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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 31st, 2011
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D platoon members recently threw a surprise birthday for Lieutenant Tom Rehr who turned 40 this year! Thanks to Bob Stichter for organizing the bash! Thanks to Mike Brunner for the pictures.
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Paramedic/Firefighter Josh Schmeck was recently spotted in Allentown during a 2nd Alarm Fire. You can find him at the 5:31 mark. Josh was detailed to the AFD Academy at the beginning of August to receive basic firefighter training.
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About 30 Reading Firefighters & family members attended Reading City Council Meeting to express their emotions & displeasure of the current manpower situation. President Mike Shoumlisky spoke to council, and outlined the increasing amount of emergency calls the department has been dealing wi...
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The department has finally taken delivery of 2 new Chevy / AEV Traumahawk ambulances from Speclin. The units are being assigned to Medics 1 & 2. Share
Monday, August 1st, 2011
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Paramedic Josh Schmeck will be traveling to Allentown to begin his firefighter training. He will begin his basic recruit school on August 2nd. We wish Josh the best of luck in the AFD academy. CLICK HERE I appologize for the lack of an embedded clip, but youtube was disabled & anyclip was...
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Seven members of the Reading Fire Department recently traveled to the City of Chicago to support the Philadelphia Phillies and visit the Chicago Fire Department. The members toured the City, and visited Station 78 just outside Wrigley Field.
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Some recent shots taken at Barbey's playground, Schuylkill & Elm streets in the 6th ward. NFL players John Gilmore & Chad Henne, co-founders of the Gilmore / Henne Community Fund, contributed to repair the middle and south part of the park.
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The crew of Rescue 1 & Engine 5 assisted the Fire Marshal's office to hold demonstrations regarding the use of legal & illegal fireworks. The demonstration was documented by WFMZ News. WFMZ 69 News Story Firefighter Andrew Getka also took these video clips
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Welcome new EMT's Ann Whitmoyer & Michael Quintinsky. The new employees were hired to expand our non-emergency transport division.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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On Wednesday June 15th, firefighters traveled to the Variety Club Camp in Worcester PA to cook dinner for the 175 campers at the MDA summer camp. Each year IAFF Locals are invited to participate in cooking a meal at the camp to compete for the "Silver Spatula" award.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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Congratulations to firefighter Anthony Flowers on his assignment to Engine 7 on the D platoon.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
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Congratulations to Firefighter Robert Weber, on 34 years of service to the Reading Fire Department. Bob was hired on May 23, 1977. After completing training, Bob was assigned to Ambulance 97, with David Connors on the newly formed D platoon.
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Share Per General order 2011-12, Engines 13 & 14 will be reorganized as Engines 6 & 4 respectively. The changes are set to take place on Wednesday, June 1. The Berks County Communications Center will soon be implementing a new Computer Aided Dispatch System which required changes to our fle...
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Congratulations to Mark Snader on his assignment to Engine 5 (A platoon), per personnel directive 2011-09
Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Congratulations to PHRN Michael Sninsky & EMT-P Christopher Bixler on completing NFPA 1001 Firefighter I. The certification is nationally recognized as the most basic form of firefighter training. The firefighters took the training & test at the Allentown Fire Academy.
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Reading Firefighters C platoon stepped to the plate on Friday, holding their boots out to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. The Fill The Boot campaign is one of 3 scheduled for this year to meet our commitment of $18,000 for the MDA.
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Thanks to a tip from a South-East Reading resident, a juvenile was caught this morning after setting a fire in an alley. The information was received right after fire crews left the scene, early this morning.
Monday, May 9th, 2011
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Congratulations to Frank Lewalski on 31 years of service to the Reading Fire Department. Frank was hire on March 17th of 1980. After training, Frank was assigned to the B platoon as a jumper. In 1981, Firefighter Lewalski took assignment as the driver of Engine 12 on the same platoon.
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Engine 5 & Rescue 1 entertained the public & passed out fire prevention materials during the city's recent Earth Day celebration. Thanks to Firefighter Mike Glore for the story & photo Share var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};
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Saturday kicked off the annual MDA Ride For Life. The event, in it's 24th year, was envisioned by the Eastern Harley Davidson Dealers Association. Although not an official IAFF event, the firefighters have always helped out in years past to make the event a successful one.

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