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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
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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The Mayor has declared a disaster emergency at 930 this morning. Due to excessive rains from Tropical Storm Lee & Hurricane Irene, the Schuylkill River crested at 21 feet. The extreme weather brought the water 5½ above flood stage.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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Shortly before 2 pm, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked central Virginia. Its tremors were felt up & down the east coast. Multiple businesses and government buildings were evacuated and closed to check for damage.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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1338 hours / 1148 Buttonwood Street / C platoon Story by Firefighter Ron Banks Companies requested by UGI to gain access to dwellings on Buttonwood Street for a natural gas emergency. Crews forced entry to the property, with meters peaked at 100% LEL inside the front door.
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1812 hours / 645 North 6th Street / Hope Rescue Mission / Box#1581 / A platoon Companies dispatched for fire alarm activation / During response communications center advises Car 6 (Stoudt) of call from premise reporting fire in the building / Phantom Box struck / Engine 6 arriving with a crowd peop...
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0558 hours / 1105 Green Street / Box#47 / D Platoon Story by Firefighters Mike Glore & Ron Frey Companies dispatched to the 1100 Block of Green Street for a report of a house fire with exposures.
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0135 hours / 948 Franklin Street / Box#24 / C platoon Companies o/s with 3 story middle-of-row / crews found fire on 2nd floor / fire knocked quick;y and placed under control at 0141 hours / FM's office investigating.
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1500 Hours / Schuylkill River / A Platoon Story by Training Lt. Sean Hart Crews were dispatched for a water rescue in the area of Penske Truck Leasing. Communications receiving calls of man in a kayak floating down the river with another man hanging on screaming for help.
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0356 Hours / 908 Patton Ave / B Platoon Story by Firefighter Ron Banks Reading Police requested an Ambulance & Engine Company early on Friday morning at 908 Patton Ave for a subject with a mental health problem.
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1011 hours / 245 South 10th Street / Box #24 / C Platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls coming in for fire in the 200 block of South 10th. Car 7, Nefos, reporting large column of smoke showing from 245 south 10th.
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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0531 Hours / 1653 Cotton Street / Box#232 / D Platoon Companies on scene with porch fire in rear / Fire was knocked quickly / Units remained on scene for extensive overhaul. Engines - 5, 1, 3, 6(9) Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 4(2), Cars 5(Mogel), 9(Kemery) Share
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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1553 hours / 1017 Oley Street / Box #65 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for smoke in a dwelling / Engine 6 OS with 2½ Story MOR with smoke showing / Fire located in 2nd floor rear bedroom / All searches negative / Dog locked in basement (unharmed).
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
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2354 hours / 928 Franklin Street / Box#241 / A Platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls received for smoke filling dwelling / Tower 1 OS reporting possible basement fire / Crews found fire burning around doorway of exterior basement door / FM's office is investigating.
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2132 Hours / 505 North 10th Street, Carcella Apartments / Box#1621 / A Platoon Companies dispatched for fire alarm on 4th floor / Engine 1 reporting smoke in the stairwell from 3rd floor to 4th / Firefighters pulled an occupant from a smoke filled apartment into a stair-tower / With the occupant ...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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1918 hrs / 1349 Moss Street / Box#645 / A Platoon Companies OS with working garage fire / Fire knocked quickly by Engine 9. Engines - 9, 6(7), 1, 3 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car 2 (Squibb) 2004 hours / Front & Walnut Streets EMS dispatched with Engine 3 for double shootin...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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0319 hours / 1219 North 10th Street / Box #523 / D Platoon Dispatch reporting fire in the rear from fully involved pickup truck / Companies os with truck fire with extension into carport / Bulk of fire knocked in 10 minutes.
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1342 Hours / 1107 Chestnut Street / Box#25 / A Platoon Companies OS with 2½ Story MOR smoke showing / Fire in rear kitchen / Fire quickly knocked / Ambient temperature at 106℉ Engines - 1, 3, 5, 9 Ladders - Tower, 2 (1) Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car's 1(Kulp) & 2(Squibb)
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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1958 Hours / 1034 Elm Street / Box#45 / D platoon 2nd floor kitchen fire / bulk of the fire knocked at 2010 Engines - 1, 4(7), 6(9), 3 RIT Ladders - Tower, 2(3) Rescue 1, Medic 4(1), Cars 1(Kulp), 9(Kemery), 22(Hart) Thanks to Firefighter Tom Leszczynski for calling me to tell there was a fire....
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
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0557 hours / 414 Orange Street / Box#242 / C platoon Car 7 on scene reporting working fire, with smoke showing from the basement. Engine 1 stretched line in rear Bilco door with a quick knock on the fire.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Beginning 2119 hours / Lancaster Ave & Arlington St / D Platoon Firefighters at the Southwest Station observed a cloud of dust and smoke in the vicinity of Lancaster Avenue and Arlington St. Civilians began to run across the Avenue toward what appeared to be some sort of vehicle accid...
Monday, June 27th, 2011
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1339 Hours / 1110 Allegheny Ave / Box#711 / A platoon Dispatched reporting a kitchen fire / Companies o/s with 3 story duplex with fire showing from the stove & cabinetry / Occupants attempted to fight fire prior to calling fire department / Fire controlled quickly with overhaul.

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