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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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The Fire Marshal's Office has reported at least 17 arson fires since the month of September. View this report, which aired from December 26th. WFMZ 69 News Story
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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After a very successful t-shirt fundraiser and the addition of private donations, the Reading Firefighters were able to raise $3,200 towards the purchase of toys for the salvation army. The toys will be presented this Friday at the annual Y102 Christmas party hosted at California Bar & Grill.
Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Congratulations on the following assignments per directives 2014-20 & 2014-21Steve Ginder - Engine 3 driver (December 18th)Jim Salanik - Engine 9 firefighter (December 28th)
Monday, November 24th, 2014
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The following personnel have been assigned personnel directive's 2014-17 & 2014-18.Terry Hoyer -Engine 5 Driver, D platoon (immediate)Zachary Adams - Medic 1, B platoon (12.8.14)Mark DeMasi - Medic 2, B platoon (12.8.14)Marco Lessig-Ballas - Medic 3, B platoon (12.8.14)Shawn Danner - Medic 3...
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The 12th annual Black & Blue Ball for Muscular Dystrophy was held at Classic Harley Davidson on Friday November 21st. The event is held to raise money for MDA's annual summer camp. The Reading Firefighter's auctioned off a Children's Birthday Party to be held inside a city firehouse....
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On Monday night November 10th, during Reading City Council meeting Fire Chief William Stoudt Jr. was officially sworn-in as the city's Fire Chief. Fire Marshal Larry Moyer jr. & Administrative Officer William Milyo were also officially recognized.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Congratulations to Administrative Officer Brian Smith on 34 years of service to the City of Reading. Brian was hired on March 17th of 1980 and was assigned as a Jumper Firefighter on the D platoon after completing training.
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A fire that caused at least $12 million worth of damage to a former Reading Outlet Center building is a case of arson, and a reward of up to $10,000 is now being offered.
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On Monday night October 27th, City Council formally accepted the following newly promoted officers during a ceremony in council chambers. Thomas Kemery - 1st Deputy Chief Scot Landis - 2nd Deputy ChiefMicheal Glore - Rescue 1 Lieutenant Photos
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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The annual retiree breakfast was held on Saturday October 18th at Jimbos in Muhlenberg. Thanks to Paul Lerch for photos and minutes from the breakfast. The breakfast was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance from Lt.
Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Congratulations on the following promotions personnel directive 2014-14Thomas “DOC” Kemery – First Deputy Chief, A platoonTom Kemery was hired in 2001 when the fire department began providing EMS.
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On Monday night September 22nd, Reading City Council approved William Stoudt Jr. as the city's fire chief. Chief Stoudt is expected to begin the new job on October 1st. Stoudt was hired on June 30th of 1988.
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A small group of Reading Firefighters along with Diane & Josh Wentzel are in attendance at the 2014 IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs. Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel's name has been added to this years list of fallen firefighters.
Friday, September 19th, 2014
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The Reading Firefighters raised over $4,700 today during our fall boot drive. The drive was conducted at 11th & Rockland Streets, and on WAWA's property. We are very grateful to the citizens & visitors of Reading for allowing us to contribute to make a difference for those with neuromusc...
Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on assignments made in Personnel Directive 2014-12Jason Batz to Engine 9 driver on D platoon beginning September 29th. George Mortimer to Engine 1 firefighter on C platoon beginning September 25th.
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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13 years have passed since the life changing tragedy occurred in New York City. The events of that day still spark many different memories for those who lived through it. The chants of "Never Forget" have been passionately spoken & displayed ever since.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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During a recent city council meeting, the city proposed William Stoudt Jr. for position of Fire Chief. The appointment will be made official after an ordinance approving the $82,000 salary is passed on September 22nd.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Congratulations to Melissa Shoumlisky, (wife of FF Mike Shoumlisky), on raising $3,457.40 for MDA team momentum. Missy is set to run the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC on October 26th in honor of our local MDA ambassador Austin Whitmoyer.
Friday, September 5th, 2014
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The Reading Firefighters recently returned home after attending the 41st annual MDA Softball Tournament hosted by the PG County Firefighters Local 1619. The tournament featured many changes this year as the new director wants to breathe new life into the event.
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The annual Berks County MDA Lockup was held today at the Works at Wyomissing. The event requires individuals to be arrested, and later bailed-out after securing donation funds. 3 members of the Reading Firefighters L1803 participated as drivers for pickups.

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