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....
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...
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...
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...
The city has now ended it's non-emergency transport service after nearly 15 years. With that, the last 2 employees have departed. Michelle Huey will be transferring to the Reading Police Department as a dispatcher.
Congratulations to Firefighter Timothy Swartz on his retirement after serving for 27 years. Swartz began his career on June 30th of 1988. After completing fire training he was assigned to the B platoon as a jumper.
Firefighter Tim Swartz was recognized in the Reading Eagle newspaper today for a relationship he formed with a child he rescued back in 2003. Tim is set to retire on June 30th. Click here to read the article
With the impending closure of the city's non-emergency transport service, Scott Shingle has resigned to take a position with a security company at Carpenter Technology Corporation. We wish him the best of luck!
A film crew from the newly created reality show American Fire spent 24 hours riding with the Reading Fire Department on the A & D platoons. The program will be 30 minute segments focusing on the men and women of emergency services.
During the first of several special events this week recognizing EMS providers nationwide, The Saint Josephs Hospital sponsored a luncheon and presented it's annual award for EMS Excellence. This year the award was presented in memory of Paramedic Brenda Bauer.
The Reading Firefighters took to the streets today during our annual spring boot drive to benefit Muscular Dystrophy. The drive was held at 11th & Rockland Streets from 1100 to 1700 hours. The total amount raised was $4,448.65! Thanks Reading!More Photos
Congratulations to 1st Deputy Chief Stephen Serba on his retirement after serving from more than 26 years. Steve was hired on June 30th of 1988. After the academy Firefighter Serba was assigned to the "D" platoon as a jumper firefighter.
Firefighter Jeff LeCompte once again successfully completed the St. Luke Half Marathon held in Allentown. Once again Jeff joined other firefighters in protective gear to run in honor of FDNY firefighters & Welles Remy Crowther.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Reading Fire Department Paramedic Brenda Bauer. Brenda was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2013, and has been fighting a courageous battle ever since.
The city has begun preparations to shut down its non-emergency transport service on June 30th. The city initially had made plans to close the service at the end of 2014. After some discussion, the city allowed the service to remain for another 6 months in order to restructure the service.