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Wed. Jul 19th 2017
Firefighter resigns for job in Newark

Congratulations to Firefighter Mike Harcarik on his appointment to the Newark Fire Academy in New Jersey. Mike will endure 13...

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Wed. Jul 19th 2017
1st Deputy Chief Kent Born

Congratulations to 1st Deputy Fire Chief Kent Born on his retirement after 25 years of service. Kent was hired in July o...

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Sun. Jul 16th 2017
Firefighter Quentin Englehart

Congratulations to Firefighter Quentin Englehart on nearly 25 years of service to the City of Reading. Quentin retired on May...

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Sat. Jul 22nd 2017
2225 hours / 330 South 8th Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Acting Chief Rehr (C8) arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters forced entry into the dwelling and located a large volume of fire on the first floor. All searches were clear on the uppe...
Thu. Jul 6th 2017
1913 hours / 500 North 3rd Street / Box 0303 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from the windows of a vacant warehouse. Engine 3 arrived at a 3½ story warehouse with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters found a smoldering fire in the floor extending into the basement...
Wed. Jul 5th 2017
0921 hours / 35 North Carroll Street / Box 0402 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle on fire inside an auto repair garage. Units arrived with a single story garage with fire throughout. As firefighters began deploying lines, a garage employee advised a vehicle caught fire while up on a...
Tue. Jul 4th 2017
2257 hours / 333 Washington Street / Box 0302 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire with people trapped. Ladder arrived at a 3 story occupied multiple-dwelling with fire showing from the first floor. A male occupant presented above the fire floor at a window with smoke aroun...
Mon. Jul 3rd 2017
1139 hours / 521 Birch Street / Box 0101 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the roof. Units stretched a line to the 3rd floor and quickly knocked down a fire in a crawl space under the roof. All searches were cl...
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