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...
1358 hours / 1001 Rockland Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a truck into a building. Engine 9 & Ladder 3 on scene with a box truck through a loading dock garage door. Firefighters checked the building for structural issues.
1028 hours / 56 Neversink Street / Box 0602 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for 911 caller reporting smoke coming from a house. Chief Banks (Car 5) arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor.
1711 hours / 1350 & 1352 Perkiomen Avenue / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a structure investigation after receiving reports of a porch collapse. With units responding, dispatch advised a vehicle had crashed into 2 structures on Perkiomen Avenue.
1410 hours / 1306 North 11th Street / Box 0902 / B platoonEngine 9 arrived to a 3 story MOR with fire from the first floor front. Crews made entry to knock down the fire that was rapidly spreading to the 2nd floor, while others tended to the fire running the porches.
2153 hours / 640 North 6th Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Banks (C5) arrived at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from a porch. Firefighters placed a hose line in service and quickly knocked down the fire.
1653 hours / Boyertown Pike at Wood Lane, Exeter Township / D platoonRescue 1 requested to assist with vehicle accident on Boyertown Pike. Firefighters assisted units from Exeter and Mount Penn with extrication with hydraulic tools.
1154 hours / 1200 block Weimer Street / D platoonRemaining city companies dispatched for a vehicle fire. Ladder 3 arrived with a vehicle burning in an alley off South 12th Street and attempted to stop the spread with PW cans.
1144 hours / 620 Maple Street / Box 0602 / D platoon Companies dispatched for smoke showing from a dwelling. Car 7(Moyer) arrived at a 2 story structure with fire showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line to the second floor and quickly knocked down the fire.
1306 hours / 543 North Front Street / Box 0704 / D platoonFire Department dispatched for a bedroom fire. Chief Mogel arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the top floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and quickly knocked down the fire on the 3rd floor.
0710 hours / 900 Nicolls Street / Box 0902 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a garage fire. Engine 9 arrived at a single story garage with smoke showing from an automotive shop. Firefighters forced entry into the shop and knocked down a fully involved SUV on fire.
00:13 / Box 07-04 / 343 West Greenwich Street / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted when a call was received from 341 W. Greenwich Street reporting smoke in the basement. An addition call reported a residential automatic fire alarm from the same address with a living room smoke detector activated.
0448 hours / 505 North Court / Box 0702 / D platoonCompanies initially dispatched for smoke in a dwelling after an explosion. With units responding, the communications center reported several additional calls reporting a box truck crashed into a home.
1014 hours / 1402 North 10th Street / Box 0902 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for bedroom fire. Ladder 3 arrived at a 2½ MOR with smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters located a fire in a closet, requesting a line from the engine.
1640 hours / 448 South 15th Street / Box 0602 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling. Engine 1 and Rescue 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with fire showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the dwelling and put a knock on the fire quickly.
1735 hours / 1220 Schuylkill Avenue / Box 0702 / D/B platoonEngine 7 on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters stretched 2 lines into the dwelling to attack a fire on the 3rd floor.
2211 hours / 1315 Dauphin Avenue, Wyomissing Borough / C platoonLadder 1 requested to assist at a house fire in the borough. Wyomissing Engine 79 reporting a 2½ story single with fire showing from the upper floors.
1250 hours / 7th & Spruce Streets / Box 0103 / A platoonChief Rehr (C9) arrived in the 200 block of South 7th with multiple garages heavily involved. Engine 1 arrived and began a 2½" hose stretch to stop the forward progress of the fire.
0145 hours / 619 Penn Avenue, West Reading / D platoonWest Reading PD on scene with fire in the rear of the Baldwin Brass building. Lieutenant 64-1 arrived with fire extending into 623 Penn, requesting the 2nd alarm.
1757 hours / 127 South 4th Street / Box 0302 / D platoonExcited caller reporting house on fire. Engine 3 arriving at a 3 story rooming house with smoke showing. Firefighters stretched a line into the deep building with multiple occupancies.