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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, November 27th, 2010
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Firefighters, The Nativity Luthern Church Youth Group & Other Volunteers met this morning to pack 1,250 boxes of food to be sent out to low income seniors. Many of the food boxes will make it to familiar places such as B'nai Brith, Kennedy Towers, Reading Elderly Housing, & The Rhodes & ...
Friday, November 19th, 2010
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The Black & Blue Ball is held annually as a fund raiser for the Greater Lehigh Valley MDA. Reading Firefighters once again auctioned off a Dream Birthday Party in which the winner gets a chance to have a party in one of the city's firehouses.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
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Jerry Miller recently retired early this month after 30 years of service. Jerry was hired on March 17th 1980, after the academy he was assigned to Ambulance 696 "D'" platoon. When the EMS division was dissolved in 1987, Jerry was assigned to the "D" as a jumper firefighter.
Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Congratulation to Bryan Imbody on his successful PERMANENT assignment to Tower 1 on the C Platoon
Friday, November 12th, 2010
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After working with us for the past few years Bill is moving on from WFMZ channel 69 news. As the director of photography, he was able to track down photo & video clips for us to use on the site and video productions.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
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Congratulations to James Stoudt Jr. on successfully completing NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2 Certification. Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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Congratulations to Andrew Kutz on his assignment to Tower 1 on the B platoon. & also Ray Carl on his assignment to Engine Driver on the A platoon. Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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A little over a year has past since the city broke ground on the South West Fire Station. Coming in at 1.9 million, the city was able to complete the project on time & under budget. Despite the accusations that the station would cause problems with traffic, companies were successful in respondi...
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
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Congratulations to Robert Stichter on his assignment to Rescue 1 on the "D" platoon.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
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Doug Folk Retirement Party Pictures Can Be Seen Here
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The RFD is off to a busy start for Fire Prevention 2010. Already, numerous grade school children have been educated & entertained by our fire prevention division. Station tours, also a popular activity, are being conducted city-wide for schools, churches, & daycare groups.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
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After a 7 years of being away, Dan Wade is now back on Ladder 3 as the driver on the "D" platoon.
Monday, September 27th, 2010
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On Monday night, the Reading Firefighters Local 1803 presented the MDA with a check for $14,200 from the years fund raising activities. Brian Smith, co-chairman of the MDA committee appeared with our ambassador Austin Whitmoyer during a city council meeting.
Monday, September 27th, 2010
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Congratulations to Mark Snader on his assignment to Engine 14 on the "A" platoon.
Friday, September 17th, 2010
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Congratulations to Robert Schmale on his assignment to Engine 14 on the "D" platoon
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
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Congratulations to Josh & Barbara Schmeck on the newest edition of their family. Mikaela Ann Schmeck was born 20 1/2 inches 7lbs 9.2 oz. Both mom and baby are doing great!
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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Firefighters and civilians all across the world took time this Saturday September 11th to remember the tragedies that occurred just 9 years ago. The Reading Fire Department held it's annual ceremony at city park before a crowd of 200 people.
Friday, September 10th, 2010
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In September, during the week after Labor Day, over one hundred teams of firefighters and paramedics come together from across North America to play softball and raise money to fight neuromuscular diseases.
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
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Brother Folk Started his career on January 1,1969, his initial assignment was a Kelly jumper under the old three platoon system. He remained in this position for approx. 6 yrs. until the city went to the current 4 platoon system in the mid 1970's, at which time Brother Folk was assigned to Engine 14...
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With a temporary occupancy certificate issued, the fire marshal's office has begun to take the companies through the building. The 2 hour tour took firefighters throughout the multiple levels of the complex.

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