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Sun. Apr 23rd 2017
Firefighter runs St Lukes Half-Marathon

Once again Engine 9 Firefighter Jeff LeCompte completed the annual St. Lukes Half-Marathon on Sunday April 23rd in Bethlehem....

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Tue. Apr 18th 2017
Lieutenant Promoted

Congratulations to Lieutenant Ronald Banks on his promotion to 1st Deputy ChiefBanks was hired on February 1st of 1993. After...

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Fri. Apr 14th 2017
Firefighters begin training with new breathing apparatus

The Reading Fire Department recently received the delivery of new SCOTT self-contained breathing apparatus. In total 74 SCBA&...

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Thu. Apr 20th 2017
1953 hours / 400 Orrton Avenue, IFS Industries / Box 0402 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a water flow fire alarm. Engine 5 arrived at large warehouse with smoke showing, requesting Box Alarm. Warehouse staff advised they had a dumpster fire inside the building. Firefighters stretched a line int...
Wed. Apr 19th 2017
1355 hours / 1045 Oley Street / Box 0903 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a kitchen fire. Engine 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the front. As firefighters were stretching a line, occupants appeared from the dwelling removing a handicapped person. Crews found a well inv...
Sat. Apr 15th 2017
1206 hours / 258 Jameson Place / Box 0704 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing at a dwelling. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the basement of a multi-level dwelling. Firefighters stretched a line into a basement apartment on the Lincoln Street side. The fi...
Sat. Apr 8th 2017
1334 hours / 147 South 4th / Box 0302 / A platoonCompanies dispatched to 4th & Chestnut for smoke showing from a building. Chief Kemery(C3) arrived with smoke and fire showing from the rear of an occupied 3 story building. Firefighters stretched a line to the 3rd floor and found trash and other ...
Sun. Apr 2nd 2017
0928 hours / 213 South 11th Street / Box 0602 / C Platoon     The first alarm was transmitted on a beautiful spring Sunday morning for a report of smoke from the fourth floor of a building at the intersection of South 11th and Chestnut Streets.  Additional calls reported a possib...
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