News Headlines
Fri. Sep 11th 2020
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Members of the department gathered today with local leaders and members of the community to remember and reflect on the tragic events of 9/11. While it is hard to fathom the worst attack on American s...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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A few photos from Retired Firefighter Albert Ash's Memorial Service. Ladder companies from West Reading Fire Company and Blandon Fire Company set up an arch for the funeral procession. Photos by T...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Steven Johnson on his retirement after 40 years of service to the City of Reading. Following in his father's footsteps a young Steven Johnson joined Explorer Post 29...
Tue. Sep 1st 2020
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ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-18Nathan MoyerMedic 1 "D"Medic 3 "Driver"8.12.20202020-19Daniel WasselMedic 2 Driver "A"Jumper "A"8.18....
Wed. Aug 26th 2020
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Our condolences to the family of Alber Ash Sr. on his recent passing. Al retired from Engine 9 in December of 1993. ViewingMonday, August 31st 6 pm to 9 pmBean Funeral Home, 1605 Rockland Street Fun...
Call History
Fire Alarm Activation Signals Working Fire
Thu. Jul 23rd 2020

0356 hrs / 307 Penn Street / Box 03-02 / D Platoon

The automatic fire alarm was received from the location noted with Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Car 9 (Glore) assigned.  Engine 3 arrived a block from the company's quarters reporting fire in the first floor of the Rent-A-Center furniture/appliance center.  The assignment was upgraded to a working fire and the box transmitted.

Car 9  assumed command, confirming a fire in the first floor of the single-story commercial building.  Crews gained access to both the roll-down security gates as well as the entrance doors using the keys supplied by the facility via the Knox Box program.  Engine 3 stretched a 1-3/4" handline and quickly knocked-down the bulk of the fire.  While there was no extension beyond the area of origin, the building was heavily charged with smoke.   Crews were on scene for an extended period removing smoke from the building.   All searches of the building proved negative.

The Office of the Fire Marshal investigated to find the cause of the fire to have been accidental.

Automatic Fire Alarm:

Engine 3, Ladder 1, Car 9 (Glore)

Box Alarm/Working Fire Assignment

Engines:  1, 5, 7

Tower 1, Rescue 2, Medic 4, Car 7 (L. Moyer, Jr), FM 10 (Searfoss), Car 23 (Zulick & Gracie), Car 24 (Litzenberger)

 

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