News Headlines
Sun. Aug 2nd 2015
Firefighters help local girl get to burn camp

On Sunday morning firefighters transported 16 year old Rose Dasnez to Philadelphia to catch a bus for Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp....

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Tue. Jul 21st 2015
Deputy Chief receives award from National Guard

1st Deputy Chief Sean Hart of the C platoon was recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the United States Department of Defense...

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Fri. Jul 17th 2015
Firefighter Kerry Miller

Congratulations to firefighter Kerry Miller on his retirement after 35 years of service to the City of Reading. Ker...

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Recent Calls
Sat. Aug 1st 2015
1650 hours / 1100 North 9th Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonMultiple calls reporting a fire at 9th & Robeson Streets. Engine 9 arriving with 3 story EOR apartment building with smoke showing from the 3rd floor. An attack line was stretched up the rear fire escape. With the fire spreading...
Fri. Jul 31st 2015
1300 hours / D platoonA heavy downpour swept through Reading in the afternoon causing a flash flood and stranding motorists. Companies were first sent to 5th & Woodward for a vehicle underwater. Moments later, crews were also sent to 6th & Oley Streets for additional vehicles underwater. Mul...
Wed. Jul 29th 2015
1439 hours / 731 Lance Place / Box 09-03 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling at 729 Lance. Engine 9 o/s with a 2½ story MOR, nothing showing. Crews found a malfunctioning appliance in the basement which caused reduced the assignment. While checking an exposure at 731 Lance...
Wed. Jul 29th 2015
0102 hrs / Rear 1318 Kenny Street / Box 06-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of flames in the alley to the rear of the homes in the 1300 block of Fairview Street.  Engine 1 arrived to find a frame garage well-involved to the rear of 1318 Kenny Street.  A 1.75" ha...
Thu. Jul 23rd 2015
0438 hours / 11th & Cotton Streets / B platoonCompanies operated for almost an hour handling this car fire with slight extension to an adjacent vehicle. Engine 1, Tower 1, Car 7(Born)
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