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...
0904 hours / 521 Windsor St / Box 0703 / B platoonA cold, quiet holiday morning was interrupted by the dispatch for a space heater on fire on the 2nd floor of a rowhome. Engine 9 arrived to a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors.
0950 hours / 148 Douglass Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire. Chief Stoudt(C6) & Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the top floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and located the fire in the rear of the 3rd floor.
0949hrs / 1114 N 6th St/ Box 0703 / B platoonWhile Engines 7, 9, Ladder 3, and Tower 1 were at simultaneous fire alarms, Box 0703 was dispatched for a house on fire, with subsequent calls reporting occupants still inside.
0805 hours / 49 North 9th Street / Box 0103 / B platoonJust after shift change, Engine 1 was dispatched to investigate a potential false call for fire at the address. Engine 1 arrived with nothing showing and began an investigation which revealed smoke from a rear window on the first floor.
2106 / 434 Oley Street / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Banks(C5) and Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MD with fire showing from the 3rd floor rear. As firefighters were stretching a line, the Chief was advised there was a person attempting to fight the fire with an...
0119 hours / 308 Hollenbach Street / Box 0704/ D platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 300 block of Hollenbach Street. Medic 2 returning from St Joe’s hospital arrived at a 3 story MOR with fire showing in the rear.
0938 hours / 18 North 4th Street, Bloom Apartments / Box 0301 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a building fire. Engine arrived at a 6 story apartment building with smoke showing at the fourth 4th floor.
0002 hrs / 433 Elm Street / Box 03-01 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched for a report of a house on fire in the area of 435 Elm Street. Car 6 (J. Stoudt) arrived on scene with Engine 3 and Ladder 1 to find a working fire in a 3-story, MOR multiple dwelling at 433 Elm.
2119 hrs / 1136 Robeson Street / Box 09-02 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of smoke on the third floor. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived with nothing showing from a 3-story MOR.
1256 hours / 614 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / C platoonFire Department dispatched for smoke on the 3rd floor. Engine 9 arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the upper floors of a multiple dwelling.
0320 hours / 928 Perry Street / Box 0902 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire. Engine 9 arrived at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from the second & third floors. Crews began a hose stretch into the dwelling to stop the spread of fire which was rapidly moving into an exposure.
1453 hours / Mount Penn Mountain / D platoonCompanies were dispatched to the area of 14th & Walnut Streets after several calls reported smoke from the mountain. With companies responding, Chief Mogel (C2) reported a good column of smoke was visible and began requesting additional resources.
2307 hrs / 100 N. Grace Street (D.S. Smith/formerly Interstate Container / Box 0402 / D Platoon/C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted with employees reporting smoke in the sprawling complex and a fire on the roof.
0011 hours / 138 South 12th Street / Box 0102 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in the 100 block of South 12th Street. Chief Moyer (C8) arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the upper floors.
0612 hours / 3615 Patton Street, Saint Lawrence Borough / B platoonEngine 1 requested for a standby as rapid intervention. Exeter Fire on scene with smoke showing from a single story rancher. A second alarm was requested for additional help adding Ladder 2 to the response.
0439 hours / 1813 Olive Street / Box 0902 / B platoonEngine 9 / Ladder 3 dispatched for a smoke investigation in the area of Bern and Olive Streets. Units arrived at 1813 Olive Street with smoke showing from a 1½ story garage.
1645 hours / 600 Schuylkill Avenue / Box 0704 / A platoon Companies dispatched for a garage fire in the area Miltimore and West Greenwich. Chief Kemery arrived at a 3 story EOR with smoke showing from the roof in the back of 600 Schuylkill Avenue.
1736 hours / 746 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / B platoonMultiple calls received reporting a fire. Chief Moyer (Car 8) on scene reporting 3 story MOR with heavy fire in the rear extending into 748. Companies stretching 2½" lines to attack the fire.
1713 hours / 1040 North 5th Street / Box 0703 / C platoonBox alarm transmitted for an attic fire. Engine 7 arrived with a 3 story MOR smoke showing from the front. Firefighters began a hose stretch into the dwelling.
16:54 hrs / 1500 Blk Mill Street / Box 0902 / C PlatoonThe local alarm sent Engine 9, Ladder 3, and Car 9 (T. Rehr) to the area of N. 9th & Amity Sts for a report of a vehicle fire. Shortly after units went responding, the box was transmitted as calls were being received that the fire had exten...