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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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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-05Steve Ginder - Rescue 1, D platooneffective 2.10.2016
Monday, February 8th, 2016
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On Monday night February the 3 officers were sworn-in during city council meeting. Larry Moyer - Second Deputy ChiefJeremy Searfoss - Fire Marshal Robert Stichter - Fire Prevention LieutenantPhotos
Friday, January 29th, 2016
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The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-04Richard Zondlo - Engine 1 Firefighter, A platoon effective February 9th
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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Congratulations to Robert Stichter on his promotion to Lieutenant Fire Prevention. Bob began with the department on August 10th, 1992. After completing fire training, FF Stichter was assigned to the A platoon as a jumper.
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An article on Reading Fire Marshal Jeremy Searfoss appearing in the January 6th Reading Eagle. Click here for the article
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Congratulations to Sean Frazer on his graduation from the Philadelphia Fire Department Academy. Sean has been a fixture around the department for many years buffing calls and listening to advice from senior firefighters and officers.
Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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On Saturday the Reading Fire Department hosted members of the Miksiewicz family to celebrate the birthday's of Timothy and Daniel. The family won the birthday party during the MDA Black & Blue Ball.
Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Congratulations on the following promotions per personnel directive 2015-39Fire Marshal Larry Moyer will be promoted to 2nd Deputy Chief of the D platoon. Chief Moyer was hired in February of 1995. After the fire academy, Larry was assigned to the A platoon as a jumper firefighter.
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The Reading Firefighters 2015 toy drive campaign was a great success with a total of $4,500 raised for the charity. The toy drive consisted a t-shirt sale through Weikel's Sportswear, along with donations from several social organizations.
Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Congratulations to 2nd Deputy Chief Scot Landis on his retirement after more than 27 years of service.The chief was hired by the department in June of 1988. After completing fire training, Landis was assigned to the B platoon as a jumper firefighter.
Friday, November 27th, 2015
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The following assignments are per personnel directive 2015-36James Lerch Jr. - Engine 3 Firefighter, B platoon effective December 19th Marco Lessig-Ballas - Medic 1, C platooneffective December 9th
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On Friday evening November 20th, several Reading Firefighters attended the annual Black and Blue Ball for Muscular Dystrophy at Classic Harley Davidson. The gala raises money to send children affected by the disease to a special summer camp.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Congratulations on the following promotions per personnel directive 2015-34 effective November 16th, 20152nd Deputy Chief Kent Born will be promoted to 1st Deputy Chief assigned to the B platoon. Firefighter Born was hired in July of 1992.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Congratulations to 1st Deputy Chief Frank Nefos Jr. on his retirement after 27+ years of service to the City of Reading. The Chief began his career on June 30th of 1988. After completing the academy, Firefighter Nefos was assigned to the B platoon.
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The Reading Firefighters raised $642 for Muscular Dystrophy during a boot drive held before a Reading Royals Hockey Game. The addition brings our 2015 total to $8973.32.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
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The following assignment is effective per personnel directive 2015-33Matthew Schneck - Engine 5 Firefighter "B" platoon
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The Reading Fire Department held its annual medal day at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences on October 11th. The ceremony recognizes firefighters for their actions from the past year. This year, most all the awards this year were given to C platoon firefighters who rescued two Albright c...
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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The following personnel assignments are effective per personnel directive 2015-32Andrew Getka - Engine 3 firefighter "B" platooneffective 10.16Kenneth Kise - Engine 1 driver "A" platoon effective 10.12
Monday, September 28th, 2015
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On August 29th Reading Firefighter Steven Ginder was waiting for his wedding ceremony to begin. Moments later he would be performing CPR with another guest to save the life of his new wife's aunt. With the use of the church AED, the woman was successfully revived.
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Reading Firefighter Mark George was recognized in the Reading Eagle newspaper for his actions during a fire in Ocean City Maryland. Reading Eagle Article

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