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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
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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10:50 hours / Schuylkill Avenue & Lackawanna Street / A platoon Units dispatched for a minor motor vehicle accident in the intersection. Engine 7 o/s with 2 vehicles in traffic with significant front end damage, 2 occupants still in their seats.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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information from firefighters Brett Mack & Ron Banks 04:35 hours / 356 South 4th Street / Box 05-01 / B platoon Companies on scene with smoke pushing from a basement window of a three story EOR.
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information from Firefighter Erik Hirner 12:30 hours / 8th & Windsor Streets / Box 09-02 / C platoon Companies responded to 8th & Windsor for multiple calls reporting smoke from a structure on the Nichols Street side of 8th St.
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information from Firefighter Ron Frey 05:51 hours / 1116 Marion Street / Box 09-01 / D platoon Companies o/s with smoke showing from the 2nd floor of a 3 story OMD. Crews stretched a line to a 2nd floor front bedroom, fire placed under control quickly.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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14:41 hours / 700 North 12th Street / Box 09-03 / A platoon Police Department reporting a possible fire at 701 North 12th Street, units arrived at 700 with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. A hose line was stretched to the 2nd floor, fire located in a rear bedroom.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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17:05 hours / 1743 Centre Ave / Box 07-03 / A platoon Companies dispatched for a house fire in the 1700 block of Centre Ave. The communications center advised units they were receiving multiple calls reporting a fire in the rear of the building, and that someone may still be inside.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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information from Firefighter Ron Banks 01:24 hours / 735 Ritter St / Box 07-04 / B platoon With Engine 3 on the street from a previous medical call, a box alarm was transmitted for a reported structure fire.
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21:01 hours / 720 Laurel Street, United Corrstacks / Box 05-02 / A platoon Engine 5 & Ladder 1 dispatched for a fire alarm activation, units on scene with the sprinkler system activated. Chief Lessar(C8) reporting a working fire requesting box alarm.
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
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information by Firefighter Erik Hirner 16:16 hours / 341 North 2nd Street / Box 03-02 / C platoon Companies dispatched for a structure fire. While responding, the communications center advised multiple calls were coming in reporting fire in the rear and one person possibly went back into the str...
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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12:15 Hours / 529 Penn Street, Penn Variety Store / Box 01-03 / C Platoon Companies dispatched for a structure fire on Penn Street. Units found a fire smoldering under a store-front display case. Engines - 1, 3, 5, 7 Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car 5(Serba)
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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14:51 hours / 640 Walnut Street near the Bridge / A Platoon Medic 3 & Engine 1 dispatched for a mental disturbed individual who jumped from a railroad overpass. Chief Conrad(C600) o/s on the bridge advising a male had fallen approximately 30 feet onto the railroad tracks.
Monday, January 7th, 2013
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08:24 hours / 436 South 16th Street / Box 06-02 / A platoon Engine 1 o/s with smoke showing from a 2½ story MOR dwelling. Crews located fire in the basement, reporting trouble making access. All searches came up negative, fire placed under control at 8:41 hours.
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514 S 17 1/2 St / 2302hrs / Box 06-02 / B Platoon With Engine 6 in service for the night tour, box 06-02 was dispatched with reports of possible people trapped. Companies arrived to find a 2 story stand-alone home with fire showing from the 1st floor D side.
Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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14:24 house / 1231 Luzerne Street / Box 07-02 / A Platoon 1 & 1 dispatched for a fire alarm activation, dispatch upgrading to box alarm after numerous reports of smoke showing from Schuylkill Ave. Engine 7 o/s with a 2 story dwelling smoke showing from the rear. Crews stretched an attack line i...
Friday, December 28th, 2012
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16:55 hours / 700 Upland Ave, Upland Cafe / Box 04-02 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire at the Upland Cafe. Engine 4 arriving with light smoke showing in the kitchen area. After searching with a thermal imaging camera, crews were unable to find the source of the fire.
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D platoon firefighters on Engine 4 (5) began the night shift on December 23 at 18:00 and a first responder medical assist as well as an automatic fire alarm (AFA) followed before midnight. At 00:38 hrs on December 24, Engine 4 was requested to 500 Upland Ave at the request of the Reading Police...
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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16:12 hours / 454 Miltimore Street / Box 03-01 / A platoon Ladder 1 o/s with smoke showing all floors. Chief Stoudt (C4) reporting a 2-1/2 story MOR, all occupants out. Fire located in basement with extension into first floor, 2 lines in operation.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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information from Firefighter Michael Biancone 700 block Opportunity Drive / B platoon Engine 4(9) at Glenside fuel depot when they observed a column of smoke, as the crew made their way down Schuylkill Ave, a vehicle fire was dispatched for Clinton & West Green Streets.
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02:18 hours / 9th & Oley Streets / A platoon Engine 4(9) dispatched with Muhlenberg EMS for a report of a person stabbed. Engine 4 o/s with 5 persons injured at a corner bar. Incident upgraded to 3 additional EMS units from City & County along with Ladder 3.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
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information from Erik Hirner 08:34 hrs / 131 South 9th Street / Box 01-01 / C platoon AFA dispatched for basement alarm activation at 131 South 9th St. Upon arrival, Tower 1 reported smoke from the basement and a possible oil burner malfunction.

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