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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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Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Firefighters & Police officers from across the state came together this morning at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg to stop the movement on H.B. 1828. The Bill provides relief to Philadelphia in the form of approximately 700 million in new revenues. The bill however, also added a reform to fire & police pensions across the state. The reform removes collective bargaining rights from the individual unions. The state is expected to vote on the issue on Thursday.

Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Photo by Andrew Getka
Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Photo by Andrew Getka
Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Photo by Andrew Getka
Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Photo by Andrew Getka
Firefighters Rally Once Again!
Photo by Andrew Getka
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Friday, November 20th, 2009
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The 7th annual Black & Blue Ball was held once again at Classic Harley-Davidson along Route 183 in Bern Township. This years event featured a silent & live auction, along with dinner, dancing, & and of course drinks for all.
Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Brogan Searfoss is son the of Melanie & Jeremy Searfoss. Jeremy serves on Engine 5 on the D platoon. After very troubling times for the Searfoss's, we are very happy Brogan is doing fine. DayPortPlayer.newPlayer({articleID:"1298949",playerInstanceID:"50D2B45B-BE72-D098-ED26-0AA251D9C3CD",domain...
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
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Reading Firefighters began touring the new Reading Eagle press building located behind the Engine 3 & Ladder 1's quarters. Fire Marshal Todd Iager took both training groups through the building explaining the operations of the new $18 million 4 story printing press.
Friday, November 6th, 2009
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Firefighter Merlin Planer is operating our "Hazard House" fire prevention program. The small scale house is constructed with several working fire hazards for school age children to identify to teach them about fire safety.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Firefighter Mike Brunner's wife "Bonnie-Sue" gave birth to a girl, "Angelina Bonniesue Brunner" 19", 6lbs 12 oz. Both mom and baby are doing well.
Friday, October 16th, 2009
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Congratulations to Brian & Eileen Smith. Brian was the previous owner/administrator of ReadingPaFire.com, before handing over the keyboard to me at the start of this year. The Ceremony was held during services at the Nativity Lutheran Church on 13th street where Mrs.
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During a recent vacation to visit friends in Charleston/SC, I had the oppurtunity to view the site of Sofa Super Store fire which tragically ended the lives of 9 firefighters in June of 2007. I apollogize for the condition of the photos, but it was raining off and on throughout the day.
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Firefighter Scott Lyons was recently promoted to Lieutenant for the FDNY. Lyons will be assigned to a battalion and "fill-in" at several different Engine & Ladder companies to be evaluated before taking a permanent assignment.
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
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After years of planning and research, the city is ready move ahead with the plans for the "SouthWest Station" The station will be the future home of Engines 5, 14, Brush 1 & Hazmat 1. DayPortPlayer.newPlayer({articleID:"1272516",playerInstanceID:"50D2B45B-BE72-D098-ED26-0AA251D9C3CD",d...
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
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Members were on their way to the annual PGFD MDA softball tournament wednesday morning. Even though a smaller contingent was traveling, a good time will still be had by all.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
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Firefighters & Police officers from across the state came together this morning at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg to stop the movement on H.B. 1828. The Bill provides relief to Philadelphia in the form of approximately 700 million in new revenues.
Monday, September 7th, 2009
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The firefighters would like to thank all who showed support during this difficult time. The comments & signs meant a lot to us during the parade. The staff at ReadingPaFire.com would also like to thank the public for ignoring the smear campaign initiated by a local news publication.
Friday, September 4th, 2009
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Information below direct from WFMZ 69 News Dozens of Reading firefighters and police officers and their families turned out in force for a news conference by Mayor Tom McMahon this morning. They crowded into City Council chambers to hear McMahon address the proposal he presented to the police and...
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
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Reading Firefighters traveled to the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg, MD to take part in PA's training weekend. The courses were held over August 22 & 23, and included firefighters from all over the commonwealth.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
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(From the City of Reading Website) INVITATION TO BID The City of Reading will receive sealed proposals in the Purchasing Office, 815 Washington Street, Room 2-45, Reading, Pennsylvania, until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 1, 2009 for the construction of a new fire station for the Department of Fi...
Monday, August 17th, 2009
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Firefighters were greeted citywide as the new Marketing Director & Business Coordinator made their way around to the different stations. The visit included a water drop off along with a bag of goodies.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Multiple public safety departments were on hand for a mock bus disaster drill sponsored by the BCIU. The goal of the drill was to show their drivers what would happen if a bus would be involved in an accident with students on board.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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Recently Barta Bus Company based in Reading, took delivery of several new Hybrid buses. The new vehicles feature a bank of high capacity batteries on the roof to assist the company in saving fuel costs.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
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Several members of the department traveled to the Variety Club Camp in Worcester PA for MDA's annual summer camp. The camp provides children with Muscular-Dystrophy experience a multitude of different activities while allowing them the chance to be with others their own age.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
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On Saturday May 2, 2009, Reading Area Community College held its annual event to celebrate children. The City of Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services participated by setting up, and presenting fire safety materials and providing the opportunity for the children to see and sit in a fire tru...

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