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Wed. Nov 11th 2020
Firefighters recently delivered 285 lbs of food to the Helping Harvest Food Bank of Berks County. Helping Harvest works to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need. Helping...
Tue. Nov 3rd 2020
ORDER#NameCurrent PositionNew PositionEffective Date2020-36Wade VanbuskirkJumper "B" PlatoonEngine 3 Driver "B" Platoon10.13.20202020-38Corbin KeiserJumper "C" PlatoonLad...
Sun. Nov 1st 2020
Congratulations to Lieutenant Stuart Bansner on his promotion to 1st Deputy Chief on the "D" Platoon. Chief Bansner was hired on February 1st of 1995. After completing the fire academy, he w...
Wed. Oct 28th 2020
It is with great sadness and regret we report the passing of Firefighter James "Corky" Lerch Jr. Corky lost a battle with cancer only after a few short months surrounded by his family and fr...
Tue. Oct 27th 2020
On the evening of October 27th, the A platoon was treated to a home-cooked dinner in appreciation for the services we provide. The dinner was prepared by Ken and Ruth Biles along with their daughter K...
Mark George
Wed. Aug 5th 2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Mark George on 30 years of service to the city.

Mark was hired on June 25th, 1990. After completing fire training he was assigned to the "D" platoon as a jumper firefighter. In August of 1991, Firefighter George took an assignment on Engine 12. In May of 1994, the city added an additional firefighter to all of the engine companies after eliminating Engines 2, 12, and Ladder 2. With his company closing, FF George was transferred to Engine 14. Mark would make his last move in February of 1995 when he took an assignment to Ladder 1. Mark's large head and boisterous laugh will be missed at the 3rd & Court kitchen table and training classes. We wish him the best of luck. 


Mark agreed to answer some interview questions after he recovers from a strenuous vacation!

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