platoon-Companies were dispatched to 107 S 5th Street for reports of fire in the building with the possibility of an individual trapped on the 3rd floor. Car 3 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story row home with smoke showing from a chimney.
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
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00:42 Hours/ 439 South 7th Street/ Box 502/ B Platoon- Companies were dispatched to 439 S 7th Street for a reported bedroom fire on the 3rd floor. E5 arrived on scene 3 minutes from dispatch and reported smoke showing from the 3rd floor.
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0827 Hours/ 1103 Spruce St/ Box 602/ A Platoon-Companies were dispatched to the area of S 11th Street and Spruce Street for multiple calls reporting black smoke coming from the front of a structure. Updated calls stated fire was showing from the front window of the building.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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02:05 hrs / 436 Centre Avenue / Box 0303 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the location noted following a report from RPD of a dumpster/rubbish fire extending to the roof area of the restaurant. Engine 3 arrived, confirmed the same, and declared a working fire.

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