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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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A group of firefighters from the "D" platoon participated a local Habitat for Humanity project on Buttonwood Street. The group cleaned up a large pile of debris after the restoration of the front of the home.
Friday, November 1st, 2019
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ORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-50Zachary AdamsMedic 1 "B"EMS Lieutenant "B" 10.16.20192019-51James MillerEngine 5 "D"Fire Prevention Lieutenant 10.16.20192019-54Dev KannanEngine 9 "B"Engine 5 "D"11.6.2019
Monday, October 28th, 2019
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On Monday evening, October 28th newly promoted Lieutenant's James Miller and Zachary Adams took the oath as officers before city council. Lt. Miller was hired on June 25th of 2007. After completing the academy, he was assigned to the A platoon.
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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On Saturday, October 12th the department held its annual Medal Day recognizing firefighters for their acts from the previous year. The event was hosted at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
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ORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-45Jason BatzEngine 9 "D"Ladder 3 "D" 9.11.20192019-47Garry ClarkeJumper "C"Engine 9 "D"9.19.20192019-49Edward YescavageFire AcademyMedic 3 "B"9.25.2019
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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The Reading Fire Department held it's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony in City Park. Community members, elected officials, and firefighters reflected on the 343 firefighters who lost their lives participating in the greatest rescue in history.
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A group of firefighters traveled to Prince Georges County Maryland for the 46th annual Softball Tournament for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The tournament features firefighter teams from all over the county and Canada.
Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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ORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-41LieutenantChris BixlerFire PreventionMedic 4 "B" 8.16.20192019-43Tyler SensenigFire AcademyJumper "C"8.26.20192019-43Michael McCordFire AcademyJumper "D"8.26.2019
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Congratulations to Firefighter Tom Lesczcynski on retiring after more than 26 years of service to the City of Reading. Lesczcynski was hired on February 1st of 1993. After completing the training program he was assigned to the "D" platoon as a jumper.
Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Personnel Assignments for the Month of JulyORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-32Brett MackMedic 2 "C"Medic 4 "A" 8.4.20192019-32Mike SninskyMedic 2 "C"Medic 4 "A"8.4.20192019-35Marco Lessig-BallasMedic 1 "C"Medic 2 "C"8.6.20192019...
Friday, July 19th, 2019
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On Friday, July 19th the Reading Fire Department recruit class graduated during a badge ceremony held at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Reading. The recruits spent the past 6 months learning different aspects of the job and were very excited to begin putting their skills to work.
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Good luck to Firefighter Ray Carl on his early retirement after serving the city for more than 12 years. Firefighter Carl was hired on June 25th of 2007. After completing the academy he was assigned to an "A" platoon jumper position.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Personnel Assignments for the Month of JuneORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-30Matthew GrantJumper "A"Ladder 3 Tiller "A"6.9.20192019-30Tim RowlandsJumper "C"Engine 3 Driver "B"6.23.2019
Monday, July 8th, 2019
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We offer our condolences on the passing of Retired Firefighter Richard "Dick" SlusserFirefighter Slusser was hired April 1st of 1969, and worked Engine 9 on the "C" platoon for more than 20 years until his retirement in July of 1989.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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We offer our condolences on the passing of Retired Firefighter Bartholomew "Bart" Kohut.Firefighter Kohut was hired in January of 1969 and retired in March of 2005 after spending most of his career working Engine 5 on the B platoon.
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Firefighters welcomed twins Alexander and Benjamin Hartman for their 4th birthday party at the Southwest Fire Station. The party was won during a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Personnel Assignments for the month of MayORDER #NAMEPOSITIONNEW POSITIONEFFECTIVE2019-23Joshua GreenEngine 3 FF "B"Ladder 1 Tiller "B"5.20.20192019-23Kenneth KiseRescue 1 Driver "A"Ladder 3 Driver "A"5.16.20192019-23Luke SchultzJumper "D"Engine 7 FF...
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Good luck to Firefighter William Corvese on his appointment to the Pennsylvania State Police. William was hired in 2018 and was assigned to the A platoon.
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Reading Firefighters held their Spring Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy on Friday. We're proud to report we raised over $4,200 for the charity. Photos
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On Monday evening May 13th, newly promoted EMS Lieutenant Craig Sweigert was sworn-in during a city council ceremony. Photos

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