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....
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...
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...
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...
0906 Hours/Rt. 422 Eastbound/D Platoon The rescue assignment was dispatched for a vehicle accident on the West Shore Bypass outer loop between Lancaster Ave. and Penn St. Engine 5 arrived with a motorcycle accident in the area in which nightly road construction had begun.
These photos were sent in after a single vehicle accident sent a driver off the bypass causing the car to roll 4 times before stopping on Brentwood Industries property. The driver was taken to RHMC Trauma Center.
information from Lt. Jim Stoudt 0134 hours / 700 block Neversink Alley / Box#134 / A platoon Engine 5 reporting free-standing row home fully involved. The company led off with a heavy water line. At 0146 hours, the building suffered a catastrophic collapse.
1437 Hours / Mount Penn Mountain / D Platoon Dispatch reporting a brush fire behind Reading High School. Units from Lower Alsace reporting fire below Drenkel Field. Car 9 reporting over an acre involved.
information from Platoon Chief Tom Kemery 2330 hours / 1100 Block North 9th Street / D Platoon Companies dispatched for multiple vehicle accident. Engine 9 o/s with multiple injured persons from a possible police incident.
1408 Hours / 147 Mulberry Street / Box #426 / A Platoon As the crew from Engine 1 was preparing to leave 1040 Walnut Street from a lift assist, an excited male ran up to crew and advised he was having trouble with his heater.
0141 Hours / 520 North Front Street / Box #353 / A Platoon Companies dispatched to 518 North Front for a report of smoke in the basement. Units o/s with a 3 story MOR with nothing showing. Engine 6 reporting smoke in the basement with no fire.
1028 hours / 415 Green Terrace / Box#354 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for an electrical fire. Units on scene with a smoke showing from a 3 story row home. The fire was placed under control at 1058.
04:01 hrs / Berks Packing, 319 Bingaman Street / Phantom Box #2325 / D Platoon Phantom Box 2325 was transmitted for Berks Packing for a reported ice machine on fire. Engine 5 arrived with employees of the facility on point in the rear off Carpenter St.
information from Lt. James Stoudt 1021 hours / 807 Greenwich St / Box #62 / A platoon Communications center receiving calls for smoke pouring from the front and rear of a dwelling. Rescue 1 reporting smoke showing from 8th & Oley Streets.
2324 hours / 315 Pear Street / Box#723 / D Platoon Box 723 was struck at 2324 hrs for a reported house fire at 315 Pear St. Communications center reported multiple calls were being received for that location with reports of possible entrapment.
information from firefighter Ron Frey 0737 hours / 1339 North 9th Street / D Platoon Medic 2 requesting Engine 9 & Rescue 1 for removal of an extremely obese patient. Crews utilized a special litter along with ropes to remove the individual.
1345 hours / 719 North 10th Street / Box#63 / B Platoon Companies dispatched for kitchen fire. Engine 6 o/s with smoke showing from the first floor. Crews requested EMS to the front of the dwelling for a burn victim.
information from Firefighter Mike Glore 20:47 hours / 433 South 11th Street / Box#26 / D Platoon Communications center reporting a kitchen fire. Car 9 arrived reporting smoke showing and confirming a working fire.
information from FF Mike Glore 1035 hours / 541 South 11th Street / Box #212 / D Platoon Companies dispatched for smoke in the basement and an odor of smoke in neighboring homes. Engine 1 arrived and assumed first-due, confirming an odor of smoke on the first floor and a haze in the basement.