On Monday, October 25th, members from Local 1803 visited the offices of Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks. Local 1803 raised money this year through the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts....
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Hired on February 1st of 1995, Judd Weber began his firefighting career on the C-Platoon where he was assigned as a jumper after graduating the fire academy. Firefighter Weber remained a jumper on C-s...
Congratulations to the 2021 recruit class on their graduation of the fire academy. The recruit class has finished 6 months of strenuous training led by Lieutenant Batz and now will be assigned to stre...
Box 132 was transmitted at 1713 hrs for the 100 block of North 3rd Street. Responding companies from the 3rd & Court station found smoke from the upper floors of 123 North 3rd street. Car 9 arrived shortly after and noticed fire showing through a window from the rear of the building.
Early Sunday morning accident tones awoke "C" platoon companies for a wreck in the 400 block of Lancaster Ave at 0010 hrs. During the response, a police unit advised there were 3 people injured with the driver entrapped.
Off-duty Firefighter James Stoudt Jr. was returning from an errand when he noticed a sizable column of smoke from 9th & Franklin Streets. Continuing further, he found 2 - 2 story garages burning in the 100 blk of Maitland Street.
B platoon companies monitoring the city-wide help channel were alerted to an RPD unit reporting smoke from a garage in the 100 blk of south 12th Street. Box 25 was tapped at 2326, bringing companies into the area.
Communications began to receive multiple phone calls before 1500 hrs reporting a fire on Miller street in southeast Reading. Box 213 was tapped, and an address of 321 Miller street was confirmed. Car 1, responding from City Hall, radioed he had smoke showing from Perkiomen & Franklin streets se...
While most of B platoon was in transition from the annual United-Way presentation, Box 28 was transmitted after a roving patrol car discovered smoke in the 300 block of Spring Garden Street. Initial dispatch information reported a small child was not accounted for.
Around 1300 hours communications dispatched a rescue assignment to 5th & Pike streets on the city's north side. Engine 11 arrived with a single vehicle into a building on the north east corner of the intersection.
Early this morning communications dispatched a 1 & 1 to investigate a possible malicious phone call in the area of 8th and Muhlenberg streets. Seconds later, dispatcher Wertz dropped Box 28 for multiple calls received for a building at 341 south 8th street.
Engine 3, Ladder 1 and Car 6 responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm at the Bakery Apartments, 120 So. 3rd Street at 13:18 this afternoon. Upon arrival, Car 6 was met at the door by a resident who reported a water condition caused by the sprinkler system on the third floor.
Box 63 was tapped this afternoon for a reported garage fire in the area of 10th & Douglass. First-due Engine 9 reported heavy smoke on the approach. Companies found a 1 story MOR garage, with heavy fire showing threatening multiple exposures.
At approximately 2345 hrs, E-11, R-1, M-2 and C-6 were dispatched to Schuylkill Ave and Lehigh Street for an MVA with injuries. West Reading PD came across the accident and were reporting at least one class 5.
At 19:41 this evening, Box 354 was dispatched for a reported electrical fire at 433 Woodward Street. Units arrived to find a fire on the 1st floor of a multi-unit duplex. Car 6 reported a working fire after seeing a sofa burning inside the living room of the apartment.
0543 hrs, A fire alarm was dispatched for the Book Bindery Apartment complex at 150 North 4th Street. During the response 1st Deputy Chief Squibb was advised by communications that other calls were being recieved for smoke on 2 floors.
Box 544 was dispatched shortly before 05:00 this morning for a fire in the 2000 block of Kutztown Road after dispatchers received several calls about a porch on fire. Firefighters arrived on location and found furnishings burning on the front porch of 2026 Kutztown Road.
A platoon companies were called into action early Friday morning when box 25 was tapped at 0459. First arriving Engine 8(13) found fire venting from the first floor of 154 south 12th street. A line was stretched into the multiple dwelling to protect the stairs and attack the fire.
Box 623 was tapped last evening for a report of a kitchen fire at 1209 Oley Street. Engine 9 arrived on scene with smoke showing, with the transmission of working fire made second later. A line was stretched, while ladder company members began venting.
Several calls were received this morning around 09:00 for a fire in a residence at 915 Pike Street. Box 645 was dispatched at 09:04 for the incident which sent Engines 9, 11, 1, 3 safety, Ladder 3, Rescue 1, Unit 605 and Cars 1 and 8 to the scene.
Shortly after 1530 a rescue assignment was sent to the 1500 block of Palm Street. Companies found a mini-van driven partially through a rear wall in the south end of the block. No injuries were reported, the Rescue co.
Shortly before 3:30am box 232 was tapped, for smoke coming from a structure across the street from 510 S.17th st. Tower 1 arrived on the scene and reported heavy smoke showing from a 3 story row at 511.