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Fri. Jul 31st 2020
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Congratulations to Lieutenant James Miller on his retirement after serving 13 years with the city. Jim was hired in June of 2007. After completing the Fire Academy, Miller was assigned to the A plato...
Fri. Jul 31st 2020
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Congratulations to Deputy Chief Gary Mogel on retiring after 38 years of service to the city. Gary served as a volunteer firefighter with the Neversink Fire Company #3 beginning in 1982 following in ...
Sun. Jul 5th 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Thomas Sheetz on his retirement after serving more than 23 years. FF Sheetz was hired in June of 1997. After completing the fire academy, Sheetz was assigned to Engine 5...
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Andrew Kutz on his retirement after more than 26 years of serviceAndrew Kutz was hired in April of 1994. After completing the fire academy, Kutz was assigned to the B pl...
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
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Local 1803 Union firefighters setup another bread handout for the citizens of Reading. Members have now set up at multiple locations over the city to create better access to those in need. Today&rsquo...
EMS

 

Reading Fire Department
Emergency Medical Services

 
 
 
 

The Emergency Medical Services Division of the Fire Department maintains 4 fully equipped and certified Ambulances staffed with a team of 32 EMT/Firefighters that are available to serve around the clock. To supplement the emergency response, all Firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and respond with Fire Apparatus along with Paramedics to all Medical calls considered severe in nature. All Fire Apparatus are equipped with medical supplies including Oxygen and Automatic External Defibrillators.

 

Memberships are available to City of Reading Residents and provide a cost savings to members for certain services. The annual cost is $45.00 for an individual and $70.00 for a household membership. To join the service, residents should mail a check (payable to City of Reading EMS) to City of Reading EMS, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601-3690.

 

To find out more about EMS membership, pricing, and all of the services provided, please call the Fire Department Office at 610-655-6080. 

 
If you need an ambulance for an emergency
please dial 911.

 

Emergency and Transport Rate Structure (2016)

Advanced Life Support

 

ALS Level 2 (base rate).....................................$900

ALS Level 1 (base rate).....................................$850

 

Basic Life Support

BLS Emergency (base rate)...............................$700

BLS Non-Emergency (base rate) .......................$700

 


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