News Headlines
Mon. Jun 22nd 2015
Firefighter maintains contact after rescue

Firefighter Tim Swartz was recognized in the Reading Eagle newspaper today for a relationship he formed with a child he rescu...

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Fri. Jun 19th 2015
Personnel Assignment

The following assignment is effective June 30th at 800 hours per directive 2015-13Gabriel Shoemaker - Engine 7 firefighter &q...

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Fri. Jun 12th 2015
Good luck Rick

With the impending closure of the city's non-emergency transport service, Rick Davidson has resigned to take a position w...

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Recent Calls
Sat. May 30th 2015
0121 hours / Warren Street Bypass near River Road / D platoonCompanies dispatched for 2 vehicle accident in the Glenside section of the Warren Street Bypass. Engine 7 o/s with severely damaged vehicles and 2 people ejected. The first victim was found rapidly and packaged for transport to Reading Hos...
Thu. May 28th 2015
2310 hours / Warren Street Bypass near Howard Place / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a smoke investigation. During the response, units advised the incident is a vehicle accident on the Warren Street bypass in Glennside. Engine 7 on scene with a single car accident crashing through a fence&nb...
Thu. May 28th 2015
1040 hours / 828 Mulberry Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a building. Ladder 3 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the philly gutter. Crews stretched a hose line into the second floor, while also overhauling the outside siding. The fire was ...
Tue. May 26th 2015
1637 hours / 722 Locust Street / Box 09-03 / B platoonEngine 9 & Ladder 3 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Crews made entry with a hose line and knocked down a bedroom fire with extension into the hallway. All searches were clear, no injuries were reported. The fire was placed ...
Tue. May 5th 2015
thanks to Lieutenant James Stoudt Jr & Andrew Getka 0727 hours / 941 East Laurel Street / Box 06-02 / B & A platoons (shift change box)Companies dispatched for a house fire with someone trapped. Chief Born(C7) o/s with a large column of smoke. With reports of a child on the 2n...
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