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Thu. Sep 21st 2017
Personnel assignments

The following assignments are per the civil service process and Personnel Directive 2017-30Andrew LaFaver - Jumper #4 "A...

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Fri. Sep 15th 2017
New recruits graduate

On Friday evening September 15th the 2017 Reading Fire Recruit Class graduated during a ceremony held at the Double Tree...

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Fri. Sep 15th 2017
Firefighters raise $4,172 during fall boot drive

Reading Firefighters held their final fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy on Friday where we raised $4,172. The event brin...

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Sat. Sep 16th 2017
1529 hours / 142 North 9th Street / Box 0103 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke visible from a 3rd floor apartment. Chief Kemery (C3) arrived at a 3 story MOR taxpayer with no smoke showing. Firefighters located a fire on the second floor rear apartment. One line stretched and operating ...
Mon. Sep 11th 2017
1723 hours / 1028 Douglass Street / Box 0902 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in a bedroom. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 on scene with a 2½ story corner taxpayer with smoke showing from the top floor rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the structure and rapidly knocked down a bed...
Wed. Aug 30th 2017
1252 hours / 1443 Fairview Street / Box 0602 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for an apartment fire. Units advised of an elderly male who may still be inside the structure. Engine 1 arrived at a 2 story occupied MOR with smoke showing from the second floor. Firefighters reported an injured occupant a...
Sun. Aug 13th 2017
2258 hours / 1511 Queen Street, Laureldale Borough / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire after multiple call were received by the Berks County DES call-center. Central Fire Company Chief 13 arrived at 2 story wood frame structure with fire showing. A second alarm was struck bringing ad...
Fri. Aug 4th 2017
0204 hours / 1600 Block North 9th Street / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a report of a vehicle into the building with one male semi-responsive.  Companies arrived to find one passenger vehicle into a 2 1/2-story occupied mutiple dwelling at 17...
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