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...
A group of firefighters from the "D" platoon participated a local Habitat for Humanity project on Buttonwood Street. The group cleaned up a large pile of debris after the restoration of the front of the home.
On Monday evening, October 28th newly promoted Lieutenant's James Miller and Zachary Adams took the oath as officers before city council. Lt. Miller was hired on June 25th of 2007. After completing the academy, he was assigned to the A platoon.
On Saturday, October 12th the department held its annual Medal Day recognizing firefighters for their acts from the previous year. The event was hosted at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
The Reading Fire Department held it's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony in City Park. Community members, elected officials, and firefighters reflected on the 343 firefighters who lost their lives participating in the greatest rescue in history.
A group of firefighters traveled to Prince Georges County Maryland for the 46th annual Softball Tournament for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The tournament features firefighter teams from all over the county and Canada.
Congratulations to Firefighter Tom Lesczcynski on retiring after more than 26 years of service to the City of Reading. Lesczcynski was hired on February 1st of 1993. After completing the training program he was assigned to the "D" platoon as a jumper.
On Friday, July 19th the Reading Fire Department recruit class graduated during a badge ceremony held at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Reading. The recruits spent the past 6 months learning different aspects of the job and were very excited to begin putting their skills to work.
Good luck to Firefighter Ray Carl on his early retirement after serving the city for more than 12 years. Firefighter Carl was hired on June 25th of 2007. After completing the academy he was assigned to an "A" platoon jumper position.
We offer our condolences on the passing of Retired Firefighter Richard "Dick" SlusserFirefighter Slusser was hired April 1st of 1969, and worked Engine 9 on the "C" platoon for more than 20 years until his retirement in July of 1989.
We offer our condolences on the passing of Retired Firefighter Bartholomew "Bart" Kohut.Firefighter Kohut was hired in January of 1969 and retired in March of 2005 after spending most of his career working Engine 5 on the B platoon.