News Headlines
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
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Congratulations to Firefighter Andrew Kutz on his retirement after more than 26 years of serviceAndrew Kutz was hired in April of 1994. After completing the fire academy, Kutz was assigned to the B pl...
Wed. Jul 1st 2020
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Local 1803 Union firefighters setup another bread handout for the citizens of Reading. Members have now set up at multiple locations over the city to create better access to those in need. Today&rsquo...
Sun. Jun 21st 2020
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Around the hours of 2315, one of our firehouses was struck by gun fire. Multiple rounds were fired in the area, striking a moving vehicle, the parking authority building across the street, as well as ...
Tue. Jun 16th 2020
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Tuesday, firefighters from our Union Local set up and handed out bread to residents in our city. We were able to hand out every loaf! Thank you to our community residents for accepting and we hope it ...
Thu. Jun 4th 2020
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The Reading Fire Department Recruit Academy is moving closer to graduation after a challenging few months. COVID-19 restrictions have impacted the academy at every level. The class traveled to the Yor...
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Pandemic Operations
Thu. Apr 2nd 2020

With the country in the midst of a battle with the COVID-19 pandemic many people have adjusted to life with distance restrictions, the wearing of face masks, and staying at home as much as possible. Many businesses have been closed or adjusted operations to comply with safety guidelines. While things have changed it's important to remember that health care workers, firefighters, paramedics, and police officers are still going to work to keep you safe. Members of the Reading Fire Department are still ready and willing to respond to emergencies as we have done for nearly 250 years. 

The pandemic has caused changes to our operations as well. Members have all been issued additional protective equipment and have been instructed to change various procedures. Crews do not enter structures together, paramedics may instruct you to come outside and remain on your porch (if able). In certain instances, the hospitals may request that you stay home instead of coming in.  Our Emergency Management team continues to work with local agencies to obtain the latest information on the pandemic and protective supplies. 

Please do your best to shelter in place, wear a mask, and answer questions public safety officials ask you in regards to COVID-19. We can get through this together as a community!

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