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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 30th, 2012
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19:38 Hours / 201-A South 4th Street / Box #124 / A platoon Ladder 1 o/s at a 2 story MOR, fire showing on 1st & 2nd Floor. Car 4 placing the fire under control at 20:06. The FM's office is investigating.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
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00:28 Hours / 1207 Cotton Street / Box #21 / C Platoon Companies o/s with working basement fire in a 2½ MOR Dwelling. Engines - 5, 1, 3, 9 Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 5(Serba), RFD Historian(Miccicke)
1828 hours / 346 South 7th Street / Box #18 / C Platoon Companies o/s with a 2 story EOR with fire on the 1st floor with extension into 649 Pine Street. Companies arrived to find heavy fire in the first floor rear with extension to 2nd floor, roof, and attached exposure.
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1413 hours / 313 N 6th St / Box 352 / B Platoon Box dispatched for reported smoke from the 3rd floor. Companies arrived to find extra well done food on the stove with a moderate smoke condition on all 3 floors.
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information from Firefighter Tim O'Brien & Lt. James Stoudt 0506 hours / 1138 Birch Street / Box #625 / A Platoon Communications center reported one call received for a kitchen fire. Engine 6(9) reporting smoke showing from their quarters.
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information from Firefighter Ken Licwinko 21:33 / 600 Block Clinton Street / Box 74 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched to the area of West Greenwich and Clinton Sts. for a report of a structure fire from police on scene as well as a civilian report of a brush fire in the area.
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18:18 hrs / 1342 Good St. / Box 29 / D Platoon Engine 5 and Car 7 had just gone available from investigating a malicious false call in the 1500 block of Cotton Street when they, along with the balance of the first alarm, were dispatched for a reported structure fire at the address noted.
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
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2005hrs - Engine 5 was dispatched to Brentwood Drive in the area of the sewer project for a track hoe fire. Engine 5 arrived to find a track hoe well involved in fire. Engine 1 was special called to assist with the foam operation.
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20:35 hrs / Rear 438 Pearl St. / Box 15 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched for a reported structure fire in the area of Pearl and Bingaman Streets. Car 7 (Kemery) went responding from the Southwest Station and reported smoke showing from the Bingaman St.
Friday, May 11th, 2012
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2102 hours / 1331 Moss Street / Box #645 / B Platoon Communications center receiving multiple calls reporting smoke showing from a house at 1331 Moss Street. Engine 6 o/s with a 2½ story end of the row with smoke showing.
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information from PM/FF Mike Grow On May 5, 2012, at approximately 19:30 hours, Medic 4(3) & Engine 4(5) were dispatched for a pre-term delivery of a child by a 35 year-old female. After crews went responding, the communications center reported that the child had already delivered.
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Information from FF John Diehm 0052 hours / 437 Chestnut Street / Box #141 / B platoon Box 141 was tapped out by the Communications Center for 437 Chestnut Street, Doerrheim Apartments. Units advised they were receiving multiple calls from the 4 story apartment building for smoke in the buildin...
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18:40 hrs / Rt. 422 Between Lancaster Ave. & Penn St. / D Platoon The rescue assignment was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident with injuries possibly involving a police vehicle on the West Shore Bypass near Lancaster Ave.
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information from FF Andrew Kutz, Tower 1 CANMAN 03:47 hours / 107 south 5th Street / Box #141 / B platoon Automatic fire alarm dispatched to 107 So 5th Street. Chief Born (C9) arrived shortly after dispatch, and began to investigate an alarm on the 3rd floor of a 3 story MOR boarding house.
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0345 hours / 156 North 9th Street / Box #428 / D platoon Companies were dispatched to the area of N. 9th St. and Walnut for a report of a building on fire. Calls were being received reporting fire showing from the 4th floor and windows failing.
Monday, April 9th, 2012
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16:21 hrs. / 1411 Cotton St. / Box 213 / D Platoon Companies were dispatched to the address noted with a report of the 2nd floor on fire and multiple calls being received. Engine 1 arrived assuming first-due and confirming a working fire.
Friday, April 6th, 2012
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20:45 hrs / Wyomissing Park Apartments, 1401 Pershing Blvd / Box# 1516 / C Platoon Companies dispatched for automatic fire alarm at 4 story apartment complex. Engine 5 o/s with smoke throughout first floor, requesting box alarm.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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information by firefighter Mark "Dewey" Kulp 1050 hours / 830 Church Street/ Box #51 / C platoon Engine 7 o/s with a 2 ½ story MOR with smoke showing from the rear. Single line stretched, searches came up negative.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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02:21 / 432 Linden St / Box #48 / D Platoon Box 48 - 13th & Green - was transmitted for a report of smoke in the dwelling at 432 Linden St. Engine 9 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the front of the home.
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
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0657 hours / 1425 North 12th Street / Box #627 / C platoon Engine 9 o/s with a smoke showing from a 2 story semi-detached dwelling. Single line stretched to the basement. All searches proved negative. Fire placed under control at 0713. Engines - 9, 7, 1, 3 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 4(3...

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