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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, November 9th, 2011
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information from firefighter Joe Decisco 2301 Hours / 1752 North 5th Street, Vince's Towing / B Platoon Engine 7 dispatched for a report of a truck on fire. Communications notified Car 8(Serba) that additional calls reporting the truck to fully involved, an additional engine was added to assign...
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1603 Hours / 12th & Green Streets / Box#47 / C Platoon Companies dispatched to the intersection of 12th & Green Streets. Medic 1 reporting smoke showing on way back from the hospital. Car 4 (Wentzel) o/s with smoke showing at 1161 Green Street, reporting fire spreading into adjoining prop...
information from Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel 1234 Hours / 431 Locust Street / Box#49 / C Platoon Engine 8 o/s with smoke showing 3 story MOR. Car 4(Wentzel) reporting fire showing from all floors in the rear.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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1535 Hours / 614 Elm Street / Box#318 / A Platoon Communications center originally received a call for a house fire on Elm Street. While dispatchers were generating an assignment, an additional call was received and reported there was no problem.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
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B Platoon - 1946hrs -rear of 363 N 2nd St - Box 76 Companies dispatched for the garage fire on Buttonwood St. Engine 7 reported smoke showing from their station. Companies found piles of debris burning, opened up and flowed foam to contain the deep seated fire.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
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Thanks to William Shuman from Berks County Communications for his assistance As most people were planning for a typical Halloween weekend, a freak snow storm dumped 12 inches snow on the City and surrounding Berks County.
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1618 Hours / 628 North 2nd Street / Box#81 / C Platoon Companies dispatched for a kitchen fire / Units on scene with working fire in a 3 story EOR. One line was stretched from Engine 7. The fire was placed under control at 1635, with extensive heat & smoke damage throughout the home.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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Information from Firefighter Mike Glore 0152 hours / Perkiomen Ave & Spruce Street / D Platoon Early Wednesday morning, a rescue assignment was sent into East Reading for vehicle accident with the driver pinned under the car.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
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information from FF Mike Glore 0826 hours / 214 South 10th Street / Box #24 / D Platoon Shortly after shift change, Box 24 was transmitted. Companies were dispatched to the rear of 229 Orange St. for a possible garage fire.
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Information from Platoon Chief Stoudt 0825 hours / 1321 Meade Street / Box#146 / A Platoon Neighbor notified fire department that she was hearing a smoke detector from next door, and thought she smelled smoke in the area.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
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Information from Lt. James Stoudt 1500 hours / 135 Carrol Street / A Platoon Ambulance dispatched for repiratory problem, moments later the assignment was upgraded after determining thier were chemical fumes present.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Information from Firefighters Ray Carl & Jason Licwinko 1245 hours / 1538 Perkiomen Ave / Box#213 / C Platoon Multiple calls received for an attic fire. Engine 1 rounding the turn in the 1400 block of Perkiomen ave, was unable to see due to the large volume of smoke in the area.
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Information from Lt. James Stoudt 1420 Hours / West Shore Bypass / A platoon Dispatch receiving multiple calls reporting a several vehicle accident, conflicting reports from motorists were adding to confusion as to whether the accident was in the County or the City.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Information from FF Andrew Rebuck 0004 hours / 1200 Meade Street / C platoon Some shots from a recent vehicle fire in the 1200 block of Meade Street. The property was also the scene of a garage fire in June.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Information from Firefighter James Lerch 1816 Hours / 1250 Eckert Ave - Park Apartments / Box#1551 / A Platoon Engine 1 & Tower 1 dispatched for automatic fire alarm. Second call to communications center advised stove fire.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
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Information from Dispatcher Mike Wertz 1442 Hours / 1733 Haak Street / Box#234 / C Platoon Communications reporting kitchen fire / Medic 4 o/s with with nothing showing from the end of the block / Smoke located in rear kitchen / Car 4 on scene requesting additional engine & ladder backfilled /...
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
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2108 Hours / 1422 Muhlenberg Street / Box#213 / D Platoon Information from Firefighter Mike Glore Box 213 was transmitted at 21:08 for the reported address of fire of 1422 Muhlenberg St. Information supplied indicated that multiple calls were being received.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
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0110 Hours / 2000 Block Hampden Blvd / C platoon Information from Engine 9 & Ladder 3 firefighters Engine 2(9) dispatched for a vehicle fire, moments later the assignment was upgraded to a vehicle accident with entrapment & fire.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
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Information from Lt. James Stoudt 1900 hours / 524 Robeson Street / Box #524 With the city short on Engine Companies due to other emergency calls, remaining units handled a kitchen fire. Engine 2 o/s with class A combustibles burning on a stove top.
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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826 hours / 122 Exeter Street / C Platoon Account from Deputy Chiefs Ron Wentzel & Frank Nefos Some initial photos from a partial collapse / A local contractor was brought in to stabilize the building, until complete demolition could be completed.

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