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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....
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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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...
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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...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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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...
Call history
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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1719 hours / 101 North Front Street, Mazzotta Building / Box 0302 / C platoonWith officials at the Mazzotta building engaged in a plan to removed the hazards, FM Searfoss observed smoke on the first floor of the building.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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1335 Hours / 101 North Front Street, Mazzotta Building / Box 0302 / C platoonEngine 3 and Ladder 1 dispatched for an alarm activation. With firefighters on the way, Chief Stoudt (Car 4) was advised the incident was being upgraded to a box alarm after an occupant called reporting smoke in the basemen...
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0702 hours / 501 Governor Drive, Cumru Township / D platoonEngine 5 dispatched to the county to assist at a house fire. With additional information reporting a man trapped inside the dwelling, Chief Mogel (C2) added Rescue 2 to the assignment.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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1205 hours / 230 South 5th Street / Box 0303 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a building. Chief Glore (Car 9) arrived with smoke showing from the first floor of a 3 story occupied apartment building.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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2148 hours / 4th & Buttonwood Streets / Box 0303 / B platoonCompanies dispatched to house fire with people trapped. Chief Banks (C5) and Engine 3 arrived with smoke showing at a 3 story EOR. Firefighters quickly made their way into apartments over a hair salon to search for occupants.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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1332 hours / 410 Penn Avenue, West Reading / D platoonLadder 1 requested to assist with a fire at Chicken Supreme. Companies arrived with a grease fire in the kitchen. The fire was quickly extinguished and required a large amount of smoke to be vented from the building.
Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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1338 hours / 5th & Bern Streets / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle accident with multiple injuries. Medic 2 arrived at a two-vehicle accident with several people hurt. Crews stabilized the vehicle and began treatment of those involved.
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Firefighters were kept busy on July 4th responding to several fires associated with the increased use of fireworks throughout the city. Amateur pyrotechnics displays were visible in all directions. 2219 hours / 321 South 10th Street, Amanda Stoudt Elementary School / D platoonCrews were dispatched f...
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2238 hours / 11th & Buttonwood Streets / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle accident with entrapment. Chief Moyer (C7) arrived with 2 vehicles and multiple injuries. Firefighters began treating several seriously injured occupants while stabilizing one of the damaged vehicles.
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0238 hours / 301-A McKnight Street / B PlatoonEngine 3 and Ladder 1 dispatched to check the area of Front and West Elm Streets for a smoke odor. Companies arrived with a haze in the area and began walking the neighborhood.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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1400 Hours / 1520 North 10th Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a bedroom fire. Car 2 (Mogel) arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters arrived and began a hose stretch into the dwelling.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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5.2.2019 / 0014 hours / 4815 Perkiomen Avenue, Exeter Township / D platoon Engine 5 requested to assist at fire with entrapment. Firefighters were on scene for over an hour before returning. More Photos
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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1644 hours / 1339 North 9th Street / Box 0902 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing from the rear of a vacant dwelling. Engine 9 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing. Firefighters forced entry into the structure and located a fire on the 3rd floor and quickly knocked it down.
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1200 hours / Neversink Mountain, Lower Alsace Township / C platoonNumerous calls reporting smoke showing from Neversink Mountain. Initially believed to be in the City until companies made their way to the area and discovered the fire to be on the county side.
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1557 hours / 405 South 14th Street / Box 0602 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a mattress on fire, additional information reporting a police incident in progress. Engine 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the front door.
Monday, April 1st, 2019
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1519 Hours / 145 South 12th Street / Box 0103 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a staircase on fire. Car 8(Rehr) arrived with smoke showing from the rear of a 2½ story MOR. Firefighters stretched a hose line inside the dwelling and knocked down a fire on the second floor.
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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1727 Hours / 231 South 4th Street / Box 0302 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke reported in the area. Engine 3 arriving with smoke showing from the baker's alley of a 3 story MOR. Firefighters quickly took care of an exterior fire, no injuries were reported.
Monday, March 25th, 2019
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1812 hours / 325 North 9th Street / Box 0102 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in an apartment building. Car 4 (Stoudt) arrived with smoke showing from the 3rd floor of an OMD. Firefighters stretched a hose line into the building and located the fire in an apartment on the top floor.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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2206 hours / Marion & Mulberry Streets / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a car accident with entrapment. Engine 9 arrived with an SUV rolled on its side. Firefighters crawled into the vehicle and found the driver to be pinned under the car.
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0902 hours / 120 & 122 South Mill Street, Birdsboro Borough / B platoon Second alarm struck for house fire in Birdsboro. Ladder 2 & Car 6 (Thorpe) assisted crews with roof work and overhaul. The company was on scene for nearly 2 hours.

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