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Tue. Feb 14th 2017
Reading fire photo used for IAFF membership card

We're proud to announce that the International Association of Firefighters has selected a fire photo from Reading to be t...

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Sat. Feb 4th 2017
Firefighter Merlin Planer

Congratulations to Firefighter Merlin Planer on his retirement after more than 24 years of service to the City of R...

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Thu. Jan 26th 2017
Paramedic promoted

Paramedic/Firefighter Kirk Litzenberger promoted to Fire Prevention Lieutenant per personnel directive 2017-01Kirk was hired ...

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Sat. Feb 11th 2017
1218 hours / Schuylkill River / A platoonThe Fire Department was requested to assist a local search & rescue group in the disappearance of a man from Kenhorst. On Tuesday the Reading Police reported a man missing after leaving a tavern on Morgantown Road. A canine search & rescue team was re...
Sat. Feb 4th 2017
0452 hours / 333 North 13th Street / Box 0104 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for an outlet on fire in a bedroom. Engine 9 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighters found a fire in a 3rd floor bedroom and began a hose stretch. All searches were clear with the fire knocked d...
Sat. Feb 4th 2017
0058 hours / Lancaster Ave & Angelica Street / D platoonMultiple calls reporting a serious accident with people unconscious. Engine 5 o/s with a 2 vehicle accident with occupants trapped, additional EMS units requested. Rescue 1 in service with extrication equipment, with first victim removed at...
Fri. Jan 27th 2017
1851 hours / 609 Summit Avenue / Box 0402 / D platoonNumerous calls received reporting a house on fire. Engine 5 arrived at 2 story SFD with fire showing. Chief Mogel (C2) reporting exterior fire with extension into the dwelling. 2 lines in operations with all searches clear. The fire was knock...
Fri. Jan 20th 2017
0436 hours / 300 Lackawanna Street, Jamestown Village Apartments / Box 0702 / D platoonEngine 7 & Ladder 3 dispatched for a fire alarm at building 16. Engine 7 arriving at a 3 story garden apartment building with people evacuating. Seconds later Engine 7 reported smoke showing from a 3rd floor w...
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