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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
Saturday, September 11th, 2010
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715-719 Weiser Street / C platoon / 1539 Hours / Box #812 Car 3 radioed that he had smoke showing from Buttonwood St. Units on scene report working garage fires. Engine 12 in service from the alley, Engine 2 from Weiser St.
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
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1929 Hours / 1049 Patton Ave / Box #143 / A platoon Engine 14 o/s with smoke showing from end unit / Fire located in kitchen / Bulk of the fire knocked down at 1942 / FM's office investigating. Engines - 14, 2(3), 13, 11 Ladders - 1, Tower Rescue, Medic 1, Car 9
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
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0123 hours / 14th & Perkiomen Ave / A Platoon Police chase ending when vehicle violently flips into front porches at 1394 - 1398 Perkiomen Ave / Occupant uninjured / Companies spent 2 hours shoring the buildings after the incident.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
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1805 hours / 426 West Douglass Street / Box#87 / B Platoon Engine & Ladder dispatched for fire alarm / companies o/s 2 story MOR fire on 2nd floor / the fire was under control in 10 minutes / Searches proved negative.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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1809 Hours / 500 North 3rd Street, MJ Earl Warehouse / Phantom Box #2136 / B platoon Multiple calls received reporting smoke showing from an abandoned warehouse / Engine 3 & Ladder 1 o/s checking to see if the fire was along the rails or the building itself / Companies confirmed fire in th...
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
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1945 hours / 500 block Maple Street / Box #125 / C Platoon 1st due Engine 5 & Car 6 O/S with smoke showing from 1 story garage / 1 3/4 line stretched from South street / stack of tires burning inside garage quickly knocked down / units cleared in 30 minutes / FM's office investigating Engi...
Saturday, August 21st, 2010
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2019 hours / 19 North 9th Street / Box #254 / A platoon Companies o/s with smoke showing from 2nd floor / Fire located in kitchen of 2nd floor unit / Fire was quickly brought under control with crews o/s for 40 minutes.
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
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1703 hours / 422 North 6th Street / Box #352 / C Platoon Companies o/s with a 3 story occupied dwelling / Fire showing first floor front / fire u/c in 16 minutes / Fire Marshal's office investigating.
Saturday, August 14th, 2010
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2248 hours / 54 North 10th Street / Box #41 / C Platoon Engine 1 o/s with smoke showing 3 story end of row / Car 6 reporting OMD / Crews stretching in on fire on 3rd floor / Fire placed under-control 2308 Engines - 1, 2 (13), 5, 3 Ladders - Tower, 1 Rescue 1, Medic 3, Car's 3 &...
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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1505 hours / 1027 Franklin Street / Box #244 / B platoon Communications reporting multiple calls received / County fire officer o/s reporting working fire / 2 1/2 story dwelling fire showing from rear endangering the "B" side exposure / crews were initially understaffed with 1/2 the...
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
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1825 hours / 407 Chestnut Street, Spartaco Society / Box #13 / B Platoon Companies o/s with smoke showing from rear roof / 2 lines stretched up / Fire placed under control 1855 hours / Fire Marshal's office investigating.
Friday, July 30th, 2010
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0207 Hours / 1024 Broadway Blvd (Kenhorst Boro) / A platoon Engine 14 & Ladder 1 dispatched to assist Kenhorst Fire Company / Companies o/s with 2 story garage well involved / Companies stood-by for approximately 45 minutes.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
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0910 Hours / 1426 Spruce Street / Box 29 / A platoon Dispatched to a vacant dwelling for an odor of smoke. On arrival companies found medium to heavy smoke in the rear, with Car 4 reporting a working fire on the first floor.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
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1657 Hours / 633 Lancaster Ave, Pioneer Grocery / Box #154 / B platoon Police officer o/s with smoke showing from 1 1/2 story grocery store / Companies pushed into the store find the bulk of the fire to the rear / Crews removed from the building after ladder company personnel reporting ...
Monday, July 19th, 2010
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1455 Hours / 1269 Cotton Street / Box #21 Call from next door reporting basement filling with smoke / Engine 13 o/s reporting smoke coming through the wall of the adjoining property / Fire located in basement of 1269 cotton / Companies quickly extinguished the burning debris.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
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04:05 hours / 555 Tulpehocken Street / Box #73 / D Platoon Dispatch reporting smoke showing / Companies o/s with vacant single family dwelling / Due to building condition, no interior attack attempted.
Sunday, July 4th, 2010
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2344 hours / 10th & Green Streets / Box #47 / A platoon Dispatch reporting multiple calls received for a garage on fire / Ladder 3 o/s with a 2 story garage / Fire was placed under control in 15 minutes Engines - 9, 3, 5, 11 Ladders - 3, Tower Rescue 1, Medic 4 (1), Car 2 More Pict...
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
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1903 hours / 249 Pearl Street / Box #14 / D Platoon Engine 5 & Rescue 1 o/s with working fire / Lines stretched through different alleys / three pronged attack quickly knocked down the bulk of the visible fire / Fire placed under control at 1927 hours / FM's office investigating.
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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1745 hrs / 650 Birch Street / Box 628 / C Platoon Engine 9 reporting smoke showing from Marion street / Companies o/s with 2 1/2 story EOR smoke & fire showing / 2 lines stretched through first & second floors / All searches negative / FM's office investigating.
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03:30 Hours / 800 Block Gordon Street / B platoon Multiple calls received for a working vehicle fire / Engine 12 o/s with 2 vans fully involved / Additional Engine company requested / PD investigating.

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