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
Companies Extricate One on North 5th Street
Wed. Aug 19th 2020

2306 hrs / 600 Block of North 5th Street / C Platoon

The rescue assignment was dispatched to the location noted for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment.  Companies arrived to find an automobile from which the passenger was attempting to exit while double-parked on the street.  While doing so, that vehicle was struck by an oncoming automobile.  The passenger's foot and lower leg became entrapped between the passenger door and the rocker panel of the auto which, in turn, struck and was pinned between a parked SUV and the striking vehicle. Using Rescue 1's cache of HURST eDRUALIC extrication tools and reciprocating saws and after having stabilized the vehicle, firefighters removed the roof of the car to gain better access to the victim while RFD paramedics and EMTs provided patient care.  Spreading tools then facilitated victim removal by creating an opening between the passenger door and the rocker panel.  The total extrication time was 24 minutes.  Companies also performed hazard control and covered fluids from the vehicles.  The victim was transported to the hospital by RFD EMS.  The Reading Police Department was on scene and was investigating the accident.  

Car 9 (Glore), Engine 7, Ladder 1, Rescue 1, Medic 2


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