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...
0921 hours / 35 North Carroll Street / Box 0402 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle on fire inside an auto repair garage. Units arrived with a single story garage with fire throughout. As firefighters began deploying lines, a garage employee advised a vehicle caught fire while up on a hydr...
2257 hours / 333 Washington Street / Box 0302 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire with people trapped. Ladder arrived at a 3 story occupied multiple-dwelling with fire showing from the first floor.
1139 hours / 521 Birch Street / Box 0101 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke from a dwelling. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the roof. Units stretched a line to the 3rd floor and quickly knocked down a fire in a crawl space under the roof.
20:18 hrs / 800 Block of Walnut Street / C PlatoonEngine 1, Tower 1, and Car 5 (1st Deputy Banks) were dispatched to the 800 block of Walnut Street for a report of smoke coming from a street light pole.
0639 hours / Birch & Robeson Street / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a car burning in an alley way. Engine 9 and Ladder 3 arrived with smoke showing in the area. The vehicle was located in the center of the block with no other access.
1200 hours / 1157 North 5th Street / Box 0703 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in an apartment. Acting Chief Rehr(C8) arrived at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched a line into the building and found a kitchen fire on the second floor.
2152 hours / 600 South 9th Street / Box 0602 / C platoon Companies dispatched for smoke and flames from the rear of Lincoln Chemical. Engine 5 arrived at a vacant warehouse adjacent to Lincoln with a large pile of debris on fire extending into the building.
1853 hours / 203 West Windsor Street / Box 0704 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a bedroom fire. Engine 7 arrived at a 3 story MOR with nothing showing. Firefighters located a fire on the second floor.
0357 / 310 West Windsor Street / Box 0704 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a vehicle fire close to a garage. Engine 7 arriving with a well-involved vehicle close to a garage. Fire knocked down quickly with the remainder of the assignment returned.
0050 hours / 348 North 9th Street / Box 0903 / A platoon Companies dispatched to 9th and Greenwich for a house on fire. With units responding additional calls reporting the fire to be in the 300 block of North 9th Street.
0347 hours / 3600 Kutztown Road, Laureldale Borough / D platoon Engine 9 and Ladder 3 requested to assist Berks County Company 13 with fire at a pizza shop. Units arrived with smoke showing from the rear.
0023 hours / 316 North Front Street / Box 0301 / D platoonCompanies dispatched to 309 North 4th Street with multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 3 arrived with nothing showing, and confirmed there were no issues.
1307 hours / 914 Franklin Street / Box 0103 / D PlatoonCompanies dispatched for smoke showing at a home on Franklin. Tower 1 arrived at a 3 story EOR with heavy smoke showing, reporting an occupant unaccounted for.
1321 hours / 501 North 10th Street / Box 0105 / D PlatoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from a garage. Engine 9 arrived first-due with a single story garage on fire to the rear of 1010 Green Street.
1542 hours / Rear of 728 McKnight St / Box 0704 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a garage on fire. Senior firefighter Dan Wade, in command of Engine 8 on probationary firefighter training, reported heavy smoke in the area.
1438 hours / 907 Locust Street (rear) / Box 0902 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched to the 900 block of North nth Street for a garage on fire. Engine 9 arrived with a single story garage on fire. Firefighters stretched a line and knocked down the fire quickly.
1756 hours / 1218 Chestnut Streets / Box 0602 / D platoon Companies dispatched for a garage fire. Chief Moyer (C8) arrived with smoke showing from a row of garages. Firefighters stretched several lines into the congested area.
1914 hrs / Kenhorst Boulevard & Liggett Avenue / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched to the intersection noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries and fire. Medic 2 arrived on scene quickly and confirmed a working vehicle fire with negative entrapment and one victim ly...
1430 hours / 208 South 3rd Street / Box 0301 / A platoonEngine 3 arriving with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Crews stretched a line and found fire in the cockloft of a second floor rear apartment.