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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, April 16th, 2011
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Our condolences to the family of Firefighter Edward Zaorski. Ed passed away on the evening of April 14th. The viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 19th at the Milkens Giles Funeral Home from 1pm to 3pm.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on their new assignments by order of Personnel Directive 2011-07 Frank Lewalski assigned to Engine 5 - A platoon Mark Snader assigned to Jumper Position - A platoon Michael Biancone assigned to Engine 9 - B platoon Robert Schmale assigned to Jumper P...
Monday, April 11th, 2011
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After a nationwide search, the City of Reading has chosen interim chief Kevin Kulp to serve in the position permanently.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Per General Order 2011-09, Engine 11 will be reorganized as Engine 7, beginning Friday April 1st. The Berks County Communications Center will be implementing a new computer aided dispatch system, which will update the city's box alarm districts.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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As a result of ACT 47 & the recent arbitration award between the City & the Reading Fire Fighters Local 1803, firefighter staffing will be reduced by 4 firefighters per shift. To facilitate the loss of manpower, 2 engine companies have been slated for closure.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Miriam Sanchez was finally able to thank firefighter John Dundore for rescuing her from a burning building on March 1st.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
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On Sunday, Berks Fire & Water held their annual Firefighter Appreciation night at the Reading Express. Once again, Reading Firefighters working with Jess Krakowski and Laura Buck, put together a program for pre-game & half-time activities.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
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Retirees recently gathered at Wegmans Family Restaurant for the annual RFD retirees breakfast.
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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Congratulations to Jeff Carl who graduated from Class #26 Howard County Fire Department Jeff is the son of Firefighter Ray Carl, who works the A platoon on Engine 1. Jeff graduated with 25 other probationary firefighters, and received an award for outstanding class leader.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
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Congratulations to Bonnie Civitarese on 38 years of service to the Reading Fire Department. Bonnie was hired on March 27th of 1972 as a clerk in the Fire Marshal's Office. The office at that time was staffed by Ralph Pennypacker & Florin Monasmith.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
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On Monday March 7th, PHRN Mike Sninsky from B platoon will be assigned to the Allentown Fire Academy for basic firefighter training. He will spend the next 30 days learning basic firefighting skills & techniques.
Friday, March 4th, 2011
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Congratulations to Berks County Career & Technology Students Gary Mogel Jr. - Western Berks Fire Gary is the son of Deputy Chief Gary Mogel Robert Zerman - Western Berks EMS On their win at the Pennsylvania regional HOSA competition in Lancaster.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on their new assignments by order of Personnel Directive 2011-05 Michael Brunner assigned to Tower 1 - D platoon Dale Witman assigned to Engine 13 - B platoon
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
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The Reading Eagle's person of the week, Interim Fire Chief Kevin Kulp
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2 years ago, Paramedic/Firefighter Nik Knauer began an ambitious project of photographing the entire department to be placed on a large poster sized photo to hang in the museum and/or fire chief's office.
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The Reading Eagle's person of the week, Reading Fire Department Historian/Photographer Anthony Miccicke.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
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By Order of Personnel Directive #2011-03, The Department Has Promoted The Following Lieutenant. Congratulations to Lieutenant Thomas "DOC" Kemery on his promotion to 2nd Deputy Chief beginning February 11th, 2011.
Friday, February 11th, 2011
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Congratulations to Ted Szczepanski on 34 years of service to the Reading Fire Department. Ted was hired on January 1st of 1977. After training he was assigned as a jumper on the C platoon. About 2 years later, firefighter Szczepanski took assignment on Ladder 1 as the tillerman remaining with the C ...
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on their new assignments by order of Personnel Directive 2011-04 Brian Sayers assigned to Engine 9 driver, C platoon John Dundore assigned to Engine 1, B platoon Ken Licwinko assigned to Engine 13, C platoon

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