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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...
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Friday, July 8th, 2016
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The Reading Fire Department has been awarded an assistance to firefighter grant for $373,882 to purchase new self contained breathing apparatus (airpacks). The department will be purchasing SCOTT breathing apparatus.
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Corps Fitness in Wyomissing sponsors a "Hero" week every June in honor local people in the community. Lt. Robert Stichter nominated Firefighter Timothy O'Brien for a spot on this years list.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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Best of luck to Paramedic Nik Knauer after retiring from the Reading Fire Department. Nik was hired in January of 2001 when EMS returned to the city and was assigned to the D platoon on Medic 1.Nik also serves as a department and website photographer sending us many of the photos you've seen on ...
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A few Reading Firefighters took part in the Art of Firemanship Training Conference in Harrisburg. The 3 day program features instructors from different parts of the country and offers classroom and hands-on training.
Friday, May 20th, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-22Kevin Ayers - Engine 1 driver - C platoon effective 5.20.2016
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The Reading Firefighters kicked off their 1st boot drive for 2016 on Friday, standing at the doors of the WAWA at 11th & Rockland Street. After being rained out twice, we made the decision to make the most of the day to raise money for the charity.
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Paramedic Dan Wassel of the "A" platoon will be riding in the 2016 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. The ride begins on May 14th in Boston and ends 7 days later in Arlington on May 20th. Dan will be riding with many other first responders in honor of those who have passed in the line of dut...
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Firefighters from Engine 9 and Ladder 3 participated in a program with 3rd grade students at the 13th & Union Elementary School today. The annual program has teachers educating children on fire and fire safety.
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-19George Mortimer - Engine 3 driver - B platoon effective 5.3.2016
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The Reading Fire & Police department hockey teams joined together this past weekend to compete in the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation tournament in Laurel Maryland. The weekend contest featured over twenty police and fire department teams from across the county.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
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The following assignments are per personnel directive 2016-16 & 17Donald Marks - Ladder 1 Driver, C - Platooneffective 4.7.2016Josh Schmeck - Medic 3 Driver, D - Platooneffective 4.3.2016
Friday, March 25th, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-15Marc Devita - Engine 5 Driver, A - Platooneffective 4.5.2016
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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The Reading Fire Department Training Academy welcomed 9 new recruits today to mark the beginning of a six-month training program. The recruits will be taught basic fire training along with other emergency services skills.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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The following promotions are per personnel directive 2016-11 & 2016-12Firefighter Ronald Banks promoted to Lieutenant Training Officer on March 15th. Banks was hired on February 1st of 1993. After completing fire training he was assigned to the A platoon as a jumper.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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The following transfer is per personnel directive 2016-10Lieutenant Gail Knauer - Fire Prevention Officeeffective immediately
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The Reading Firefighters gave their all during the 11th annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Game, but it was the police department who was on fire! The Reading Cops took the victory by a score of 6-2, with Officer Pete Karpovich scoring 5 of the police goals (yeah he's good).
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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Congratulations Firefighter James Wenrich on 21 years of service to the City of Reading. Jim was hired on February 1st of 1995. After completing fire training he was assigned to the A platoon as a jumper.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
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2015 Reading Fire Department Run StatsMedic 14572Medic 24270Medic 34202Medic 44322Total EMS18,672Missed Calls827 Engine 13,254Engine 32,086Engine 51,397Engine 71,610Engine 91,559Ladder 11,452Ladder 31,052Tower 11,514Rescue 11,150Chief Stoudt (C1)122Chief Mogel (C2)388Chief Kemery(C3)674Chief Hart (C...
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for the Police and Fire Departments to stop working together and go head to head on March 6th for the 11th annual Battle of the Badges Game to benefit the Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-06Glenn Raudensky - Engine 3 driver, D platooneffective 3.2.2016

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