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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, April 6th, 2011
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2059 Hours / 238 Wood Street / Box#14 / B platoon Multiple calls received for working building fire / Companies o/s with 3 story MOR fire showing all 3 floors / multiple 2 1/2" lines deployed by engine companies / Ladder & Tower in service / Fire placed under control at 223...
Monday, April 4th, 2011
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1418 hours / 10th & Penn Streets / B platoon Units dispatched for car accident with entrapment / Companies o/s with 3 vehicles damaged and multiple persons injured / No entrapment found / All patients taken to RHMC trauma center.
Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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0306 Hours / 300 Lackawanna Street, Jamestown Village Apartments, Box#1513 / C Platoon Fire alarm dispatched for building 11 / Engine 11 o/s with fire through the roof requesting box alarm / Car 4 reporting companies evacuating building, heavy fire conditions on 3rd floor / 2nd alarm requeste...
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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0906 hours / West-Shore Bypass, southeast of Lancaster Ave / B platoon Companies dispatched to accident involving tractor-trailer / Bypass closed for several hours / Driver taken to RHMC trauma center.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
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1924 Hours / 203 Buttonwood Street, Argo Warehouse / Box#76 / D Platoon Multiple calls reporting a factory building on fire. Car 5 leaving his 3rd & Court street house radioed heavy fire showing from 3rd street.
Friday, March 18th, 2011
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0220 Hours / 400 Block Tulpehocken Street Rear / C Platoon Engine 3 dispatched for vehicle fire / unit o/s with a car & boat on fire / 2nd Engine dispatched for foam after gas line broke. Engines - 3, 2(11), Car 7 (Nefos) Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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0852 Hours / 13th & Bern Streets, Albright College / B Platoon Companies dispatched for 2 roofers falling approximately 20' feet / Assignment upgraded with Tower & Rescue 1 / Engine 9 o/s with 2 workers down on top of scaffolding working on getting access / Tower 1 setup for aerial operatio...
Friday, March 11th, 2011
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0122 Hours / 200 Block of Morgantown Road / B platoon Police Officer reporting a pickup truck into a tree requesting units expedite / Engine 14 o/s with heavily damaged full size truck / Rescue company required for door removal / Engine 5 special request for manpower / Driver taken to Reading Hospi...
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Our Condolences To Family Members, 1 of the victims has passed 0410 Hours / 215 South 8th Street / Box #28 / B Platoon Companies o/s with 2 1/2 story MOR smoke showing / Line stretched from Engine 1 / Victims found 2nd floor and removed by Firefighters Kutz & Dundore with assistance of other ...
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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0006 hrs / 118 North Grace Street / Phantom Box #2192 / B Platoon Companies o/s with plant personnel reporting fire in the roof of large warehouse / 2 lines stretched inside & to the roof / Both Ladder Companies in service / Fire contained quickly with companies remaining o/s for approx 2...
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0339 Hours / 1000 Block Nicolls Street / D Platoon Engine 9 dispatched for vehicle fire / Company o/s with 3 storage units fully involved / Additional units requested / Fire was held with 1 line / companies o/s for approx.
Friday, February 18th, 2011
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0613 hours / 1924 Perkiomen Ave, Mt Penn / A platoon Engine 13, Tower 1 requested to assist MPFD / working dwelling fire at 1924 Perkiomen Ave with possible entrapment / Companies o/s with fire in first floor front A/B corner / 1 line stretched and operating / Negative entrapment / RFD pers...
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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2217 hours / 1958 Perkiomen Ave, Mount Penn / A platoon Engine 13 & Tower requested to assist MPFD at working basement fire with possible entrapment / Companies o/s with heavy fire from below grade rear garage / 2 lines stretched, 1 placed in operation / Negative entrapment / RFD personnel ...
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0018 Hours / 642 North 11th Street / Box#65 / D platoon Companies o/s with smoke in the block / Fire located in 3rd floor bedroom. Engines - 9, 1, 13, 11 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car's 6(Stoudt), 9(Kemery) Congratulations to Deputy Chief Tom Kemery on his first "D" pl...
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
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0230 hours / South 6th & Canal Street / D platoon Companies dispatched for a motor vehicle accident. Medic 3 o/s with heavy entrapment. Passenger vehicle into a tree with severe intrusion on the driver's door.
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
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With bad weather including rain, sleet & ice falling throughout the area, the department was kept busy with many vehicle accidents and EMS calls One accident, occurring on the Lindbergh Viaduct caused a large spill of cooking oil.
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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2339 Hours / 856 North 8th Street / Box#5 / A platoon Reported house fire with entrapment / additional information from dispatch advising 1 child on 2nd floor and 2 adults on the 3rd / Engine 9 reporting column visible from their quarters / Companies o/s with occupants on roof / Another occupant w...
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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1340 Hours / 419 Summit Ave / Box#163 / D platoon Companies o/s with smoke coming from basement / Fire contained quickly with companies on scene for 40 minutes. Engines - 14, 5, 1, 3 Ladders - 2(1), Tower Rescue 1, Medic 2, Car's 3(Amicone), 6(Mogel), 22(Hart), & 23(Born) Share ...
Friday, January 14th, 2011
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2106 hours / 2314 Hoffer Ave / Box#524 / A platoon Basement fire / companies found gas meter burned away / 2 lines stretched. Engines - 9, 11, 1, 3 Ladders - 3, 2(1) Rescue, Medic 1, Car's 2(Squibb), 7(Stoudt) & 22(Hart) 2323 hours / 202 South 3rd Street / Box#13 / A platoon Intial...
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1959 Hours / 743 Lance Place / Box#621 / B platoon Companies dispatched for basement fire / Engine 9 & Ladder 3 o/s with possible oil burner malfunction / Crews entered 741 Lance Place find CO levels of 398 ppm / Both properties vented.

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