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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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Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Firefighter Keith & Larry Moyer will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Fire Marshal's office on Monday March 26th by order of personnel directive 2012-04. Keith Moyer was hired in June of 1988.
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Before you click the link below to read the article regarding city public safety, there are a few facts missing from the story. The city cut on-duty manpower by 4 firefighters. Before April of 2011, there were 22 firefighters working at all times.
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
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On Saturday March 17th, retired firefighters & Officers met for breakfast at Jimbo's Restaurant Located at 5th Street Highway and Bellevue Ave. in Muhlenberg Township. Thirty five of 77 retirees attended.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
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The following promotions are effective as of Friday March 16th per personnel directive 2012-03. 1st Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel will be assigned as Deputy Chief in Charge of Special Operations for the department.
Monday, March 12th, 2012
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As per council resolution, the city has named 1st Deputy Chief Jeff Squibb as acting fire chief of the Reading Fire Department. Squibb was named interim fire chief in January of 2012, after the departure of past fire chief Kevin Kulp.
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Fire Mashal Todd Iaeger is reminding everyone to change the batteries in the their smoke detector this week.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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Congratulations to Jim Miller on his assignment to Engine 5 on the D platoon by order of personnel directive 2012-02. He begins today!
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The fire marshal's office has been trying to get the owner of two city warehouses to meet fire code since 2010. The structures in the 200 block of Maple & South 11th Streets have no working fire alarm or sprinkler systems.
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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article by Firefighter Andrew Kutz February 26th marked the 7th Annual Battle of the Badges hockey game pitting the Reading Fire and Reading Police hockey teams at the Sovereign Center before a Reading Royals game.
Friday, February 10th, 2012
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Congratulations to Firefighter Jeremy Searfoss on his recent promotion to Lieutenant in the Fire Prevention Division per order 2012-01. Firefighter Searfoss was hired in 2001, and assigned to the D platoon after the fire academy.
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Reading firefighters are urging residents to de-clutter their homes in case there's ever an emergency. The conference was called in the wake of the fire on January 30th at 807 Greenwich Street. The Story
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After some violent patient encounters from 2011, the city has begun offering training to all department personnel in self-defense techniques. The course taught by Platoon Chief Tom Kemery, demonstrates non-lethal methods to defend yourself during violent EMS & fire responses.
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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The city has condemned the property at 807 Greenwich Street. The home had no water, working toilets, and was filled with trash & mattresses. The dwelling was the scene of a basement fire on January 30th.
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Several Reading Firefighters gathered this morning to help at the Greater Berks Food Bank warehouse. The food bank hosts multiple opportunities for groups to offer help throughout the year. This morning we joined a large group of volunteers from Immaculate Conception Church to pack boxes of food for...
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Reading Officials were notified by the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that their regional grant application had been approved. The grant totals $999,781 and is one of the largest in the country. The grant will pay for a portion of the new county-wide radio system for the City Fire Department and mult...
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
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An article from January 7th edition of the Reading Eagle Newspaper.
Sunday, January 1st, 2012
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Careercast.com has posted their top 10 worst jobs list of 2011. Emergency Medical Technician rated as 6th on their list. Harsh working conditions, high stress and inexcusably low pay are sited as reasons for the ranking.
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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Congratulations to Fire Chief Kevin Kulp on his retirement after 34 years of service to the Reading Fire Department. The chief was Hired on May 23rd of 1977, and was assigned to the Rescue truck on the D platoon immediately after training.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Congratulations to Firefighter Robert Schmale for his assignment to Rescue Driver on the A platoon by order of directive 2011-13. He begins dayshift on January 5th. Welcome To A Platoon Bob!
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Congratulations to all that contributed, and helped during our 2011 TFT campaign. Click Here For Pictures

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