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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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Friday, August 13th, 2010
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The department recently began to certify all members to NFPA 472 Hazardous Material Operations Level. The training will continue through August into September with the certification test at the end. Photos
Saturday, July 24th, 2010
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Every year the Reading Firefighters in cooperation with the fire department auctions off a birthday party to be held at a city fire house. The auction occurs at the annual MDA Black & Blue Ball, with the proceeds going direct to MDA.
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The Reading Firefighters held their annual golf tournament on Friday, July 17th at the Willow Hollow Golf Course. This years proceeds are being donated to the Muscula Dystrophy Association. Tournament Chairman Dave Kochel had this to say about the tournament: I would have to say all went bett...
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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Congratulations to Dave "Pasta" Ciabattoni on his text-book surprise delivery of a baby boy. Thanks to Brett Mack for allowing Pasta to cover his position on Medic 6. Both mom & baby are doing fine!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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Chief's Assignments Michael Glore to Engine 5 Driver on D platoon Andrew Getka to Engine 5 Firefighter B platoon
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
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Congratulations Ron Frey on his assignment to Engine 9 on the "D" platoon. And Also Erik Hirner on his assignment to Engine 13 on the "A" platoon.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
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Reading Firefighters once again traveled to the Variety Club Camp in Worcester, PA to cook lunch for the annual MDA summer camp. Locals from all over the lehigh valley region & beyond each pick a date and a meal to cook.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
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Congratulations to Tim Sullivan on his assignment to Engine 3 on the "D" Platoon
Monday, June 7th, 2010
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Out of the ashes of a tragedy, comes a time to teach.
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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Thanks once again to the Berks Fire & Water Restoration Company for putting on a great show and good time for all firefighters in the area. View Our Pictures Here
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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Every year the Reading Firefighters in cooperation with the fire department auctions off a birthday party to be held at a city fire house. The auction occurs at the annual MDA Black & Blue Ball, with the proceeds going direct to MDA.
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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We have been following the construction process of the new South-West Station very closely over the past few months. I have drug many firefighters with me in my quest to keep up with the day to day progress.
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
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Congratulations to Larry Moyer on his assignment to Ladder 1 tillerman on the "D" platoon.
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
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Congratulations to Anthony Flowers on his assignment to Engine 14 "D" Platoon.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
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We'd like to welcome Robert Moore, as the new RFD EMS wheel chair van driver.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
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Congratulations to Jim "Corky" Lerch on his assignment to Engine 1 on the "A" Platoon
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2010 MDA Ride-For-Life kicked off their morning ride from Vanity Fair Outlet Center riding through the streets of Reading and eventually making their way out to East Penn Manufacturing. The Reading Fire Department managed to raise $552 in donations selling delicious "Root-Beer Floats" ...
Thursday, April 29th, 2010
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Larry Eschleman was hired by the department in 1968, and subsequently retired from Engine 14 in 2000. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, and also from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver.
Monday, April 26th, 2010
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on their recent assignments: Ted Szczepanski on his assignment to Engine 14 on the "C" Platoon. Kerry Miller on his assignment to Ladder 1 on the "C" Platoon Jim Wenrich on his assignment to Engine 3 on the "A" Platoon
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The M.O.D. walk for babies was held this morning at the Reading Area Community College. Even though the weather was not cooperating over 300 people came out to show their support for the cause. Firefighter Jeremy Searfoss & his wife Melanie were the inspiration for the event due to the prematur...

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