News Headlines
Tue. Oct 13th 2020
The two new Emergency One pumpers ordered by the department are nearing completion. The new units will be inspected at the end of the month and should be delivered in early in November.
Sat. Oct 3rd 2020
Our condolences to the Mogel family on the passing of Retired Fire Chief Russell Mogel. Russ served as the city's 12th Fire Chief from February 20th, 1971 until June 6th of 1983. The family will r...
Thu. Oct 1st 2020
ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-25David RottmannJumper "A" platoonEngine 1 Driver "A" platoon9.7.20202020-27Bradley ShanamanEngine 5 Driver "D" p...
Wed. Sep 30th 2020
For the past 90 days several members of the department have been competing in a weight loss contest affectionately named ShredFest. The goal of the contest was to challenge firefighters to lose weight...
Thu. Sep 24th 2020
The Masano Auto Group recently purchased former Engine 14 from a private sale to be displayed in their massive showroom. The 1984 International/Kovatch served from it’s former quarters on Park A...
Call History
Canines Removed from House Fire on N. 11th Street
Sun. Aug 9th 2020

1214 hrs / 518 N. 11th Street / Box 01-01 / C Platoon

The box was transmitted for a report of smoke coming from the home at the address noted.  Car 9 (Glore) arrived with a 2½ story middle-of-the-row home with smoke showing from the first floor and declared a working fire.  Car 4 (Stoudt) arrived and assumed command.  Engine 1 stretched a 1¾" hose line as crews forced the first floor front door.  As multiple reports were received of civilians possibly still in the fire building as well as the exposure buildings, searches were immediately initiated.  The bulk of the fire on the first floor was knocked-down quickly.  While searches for civilians proved negative, firefighters also searched for and removed several canines from the home at which time lifesaving measures were immediately initiated by RFD Fire and EMS personnel.  As lifesaving measures continued, three animals were transported to Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center for emergency care.

Car 4 placed the fire under control with overhaul at 1232 hrs.  While the original fire building was heavily damaged, there was no fire extension to the adjoining properties.  The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating.  

Ladder 1 and Engine 5 handled an Automatic Fire Alarm at 1 N. 5th Street while companies were operating on the fireground.  

Engines:  1, 9, 3, 7

Ladders:  3, Tower 1

Rescue 1, Medic 4, Medic 1, Car 4 (J. Stoudt), Car 9 (Glore), Car 23 (Zulick & Gracie), Car 24 (Litzenberger)

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