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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, August 20th, 2014
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Congratulations to Fred Kellenberger on his assignment to Ladder 3 driver on the C platoon per personnel directive 2014-11. Fred is scheduled to start on September 1st.
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Congratulations to William Milyo on his appointment to the Chief's Office as Administrative Officer. Bill was hired on June 16th of 1997. After completing the fire academy he was placed on the D platoon as a jumper firefighter.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Once again the clipper stadium will be hosting a 9-11 memorial stair climb in Lancaster City. The event will take place on Sunday September 14th. Further details can found on the following sites.Lancaster Stair Climb HomeLancaster Stair Climb Facebook Page2012 Stair Climb Pictures
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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The new recruits officially completed the training academy on Saturday afternoon during a small ceremony held at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. The program featured speeches by Acting Chief Mogel, Retired Chief Mogel & Mayor Vaughn Spencer.
Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on their assignments per personnel directive 2014-08Keith Eschleman - Ladder 3 Tiller, B platoon (effective 7/25/2014) Jeremy Bice - Medic 3, A platoon(effective 8/21/2014)
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The 1951 Mack pumer last assigned as Engine 7 was recently purchased by the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society. Thanks to Mike Glore for the information. Engine 7 Photo Gallery
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Congratulations to Paramedic Dan Wassel placing 2nd in his age group during the annual Shillington Firecracker 5-mile run!
Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Congratulations to Firefighter Michael Welsh on his retirement after serving the city for 25 years. Mike was hired on June 26th, 1989. After training, Welsh was placed on the C platoon as a jumper firefighter.
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The Reading Fire Department took to the streets today to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters raised over $3300 dollars to help send children to an annual summer camp. We thank all the citizens and commuters who donated money to the cause.
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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During the Tuesday evening City Council meeting, members of council unanimously voted "No" to Fire Chief applicant Nicholas Wooten. The Fire Department has been without a permanent chief since July of 2013.
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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The Reading Hospital honored 3 different emergency medical services Thursday night for providing lifesaving care for cardiac patients. The Reading Fire Department was recognized for their skill and ability in treating cardiac patients before they ever reach the E.D.
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During the regular meeting of City Council Monday Night a resolution was brought forth to hire Nicholas Wooten as Fire Chief. The motion was quickly tabled for 2 weeks by a vote of 4/3. This is a summary of the May 13th edition of the Reading Eagle Newspaper in regards to the issue written by report...
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The Reading Firefighters are gearing up for their 1st of two boot drives to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year the department will be concentrating all of their fundraising efforts at 11th & Rockland Streets near the WAWA from 11am to 5pm on Friday May 16th.As part of a kickof...
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Congratulations to Paramedics Brett Mack & Mike Sninsky on their assignment to Medic 2 on the C platoon per personnel directive 2014-05. Mack & Sninsky will begin on May 28th.
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This story was published in the May 8th edition of the Reading Eagle newspaper. The eagle has locked down there online news in an effort to generate more revenue. We will cover the highlights of the article on Fire Chief nominee Nicholas Wooten.Age: 54Current position: battalion chief for the Hampto...
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Reading's mayor has selected the man he wants to become the city's next fire chief. Mayor Vaughn Spencer announced Tuesday that Nick Wooten is his nominee for the position. Wooten currently serves as the battalion chief of operations for the fire department in Hampton, Virginia.Click Here Fo...
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Congratulations to Lieutenant Larry Moyer on his appointment to City Fire Marshal!Larry Moyer was hired in February of 1995. After the fire academy, Larry was assigned to the A platoon as a jumper firefighter.
Friday, March 21st, 2014
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A big congratulations and good luck to Reading Fire Marshal Todd Iaeger. Todd has resigned to take a Fire Marshal's position with the Chapel Hill Fire Department in North Carolina. Todd began his career with the department on June 16th of 1997.
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The RFD Ice Hockey Team went up against the RPD Team this past Sunday,  during the 9th Battle of the Badges Game at the Santander Arena. The game is played annually before a Reading Royals game  with proceeds from ticket sales going towards the Battle of the Badges Scholarship Fund.
Monday, February 24th, 2014
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On Monday February 24th, 7 new recruits started at the Fire Academy. The new recruits will undergo a 5 month academy before being released to the street. In 2 years, the department has hired more than 35 firefighters due to the financial aid of an assistance to firefighters grant.

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