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Tue. Jan 5th 2021
It is with great sadness and regret we report the passing of Firefighter Mark "Dewey" Kulp. Dewey was hospitalized after contracting Covid-19 on the job, and after multiple days in the hospi...
Sun. Dec 20th 2020
Our condolences to the family of Retired Firefighter Paul "Gumshoe" LerchFirefighter Lerch was hired in October of 1967 as a driver for the Hampden Fire Company. Lerch, who gained the nickna...
Fri. Dec 18th 2020
Reading Firefighters once again came to help our neighbors during our annual charity toy-drive campaign. With the pandemic of 2020 causing great difficulties for families across the country, many aspe...
Tue. Dec 1st 2020
ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-41Michael SninskyMedic 4 "A" PlatoonActing EMS Deputy Chief11.23.20202020-42Jason Batz Ladder 3 Tiller "D" PlatoonTraining ...
Fri. Nov 27th 2020
Congratulations to Firefighter Jason "Spike" Batz on his promotion to Training LieutenantJason was hired by the city on June 18th of 2001. After completing fire training, Batz was assigned a...
Thomas Sheetz
Sun. Jul 5th 2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Thomas Sheetz on his retirement after serving more than 23 years. 

FF Sheetz was hired in June of 1997. After completing the fire academy, Sheetz was assigned to Engine 5 on the A platoon. Sheetz spent the next several years on the engine under the tutelage of FF Bruce Briner. Tom would next transfer to the B platoon in October of 2008 when he took an assignment on Engine 1. FF Sheetz moved back to the A platoon in January of 2011 when he accepted a position on Engine 3. After working the engine for a few years, Tom moved across the floor to drive Ladder 1 in February of 2017. We wish him the best of luck.


We've asked Tom to complete an interview for us, however we have not heard back from him as of yet. 

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