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....
Please consider purchasing 2021 Reading Fire Department Toy Drive apparel to help us get toys for local kids in need this Christmas. We appreciate you helping us in this great cause! Link posted below...
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...
This morning around 00:30 hours, Engines 11 and 3, Rescues 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Medics 601 and 602 were all on the scene of an incident that involved the removal of a morbidly obese patient from a NorthWest Reading home.
The fire was reported by a neighbor by who then reportedly assisted an elderly woman from her residence in one of the home in the small row abutting the Neversink Mountains. Several lines were advanced and Car 2 reported heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of the fire building.
A Box Trailer off it's frame caught fire just before 18:30 this evening, Box 166 came in for Fern & Angelica Street at 18:26. Dispatched were Engine 14, 5, 3, 1 Safety, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Medic 601 and Cars 2, 8 and 22.
Four City of Reading Police Officers and one pedestrian are injured when several police cruisers crash in an intersection. The officers were responding to a domestic where a shooting occurred. The injuries to the victims were not reported to be life threatening.
This morning at 1005hrs, an AFA came in for 520 Carroll St, Quakermaid Meats. Response was E-5 & L-1. During response we were notified of a water flow activation with additional a short time later of an actual fire at the location.
A least four structures were damaged during a third alarm fire this afternoon. Fire in 1022 Oley spread quickly to the exposure and needed numerous handlines to control. Crews on the roof made a trench cut to stop the spread from above.
At 17:54 this evening, Box 35 was dispatched for a reported fire in the 300 block of No 5th Street. During the response dispatch reported receiving several other calls that put the fire in the 300 block of No 6th Street.
Box 62, 8th and Greenwich Streets, was transmitted at 1129 hrs for a reported kitchen fire at 517 Cedar Street assigned to the box where E-8(9), E-1, E13, E-11(safety) L-3 , Tw-1, R-1, M604, Cars 3 and 6.
Engine 5, Ladder 1, Medic 602, and Car 7 were dispatched for a stove fire reported out with a burn victim at 320 Wood Street just after 1800. Engine 5 and Medic 602 arrived soon after dispatch and found a male with a severely burned arm standing out front of the residence.
Early in the evening B platoon companies were sent to 5th and Perry streets for an accident involving a motorcycle. Engine 11 found a motorcyclist down in the street and initiated patient care. Although sustaining rear end damage the other involved motorist was uninjured.
Medic 602 and Engine 1 were dispatched to 8th & Court streets shortly after 2230 hrs for a report of a woman stabbed. Crews found a woman severly bleeding by a bench in front of city hall. A trauma alert was called as Medics Spaydt and Sninsky worked the critically injured woman.
Around 15:30 this afternoon, a box alarm was struck for 13th and Union area, address of the call was 1503 Linden St. Dispatched were E-9, 11, 1, 13safety, L-3, R-1, M604 and C-2. Information given from dispatch was the caller at 1501 smelled smoke and went next door and kicked open the door and conf...
"B" Platoon members were just getting things in order for the start of their last day shift when a box was struck for 6th and Buttonwood streets. A woman was reported to be coughing, while exiting a smokey dwelling at 537 Buttonwood street.
With the weather conditions changing rapidly, multiple car accidents were dispatched keeping the Rescue busy. Most of the accidents were minor in nature resulting in the rig being turned around quickly.
At 22:44 hrs, Box 82 was struck for a reported fire at 304 Hollenbach St. Dispatched were E-11 ,3, 9, 1 safety, L-1, T-1, R-1, M-602, C-2 and C-8. Upon arrival E-11 crewman reported fire in the rear outside with extension to inside the middle of row 3 story residence.
At 1842 hrs this evening, Box 352 was struck for smoke coming from the roof of a structure at 624 Buttonwood Street, an end of row 2 1/2 story residence. Dispatched were E-1, 3, 13, 11 safety, T-1, L-1, R-1, M601 C-2, C-8, C-22.
Shortly before midnight Medic 602 & Engine 5 were turned out for a medical issue at 226 South 4th Street. While performing patient assessment, other residents of the property reported feeling ill for weeks.
Fire forced residents from 919 Oley Street this afternoon. Firefighters at the scene say the fire looks like it started under the roof. It took them about 15 minutes to get control of the flames and smoke.
Communications notified Car 3 early Saturday morning that Tower 1 was being requested for operations in Birdsboro Borough. The town is located about 20 minutes south east of Reading. Companies there had been battling a multi alarm apartment building fire.
At 16:20 this afternoon, a Reading fire Brush assignment was sent to Neversink Mountain to assist more than 50 county units on a working brush fire threatening homes on the hillside. Shortly after 16:00, a brush fire response was sent to the Neversink Mountain above the 10th and South Street Cemete...