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Sat. Nov 19th 2016
Firefighters raise $725 during MDA Black & Blue Ball

On Friday November 18th, several firefighters attended the Greater Lehigh Valley MDA Black & Blue Ball. One of the nights...

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Fri. Nov 4th 2016
Reading recruit graduates from Allentown Academy

Reading recruit William Farmer graduated from the Allentown Fire Academy on Friday November 4th. Farmer was hired with t...

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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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Tue. Nov 22nd 2016
1240 hours / 1331 Muhlenberg Street / box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for flames coming from a kitchen. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 1st floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the rear of the dwelling and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen....
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
1758 hours / Mount Penn Mountain behind Reading High School / Box 0903 / B platoonMultiple calls received reporting a fire behind Reading High School. Engine 9 arriving at the base of the mountain with a large wind-driven brush fire spreading to the north. Chief Thorpe(C8) requesting brush units fro...
Sun. Nov 20th 2016
20:01 / N. 5th & Douglass Sts. / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection noted.  Engine 7 arrived to find one passenger vehicle into the structure with injuries and one occupant trapped.  The vehicle was stab...
Fri. Nov 18th 2016
09:54 / Centre Avenue & Douglass Street / C PlatoonAfter clearing a reported natural gas leak on Franklin Street, Rescue 1 was en route to the Glenside area for a smoke detector installation with Engine 7 when the company happened upon a vehicle accident which had just occurred at the intersecti...
Mon. Nov 14th 2016
1308 hours / 1360 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 0601 / D platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Stoudt (C1) on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters stretched into the first floor with fire in the rear of the dwelling. Crews searched the structur...
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