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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
Monday, August 25th, 2014
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1430 hours / 108 Peach Street / Box 01-03 / C platoonLadder 1 o/s with a 2½ story EOR vacant with smoke showing. Companies forced entry and located a fire on the 1st floor with extension to the exterior.
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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05:17 hrs / 603 Eisenbrown St / Box 0704 / D PlatoonCompanies responded in a driving rainstorm for a reported roof on fire at the address noted. Engine 7 and Car 2 (Mogel) arrived with smoke showing from the top floor of the 2 1/2 story, middle-of-the-row dwelling.
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2308 hours / 360 Schoeffers Road, Exeter Township / A platoonMultiple calls received for a large fire in the area of Schoffers Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. Exeter units reporting a fully involved barn on fire, requesting 2nd alarm.
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Medic 3 on scene at 100 North 5th Street for a woman in labor. Crew radio'ed at 0559 hours the unit was gone. Police department located the unit on route 662 and pursed for some time. The ambulance was finally stopped at 662 and Boone Road by the police department using spike strips.
Monday, July 7th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis1539 hours / 1554 Mineral Spring Road / Box 0601 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a house on fire. Engine 1 o/s with a 3 story EOR, smoke showing from the rear.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis2012 hours / Land between Route 422 & Schuylkill River / C platoonEngine 3 dispatched for a brush fire in the area of 422 and the Thun Trail foot bridge. Chief Hart(C9) reporting 2 separate fires on land between the bypass and the river, requesting Brush 2....
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Information from Lieutenant Scot Landis1640 hours / 1224 Perkiomen Ave / Box 0601 / C platoonCompanies dispatched for a house fire. Engine 1 o/s with a 3 story semi with smoke pushing from the eves of the porch roof & around the front door.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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1057 hours / 1216 North 6th Street / A platoonMedic 1 & Engine 7 dispatched for an unconscious male. During response crews are advised the victim is suspended in a tree. Lieutenant Bauer requesting Ladder 3 for support.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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1642 hours / 1032 Weiser Street / Box 0702 / A platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire. Engine 7 o/s with a 2½ story MOR with smoke showing from the first floor. 1 line initially stretched, with crews discovering a basement fire beneath them.
Monday, May 26th, 2014
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information from Lt. James Stoudt Jr. 1710 hours / Schuylkill River by Canal & South Streets / A platoonCompanies dispatched for a young boy caught in the river. Engine 5 & Rescue 1 on scene with a 14 year male in the water unable to make it back to shore.
Friday, May 16th, 2014
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information from Lieutenant Scot Landis2107 hours / 534 Pike Street / Box 07-03 / C platoonCompanies on scene with a 3 story MOR with fire showing in the rear. Firefighters stretched into the first floor, and encountered a wind-driven fire caused by a rear door being left open.
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1359 hours / Oak & Richmond, Mount Penn Mountain / D platoonUnits dispatched to the mountain behind the Reading High School for a brush fire. As units arrived and sized up the situation they estimated a half acre to be burning on one of the most difficult areas to access due to topography.
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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1544 hours / 135 Oley St / Box 0704 / B platoonCompanies were dispatched for a kitchen fire, reported to be the stove. Engine 7 arrived with medium smoke from the 2nd floor of a 3 story semi-detached, and found a fire in the first floor rear kitchen with extension to a dining room.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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1157 hours / 224 North 2nd St / Box 0301 / B platoonCompanies were dispatched to the address while Berks County Communications was receiving multiple calls for fire from a 2nd floor. Ladder 1 arrived to find a 3 story semi-detached with fire showing from the 2nd floor, extending to the 3rd.
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Information from Lt. Scot Landis1858 hours / 802 Mullberry Street / Box 0902 / C platoon Companies o/s with a 3 story EOR, smoke showing from 3rd floor. One line stretched and operating with the bulk of the fire knocked down at 1912.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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0801 hours / 1039 Mulberry Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonEngine 9 o/s with a 2½ story MOR smoke showing from the roof line. 2 lines stretched into fire & exposure buildings. Fire placed under control at 0824, no injuries reported.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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0316 hours / 1022 Hampden Blvd / Box 09-02 / C platoonEngine 9 & Ladder 3 o/s with a 2 story EOR with smoke showing. 1 LSO for fire on first floor. Incident under control at 0345 with searches negative.
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0407 hours / 754 North 10th Street / Box 09-02 / C platoonEngine 9 & Ladder 3 dispatched to investigate a possible fire on 10th street. Companies on scene with a working fire from a 3 story dwelling in the rear, requesting box alarm.
Monday, March 17th, 2014
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0022 hours / 1127 North 11th Street / Box 09-02 / D platoonCompanies dispatched for an air conditioner fire. Units on scene with a 3 story MOR with smoke showing from a window mounted AC unit. The fire was controlled quickly while units opened up the walls and ceiling to stop fire extension.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
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14:32 hrs / 600 Block of Spruce Street / D PlatoonCompanies were dispatched for a reported rollover accident with entrapment at 7th & Spruce Streets. Rescue 1 arrived with one minivan on its side with the occupant partially ejected and under the vehicle.

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