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Mon. Oct 17th 2016
City orders new ladder truck

The Reading Fire Department has ordered a 100' tractor drawn ladder truck to replace Ladder 1. The current Ladder is a 19...

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Sun. Oct 9th 2016
Fire prevention week

The week of October 9th is National Fire Prevention Week. The RFD Fire Prevention Office has numerous fire safety activities ...

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Sat. Oct 8th 2016
Reading Firefighters Medal Day

On Saturday October 8th the Reading Fire Department held it's annual Medal Day to honor the performance of several firefi...

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Thu. Oct 13th 2016
1742 hours / 40 North 10th Street / Box 01-03 / D platoonBerks County DES receiving calls reporting smoke showing from a building on North 10th Street. Tower 1 o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters stretched into the dwelling and located fire on the fir...
Tue. Sep 27th 2016
0540 hours / 2100 Centre Avenue / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a trash truck on fire. Engine 7 o/s at the 61 Cafe with the trash compartment of the truck on fire. The only access to the fire was through the top of the truck. Ladder 3 setup their bed pipe to extinguish the fire. Engine 9 was add...
Sat. Sep 17th 2016
0653 hrs / Skyline Drive at Drenkel Field / C PlatoonAfter a working fire earlier in the night shift, companies were dispatched to Skyline Drive in the area of Drenkel Field (area of the Pagoda landmark) for a reported  motor vehicle accident with entrapment involving a van that ...
Sat. Sep 17th 2016
0155 hrs / 42 South 5th Street (Rear) / Box 0302 / C PlatoonThe C Platoon started night work at 1800 hrs on 9/16 with 3 box alarms - all of which were fires of lesser consequence.  At 0151 hrs, Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 7 (J. Stoudt) were dispatched to the area of South 5th & Cherry ...
Wed. Sep 14th 2016
0110 hours / 702 North 8th Street, Big Mill Apartments / Box 0903 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for kitchen fire in apartment 511. Firefighters arrived on the floor with water flowing from a single head over a previous kitchen fire. Crews controlled the water flow through a sectional valve and att...
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