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Fri. Jan 29th 2016
Personnel Assignments

The following assignment is per personnel directive 2016-04Richard Zondlo - Engine 1 Firefighter, A&...

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Tue. Jan 26th 2016
Firefighter Promoted

Congratulations to Robert Stichter on his promotion to Lieutenant Fire Prevention. Bob began with the department on...

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Wed. Jan 6th 2016
New Reading Fire Marshal dedicated to the field

An article on Reading Fire Marshal Jeremy Searfoss appearing in the January 6th Reading Eagle. Click here for the articl...

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Sat. Feb 6th 2016
19:19 hrs / 1149 N. 5th St. / Box 0703 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted for a report of a kitchen fire with smoke and flames visible.  Companies arrived on scene with fire showing from the rear of the 1st floor apartment in the 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.  A...
Fri. Jan 29th 2016
0546 hours / 2160 Highland Avenue, Lower Alsace Township / C platoonCounty units dispatched for a kitchen fire at 0526. With fire throughout the first floor, a 2nd alarm was struck bringing Engine 1 and Ladder 2 to the scene. Firefighters assisted and were released about an hour later. Chief Hart(C4...
Fri. Jan 22nd 2016
With a massive snow fall crippling the city along with the East Coast, the Reading Fire Department is still serving the city with pride. Units have handled multiple emergency calls despite dangerous road conditions. The department has added additional units as well as adding more firefighters t...
Thu. Jan 14th 2016
07:05 / S. 9th & Franklin St / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Arriving on scene, fire department personnel found a mini-van that had been involved in broadside-type collision with a tractor trailer. &nb...
Mon. Jan 11th 2016
1637 hrs / 315 N. 4th St. / Box 0301 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of a fire in the ceiling.  On arrival, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 crews found fire burning in the ceiling of the very high first floor ceiling of the century-old, 4-story warehouse portion of ...
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