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Fri. Aug 26th 2016
Probationary Firefighters Graduate

On Friday evening the academy graduated 8 probationary firefighters during a ceremony held at the Double Tree Hotel. The cere...

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Sun. Aug 21st 2016
"Cold One For A Cure" raises $1,900 for MDA

The Reading Firefighters raised $1,914 during their first annual "Cold Ones For A Cure" at Trooper Thorns pub ...

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Sat. Aug 13th 2016
The passing of Retired FF Edward Ott

We express our condolences on the passing of Retired Firefighter Edward P. Ott. Ed passed away in his Lewes Deleware home on ...

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welcome to the unofficial source for RFD information
Please join us for a remembrance 
15th anniversary of 9/11
The city bandshell in the park
 in the event of inclimate weather the ceremony will be moved to the Double Tree Hotel 
Bus Trip to New York City
Saturday December 3rd, $35 a seat
Recent Calls
Sun. Aug 28th 2016
0704 hours / 306 South 6th Street / Box 0502 / D platoonCompanies at a 2½ story MOR with fire showing from the top floor. Firefighters forced the front door and stretched into the building. As crews worked the fire, searches were in progress in both the fire building and exposures. The b...
Sat. Aug 27th 2016
2232 hours / 713 North 9th Street / Box 09-03 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire on the second floor. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arrived with a 2½ story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighter located a fire in a second floor bedroom and began a hose stretch. The fire was knocked in 10 min...
Sat. Aug 27th 2016
1510 hours / 512 & 514 Penn Avenue, West Reading / A platoonLadder 1 & Medic 3 requested for a working fire on multiple decks in the rear. Second alarm requested @1523 hours for manpower which brought Engine 3. Units assisted for nearly 2 hours. WFMZ 69 News StoryMore Photos
Mon. Aug 22nd 2016
1456 hours / Angelica Street & Park Avenue / C PlatoonAs Engine 5 was en-route to a smoke detector installation in their district with Rescue 1, they found smoke coming from a window in a commercial building under demolition.  Engine 5 made the report and immediately stretched a line t...
Mon. Aug 22nd 2016
1331 hours / Lancaster Avenue Exit from Route 422 Eastbound / C PlatoonA civilian stopped at the Southwest Fire Station to report a vehicle accident with unknown injuries at the Lancaster Ave off ramp from Route 422.  As Engine 5 reported the same to the Berks County Communications Center, the ...
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