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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...
Steven Johnson
Tue. Sep 1st 2020

Congratulations to Firefighter Steven Johnson on his retirement after 40 years of service to the City of Reading. 

Following in his father's footsteps a young Steven Johnson joined Explorer Post 290 in 1980. Steven then joined the Junior Fire Company #2 and the Liberty's Scuba Team as a volunteer member in 1984. Steve was then hired in April of 1994. After completing the fire academy FF Johnson was assigned to the A platoon. On March 22nd of 1995, Steve was assigned to Engine 14 on the C platoon. Steve worked engine 14 for the next 15 years before taking an assignment to Ladder 3's tillerman in March of 2010. While working Ladder 3, Johnson was involved in several successful rescues at structural fires. 

We wish him the best of luck!

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