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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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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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The city fire department that now runs three ambulances wants to add a fourth in 2013 so it won't miss the 2,000 calls a year that it's had to hand off to suburban crews. Fire Chief David W. Hollinger said the projections are that insurance payments for those extra runs would make up for the ...
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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As Reading firefighter Jason Licwinko placed the hose on my shoulder there was only one thing going through my mind: What have I gotten myself into? I wouldn't be surprised if Licwinko and partner Michael Biancone, who guided me to the smoke-filled home in the 1800 block of Olive Street with ...
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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The Reading-Area Firefighters Museum celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Saturday October 6th. President William Rehr presented a short history of the Liberty Fire Company, and its connection with the last volunteer fire chief of the Philadelphia F.D., David M.
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On Sunday September 16th, members of the department participated in the 2nd annual 9/11 stair climb held at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster City. The climb was sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation(NFFF) & the East Petersburg Fire Department.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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Annual Retirees Picnic Held in Millmont On September 15, 2012, the annual Retired Fire Fighters picnic was held at the 18th Ward Democratic Club’s grove in Millmont. About thirty retired members of the department and their spouses or friends attended.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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Congratulations to Erik Hirner on his assignment to Ladder 1's Tillerman on C platoon by order of personnel directive 2012-09
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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The Reading Fire Department held the 11th annual 9/11 ceremony to pay respect to the 343 firefighters who perished in one of the greatest rescue operations in fire service history. Photos Reading Eagle Article WFMZ 69 News Story
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U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today released a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging approval of a FEMA grant for Reading to rehire 30 firefighters lost since 2010. “Reading’s residents expect the best emergency response capabilities possible,” said Senato...
Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Reading Firefighters recently returned from the 39th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association softball tournament host by Prince Georges County Firefighters Local 1619. 86 Teams from the US & Canada gathered at Watkins Regional Park in Maryland to compete in the 3 day contest.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Even with the threat of poor weather, the 2012 Labor Day Parade continued on. Pictures
Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Congratulations to Firefighter Scott Lerch on his assignment to Ladder 3 Driver on B platoon per personnel directive 2012-08. Scotty's dad Paul spent over 23 years driving Ladder 3 on the B before retiring at the end of 2010.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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As the city faced down a financial crisis in recent years, emergency personnel were cut, and for firefighters that has resulted in a 30 percent increase in injuries and an increased danger to firefighters, paramedics and the public, officials said.
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Larry Fisher recalls his first fire dispatch as a Reading firefighter 32 years ago as if it was yesterday. "I was placed on Engine 3 at Third and Court, and the night shift was my first shift out of training," he recalled recently.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
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Congratulations to Firefighter Larry Fisher on 32 years of service to the Reading Fire Department! Larry began his career on March 17th of 1980. After training, FF Fisher was assigned to the B platoon as a jumper firefighter for one year until he was assigned to Engine 2 on the "B".
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New recruits in the Reading Fire Department are paying it forward to a friend and mentor whose battling brain cancer. Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel was all smiles on Wednesday as he made his way through the doors of the Reading Fire Academy.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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On Tuesday Morning July 10th at 04:00 hours, the Berks County Communications Center (911 Center) rolled out their new state-of-the-art computer-aided dispatch system. Planning for the new system had been ongoing for the past several years as all fire companies in Berks County were required to submit...
Monday, July 9th, 2012
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When children from the Reading Recreation Commission's summer playground program made their first trip to the pool this year, Daphne Klahr noticed a problem. Klahr, the commission's executive director, said about a dozen youngsters didn't have towels.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
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On Monday June 25th, the Reading Fire Department welcomed 12 new recruits into the fire academy. The city has not had a new recruit class since 2007. var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; WFMZ 69 News Story
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Reading Firefighters once again participate in the National Firefighter/EMS Safety and Health Week during June 17th - 23rd. Fire departments nation-wide are encouraged to suspend all non-emergency activity during the week to focus on safety and health training and education for all members.
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Reading Firefighters ventured to the Variety Club Camp in Worcester to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual summer camp. For the past four years, the firefighters have participated in the "Silver Spatula" contest in which different fire departments from around the are...

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