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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
Friday, May 17th, 2013
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03:22 hours / 531 North 11th Street / Box 01-01 / D platoon Engine 9 o/s with 3 story duplex with nothing visible from the outside. After investigation crews found smoke on the first floor, one line placed in service.
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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04:00 hours / 934 Greenwich Street / Box 09-03 / A platoon Companies arrived with a 2 ½ story vacant dwelling with nothing showing. Engine 9 reporting a second floor bedroom on fire after investigation.
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1325 hours / 220 S. 5th St. / Box 03-02 / B Platoon While Group 1 companies were in Confined Space refresher training, Berks 911 dispatched Engines 3&7, Tower 1, Ladder 3 and multiple county companies to 220 S 5th St for reported fire and smoke from the 4th floor rear windows.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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20:04 hours / 433 S. 10th St. / Box 06-02 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched to the store at the corner of 10th & Cotton Sts for a report of a male burn victim and smoke in the building. Car 7 arrived on scene reporting a burn victim in the street and smoke from the Citi Sub and Grocery S...
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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13:41 hours / 1600 Block Thorn Street / A platoon Units dispatched for a vehicle fire in the 1600 block of Thorn Street. Engine 7 o/s with an engine compartment fire. Thanks to Paramedics Dan Wassel & Josh Schmeck for capturing our probationary firefighters handling a car fire with oversight ...
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23:42 hours / Warren Street Bypass @ River Road / A platoon Chief Lessar(C8) on scene with heavily damaged mini van, requesting all ems units to scene plus 3 additional units from county. 4 seriously injured pediatrics and 1 seriously injured adult.
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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03:41 Hours / 507 Fern Avenue / Box 4-02 / D Platoon The box was transmitted for a report of a porch on fire to the rear of the home, possibly extending to the kitchen. Engine 5 went on location with smoke showing from the rear of a 2 1/2 story duplex.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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16:37 Hours / 343 North 13th Street / Box 01-04 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched for a reported kitchen fire at the address noted. Car 7 (Kemery) arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing and confirmed a working fire in the 2 1/2 story middle-of-the-row dwelling.
Monday, March 25th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Ron Banks 16:49 hours / 645 North 9th Street / Box 09-03 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a report of a house fire. Chief Born(C9) on scene with a 3 story MOR with fire showing from the top floor.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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information from Lt. James Stoudt 13:37 hours / 631 Willow Street / Box 05-02 / A platoon Communications center reporting trash fire extending into the structure. Engine 1 o/s in the rear reporting a fire against the rear with extension into second floor.
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04:27 hours / 11th & Richmond Streets / A platoon Companies dispatched for motor vehicle accident at the Wawa. The Communications center reported county police units chased a vehicle into the city, ending with a crash.
Friday, March 15th, 2013
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14:24 hours / Centre Avenue & Cathedral Street / C platoon Units dispatched for an accident with injuries. While units were enroute, the communications center advised there was an off-duty chief on scene reporting one deceased.
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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17:31 hours / 1420 Clarion Street, Empire Wrecking / A platoon Engine 7 & Ladder 3 dispatched for a tractor trailer fire, units arrived with construction debris burning in a trailer. Engine 9 requested moments later for additional water.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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03:17 hours / 1039 Buttonwood Street / Box 01-01 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a house fire with multiple calls with possible people screaming from inside. Engine 1 arrived to find a 2 story MOR with fire showing from both floors.
Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Thanks to Engine 1 firefighter William Lomnychuk reporting these accidents on their night shift of March 10th into the 11th.
Monday, March 11th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Mike Biancone 01:13 hours / 1339 North 9th Street / Box 09-01 /B platoon Companies dispatched for structure fire, Engine 9 & Ladder 3 arriving with smoke showing from a rear garage.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
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12:42 hours / 1146 North 6th Street / Box 07-03 / C platoon Companies dispatched for a report of a bathroom fire. Chief Serba(C5) o/s with a 3 story semi-detached multiple-dwelling with smoke showing.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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information from Firefighter Mike Biancone 23:00 hours / 840 North 9th Street / Box 09-01 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire, Engine 9 o/s with a 2 story dwelling with smoke showing.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
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information from firefighter Erik Hirner 06:00 hours / 148 South 12th Street / Box 01-03 / C platoon Companies responded for a reported structure fire. Caller reported a space heater on fire in a bedroom.
Friday, March 1st, 2013
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information from Firefighter Ron Banks 13:00 hours / 400 South 9th Street / Box 06-02 / B platoon Companies dispatched for a reported structure fire. Chief Born(C9) arrived on the scene with a 2-1/2 story EOR with fire showing from the windows at the 2nd floor rear.

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