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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
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
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2331 hours / 1107 Greenwich Street / Box 0903 / D platoon Companies dispatched to 11th & Greenwich Streets for a garage burning. Engine 9 arrived with a single story stand-alone garage on fire to the rear of 1107 Greenwich.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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08:02 hrs / 230 North 10th St. / Box 01-02 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from a 2nd floor window in the rear of the home. Companies arrived to find smoke showing from a rear window of the 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Monday, May 16th, 2016
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1353 hours / 149 Pear Street / Box 0302 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from roof of a dwelling in the 100 block of Pear Street. Engine 3 o/s at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear.
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2032 hours / 510 Lackawanna Street, Gateway School of Business / Box 0702 / D platoonEngine 7 & Ladder 3 dispatched for an alarm activation. Engine 7 o/s with a fire inside the gym of an vacant school building.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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2158 hours / 717 North 5th Street / Box 07-04 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for flames showing from the roof. Engine 7 o/s at a 2½ story semi with embers blowing from the chimney. Crews found a malfunctioning wood burning stove in the basement burning out of control.
Monday, April 25th, 2016
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0748 hours / 634 ½ Moss Street / Box 0903 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire with reports of people trapped. Chief Thorpe (C8) arrived at a 2½ MOR with smoke showing from the front and rear.
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14:34 hrs / 600 Arlington Street / Box 04-02 / A PlatoonFirst alarm companies were dispatched for a report of a furnace on fire. Car 6 and Engine 5 arrived with fire showing from the roof. The 2nd and 3rd alarms were struck as the large, single-story commercial building became heavily involved in ...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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0147 hours / 518 Cedar Street / Box 01-05 / B PlatoonCompanies dispatched for a report of smoke from the rear of the house. Engine 1 o/s with light smoke in the block. Engine 1 and Ladder 3 were unable to gain access to the block due to illegally parked cars.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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2158 hours / 319 Constitution Way / Box 05-01 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling. Engine 3 o/s with a 2 story duplex apartment with smoke showing. Crews stretched a line to a second floor apartment and quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen.
Monday, April 4th, 2016
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1319 hours / 1601 North 11th Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a stove on fire. Units reported a large volume of smoke coming from a 2½ story semi. Crews stretched a line through the side of the house and knocked the fire down quickly.
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2255 hours / 1446 North 10th St / Box 09-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for multiple calls for a rear of a house on fire. Engine 9 arrived to find a 3 story MOR with the rear well involved. Engine 9 stretched through the exposure to the rear to begin knocking the fire while Ladder 3 stretched a ...
Friday, March 18th, 2016
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1031 hours / 539 North Front Street / Box 07-04 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for fire showing from the rear of a house. Engine 3 arriving at a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Firefighters stretched hose lines into the fire building as well as the home next door.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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1612 hours / 1305 Cleveland Avenue, Wyomissing Borough / B platoonLadder 1 dispatched with county units for a house fire. Chief 85 on scene with smoke showing from the top floor of a single family dwelling.
Monday, February 29th, 2016
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1402 hours / 1429 Perkiomen Avenue / Box 6-02 / B platoonCompanies dispatched for smoke flowing from a bedroom window. Engine 1 o/s at a 3 story MOR with light smoke showing. As firefighters began stretching into the dwelling it became apparent they were dealing with a fire in the cockloft as smoke ...
Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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1959 hours / 724 North 12th Street / Box 9-02 / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 700 block of North 12th Street. Engine 9 o/s at a 3 story MOR with fire showing from the 3rd floor.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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1225 hours / Lackawanna & Carbon Streets / D platoonCompanies dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Ladder 3 o/s with a 3 vehicle accident with rollover. Firefighters located a deceased occupant in one of the vehicles.
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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11:41 hrs / 1164 Green Street / Box 1-01 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for multiple calls reporting smoke from a house in the 1100 block of Green St. Ladder 3 reported smoke showing from several blocks away and confirmed a working fire.
Friday, February 19th, 2016
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information updated from Lieutenant Dave Williams2213 hours / 634 South 16 1/2 Street / Box 6-2 / A platoonUnits dispatched on the box were advised of caller reporting heavy smoke from his basement. Many crews responding anticipated a routine oil burner malfunction until C6 reported heavy smoke fro...
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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1119 hours / 27th South 9th Street / Box 1-04 / C platoonRPD on scene reporting a fire on the 3rd floor. Firefighters found an exterior fire burning on the porch and knocked it down quickly with 1 line.
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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information from Lieutenant Mike Glore1919 hours / 1149 N. 5th St. / Box 0703 / C PlatoonThe box was transmitted for the address noted for a report of a kitchen fire with smoke and flames visible. Companies arrived on scene with fire showing from the rear of the 1st floor apartment in the 3-story m...

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