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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....
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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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...
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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...
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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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...
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Firefighters Raise $2000 For Toys For Tots
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

We are proud to report that Reading Firefighters raised $2000 for our Toys-For-Tots campaign. The group met on Wednesday night at the Target in Exeter to purchase toys for the charity. The toys will be distributed at the Y102 Christmas Breakfast at California Bar & Grill on Friday morning.

I'd like to thank our Sponsors:

I can't say enough about Todd Weikel and his crew! Every year they design our TFT Shirts, and sell them to us at cost. We use the shirts to raise money for the charity.

The West Lawn Quoiting Association

Blue Cow Dairy, LLC

And to all the Reading Firefighters that contributed without wanting a shirt!

Reading Eagle Article

WFMZ 69 News Story

Firefighters Raise $2000 For Toys For Tots
Unloading 8 shopping carts full of toys!
Firefighters Raise $2000 For Toys For Tots
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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We are proud to report that Reading Firefighters raised $2000 for our Toys-For-Tots campaign. The group met on Wednesday night at the Target in Exeter to purchase toys for the charity. The toys will be distributed at the Y102 Christmas Breakfast at California Bar & Grill on Friday morning.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
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Congratulations to Richard Turner on his retirement after serving the city for nearly 32 years. Rick was hired on March 17th of 1980. After fire training Rick was placed on the A platoon as a jumper firefighter.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
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The Reading Firefighters held their annual Christmas Party on Sunday December 11th. Children were entertained with Christmas movies, crafts, and of course a visit with Santa himself. Thanks to Larry & Maggie Moyer for running the show, and Ron Banks for taking pictures while I was busy creating ...
Saturday, December 10th, 2011
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Many firefighters & guests chose to visit the 9/11 Memorial Site while on the Readingpafire Bus Trip to New York. For some it was the first time they had visited the site, for others it was a return to pay their respects to the fallen.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
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Reading Firefighters attended the 9th annual MDA Black & Blue Ball held at Classic Harley Davidson. The department auctioned off a children's dream birthday party to the highest bidder, bringing in over $800.
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
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The Reading Fire Department had the privilege to take part in a special home-coming of Lance Corporal Brandon McCulley, who recently returned from Iraq after a second tour. We received this honor through Warriors Watch, a special group whose mission is to honor veterans returning from war.
Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Months after beginning their new positions, several Reading Fire Officers took the oath to protect the city & country. The officers sworn in included: Fire Chief Kevin Kulp 1st Deputy Chief Nicholas Amicone, 1st Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel 1st Deputy Chief Gary Mogel C Platoon Chief Frank ...
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
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Zachary Bailey received the best birthday party any boy turning 7 could ever ask for. Zach & 21 of his friends spent the afternoon at the Southwest Station having pizza, cake, ice cream & and of course a fire truck ride! The birthday party idea began several years prior as the firefigh...
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With National Fire Prevention Week in full swing this month, firefighters will be visiting schools, day-cares, and civic groups. Annually, the department conducts E.D.I.T.H., meaning Exit Drills In The Home.
Monday, October 10th, 2011
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Reading firefighters were honored for their actions over this past year during the monthly city council meeting. The start of the ceremony began with a proclamation for fire prevention week. Fire Marshal Todd Iaeger accepted the proclamation, and added a few words from the fire prevention division...
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Taking to the streets once again, for their 2nd annual boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy, the Reading Firefighters collected $8,671. We're proud to report we have collected a total of $18,377.23, beating our 2011 goal of $18,000.
The Exeter Township supervisors have told representatives of the Exeter Ambulance Association that they don't intend to subsidize ambulance service for the city of Reading by contributing to the association.
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Congratulations to the following firefighters on completing NFPA Fire Officer 2 Fire Chief Kevin Kulp Deputy Chief Ron Wentzel Lieutenant Scot Landis Firefighter Donald Marks Firefighter Jason Batz Firefighter Mike Glore Firefighter Andrew Getka
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Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) is the term given for a group firefighters tasked with standing by at a house fire or other emergency incident for the safety of other firefighters. The RFD staffs an I-RIT or initial rapid intervention team of 2 firefighters at every structure fire.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
READING, Pa. — The exhausted mothers who come to the Second Street Learning Center here — a day care provider for mostly low-income families — speak of low wages, hard jobs and an economy gone bad.
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Reading firefighter Ray Carl & his son Justin, of Chesterfield County Fire, honored those who were lost by participating in the Richmond Memorial Stair Climb. The event was held at the 22 story Sun Trust Bank Building.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
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Photos from the recent 10th year anniversary memorial service in City Park. The Reading Fire Department Has Not Forgotten.... Gallery Photos Here
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A small group of Reading Firefighters once again returned to Watkins Park in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Unfortunately, due to the amount of Rain that had fallen due to Hurricanes & Tropical Storms, the tournament was canceled.
Monday, September 5th, 2011
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Scenes from the the Reading's annual Labor Day Parade
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Reading Firefighters Local 1803 President Mike Shoumlisky, and Jason Batz appear during the 2011 MDA Telethon. The firefighters have raised over $9,000 this year, and are hoping to double that amount on October 7th during their Fall Boot Drive.

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