News Headlines
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
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
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...
Sun. Jun 21st 2020
Around the hours of 2315, one of our firehouses was struck by gun fire. Multiple rounds were fired in the area, striking a moving vehicle, the parking authority building across the street, as well as ...
Tue. Jun 16th 2020
Tuesday, firefighters from our Union Local set up and handed out bread to residents in our city. We were able to hand out every loaf! Thank you to our community residents for accepting and we hope it ...
Thu. Jun 4th 2020
The Reading Fire Department Recruit Academy is moving closer to graduation after a challenging few months. COVID-19 restrictions have impacted the academy at every level. The class traveled to the Yor...

In remembrance of our Brothers and Sisters

who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Never Forget!!

Donald Jacobs 1.28.1985Ladder 2
Perry Apostolou12.17.19671.11.2007Ladder 3
Cheryl Breneiser1.2.20064.12.2007Medic 3
David Witmoyer6.30.19886.6.2007Engine 1
 Ron Wentzel6.26.19891.12.20141st Deputy Chief
Brenda Bauer1.1.20014.23.2015Medic 3




When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage
Give me strength to save a life
Whatever be its age.

Let me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
To put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling
To give the best in me,
To guard my friend and neighbor
And protect their property.

And, if, according to your will,
I have to lose my life,
Please bless, with your protecting hand,
My family and my wife.


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