News Headlines
Thu. Apr 23rd 2015
Passing of Paramedic Brenda Bauer

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Reading Fire Department Paramedic Brenda Bauer. Brenda was diagnosed w...

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Tue. Apr 21st 2015
City to disband transport service

The city has begun preparations to shut down its non-emergency transport service on June 30th. The city initially had made pl...

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Mon. Apr 13th 2015
Reading Eagle recognizes RFD historian & photographer

The Reading Eagle chose to honor our historian and photographer Anthony Miccicke in the Monday April 13th newspaper.Click her...

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Reading Fire Department
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We regret to announce the passing of 
Firefighter / Paramedic 
Brenda Bauer

Recent Calls
Wed. Apr 22nd 2015
information from Lieutenant James Stoudt Jr. 2013 hours / 1012 Meade Street / Box 04-01 / A platoonMedic 1 on scene with working fire at 2½ story twin. 1 line stretched into the kitchen with heat and smoke damage throughout. All searches clear. The fire was placed under control 2028...
Tue. Apr 21st 2015
1055 hrs / S. 16th & Muhlenberg Sts / Box 06-02 / C PlatoonAs Training Group 1 was assembled in Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher class at the Fire Training Site, the rescue assignment was dispatched to 416 S. 16th St. for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Additional calls were ...
Mon. Apr 20th 2015
1506 hours / 800 block Nicholls Street / Box 09-02 / A platoonCrews were dispatched to the former Gormleys Fire Equipment building on Nicholls street for a struck gas line. Companies on scene with free flowing gas from a large feed pipe. Chief Kemery(C5) requested the box to be filled out. Crews eva...
Sun. Apr 19th 2015
1350 hours / 431 South 15th Street / Box 06-02 / A platoonCar 5 o/s with smoke showing at a 3 story EOR. 1 line stretched with exterior fire on the second floor. The fire was placed under control in 10 minutes. No injuries were reported. Engines - 1, 5, 3, 9Ladders - Tower , 1Rescue 1, Medic 2,...
Wed. Apr 15th 2015
Firefighters were kept busy on Mount Penn due to dry & windy conditions. 1149 hours / Mount Penn Mountain, South of the Fire Tower / B platoonCrews dispatched for smoke coming from the mountain. With current weather conditions, the assignment was upgraded to units from Lower Alsac...
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