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...
0353 hours / 205 North 9th Street / Box 0103 / A platoonCompanies dispatched to 9th & Walnut Streets for smoke coming from a building. Engine 1 arrived at 205 North 9th with smoke showing from the rear of a 3 story MOR.
1440 hours / 1707 Haak Street / Box 0601 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a working house fire with entrapment. Units advised there was a handicapped person in a second floor bedroom. Chief Moyer(C9) o/s with a 2½ story EOR with fire showing from the second floor.
1509 hours / 1408 Perkiomen Avenue / B platoonCompanies dispatched to a car accident involving a structure. Engine 1 in the area confirming a vehicle into a front porch. Firefighters assisted in treatment of the driver of the vehicle who was transported to Reading Hospital.
1238 hours / 1211 North 10th Street / Box 0902 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a fire in dwelling with children trapped. Chief Born(C5) requesting an additional medic unit due to the entrapment report.
2153 hours / 527, 529, 535 Birch Street / Box 0101 / A platoonReading Police Officers reporting a fire in the 500 block of Birch Street along with additional 911 calls reporting front of a home involved in fire.
1701 hours / 1701 Centre Avenue (rear) / Box 0703 / C platoonCompanies dispatched to the area of Thorn & Exeter streets for a van burning next to dwelling. Engine 7 arrived in the rear of 1701 Centre Avenue with a vehicle well involved with extension into a dwelling.
1107 hours / Route 12 near River Road / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a car accident with rollover. Engine 3 arrived over the Muhlenberg Township line with an SUV on it's side, 2 occupants confined.
2328 hrs / 309 N. 3rd St. / Box 0301 / C PlatoonCompanies were dispatched to the address noted for a report of smoke from the home. Engine 3 arrived on scene with civilians on point and smoke showing from the 3-story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
1240 hours / 1331 Muhlenberg Street / box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for flames coming from a kitchen. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 1st floor. Firefighters stretched a line into the rear of the dwelling and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen....
1758 hours / Mount Penn Mountain behind Reading High School / Box 0903 / B platoonMultiple calls received reporting a fire behind Reading High School. Engine 9 arriving at the base of the mountain with a large wind-driven brush fire spreading to the north.
20:01 / N. 5th & Douglass Sts. / C PlatoonThe rescue assignment was dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection noted. Engine 7 arrived to find one passenger vehicle into the structure with injuries and one occupant trapped.
09:54 / Centre Avenue & Douglass Street / C PlatoonAfter clearing a reported natural gas leak on Franklin Street, Rescue 1 was en route to the Glenside area for a smoke detector installation with Engine 7 when the company happened upon a vehicle accident which had just occurred at the intersecti...
1308 hours / 1360 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 0601 / D platoon Companies dispatched for a house on fire. Chief Stoudt (C1) on scene at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters stretched into the first floor with fire in the rear of the dwelling.
14:35 hours / 1051 Culvert Street / Box 0602 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke coming from a dwelling. Tower 1 arrived at a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters quickly stretched a line and carried ladders down the tight street and made entry.
1435 hours / 719 North Front Street / Box 07-04 / B platoonBerks DES dropped the box tones immediately reporting a working fire called in by police on scene. Engine 7 arrived shortly after and reported heavy smoke showing from the first floor.
1742 hours / 40 North 10th Street / Box 01-03 / D platoonBerks County DES receiving calls reporting smoke showing from a building on North 10th Street. Tower 1 o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor.
0540 hours / 2100 Centre Avenue / B platoonCompanies dispatched for a trash truck on fire. Engine 7 o/s at the 61 Cafe with the trash compartment of the truck on fire. The only access to the fire was through the top of the truck.
0653 hrs / Skyline Drive at Drenkel Field / C PlatoonAfter a working fire earlier in the night shift, companies were dispatched to Skyline Drive in the area of Drenkel Field (area of the Pagoda landmark) for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment involving a van that had left the roadway...
0155 hrs / 42 South 5th Street (Rear) / Box 0302 / C PlatoonThe C Platoon started night work at 1800 hrs on 9/16 with 3 box alarms - all of which were fires of lesser consequence. At 0151 hrs, Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 7 (J.
0110 hours / 702 North 8th Street, Big Mill Apartments / Box 0903 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for kitchen fire in apartment 511. Firefighters arrived on the floor with water flowing from a single head over a previous kitchen fire.