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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, June 26th, 2011
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0513 hours / Blair Ave & Clarion Street / Box#711 / B platoon Initial calls reporting structure fire / Companies found vehicle burning on Bike Trail near Baer Park on River Road / Engine 7 discharged master stream from a distance due to difficult access for full size pumpers / Engine 1 wa...
Saturday, June 18th, 2011
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Share var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; 0401 Hours / 351 N. 8th St. / B Platoon Dispatched to Box 4 for a fire in the zero hundred block of N. 8th. Corrected address reporting 300 Blk N.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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1848 hours / 537 South 17 & ½ Street / Box#232 / C platoon Car 7 o/s with residence filled with smoke, advising working fire. Engine 3 stretched a line to the front, while Tower 1 forced entry in the rear.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
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Share var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true}; 2020hrs / 126 West Elm St / Box #79 / D Platoon Dispatched for a reported dryer fire. Car 8 and Engine 3 arrived on location with smoke showing from the end of the row.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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1533 Hours / 1200 Meade Street / Box#176 / A platoon Fire showing from basement garage of a 1½ story corner dwelling / 1 line stretched / searches negative / Fire knocked quickly / FM's office investigating.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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11:28 hours / 304 North 5th Street / Box#35 / D platoon Companies dispatched for smoke in OMD with fire reported in the rear. Car 5 o/s confirming working fire. Fire located in a rear bedroom in the first floor apartment and quickly knocked.
Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Share 2357 Hours / 820 Pear Street / Box#85 / B platoon Dispatcher center reporting multiple calls received for house on fire next door / Car 3 o/s with large volume of fire in rear of 3 story MOR / Fire threatening exposure B, 2nd Alarm struck immediately / Engine companies stretched 3 ...
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
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Share 1430 hours / 348 West Greenwich Street / Box#74 / A platoon Engine 7 o/s with smoke showing from front / line stretched for working kitchen fire / searches negative / fire under control quickly / crews cleared in 45 minutes.
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
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2214hrs / 743 North 11th street / Box#65 / B platoon Car 8 o/s w smoke from the eves of 5 houses / Crews made entry and opened up 3rd floor ceiling in fire building and 3 exposures / Roof crew started a trench, but was advised fire was all along the front / Roofs of 4 dwellings opened / ...
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0252 hours / 741 North 12th Street / Box#612 / C platoon Multiple calls received for a house on fire / Engine 9 o/s with 3 story MOR smoke showing / Fire located on first floor / Neighbors reporting elderly male still inside dwelling / Firefighter Johnson located the victim on the 2nd fl...
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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0140 hours / 420 north 6th street / Box#352 / A platoon Engine 3 dispatched for report of car on fire in rear alleyway / Crews o/s with fully involved vehicle with extension into 2 adjacent garages / 300' of 2 1/2" line stretched to reach the burning vehicle / FM's office is investigating.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
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0331 hours / 1016 Spring Street / Box#641 / D platoon Companies o/s with 2-1/2 story MOR smoke showing from the rear / Fire located in rear of building / female occupant removed from 2nd floor / Fire placed under control FM's office investigating.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
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1123 hours / 300 North 8th Street, Ludens Factory / A platoon While members of Engine 1 were checking their building at 8th & Court streets, a civilian stopped to report the building at 8th & Elm had collapsed / Companies on scene with large section of brick facade pulled away from f...
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
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0552 hours / 114 South 8th Street / Box#125 / B platoon Car 8 o/s reporting 2 1/2 story MOR fire showing on 2nd floor / Companies gained access and found a pile of trash burning in a bedroom / Fire controled quickly.
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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1509 Hours / 835 Franklin Street, Eisenhower Apartments / Box#1611 / B platoon Dispatch reporting smoke & fire on 3rd floor / Car 8 o/s with smoke showing from 3rd floor balcony / companies found a chair burning on the balcony Engines - 1, 3, 5, 2(9) Ladders - Tower, 1, 3 Rescue ...
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1524 Hours / Bingaman Street Bridge / D platoon Companies o/s with head-on accident involving a police cruiser / Multiple people trapped in wreckage / Last victim removed at 1551 hours / All patients taken to Reading Hospital Trauma center in serious condition.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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1506 Hours / 241 Maple Street / Box#26 / B platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls reporting house fire / Car 3 reporting smoke showing from 5th & Woodward streets / Companies o/s with fire out the rear of both 241 & 239 Maple with extension into the rear of the properties / T...
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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1745 hours / 621 Birch Street / Box #623 / C platoon Dispatch reporting occupants attempting to fight fire / Car 4 o/s reporting smoke showing / single line stretched fire knocked down quickly. Engines - 12(9),7, 1, 3-RIT company Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car's 4(Wentzel), 7(Nefo...
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
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16:16 hours / 221 Mulberry Street / Box 42 / C Platoon Companies dispatched for a bedroom fire. Heavy fire on 2nd floor. Heat and smoke damage to 3rd floor as well as smoke damage to the upper floors of the adjoining properties.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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0236 hours / 616 Elm Street / Box#318 / B platoon Companies dispatched for bedroom fire / Car 8 o/s with smoke from 2nd floor / Line stretched from Engine 2 / Fire knocked quickly and placed under-control at 0246 / FM's office investigating Engines - 2(1), 3, 5, 7-RIT company Ladders ...

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